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New Patient and Visitor Code of Conduct to be implemented

Feb. 16, 2024—A new Patient and Visitor Code of Conduct addressing acts of mistreatment and discrimination is now in effect at Vanderbilt Health’s hospitals and clinics.

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Michael Regier to retire; Douglas Mefford named general counsel and secretary

Feb. 15, 2024—Michael Regier, JD, general counsel and secretary at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has announced that he will retire at the end of the academic year. Douglas Mefford, JD, managing counsel in the Office of Legal Affairs, has been appointed to succeed him effective July 1.

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C.J. Stimson named Executive Vice President for Population Health

Jan. 4, 2024—C.J. Stimson, MD, JD, assistant professor of Urology and Senior Vice President of Value Transformation in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Population Health, has been named Executive Vice President for Population Health.

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David Posch assumes new role of Senior Vice President for Business Consulting

Jan. 4, 2024—David Posch, MA, Executive Vice President for Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Office of Population Health and Executive Director for Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN), has transitioned into the new role of Senior Vice President for Business Consulting

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Lee Ann Liska named President of Vanderbilt University Hospital

Dec. 19, 2023—Lee Ann Liska, MBA, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Hospital President of Vanderbilt University Hospital, has been chosen to serve as the hospital’s president.

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James Newman named Vice President and CFO for Clinical Support Services Division

Dec. 14, 2023—James Newman, MBA, CPA, Associate Vice President for Finance, has been named Vice President of Finance and Divisional Chief Financial Officer for the Clinical Support Services Division for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Chad Fitzgerald named to lead Clinical Support Services Division

Dec. 12, 2023—Chad Fitzgerald, JD, Senior Vice President for Health System Emergency Operations, has been named Executive Vice President and will lead Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Clinical Support Services Division.

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William Cooper named interim chair of the Department of Pediatrics

Dec. 7, 2023—William Cooper, MD, MPH, has been named Interim chair of the Department of Pediatrics. He will assume this role Feb. 1, 2024.  

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Pediatrics chair Webber named Dean and Executive Vice Chancellor for University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Nov. 30, 2023—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, James C. Overall Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, has been named as Dean of the College of Medicine and Executive Vice Chancellor for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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Marshall named Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Ambulatory Surgery Division

Nov. 28, 2023—Stephen W. Marshall, MBA, Senior Vice president of Operations for Surgery Partners, has been named as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Vanderbilt Health System’s Ambulatory Surgery Division.

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Sondra Hornsey named as VUMC’s Chief Privacy Officer

Nov. 27, 2023—Sondra Hornsey, MSEd, CHPC, Interim Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Hospital, has been named as Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s new Chief Privacy Officer. She will join VUMC on Dec. 4.

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Vanderbilt’s Dr. W. Kimryn Rathmell to be appointed director of the National Cancer Institute

Nov. 17, 2023—Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, MMHC, the Hugh Jackson Professor of Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named director of the National Cancer Institute

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