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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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Compassion comes naturally for patient transporter Tyler

Mar. 9, 2017—Editor’s note — This is the first in a series of profiles on some of Vanderbilt’s most dedicated employees. All VUMC employees are encouraged to attend Celebrate — The difference YOU make every day on April 20 or 21 at Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gymnasium. Please sign up for one of three sessions at VUMCcelebrate.com.

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Volunteer finds common ground with trauma patients

Feb. 16, 2017—By 5 each morning, businessman Doug Brown is already hard at work, making calls to colleagues around the world.

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VICC initiative seeks to provide comfort for cancer patients

Jan. 5, 2017—Finn Schafran has always been a happy child, but these days the nearly 2-year-old boy is adjusting to spending part of each day at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), where he receives chemotherapy and radiation for a rare cancer.

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Clinics look to Lean to improve patient care, boost efficiency

Nov. 10, 2016—When patient appointments at The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC) weren’t beginning on time, everyone thought they knew the reason. Either patients weren’t getting checked in on time or physicians were delayed, or maybe both issues were contributing to the problem.

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Marine landing

Sep. 15, 2016—Members of the U.S. Marine Corps visited with patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt last week as part of the Marine Week celebration, held this year in Nashville.

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WalkWays app helps visitors find their way around VUMC

Sep. 15, 2016—Getting to a patient’s room or finding the right clinic for an appointment can be stressful, but Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) leaders believe a mobile app, called WalkWays, as well as a texting tool that provide easily understood, visual directions will help everyone find their way.

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Neurology team enhances discharge process

Aug. 11, 2016—More people needing neurology care can be admitted to Vanderbilt University Hospital after a team of employees eliminated delays in the discharge process to make beds available sooner.

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New video initiative enhances Interpreter Services’ offerings

Nov. 12, 2015—Interpreters at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are joining forces with counterparts at other hospitals to better serve non-English speaking patients.

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Many hands help make wedding dream come true

Oct. 1, 2015—Their wedding date was just weeks away when Caleb Hanby and his fiancée Bethany Davidson rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center last Thursday.

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Patient engagement efforts crucial to future success 

Aug. 27, 2015—Through increased support for population health initiatives, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is positioning for a health care economy that rewards long-term relationships with patients through better engagement and emphasizes improving health management for large groups.

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Patient experience key to improving outcomes: speaker

Jan. 29, 2015—Patients who feel included in their care have better outcomes, Christina Dempsey, MSN, MBA, chief nursing officer at Press Ganey, told a large audience at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing during her recent talk sponsored by the Patricia Townsend Meador Endowed lecture series.

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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.

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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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