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Mass shootings: what we can’t control, and what we can

Aug. 15, 2019—The alarming number of mass shootings around the country is, without a doubt, ratcheting up anxiety as people wonder when our neighbors, our first responders, our teams could be called into action. And worst of all, the fear that we or people we know will be victims.

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Wrist bands to name tags: new faces and stories fuel VUMC – Rounds

Jul. 11, 2019—Dr. Jeff Balser, CEO, started to learn how a person’s story impacts health and delivering care as a high school student selling newspapers room to room.

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Rounds: A message from the President and CEO of VUMC

Nov. 16, 2017—Over the year, Congress has repeatedly attempted to “fix” healthcare by altering the funding streams between states and the federal government, as well as to commercial insurers. All of this might lead one to think that Congress is focused on the most important problems facing healthcare.

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Rounds: A message from the President and CEO of VUMC

Jun. 30, 2017—News from our nation’s capital about budget proposals that would reduce funding that universities and academic medical centers are reimbursed for providing health care to the nation’s poor and underserved, and for conducting research that supports the nation’s health, security, and economic leadership, has reached a cacophony.

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Rounds: A message from the President and CEO of VUMC

Mar. 9, 2017—I am relieved that the recent mumps outbreak here at Vanderbilt impacted only a small number of our students, as larger outbreaks over the past year in locations around the U.S. have been a cause for concern. The notice reminded me of the importance of vaccination, and the vital role our Medical Center plays in public safety. And it caused me to think about how fragile that safety can be, and what we can do to assure it.

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Rounds: A message from the President and CEO of VUMC

Jan. 3, 2017—I write to thank you for your incredible dedication to our missions, for so many wonderful accomplishments in 2016 and to share some aspirations for 2017 and beyond.

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Rounds: A message from the President and CEO of VUMC

Jul. 21, 2016—Acts of horrific violence surrounding issues of race, religion, and sexual orientation seem to be happening weekly. How are we, as a medical center and as individuals, experiencing these events?

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Rounds: A message from the President and CEO of VUMC

May. 10, 2016—When we made the announcement in late 2014 that Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center would become separate legal and financial entities, there were of course many questions. We’ve done our best to answer those questions, and many more, and to keep everyone informed as we’ve worked to make this reorganization largely a “non-event” for as many of our people as possible.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Oct. 15, 2015—As the heat of summer fades away and we welcome the cooler days of autumn, I write to share thoughts about our work together in the coming days.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for health Affairs

Feb. 12, 2015—As we begin 2015, many at VUMC would say they have experienced more change in the last year than at any time in their careers.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Dec. 4, 2014—Last fall, during a grim period for many of the nation’s hospitals and by any measure a stressful time for VUMC, we did something few institutions would. We held a community survey.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Aug. 14, 2014—The rapid change in the economics of health care delivery has challenged us all — financially, operationally and culturally. But through it all, our organization of 20,000 people is not just reacting. We are also learning.

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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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