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Author: Wayne Wood

Reminder: Medical Center plaza is no-vehicle zone

Jan. 26, 2023—The Medical Center plaza, which is designed for pedestrians passing between VUMC buildings, is a no-vehicle zone. The use of electric scooters has been increasing after a pandemic lull, and that, combined with motorized skateboards and bicycle traffic, has resulted in more vehicles traveling through pedestrian areas. This endangers the safety of patients, families and...

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eStar update: Last line antimicrobials to require second signature at Monroe Carell

Dec. 22, 2022—eStar update about use of last line antimicrobials at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt:   Why: Appropriate use of last line antimicrobials reduces development of resistant organisms What: Restricted antimicrobial orders at Monroe Carell will require a second signature from an Infectious Diseases Fellow or attending before the orders become active or the...

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Final MyWorkday Change Network meeting of 2022 delves into additional HR topics, cutover, and training

Dec. 9, 2022—The MyWorkday Change Network gathered virtually on Nov. 30, 2022, for its last meeting of the calendar year. With the “cutover” period – in which VUMC moves from multiple existing systems to Tecsys and Workday – just around the corner, the meeting was content-rich in helping prepare the attendees for that process and the impending...

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Heart Walk participants earn 100,000 bonus steps in the Fit for Fall Health Challenge

Sep. 20, 2022—All VUMC employees who participate in the American Heart Association 2022 Great Nashville Heart Walk will earn 100,000 bonus steps in this year’s Fit for Fall Step Challenge. The 100,000-step bonus will earn participants the “Step It Up with Health Plus Step Challenges”-action in the Wellness Actions Log for Health Plus’ Go for the Gold,...

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Box migration to begin in December

Sep. 9, 2022—Many employees at VUMC use Box, a cloud content management solution, to store, share and collaborate on files. In December 2022, Box content will begin migrating primarily to Microsoft services. Any content that does not align well with OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. The Box Migration initiative...

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MyWorkday Change Network meeting focuses on supply chain changes

Apr. 11, 2022—MyWorkday is VUMC’s enterprise-wide project to replace existing business systems and processes. As the Medical Center continues to prepare for this fall’s go-live, more than 1,100 people met virtually March 31 to hear from project leaders in the second Change Network meeting. Those in the meeting hold important roles, some designated as department readiness leads...

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Annual observance of Doctors’ Day is March 30; Vanderbilt Health dedicated website set up for donations and messages

Mar. 23, 2022—Every day, Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors go above and beyond to provide compassionate, personalized health care for our patients. On Doctors’ Day, March 30, you may show your appreciation for a doctor who has made a difference in your life or the life of someone you love by writing a note and making a...

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VUMC donates medical supplies bound for Ukraine

Mar. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center responded to pleas for help from Ukrainian health officials by donating several tons of medical supplies to be shipped to Ukraine in coming days.

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The MyWorkday project will touch all areas of VUMC; Change Network of employees begins its work

Mar. 4, 2022—MyWorkday is VUMC’s enterprise-wide project to replace existing business systems and processes. The MyWorkday project at VUMC involves the implementation of  two new cloud-based systems, Workday and Tecsys. Taken together, this extensive transition of dozens of VUMC business systems set to occur later this year took a major step forward in late February with the...

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Noted clinician, educator Lefkowitz mourned

Sep. 30, 2021—Lewis Lefkowitz, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, emeritus, whose dedication to health equity and underserved communities helped thousands of patients and influenced generations of Vanderbilt medical students, died Sept. 26. He was 90.

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Vanderbilt mourns former Emergency Medicine leader Auerbach

Jun. 30, 2021—Paul Auerbach, MD, former chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died June 23 in Los Altos, California.

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New policy outlines how patients’ belongings, valuables are handled

May. 19, 2021—VUMC is in the process of implementing a new policy governing how the institution handles patients’ belongings and valuables.

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