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Author: Matt Batcheldor

Congenital Heart Program gains accreditation from ACHA

Jan. 21, 2021—The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) has awarded the Vanderbilt Adult Congenital Heart Program status as an Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Accredited Comprehensive Care Center — the first in Tennessee.

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VUMC now leads world in heart transplantation

Jan. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center performed more heart transplants in 2020 than any other center in the world — 124 adult hearts, 23 pediatric hearts and VUMC’s first heart-lung transplant since 2006.

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Muñoz named to key VHVI leadership role

Dec. 17, 2020—Daniel Muñoz, MD, MPA, associate professor of Medicine, has been named the new executive medical director of the Patient Care Center (PCC) at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI), effective Jan. 1, 2021.

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Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention outlines latest, best practices

Dec. 14, 2020—More than 170 nurses from across Vanderbilt University Medical Center gathered over Zoom for the biennial Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention, the first to be held virtually.

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New approach helps conserve blood products for liver transplant patients

Dec. 10, 2020—Liver transplants have traditionally required a high volume of transfusions of blood products, which comes with several downsides. The products are costly to patients — as high as $15,000 on top of the expense of a transplant. And they are sometimes not well accepted in patients because they degrade over time and are derived from multiple patients.

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School of Nursing names Steaban Honorary Alumna

Dec. 10, 2020—Robin Steaban, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH), has been honored by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) with the school’s Honorary Alumna distinction. The award was presented during a virtual celebration on Oct. 20.

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VHVI’s Brown, Agrawal receive American Heart Association awards

Dec. 10, 2020—Two Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute researchers are receiving awards from the American Heart Association.

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Collaborative Vanderbilt Lung Institute launches

Nov. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching the Vanderbilt Lung Institute (VLI), a unique collaboration between Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Thoracic Surgery, designed to provide coordinated care for patients with all types of respiratory diseases. The Vanderbilt Lung Institute One Hundred Oaks Clinic opened in November, a 10,725-square-foot space including 16 exam rooms and five patient...

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VUAH memorial service to remember patients, families

Nov. 12, 2020—In a first-of-its-kind event, Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital will hold a virtual memorial service to remember patients who have died in its care as well as their families and caregivers.

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VPH nurse creates trauma-informed yoga program

Oct. 22, 2020—Julie Stavas, RN, has found a way to marry two of her passions — psychiatric nursing and yoga — at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH). About once every week, she leads trauma-informed yoga therapy to a group of five to 10 patients for 30 to 45 minutes.

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Minimally invasive treatment option for AFib studied

Oct. 22, 2020—A minimally invasive procedure that combines ligation of the left atrial appendage (LAA) with hybrid epicardial-endocardial ablation is a feasible, safe and effective method of treating patients with longstanding atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib), according to a new Vanderbilt-led study.

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Living liver donor program performs first transplant

Oct. 15, 2020—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center's newly launched living liver donor program allows relatives to donate part of their liver to their loved one, something only possible at select centers in the country.

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