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Author: Matt Batcheldor

Multispecialty expertise key to heart patient’s recovery

Mar. 16, 2023—Vanderbilt's multispecialty expertise helped a seemingly healthy 54-year-old man who needed major heart procedures get back to the gym and live a healthy life.

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VUMC granted four-year reaccreditation by ANCC

Mar. 9, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recently granted reaccreditation for nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) in February from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Team seeks to raise awareness of peripheral artery disease

Mar. 2, 2023—A Vanderbilt outreach team is visiting churches to raise awareness about peripheral artery disease.

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Study sheds new light on hormone therapy as menopause treatment

Feb. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt research shows that hormone replacement therapy can be safely administered depending on the method used and the patient’s age, time since menopause, and risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute acquires Clarksville’s VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Feb. 8, 2023—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute has acquired VeinCare Centers of Tennessee, a Clarksville, Tennessee-based clinic offering minimally invasive vein treatments using cutting-edge technology.

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Study finds underperforming organ procurement organizations contribute to nationwide shortage

Feb. 8, 2023—The number of potential organ donors in the United States could solve the shortage for most organs, but many organs are not recovered due to performance variations in the opaque organ procurement organization process, according to a just-published study with first and corresponding authors from Vanderbilt.

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Pickens named chair of VUMC Thoracic Surgery

Feb. 2, 2023—Allan Pickens, MD, has been named professor and chair of Vanderbilt's Department of Thoracic Surgery.

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New pager system alerts for pulmonary embolism emergencies

Feb. 2, 2023—A new emergency pager system allows emergency department and inpatient teams at Vanderbilt University Hospital to call for an alert for patients with pulmonary emboli.

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Grand rounds event highlights Advanced Practice Nursing at Vanderbilt

Jan. 26, 2023—Advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders gathered in Light Hall recently for the kickoff of the 2023 series of Advanced Practice Grand Rounds, a monthly educational series organized by the Office of Advanced Practice.

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LVAD, medication therapy help patient’s heart recover full function

Jan. 26, 2023—Six months receiving an LVAD at Vanderbilt, Autumn Bowling’s heart fully recovered its function and doctors were able to turn the device off, a rare feat.

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LifeFlight personnel train on advanced cardiac devices

Jan. 19, 2023—Vanderbilt LifeFlight personnel recently received training on using advanced cardiac devices in transport settings, devices that were historically found only at hospitals like VUMC.

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Sparks appointed to AAACN Workplace Safety Task Force

Jan. 19, 2023—Vanderbilt's Beth Sparks, MSN, RN, CNML, has been appointed co-chair of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing's Workplace Safety Task Force.

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