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Year in Review 2015: Achievements, milestones abound at VUMC

Dec. 17, 2015—The following is a roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2015.

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VUH once again lands ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog

Oct. 29, 2015—This week, Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) was awarded a Fall 2015 Patient Safety Grade of “A” from the Leapfrog Group, a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage that works to encourage health care safety, quality and affordability. This is the eighth consecutive time VUH has scored an “A.”

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Radiology’s Block relishes clinical, operational roles

Oct. 15, 2015—Jake Block, M.D., associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, is one of those people who likes to stay busy.

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Spalluto lands grant from AMA Women Physicians Section

Oct. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Lucy Spalluto, M.D., assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was recently named to receive a 2015 Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women research grant from the American Medical Association Women Physicians Section.

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VUMC ranked among nation’s elite by ‘U.S. News & World Report’

Jul. 21, 2015—"U.S. News & World Report" has again named Vanderbilt University Medical Center among the premier specialty care providers in the nation, as well as the No. 1 hospital in the Metro Nashville area and the top hospital in Tennessee.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center again ranked among nation’s elite by U.S. News and World Report

Jul. 21, 2015—U.S. News and World Report has again named Vanderbilt University Medical Center among the premier specialty care providers in the nation as well as the No. 1 hospital in the Metro Nashville area and the No. 1 hospital in Tennessee.

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Due to warmer weather, more people treated for heat-related illness on first day of the 2015 CMA Music Festival

Jun. 12, 2015—After treating hundreds of people for heat exhaustion last year at the CMA Music Festival, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are warning visitors to take necessary precautions this week while attending this year’s festival in downtown Nashville, and also urge caution for those attending the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in nearby Manchester, Tenn. On Thursday, the...

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Noted vascular surgeon Valentine joins Section of Surgical Sciences

Jun. 4, 2015—James Valentine, M.D., has joined the Section of Surgical Sciences, in the Division of Vascular Surgery, returning to Vanderbilt nearly 40 years after earning his undergraduate degree here.

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VUMC lands high marks on new hospital quality rating from U.S. News and World Report

May. 21, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) achieved high marks on U.S. News and World Report’s newest rating for hospital quality.

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Former Internal Medicine chief Allison dies at 92

May. 14, 2015—Fred Allison Jr., M.D., professor of Medicine, emeritus, and former chief of the Division of Internal Medicine, died May 8 at age 92.

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Vanderbilt again leaps into top tier of national hospital quality list

May. 7, 2015—Vanderbilt University Hospital has garnered a spring 2015 patient safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog Group, a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage that works to encourage health care safety, quality and affordability.

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Photo: Learning expert speaks

May. 7, 2015—Stanford University neurobiologist Eric Knudsen, Ph.D., well known for his studies of learning and attention in birds, delivered last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture in Light Hall. For a complete schedule of the Flexner Discovery Lecture series and archived video of previous lectures, go to www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/discoveryseries.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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