Author: Matt Batcheldor
Jan. 31, 2019—Rachel Forbes, MD, MBA, assistant professor of Surgery, has been appointed associate chief of the Division of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation.
Jan. 31, 2019—Alabama resident Andy Bolden spent much of the last five years on the couch, having difficulty doing something many people take for granted — breathing.
Jan. 24, 2019—The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Hypertension Center has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification, to recognize the practice’s commitment to following proven, research-based treatment guidelines to care for people with complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension, or high blood pressure.
Jan. 17, 2019—Patients and providers now have instant access to Tennessee’s only full-service transplant center on their smartphones and mobile devices.
Jan. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center set a new record for total transplants among its five organ specialties in 2018 with more than 500 transplants.
Dec. 20, 2018—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center transplanted 63 patients in October, setting a Medical Center record for the most ever in a month.
Dec. 20, 2018—Avni Cirpili, DNP, RN, has returned as Chief Nursing Officer for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) and Vanderbilt Behavioral Health (VBH) after nearly three years as senior vice president and chief nursing officer at the Menninger Clinic in Houston.
Dec. 6, 2018—More than 150 nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center convened in Langford Auditorium recently for the biennial Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention.
Nov. 15, 2018—Sarah Rohde long had an interest in treating cancer, and her research during her undergraduate and medical school years at the University of Virginia underscored that. What she didn’t expect was to become a surgeon.
Nov. 1, 2018—The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) has awarded the Bronze Level Beacon Award to the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The award is given to nursing units that distinguish themselves by excellence and a commitment to improve patient care.
Oct. 25, 2018—Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA, has joined the Department of Thoracic Surgery as an associate professor and the surgical director of a new respiratory institute at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that will be launched soon.