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Author: Matt Batcheldor

Nurse Scholars Program welcomes first graduates

Feb. 21, 2024—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is welcoming the first graduates of the Nurse Scholars Program, which pays for up to four semesters of nursing school tuition at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) or Cumberland University in return for a work commitment to VUMC.

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System offers new option to treat mitral regurgitation

Feb. 20, 2024—In a novel procedure, the Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute (VHVI) successfully performed the first large-flange Innovalve transcatheter mitral valve replacement.

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Nominations sought for Nurses Week Awards and Recognitions

Feb. 20, 2024—Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses are invited to nominate an outstanding colleague for recognition during the 2024 Nurses Week Awards and Recognitions.

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Novel device helps extend window of time to preserve hearts donated after cardiac death

Feb. 2, 2024—In the first such procedure, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has transplanted a DCD (donation after cardiac death) heart using XVIVO Heart Assist Transport (XHAT), a novel cold organ perfusion device.

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VUMC nurses form Middle Tennessee Chapter of the American Association for Men in Nursing

Feb. 2, 2024—Vanderbilt University Medical Center male nurses have formed the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN), which has just been recognized as an official chapter by the AAMN.

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Record year for the Vanderbilt Transplant Center saves 739 lives

Jan. 31, 2024—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center established a new record in calendar year 2023 for total solid organ transplants, performing 739 lifesaving procedures among its adult and pediatric organ transplant programs.

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Professional Nursing Practice Program becomes Vanderbilt Professional Advancement and Recognition of Excellence

Jan. 31, 2024—The Vanderbilt Professional Nursing Practice Program has transitioned to a new name — Vanderbilt Professional Advancement and Recognition of Excellence.

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D.J. Kennedy elected president of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Jan. 25, 2024—Vanderbilt's D.J. Kennedy, MD, was recently elected president of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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Diversity in health care focus of year’s first Advanced Practice Grand Rounds

Jan. 25, 2024—Advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and Medical Center leaders gathered virtually recently for the kickoff of the 2024 series of Advanced Practice Grand Rounds.

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Vanderbilt nurse managers take part in inaugural cohort of the Health Management Academy’s Nurse Manager Idea Labs

Jan. 10, 2024—Five Vanderbilt nurse managers participated in the inaugural cohort of the Health Management Academy’s Nurse Manager Idea Labs, part of the organization’s Nursing Catalyst program.

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight partners with Retrieving Independence to train service dogs in simulated medical settings

Dec. 20, 2023—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is partnering with the local nonprofit Retrieving Independence to assist in the training of service dogs in simulated medical settings, the latest of several Vanderbilt University Medical Center partnerships that bring specially trained dogs to Medical Center facilities.

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Vanderbilt Transplant Center, Deaconess Health System partner to open new clinic in Newburgh, Indiana

Dec. 19, 2023—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center has partnered with Deaconess Health System to open a new clinic in Newburgh, Indiana — Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s first in the Hoosier State.

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