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Author: Kylie Avery

U.S. Army North Division executing dense urban terrain exercise using VUH helipad, Aug. 9 & 10

Aug. 1, 2023—The U.S. Army North Division is performing a planned training throughout Davidson County to exercise their emergency response procedures. Part of this training will use Vanderbilt University Hospital’s (VUH) helipad to conduct scheduled touch-and-go landings with Blackhawk aircrafts. These drills will focus on incident preparedness in the event of a large scale-disaster, and patients are...

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Reminder: update and complete emergency operations department subplans

Jul. 26, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center requires all departments to annually review and revise their emergency operations subplans. For fiscal year 2023-2024 there are changes that each unit needs to address including using the updated subplan template. Subplans outline specific guidelines for clinical and non-clinical units to respond to emergency situations by: Providing staff and hospital leadership...

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Brown lauded by National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Jun. 21, 2023—Katrina Brown, MSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A, sexual assault nurse examiner team lead at Vanderbilt, received the 2023 Visionary Voice Award from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

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Metro-wide candidates picnic on July 8

Jun. 13, 2023—On Saturday, July 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt UniversityMedical Center are co–hosting a Countywide Candidates Meet and Greet in Fannie Mae DeesPark, 2400 Blakemore Ave. (also known as Dragon Park). This event is in collaboration with theHillsboro–West End Neighborhood Association and Belmont–Hillsboro Neighbors.A Nashville campaign tradition, this meet and...

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Courtyard Café Announcements

Jun. 13, 2023—Mein Bowl is now open on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from 11:00am-4:00 pm to be serve you.   The Food and Nutrition Catering Dept will be closing indefinitely, due to a major renovation in Patient Services. We apologize for the inconvenience. We can’t wait to serve you in the near future.   Courtyard Cafe Weekly Menus...

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The Girls of Nashville Event, benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt set for June 20

Jun. 13, 2023—Hear iconic, hit Country songs by the remarkable women who penned them at the June 20 Girls of Nashville show, held at City Winery. The evening will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and is co-hosted by singer-songwriter, and Monroe Carell advisory board member, Shelly Colvin. Tickets are on sale now through City Winery...

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Jun. 13, 2023—Juneteenth Independence Day will be celebrated on Monday, June 19. The newest federal holiday commemorates the day when the last enslaved African Americans in the United States were freed following the conclusion of the Civil War. The holiday gets its name, “Juneteenth,” as a form of verbal shorthand for June 19. Originally called Emancipation Day,...

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VUMC in the news, June 13, 2023

Jun. 12, 2023—William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, continues to be one of the most in-demand sources about infectious disease in the news. Among the news outlets he has spoken to recently: U.S. News & World Report, Becker’s Healthcare, Patient Care. Brian Christman, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care...

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COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters available for certain populations

Jun. 9, 2023—Recently, a second COVID-19 bivalent booster became available for certain populations at higher risk for COVID-19 complications. If you are 65+ and have had 1 bivalent vaccine at least 4 months ago OR you are immunocompromised and have had 1 bivalent vaccine at least 2 months ago, you are eligible for a second COVID-19 bivalent...

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June Chat Room Series: LGBTQ+ 101

Jun. 9, 2023—  Join us for this month’s Chat Room Series: “LGBTQ+ 101.” This session is open to all members of the VUMC Community. There is no need to have attended previous CHAT Room sessions. In honor of Pride Month, VUMC’s Pride Employee Resource Group members will share some personal stories as well as insights about terminology,...

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Initial Rate Ranges for Titratable Infusions

Jun. 9, 2023—Why: This will allow for clinical decision-making by the nurse caring for a patient at the bedside to initiate a titratable infusion at the most appropriate dose for a patient based on patient-specific factors.  This will also increase compliance with charted initial rates matching ordered rates. Who: Providers and Nurses for VUMC Adult Areas. What: The Joint...

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Updated My Health at Vanderbilt Messaging

Jun. 9, 2023—Updated MHAV Unread Message Notification Why: To minimize unnecessary notification in InBasket. Who: All InBasket Users. What: Users will have the option to decide whether they want to set a date for critical message notifications rather than having the default 2-day notification. When: June 28, 2023 Details:  Removing the automatic 2-day notification will significantly reduce noise for...

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