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Clinics observe Customer Service Week

Sep. 30, 2022—Adult and Pediatric Outpatient Clinics are observing Customer Service Week, October 3-7. The week is set to celebrate the contributions of Patient Service Specialists, Surgery Schedulers, and other non-clinical administrative staff for the work they do year-round. Each day has a dress-up theme: Monday: Super Hero Day Tuesday: Vandy Day Wednesday: “Dream Uniform” Day (still...

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Upcoming COVID-19 bivalent booster events for employees

Sep. 30, 2022—The Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) is hosting several pop-up COVID-19 booster events throughout October to make it convenient for employees to drop in and receive their bivalent COVID booster. At the events listed below, OHC will have nurses administering the Pfizer bivalent booster, and employees may walk-in at any time. Employees can receive the bivalent...

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Fall eStar update now scheduled for Oct. 23; Many originally planned changes removed

Sep. 30, 2022—The eStar update originally scheduled for Sep. 11 was delayed due to significant issues on Epic’s end related to stability and performance. Since then, teams at VUMC have been working closely with Epic to determine the changes that we could safely implement at this time. The rescheduled update will now take place on Oct. 23....

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Vanderbilt Health Pleasant View now open

Sep. 30, 2022—The new Vanderbilt Health Pleasant View outpatient clinic offers greater convenience to primary care and specialized medical services for patients in Cheatham, Montgomery and Robertson counties.

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VUMC in the news, Oct. 4, 2022

Sep. 30, 2022—A roundup of a few recent stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center: William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, continues to be one of the most in-demand sources about monkeypox, COVID-19, influenza and other subjects in the news. Among the news organizations he has spoken with recently: ABC News, Health, Healthline, NPR, Medical...

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New Clinician Spotlight: Muhamed Baljević

Sep. 29, 2022—Specializing in myeloma, amyloidosis and other plasma cell disorders, hematologist and medical oncologist Muhamed Baljević, MD, recently joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Golden Perks program gives VUMC employees 10% Predators tickets, other Bridgestone Arena events

Sep. 29, 2022—VUMC employees are eligible for the Nashville Predators’ Golden Perks program, which gives a 10% discount on tickets for Predators’ games as well as discounts on other Bridgestone Arena events. The link for the Golden Perks site is HERE. This leads to a custom Vanderbilt Health ticket promotions page, and no promo code is necessary.

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Top military medical leader gives high marks to VUMC’s military-civilian partnerships

Sep. 29, 2022—Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle, the U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command, visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center last week to observe the ongoing military-civilian partnerships which strengthen the Army’s medical readiness.

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Patient journeys from South Africa for lung transplant

Sep. 29, 2022—Mervyn Joseph, who searched the world over for the best place to be considered for lung transplant, is thankful he found Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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VUMC lands grant to build top-line biosafety facility

Sep. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is set to construct a state-of-the-art BioSafety Level 3 (BSL3) facility for research involving the COVID-19 virus, anthrax and other dangerous microorganisms.

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Penicillin delabeling initiative expanding to more patient care areas

Sep. 29, 2022—Efforts to correct mistaken or outdated penicillin allergy records are destined to spread to more patient care areas at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Policy, resources crucial for lung cancer screening: study

Sep. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt reseach shows that resources for lung cancer screening programs increased the number of veterans screened.

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Kauffmann named vice chair for Global Surgery

Sep. 29, 2022—Rondi Kauffmann, MD, MPH, selected to be the inaugural vice chair for Global Surgery in the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum set for Oct. 21

Sep. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum, an annual celebration of the “translation” of scientific discovery into clinical practice, will be held Oct. 21 at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt lauded for pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis care

Sep. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt has been recognized as a National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence.

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