Author: Jill Clendening
Dec. 3, 2020—The difficulty of policymaking with a divided government and electorate was the underlying theme of the Research into Policy and Practice webinar sponsored by the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as panelists and attendees gathered virtually to take measure of the post-election American landscape, over which hangs the pall of a surging pandemic.
Dec. 2, 2020—Improvements to the web-based My Health at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Health’s online patient portal, have made it easier for health care teams — including patients and their designated health agents — to add and access an End of Life Care Plan to guide medical decision making.
Nov. 18, 2020—Gregory Mencio, MD, Neil E. Green, MD Professor of Orthopaedics and chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been elected president-elect of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). The one-year term will prepare him for his role as president of the board in October 2021. “It’s a great honor to be...
Nov. 11, 2020—As part of an ongoing commitment to foster inclusion and celebrate diversity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, two new Employee Resource Groups have recently been formed, bringing the total to six.
Nov. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has recognized 368 clinicians and 86 clinical areas for receiving high marks from patients, earning Excellence in Patient Experience awards for fiscal year 2020.
Oct. 29, 2020—When Gov. Bill Lee halted all elective, or scheduled rather than urgent, surgical procedures in Tennessee on March 19 in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and conserve medical supplies and equipment, surgical and administrative leaders at Vanderbilt University Medical Center began seeking solid data to drive any future decision to safely restart these procedures.
Oct. 14, 2020—Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA, associate professor of Thoracic Surgery, has been named associate chair of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Thoracic Surgery, effective Sept. 1.
Oct. 7, 2020—Although the global COVID-19 pandemic forced StrategyShare2020 organizers to rapidly transform the event to an online-only format, there were no compromises in the quality and depth of the presentations, and more than 1,000 individuals registered to participate interactively, a record number for the annual event.
Sep. 24, 2020—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year as many as one out of every five children experience a mental disorder, and the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified stress and separated children from their friends and normal activities such as in-person classes and sports.
Sep. 23, 2020—Recognizing and celebrating the exceptional people found among the workforce of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the focus of Defining Personalized Care: One VUMC Team, Hero Edition, the latest segment of a multiyear Culture of Service initiative underway at the Medical Center.
Sep. 17, 2020—When Blair Wheeler banged her elbow on the court floor as she dived for a ball during a high school volleyball game, she had no idea that split second would completely change her life.