Skip to main content

walter merrill Archives

Heart transplant program reaches major milestone

Apr. 6, 2017—Surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed five heart transplants in four days to place the institution among an elite group of transplant centers in the country — reaching 1,000 heart transplantations.

Read more


‘Bedside Matters’ series now available online

Jul. 14, 2016—Bedside Matters, a monthly rounds geared toward helping Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees deal with social and emotional issues in caring for patients and families, has launched a new website with online videos of the sessions, which nurses can now watch to get contact hours.

Read more


Pioneering transplant patient readies for Heart Walk

Sep. 17, 2015—In April 1986 Bonnie Davis of Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, became the first female patient to receive a heart transplant at Vanderbilt University Hospital. On Oct. 3, she will return to campus to participate in the Greater Nashville Heart Walk.

Read more


New rounds series focuses on supporting caregivers

Sep. 12, 2013—Bedside Matters, a new hourlong, monthly rounds geared toward helping all Vanderbilt University Medical Center health care providers deal with the social and emotional issues of caring for patients and families, will begin this month.

Read more


Year in Review 2012: Appointments bolster Medical Center programs

Dec. 20, 2012—Laura Beth Brown, R.N., president of Vanderbilt Home Care, was named vice president for Vanderbilt Health Services. While continuing to serve as president for Vanderbilt Home Care, Brown will provide operational oversight for Vanderbilt Health Services (VHS) and its subsidiary entities. Michelle Collins, Ph.D., CNM, was named program director for the School of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery...

Read more


American Board of Thoracic Surgery honors two from VU

Nov. 15, 2012—The American Board of Thoracic Surgery has elected two Vanderbilt surgeons to its 17-member board of directors.

Read more


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

more