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Reporter Dec 18 2015

Vendor for VUMC clinical systems upgrade named

Dec. 18, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has announced an agreement with Epic Systems Corp., a privately owned health care software company based in Verona, Wisconsin, to provide key clinical, administrative and billing software to the Medical Center.

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Year in Review 2015: Medical Center recognized in multiple national rankings

Dec. 17, 2015—During the past year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) placed highly in several of the various rankings conducted by U.S. News and World Report.

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Year in Review 2015: Leadership appointments bolster VUMC’s mission

Dec. 17, 2015—Numerous key leadership roles at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were filled during the past year.

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Year in Review 2015: Achievements, milestones abound at VUMC

Dec. 17, 2015—The following is a roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2015.

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Season of giving

Dec. 17, 2015—Santa stopped by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt last week to visit with patients and families and pass out gifts to children.

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New in-house software development group set to assist VUMC teams

Dec. 17, 2015—Vanderbilt teams in the market for specialized software have a new in-house information technology group to call upon.

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Gerontological Society of America honors Frontera

Dec. 17, 2015—The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — recently presented Walter Frontera, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with its 2015 Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award.

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Advanced Practice Nurses Association honors Jayaram

Dec. 17, 2015—The Middle Tennessee Advanced Practice Nurses Association recently named Vanderbilt’s Jennifer Jayaram, MSN, FNP, its Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year. The organization is an affiliate of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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Frequent flyer Grubbs set to retire from LifeFlight

Dec. 17, 2015—After 31 years and nearly 6,000 patient flights, LifeFlight’s Tom Grubbs has decided to hang up his helmet and retire.

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Nominations sought for this year’s Vanderbilt Prize Scholar

Dec. 17, 2015—Nominations for this year’s Vanderbilt Prize Scholar are now being accepted. The deadline is Feb. 8, 2016.

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Flu vaccination compliance at VUMC rises dramatically

Dec. 17, 2015—As of Dec. 1, employee compliance with the influenza vaccination policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has reached 99.9 percent, up from 80 percent on Dec.1, 2014

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Shine Bright

Dec. 17, 2015—Country music artists Maddie & Tae recently performed for patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Hope

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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