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Author: Matt Batcheldor

Patient’s care journey included LVAD, bariatric surgery, transplant

Sep. 15, 2022—When Veronica Llamas-Barajas received a heart transplant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in April, it was the culmination of a seven-year journey.

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Critical care skills sharpened at VUMC Nursing ‘Boot Camp’

Aug. 31, 2022—Vanderbilt recently hosted a 'Boot Camp' conference for critical care nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to receive specialized critical care training to improve patient care.

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Jackson named senior director of VUMC Nursing Education & Professional Development

Aug. 25, 2022—Crystal Jackson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, has been named senior director of Vanderbilt Nursing Education & Professional Development.

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Dunworth named nurse executive for Advanced Practice

Aug. 18, 2022—Brent Dunworth, DNP, MBA, CRNA, NEA-BC, has been named associate nurse executive for Advanced Practice in Vanderbilt's Office of Advanced Practice.

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Lindley named to direct new multidisciplinary Women’s Heart Center

Aug. 17, 2022—Kathryn Lindley, MD, has joined the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute as director of the new Women’s Heart Center.

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New predictive tool helps capture bedside observations of nurses

Aug. 11, 2022—Vanderbilt is collaborating with several other medical systems to implement a predictive tool that uses machine learning to extract patient behaviors documented by nurses in electronic health records and transform them into observable data.

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Nurse residency program gains second PTAP accreditation

Aug. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt's Nurse Residency Program has been awarded its second Accreditation with Distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

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VUMC nursing education leader Wilson retires after 45 years

Aug. 4, 2022—Chris Wilson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, senior director of Nursing Education and Professional Development, retired at the end of July after 45 years of service to Vanderbilt.

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VUMC mourns loss of noted cardiologist Page

Aug. 3, 2022—Harry Lee Page Jr., MD, a pioneer of modern cardiology and a presence at Vanderbilt for decades, died Aug. 1 after a long illness.

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VUMC’s Dubree, Card selected as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

Aug. 2, 2022—Vanderbilt's Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC, and Elizabeth Card, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, have been selected as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

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Patient doing well after complex vascular procedures

Jul. 28, 2022—Marsha Eastridge had no clue she had heart problems until she was diagnosed in December 2021. Barely three weeks later, she was undergoing the first of two complex vascular procedures at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute that would save her life.

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VUMC Nursing Informatics leader Hughart to retire

Jul. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt Nursing Informatics leader Karen Hughart, MSN, RN, is retiring at the end of July after 45 years at the Medical Center.

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