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Author: Matt Batcheldor

Address highlights crucial contributions of nursing workforce

Jun. 1, 2023—In her 2023 State of Nursing Address, Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC, looked back on another extraordinary year as nearly 9,000 Vanderbilt nurses cared for patients and families and the health system continued to grow to meet the needs of patients and families.

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Four from VUMC receive Heart Rhythm Society awards

May. 31, 2023—Four physician-scientists from Vanderbilt University Medical Center won awards during the Heart Rhythm Society’s annual meeting.

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recognizes Ely and Pun research team

May. 24, 2023—The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is presenting the research team of Brenda Pun, DNP, RN, FCCM and E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, with its AACN Pioneering Spirit Award.

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Event celebrates five years of DAISY Awards

May. 18, 2023—Winners of The DAISY Award from throughout Vanderbilt Health gathered recently to celebrate nearly five years that Vanderbilt has participated in the national recognition for extraordinary nurses who exemplify compassion toward patients and families.

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100th patient receives ambulatory heart failure device

May. 11, 2023—New implantable device helps heart failure patients monitor crucial health indicators remotely, reducing the need for hospital visits.

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Workplace violence policies apply to all employees, patients

May. 4, 2023—As aggressive behavior toward health care providers is on the rise nationally, Vanderbilt's Workplace Violence Prevention Committee has recently developed stronger policies to help protect employees.

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Flag-raising event honors selflessness of organ donation

Apr. 20, 2023—Organ donors and their families were saluted recently at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's annual Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony.

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Process rehabilitates donor livers for transplantation

Apr. 13, 2023—Vanderbilt research demonstrated that injured human donor livers declined for transplant can be recovered by cross-circulation between the human liver and a xenogeneic host, or animal platform.

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Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony set for April 14

Apr. 6, 2023—Vanderbilt's Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony, part of a national effort to raise awareness about the need for organ and tissue donors is scheduled for noon on Friday, April 14 by the flagpole on the VUMC Plaza.

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System repairs donor lungs for transplantation

Apr. 6, 2023—A Vanderbilt team has discovered that donor lungs rejected for transplant can be repaired using cross-circulation with a xenogeneic host.

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Nurses collaborate to create Diabetes Education Toolkit

Apr. 6, 2023—Vanderbilt recently collaborated with Charis Health Center in Wilson County to create a Diabetes Education Toolkit to better serve Charis' patient population.

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VUMC relaunching committee devoted to nurse well-being

Mar. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is relaunching its Nurse Wellness Committee, part of ongoing efforts to promote well-being and resilience in its nursing team.

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