Author: Kelsey Herbers
Oct. 10, 2019—A new multisite study will examine whether co-occurring Alzheimer’s disease and stage 4 breast or prostate cancer alters pain perception, potentially leading to undertreated cancer pain.
Oct. 10, 2019—Sarah Sexton Walters, NP, has been appointed to the board of directors for HOSA, an international student organization dedicated to empowering future health professionals to become leaders in the global health community.
Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital receives Joint Commission certification for hip, knee replacements
Oct. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) has received certification from The Joint Commission for total hip replacement and total knee replacement, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care and continuous compliance with performance standards.
Oct. 9, 2019—The Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) Advisory Board recently hosted a community celebration dinner to commemorate the successful transition of the local hospital to Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.
Sep. 25, 2019—Providing access to a culturally appropriate community health worker during breast cancer screenings may impact elements of patient care and satisfaction among Hispanic/Latina women, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report in American Journal of Roentgenology.
Sep. 25, 2019—Patients who face financial barriers to accessing their medications are provided financial support thanks to a medication assistance program offered through Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Pharmaceutical Services.
Sep. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers hope to identify factors that may make humans more susceptible to toxicant exposure — specifically the presence of pre-existing inflammatory disease.
Sep. 12, 2019—Two faculty members from Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences have been recognized with annual awards from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), VUMC’s credentialing organization.
Aug. 29, 2019—Most women who undergo a cesarean section are sent home with more opioids than they need, but a significant proportion of women use all opioids and report unmet pain needs, according to Sarah Osmundson, MD, MS, assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Aug. 28, 2019—On Aug. 20 and 21, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) hosted its first employee celebration, complete with free Chik-fil-A, a photo booth and door prizes that included four suite tickets to a Nashville Predators game and custom jerseys for the winner’s family.
Aug. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt’s hearing aid services provide patients with a variety of unique resources.