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Author: Doug Campbell

Family’s long history with VUMC leads to cardiology directorship

Aug. 8, 2019—Steve Riven is making a gift in memory of his father to create the Samuel S. Riven, MD, Directorship in Cardiology at VUMC.

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New Physician Spotlight

Aug. 5, 2019—  Peter Morone, MD, MSCI Assistant Professor Department of Neurological Surgery   Dr. Peter Morone, MD, has joined the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) surgical faculty after completing his residency at VUMC. He began seeing patients July 1. “Dr. Morone is an ideal match for our department,” said Reid C. Thompson, MD, William F. Meacham Professor of Neurological Surgery...

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center completes acquisition of Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon

Aug. 1, 2019—VUMC announced completion of the acquisition of Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon, a two-campus facility licensed for 245 beds, from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS). Wilson County’s only hospital will now be called Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.

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Oates recalled as iconic leader, physician, scientist

Aug. 1, 2019—John Oates, MD, an internationally known physician at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a founding father of the discipline of Clinical Pharmacology, died Tuesday (July 30) in Nashville after a short illness. He was 87.

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Summit highlights clinical improvement successes

Jul. 25, 2019—A summit at Vanderbilt reviewed achievements of an ongoing regional effort to transform clinical practices in ways that would improve the quality of patient care, reduce costs and improve health outcomes

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Couple’s transplant journey continues by helping others

Jul. 25, 2019—Elizabeth “Betsy” Barbour and her late husband, Richard, created a fund to help support Vanderbilt’s lung transplant patient assistance fund.

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Gigante named president of pediatric education council

Jul. 18, 2019—Joseph Gigante, MD, recently began his two-year term as president of the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics after serving as president-elect.

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Parental substance use linked to increase in infants in foster care

Jul. 15, 2019—The nation’s opioid crisis is a factor in the recent increase in the number of infants entering the nation’s foster care system, with at least half of all infant placements now a result of parental substance use.

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Study sheds light on importance of comprehension when obtaining consent

Jun. 6, 2019—Bioethics study focuses on comprehension of informed consent for research

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VUMC’s Specialty Pharmacy nominated for Patient Choice Award

Jun. 6, 2019—VUMC's Specialty Pharmacy has been selected as a finalist for a 2019 Patient Choice Award.

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Genitourinary surgery association honors Smith’s contributions

May. 16, 2019—Joseph Smith Jr., MD, has been awarded the Keyes Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS).

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Adult hospital receives top safety grade from Leapfrog group

May. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital was once again named among the safest hospitals in the nation after receiving a spring safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group.

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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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