Author: Matt Batcheldor
Kidney Transplant Program celebrates 60th anniversary
Oct. 27, 2022—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center is celebrating its 60th anniversary of its first kidney transplant, performed on Oct. 3, 1962. Since then, VUMC has performed more than 7,000 kidney transplants, of which Walker was one of the earlier cases.
Coaching program takes new approach to physical therapy
Oct. 20, 2022—The Vanderbilt Health Coaching Program allows health care professional to take additional training in the science of supporting patients to change behavior.
Cardiologist Brown finds inspiration through music
Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Suzanne Brown Sacks, MD, is both a transplant cardiologist and an accomplished singer/songwriter.
Study shows CMS reimbursement not associated with wider EPD use
Sep. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt research shows that higher reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was not associated with wider use of an embolic protection device during transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.