Matt Batcheldor

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

Through the nine-month program, high-performing nurse managers participated in thinking workshops to collaboratively develop solutions to common frontline operational challenges.

Service dogs Kai, left, and Mia were trained at VUMC recently to gain exposure to medical equipment and staff like those they will encounter after completing training. (photo by Donn Jones)

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

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.

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

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.

Transplant patient Connie Rankin was cleared to return home to Memphis just in time for the holidays. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

VUMC performs its first combined lung and liver transplant

Connie Rankin of Memphis, Tennessee, received Vanderbilt’s first combined lung and liver transplant, which involved dozens of specialists, including transplant teams for both organs.

Lenny Leedy

Speed, collaboration key in saving patient in midst of a heart attack

Lenny Leedy was attending a law enforcement conference in Nashville when he started experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. Today, Leedy is thankful the friend who offered to drive him to the hospital said, “We’re going to Vanderbilt.”

Vanderbilt Health Remembers memorial service honors patients, families, staff

For the fourth year Vanderbilt Health held “Vanderbilt Health Remembers,” a special virtual memorial service to remember patients who have died as well as their families and caregivers.

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