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Program helps children cope when parents are ill

Mar. 6, 2014—When Kim O’Leary was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that had invaded her lymph nodes and caused tumors in her abdomen, her biggest worry was her then 6-year-old son Andrew.

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Baby’s life-changing surgery, before birth

Jul. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Junior League Fetal Center is offering ground-breaking treatments and surgeries in the hopes of providing unborn babies the best start to life. Vanderbilt’s Barb Cramer has the amazing story– and surgical video– of fetal surgery to repair an unborn baby’s spinal cord defect. For more about Vanderbilt’s Fetal Center, go to: http://childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org

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New system standardizes patient education materials

Jun. 13, 2013—When patients first come to the Vanderbilt Neurology Clinic, they often have alarming or painful symptoms.

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Medical students help reunite family

May. 16, 2013—Medical students at the free, student-run Shade Tree Clinic may have saved a patient’s life, but not using traditional medicine. The man had become distraught and even suicidal when his wife and son became stranded in Mexico without a visa, and were told they might not be able to return for ten years. Through a...

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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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Patients, families at heart of new ‘Promise’ campaign

Dec. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is taking its commitment to a patient-centered experience to a new level through the Vanderbilt Patient and Family Promise, a six-point commitment statement being rolled out publicly in February.

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Wearable robot helps man walk again

Nov. 1, 2012—  Amazing Vanderbilt research has designed a “wearable robot” that can be used by paraplegics to walk again. Vanderbilt’s Barb Cramer takes us on one man’s emotional journey to use the device, designed by Vanderbilt mechanical engineers, to take his first steps since a tragic accident. Read more here  

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National health quality group lauds VMG primary care providers

Nov. 1, 2012—Following a detailed review by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), all 75 Vanderbilt Medical Group adult primary care physicians and nurse practitioners have received Level 3 designation — the top designation — under the Physician Practice Connections Patient Centered Medical Home voluntary accreditation program.

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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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