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Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital receives highest accreditation from the College of American Pathologists

Sep. 15, 2023—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital’s lab has been awarded accreditation from the College of American Pathologists based on results of a recent onsite inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

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Bedford and Tullahoma-Harton Hospitals awarded four stars by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Sep. 15, 2023—Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital (VBH) and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital (VTHH) were awarded four out of five stars for overall hospital quality by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This marks yet another improvement to the hospitals’ quality measures following their acquisition by Vanderbilt Health. Each year CMS assigns star ratings to U.S hospitals based...

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Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital finalizes Level III Trauma Center designation

Sep. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) has been certified by the state as a fully designated Level III Trauma Center — the first in Lebanon, Tennessee. “Since acquiring Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, it has been a goal to provide advanced trauma services. We believe this is an important addition for the patients we serve, and for...

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New Ambulatory Surgery Division announced

Aug. 17, 2023—With year-over-year growth in surgical volume, Vanderbilt Health is forming a new Ambulatory Surgery Division. Within the Vanderbilt Health System approximately 85,000 surgical operations are performed each year, of which 70% are ambulatory.

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David Haynes Named VUMC’s Chief Patient Experience Officer

Jun. 26, 2023—by John Howser David Haynes, MD, MMHC, professor of Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery and Hearing and Speech Sciences, and Vice Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, has been named as Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s new Chief Patient Experience Officer (CXO). He will assume this role on July 1, succeeding Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, who...

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Radiology and Radiological Sciences chair Reed Omary to step down

Jun. 20, 2023—Reed Omary, MD, MS, Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass Professor and chair of Radiology & Radiological Sciences, is stepping down from his role as the department’s leader.

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Dwyer departing from VUH leadership role

Jun. 9, 2023—Shon Dwyer, MBA, RN, President of Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), is leaving her role as the facility’s leader at the end of the fiscal year. Lee Ann Liska, MBA, VUH’s Chief Operating Officer, will step in as Chief Operating Officer and Interim Hospital President.

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Wallace named as VUMC’s New Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

May. 4, 2023—David Wallace, MD, MPH, has been named as the new chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and director of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute.

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Rothman named Vice President and Executive Medical Director for VUMC Finance

May. 2, 2023—Brian Rothman, MD, has been named to the newly created role of Vice President and Executive Medical Director for Vanderbilt University Medical Center Finance.

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Theobald appointed Chief of Staff for Corporate Clinical Affairs and SVP for Clinical Affairs

Apr. 20, 2023—Cecelia Theobald, MD, MPH, has been appointed as Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Chief of Staff for Corporate Clinical Affairs and Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs.

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Oxford House to close

Apr. 13, 2023—Out of an abundance of caution the Oxford House, an administrative office building on VUMC’s campus, will be permanently closed. The building’s closure is effective immediately. On Tuesday morning, sensors placed throughout Oxford House to monitor the impact of nearby construction activity detected an increased level of vibration, resulting in the building’s precautionary evacuation. Even...

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Vanderbilt University Hospital lobby opens after total renovation

Feb. 21, 2023—After a multiyear effort, renovation of the Vanderbilt University Hospital lobby is complete.

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