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Author: Matt Batcheldor

COVID recovery included long stay on ECMO, double-lung transplant

Apr. 1, 2021—Zach Lloyd was only 37 years old with no pre-existing health conditions, but COVID-19 was bringing him within an inch of his life.

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U.S. Army and Vanderbilt University Medical Center formalize trauma training program

Mar. 26, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is becoming an official site of the U.S. Army Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training (AMCT3), formalizing a longstanding relationship between the two entities that is built on a history of collaborative success.

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Yeatman named chief nursing officer of VWCH

Mar. 25, 2021—Jeanne Yeatman, BSN, MBA, RN, MOM, CMTE, EMT, has been named chief nursing officer of Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH). Yeatman had been serving in an interim capacity since August.

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Device to treat AFib may eliminate need for blood thinners

Mar. 18, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a trial for a device that could revolutionize the way patients are treated for atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib.)

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Murfreesboro heart clinic reveals power of diversity

Mar. 10, 2021—In suburban Murfreesboro, just a short drive off Interstate 24, is one of the most diverse practices and clinics in Vanderbilt Health.

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Beckman named president of VIVA Physicians

Feb. 18, 2021—Joshua Beckman, MD, MSc, professor of Medicine and director of VUMC’s Section of Vascular Medicine, has been named president of VIVA Physicians, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the field of vascular medicine and intervention through education, research, advocacy and collaboration.

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Grand rounds focuses on mental health, wellness

Feb. 4, 2021—Advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and hospital leaders from around Vanderbilt University Medical Center gathered over Zoom on Jan. 19 for the kickoff of Advanced Practice Grand Rounds, the monthly educational series organized by the Office of Advanced Practice.

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Transplant patient celebrates milestone 30th anniversary

Feb. 3, 2021—Pam Everett-Smith celebrated a milestone this past November — 30 years since she received a lung transplant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is the longest-surviving single-lung transplant patient known in the United States.

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Post-transplant coordinators serve as patients’ long-term advocate, supporter

Jan. 28, 2021—When a patient receives a new heart at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, that person also gains a new family, so to speak — the heart transplant team. Among the patient’s biggest advocates and supporters on that team is his or her post-transplant coordinator.

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Pre-transplant coordinators ‘literally on call for something every single day’

Jan. 28, 2021—Emily Sandhaus’ phone rings in the middle of the night. The voice on the other end tells her a donor heart is available, and it’s in El Paso, Texas. She should pack a bag and report to the Emergency Department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A car will take her team to Nashville International Airport, where they will board a charter plane to recover, preserve and transport the heart back to VUMC for transplant.

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Several VUMC nurses elected to TNA leadership roles

Jan. 28, 2021—Several Vanderbilt nurses have been elected to leadership of the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA), including president and vice president.

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Vanderbilt Transplant Center achieves new record for total transplants performed in 2020

Jan. 28, 2021—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC) established a new record in 2020 for total solid organ transplants, performing 611 life-saving procedures among its adult and pediatric organ transplant programs.

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