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Author: Doug Campbell

Monaci named Executive Vice President for Adult Ambulatory Operations

Apr. 6, 2023—by John Howser Wendy Monaci, MBA, Vice President of Regional Ambulatory Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named VUMC’s Executive Vice President for Adult Ambulatory Operations, effective May 1. The Adult Ambulatory Division, which represents the majority of VUMC patient visits, is essential to VUMC’s mission and overall growth strategy. Monaci will be responsible...

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Rolando transitions to lead Health and Wellness

Mar. 20, 2023—  by Wayne Wood Lori Rolando, MD, MPH, has transitioned into a new role as executive director of Vanderbilt Health and Wellness. In this new role, she will oversee Occupational Health, Health Plus and Work/Life Connections-EAP. Rolando has been at Vanderbilt for 15 years and, in her previous role as director of the Occupational Health...

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Patel appointed Ingram Chair in Surgical Sciences

Mar. 12, 2023—by Jill Clendening Mayur Patel, MD, MPH, associate professor of Surgery in the Division of Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named to hold the Ingram Chair in Surgical Sciences. Patel also holds appointments as associate professor of Neurological Surgery and associate professor of Hearing and...

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Reminder: access to patient information monitored

Mar. 8, 2023—  The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Privacy Office wants faculty and staff who have access to systems or databases that contain patient information to keep in mind that access to patients’ information continues to be closely audited for potential privacy violations. Unauthorized use of VUMC’s clinical databases, such as Epic or Star Panel to check...

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2022 another strong year for Vanderbilt Transplant Center

Feb. 23, 2023—  by Matt Batcheldor The Vanderbilt Transplant Center has emerged over the past five years as an international leader in solid organ transplantation. In calendar year 2022 alone, 625 life-saving heart, liver, kidney, lung and pancreas transplants were performed. Among the fastest-growing programs has been Vanderbilt’s heart transplant program, which performed a combined total of...

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American Society for Clinical Investigation honors 10 Vanderbilt physicians

Feb. 9, 2023—by Bill Snyder Four Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members have been elected this year to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the organization has announced. Four others from VUMC have received ASCI Council Young Physician Scientist Awards this year, and two have received ASCI Emerging Generation Awards. Founded in 1908, the...

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Spann, Geiger move into new Surgical Sciences leadership roles

Feb. 2, 2023—  by Jill Clendening Matthew Spann, MD, MMHC, associate professor of Surgery and director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, has been named chief of the Division of General Surgery in the Department of Surgery in the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, effective Jan. 15. Spann has moved into this new role...

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VUMC Announces VICTR Leadership Transition

Dec. 16, 2022—by Bill Snyder Gordon Bernard, MD, a leader in clinical and translational medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for more than 40 years, will step aside from his institutional leadership roles in July 2023 to focus more on his research interests and allow a new generation of leaders to take center stage. Bernard, the Melinda...

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Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network marks 10 years of driving health care innovation

Dec. 8, 2022—by Jamie Roberts The Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and the innovations along the way that have transformed health care and strengthened communities in Tennessee and surrounding states. The health care industry endured a period of rapid change 10 years ago, with the Affordable Care Act taking full effect and...

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Vanderbilt University Hospital named a Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital

Dec. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt University Hospital has again been named a Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of former Rheumatology director Thomas

Nov. 21, 2022—James Ward “Tom” Thomas II, MD, former director of Vanderbilt’s Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, died Nov. 16 following a battle with cancer. He was 74.

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Vanderbilt hospitals land high Leapfrog safety grades

Nov. 16, 2022—Multiple Vanderbilt Health hospitals have been recognized among the safest hospitals in the United States after receiving a fall 2022 safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group.

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