Matt Batcheldor

Michael Rizzari named surgical director of Living Donor Liver Transplantation

Michael Rizzari, MD, has been named surgical director of Living Donor Liver Transplantation at the Vanderbilt Transplant Center and staff surgeon in Pediatric Abdominal Transplant Surgery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Five VUMC nurses honored as Preceptor of the Year by VUSN

Five Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses were recently honored as Preceptor of the Year by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

Newly licensed RNs attended a recent orientation for VUMC’s Nurse Residency Program. (photo by Donn Jones)

Residency program supports newly licensed RNs as they transition from students to professional nurses

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Nurse Residency Program is a 12-month program that supports newly licensed RNs as they transition from students to professional nurses.

Vanderbilt community outreach volunteers include, from left, Lincoln Rico, RN, Marsha Sesay, MSN, RN-BC, Amy Freeman, Lindsay Wade, Mamie Williams, PhD, MPH, MSN, APRN, and Mary Jones. Not pictured: Jaimie Glatt, Rochelle Symlar, Brittany Ewen, Hannah Vaughn and Brenda Reed.

VUMC Nursing brings wellness initiative to Nashville Public Library’s Hadley Park branch

A group of Vanderbilt nurses recently teamed up with the Hadley Park branch of the Nashville Public Library for a day of new wellness initiatives — including sharing health education information, raising awareness of health risks, and demonstrating healthy oral care habits to the community of North Nashville.

A multidisciplinary team is studying ways to mitigate nursing staff shortages and improve care for underserved groups following hospital discharge. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

VUMC receives state grant to evaluate innovative models of nursing care that include screening and responding to social drivers of health

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a to evaluate innovative models of nursing care that include screening and responding to social drivers of health to better meet the needs of all VUMC patients.

VUMC’s new virtual nurse program allows Katy Byers, RN, to talk with patient Jimmy Sawyers remotely. (photo by Susan Urmy)

New teleconference program helps give nurses more time to care for patients in person

Through Vanderbilt’s new virtual nurse program, certain tasks such as documentation can be done remotely via a teleconference in the patient’s room, giving nurses at the bedside more time to care for patients in person.

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