August 4, 2021

More than 10,000 ice cream treats served during 2021 VUMC Chill Out

I scream, you scream, etc.

2021 VUMC Chill Out.

Teresa Hobt-Bingham, RN, MSN, NE-BC, serves ice cream to Mia Caldwell of Pediatric Respiratory Care. Caldwell was one of more than 10,000 VUMC employees who enjoyed free ice cream. Photo by Susan Urmy

The VUMC Chill Out free ice cream event on July 30 was socially distanced and outdoors and was a big success, with more than 10,000 frozen treats distributed during its six hours. Ice cream treats were also delivered to employees at One Hundred Oaks, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma Harton Hospital.

A full rundown of the numbers and details about this year’s event are at VUMC’s HR site.

VUMC photographer Susan Urmy captured some of the festivities at the main campus:

Whitney Hall, MBA, associate director of Hospital Operations, serves ice cream to Dorita Jones, manager of the Psychophysiology Lab.

Rob Hood, MD, of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Insitiute, hands an orange sherbet pop-up to Sarah Osman, CPhT, of the Transplant Pharmacy, as Kirsten Mitchell, CPhT, also of the Transplant Pharmacy, looks on.

Gregory Thornton and Jerry McGee of Shared Hospital Services were among the satisfied customers.
Shon Dwyer, MBA, RN, president of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital, makes Brett Murdock, MD, of Radiology and Radiological Sciences happy with some free ice cream.

Kyla Terhune, MD, MBA, Vice President for Educational Affairs for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, hands a cone to Rebecca Bone, RN, MSN, EdD, Nursing Education Specialist at VUMC.