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Patient and Family Advisory Council Archives

Workshop explores integrating behavioral care across institution

May. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, executive leaders, community partners and Patient and Family Advisory Council members gathered last week for a 1.5-day workshop focused on integrating behavioral health care across the institution.

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Ideas abound for fulfulling Patient and Family Promise

Oct. 5, 2017—Beginning this week, the first of a series of six messages is being distributed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees highlighting ways to best fulfill the Vanderbilt Patient and Family Promise, a guiding principle that was created by patients and providers and adopted at VUMC in 2013.

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Focus on Epic: Epic transition promises benefits for VUMC patients

Aug. 10, 2017—When eStar goes live in the early morning hours of Nov. 2, the transition process should be largely invisible to the hundreds of patients who will be in the care of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) at the time.

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Patient & Family Promise to be introduced next week

Feb. 21, 2013—The Patient & Family Promise will be rolled out to the public next week.

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Patient and Family Promise readies for next month’s rollout

Jan. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty and staff are gearing up to roll out the Vanderbilt Patient and Family Promise, a six-point commitment to all patients and their families.

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Advisory councils tap experience of patients, families

Aug. 30, 2012—Confusion over the check-in process. A missing sign. A bathroom that needs cleaning. A route difficult to navigate with a wheelchair. These are things that Vanderbilt University Medical Center staff can easily overlook but can make or break a patient’s experience. Through its Patient and Family Advisory Councils, VUMC has tapped into its best resources...

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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