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Smoking rate at VUMC falls to 3.5 percent

Nov. 13, 2018—by Wayne Wood The rate of smoking at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has dropped significantly in the past 15 years, to only 3.5 percent, down from 12.1 percent in 2003. That means that the rate of smoking at VUMC is below the Tennessee rate of 22 percent and the U.S. rate of 16 percent. The...

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Health and Wellness announces holiday hours

Dec. 20, 2017—Health and Wellness services—the Occupational Health Clinic, Work/Life Connections–EAP and Health Plus—will be open during regular business hours over the next two weeks, except for closures during observed holidays on Dec. 22, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

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WLC-EAP offers mindfulness videos for employees

Mar. 31, 2017—Work/Life Connections–EAP has produced a series of videos about mindfulness as a stress-reducer, featuring Linda Manning of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt.

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Health & Wellness services for faculty and staff available during holidays

Dec. 14, 2016—Health & Wellness services—the Occupational Health Clinic, Work/Life Connections–EAP, and Health Plus—will be open over the holidays for Vanderbilt faculty and staff during adjusted hours of operation.

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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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‘Between Hallmark and heartache’: Vanderbilt psychiatrist offers tips for how to avoid holiday stress

Dec. 19, 2014—Vanderbilt psychiatrist Judith Akin urges people to set a course “between Hallmark and heartache” and aim to have a “pretty good little Christmas.” In other words, don’t strive for the perfect, and deal head-on with the stressors of the season.

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Workplace civility requires courage, says provost at CARE kickoff event

Mar. 28, 2014—Staff and faculty from across the university and medical center convened March 25 for a discussion about civility in the workplace.

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Vanderbilt recognized for innovations in overcoming health care disparities

Mar. 12, 2014—The National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of nearly 400 large U.S. employers, has selected Vanderbilt University as a winner of an Innovation in Reducing Health Care Disparities Award.

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Vanderbilt named a ‘healthiest workplace in America’

Jan. 31, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been named one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America for 2014 by Healthiest Employers, an independent corporate wellness research and data analysis firm.

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“Between Hallmark and heartache”: Vanderbilt psychiatrist offers tips for how to have a pretty good Christmas

Dec. 19, 2013—During the holidays, the goal should be to set the course somewhere “between Hallmark and heartache,” a Vanderbilt psychiatrist says. In other words, don’t strive for the perfect (you won’t achieve it), and recognize and deal head-on with some of the stressors of the season. Judith Akin, M.D., assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt...

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Inside Out

Jan. 1, 2012—Community Connections aims to enrich the work lives of Vanderbilt staff As one of Tennessee’s largest employers, Vanderbilt is, in essence, a small city. More than 22,000 workers comprise this bustling community, which is service-minded, rich in creativity and culturally diverse. What better place to find kindred spirits, like-minded hobbyists, caring companions and potential mentors? But –...

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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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