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C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, shares information on how the region’s growth has driven development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center with members of the Medical Center’s patient and family advisory councils and advisory groups. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Caregivers are acknowledged and supported through advisory councils’ initiative

Members of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s patient and family advisory councils — largely made up of individuals who are themselves caregivers — decided last year that “caring for the caregiver” would be the focus of a 15-member workgroup tasked with developing a plan to better assist caregivers.

McQueen posed on the LifeFlight helipad with some of the AMCT3 members now working at VUMC: Douglas Low, RN, Emergency Medicine; Shannon Martin, Emergency/LifeFlight paramedic; Joshua Smith, assistant professor of Clinical Surgery; Michael Derickson, assistant professor of Clinical Surgery; Christopher Bickett, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine; and Kayla Hearn, RN, Critical Care. (Photo by Donn Jones)

Top military medical leader supports additional expansion of partnerships with Medical Center 

VUMC is an official site of programs that deliver medical training opportunities to military medical personnel serving on Army Trauma Teams and that bring combat medics, licensed practical nurses and operating room technologists to VUMC for rotations to complete much of their annual medical skills competency requirements.

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Relaunched Staff Advisory Council better reflects makeup of Medical Center

The Medical Center Staff Advisory Council has evolved to better reflect today’s VUMC, which has grown significantly since the council’s formation.

Vanderbilt Medical Laboratories opened a new lab. Here’s what employees have to say 6 weeks in.

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center News & Communications crew caught up with people working at the new laboratory in MetroCenter.

Q+A with Muktar Aliyu, MD, DrPH, MPH

Muktar Aliyu, MD, DrPH, MPH, answers questions about the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.

Katie Crider, RN, made regular phone calls to support and provide resources to patient Michael Hackett as he was faced with numerous health challenges.

VHAN Care Management team reaches patients where they are

The Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network’s Care Management Program provides additional support for patients recovering from a recent hospitalization, trying to better manage a chronic disease or navigating a new or complex medical diagnosis.

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