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Author: Kathy Rivers

Some VUH elevators temporarily close as part of lobby renovation

Nov. 11, 2022—The Vanderbilt University Hospital lobby renovation that began in January 2022 is nearing its final stages. As of last weekend, the first phase of the elevator work has started. As many as three of the eight visitor elevators will be offline for up to five weeks while the construction team renovates the lobby floors and...

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Physician-Nurse-Patient Rounding rolls out at Vanderbilt University Hospital Nov. 15

Nov. 8, 2022—The Patient and Family Promise pledges that the health care team will work with patients to coordinate their care. Vanderbilt University Hospital teams are taking that promise to a new level starting on Nov. 15, as they roll out a standardized physician-nurse-patient rounding system throughout the 726-inpatient bed setting. This idea is a direct response...

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Panera Bread now open at the 21st Avenue campus

Nov. 3, 2022—Panera Bread is now open on the 21st Avenue campus. The new restaurant is in the space formerly occupied by Au Bon Pain, with entrances off the VUMC Plaza and the second floor of the Vanderbilt University Hospital. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m....

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Vanderbilt University Hospital Town Hall is Oct. 27

Oct. 25, 2022—Vanderbilt University Hospital Town Hall Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91546370302 Topics include: capacity, construction and communications. Tune in for the updates you need to know this month.  Hosted by VUH President Shon Dwyer, MBA, RN, and the hospital senior leadership team. This is an opportunity to gather as a VUH...

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Office of Diversity and Inclusion Challenge: Choose one thing to do on your anti-racism journey this month

Oct. 21, 2022—Self-awareness. Authentic conversations. Personal growth. These are a few of the many benefits CHAT Room Series attendees have shared about the past two installments of the monthly gatherings, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and inclusion. “Our Racial Equity Plan charts our five-year path to becoming an anti-racist organization, and it’s the people of the...

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Strategy Share to focus on VUMC’s Strategic Directions

Oct. 20, 2022—Addressing disparities in maternal health care, expanding the diversity of workforce recruitment pipelines, how to develop age-friendly care, effective ways to reach underrepresented communities and examples of community partnerships are all topics at Strategy Share 2022.

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Changes to Central Garage begin this week

Oct. 14, 2022—Starting the week of Oct. 17, the Central Parking Garage will slightly reduce the number of available parking spaces.

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Strategy Share 2022 takes on storytelling, Oct. 26

Oct. 13, 2022—Addressing disparities in maternal health care, expanding the diversity of workforce recruitment pipelines, how to develop age-friendly care, effective ways to reach under-represented communities, and examples of community partnerships are all topics at Strategy Share 2022. Audience members will learn more about these and many more subjects during the live event on Oct. 26, 2...

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DEI Climate Survey deadline extended to Oct. 4

Sep. 26, 2022—The deadline for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Climate Survey has been extended until Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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Greater Nashville Heart Walk back at VUMC on Oct. 1; sign up at today’s Farmers’ Market

Sep. 13, 2022—The Greater Nashville Heart Walk will be back at Vanderbilt on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Dragon Park at 2400 Blakemore Avenue. The walk is a family-friendly community event open to everyone: coworkers, friends, and children, and furry companions. Due to the pandemic, this is the first in-person Heart Walk back at Vanderbilt’s campus in three...

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VUMC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Climate Survey Opens Next Week

Sep. 2, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Climate Survey opens to the VUMC Community Sept. 13, and is the latest step toward cultivating an inclusive, respectful VUMC environment.

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Operational Control Center to provide seamless patient flow

Feb. 8, 2021—Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital’s (VUAH) new Operational Control Center will improve coordination of patient care, ensuring patients get the care they need without unnecessary delays.

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