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Patient satisfaction awards honor providers, teams

Aug. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center providers and teams with exceptional patient satisfaction scores have won 14 Top Performer Awards and 273 5-Star Awards in the 2013 Excellence in Healthcare Awards, sponsored by Professional Research Consultants Inc., Vanderbilt's patient satisfaction surveyor.

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New policies, procedures in place for vendor representatives

Jul. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently partnered with Vendormate Credentialing Services to manage policies and procedures regarding vendor representatives. Among the changes was the implementation of a daily pass system in place of the previous system of annually renewed badges for vendor representatives.

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Ross recalled as champion of Medical Center

Jun. 25, 2013—Joseph C. Ross, M.D., who from 1982 to 1998 served VUMC as associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs, died Saturday, June 22, after a lengthy illness. He was 86.

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Vanderbilt study indicates fatigue and loss of sleep take predictable toll on baseball players over season

Jun. 4, 2013—Strike zone judgment grows worse over the course of a Major League Baseball season in a predictable way, possibly due to the effect of grueling travel schedules, disrupted sleep patterns and fatigue, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center sleep researcher has found.

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Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine physician offers spring cleaning ladder safety tips

Jun. 4, 2013—Spring cleaning sometimes takes intrepid householders to new heights. Unfortunately, ladders can be among the most hazardous of common household devices, says Corey Slovis, chair of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Happy Memories

May. 2, 2013—David Posch, CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics, was one of many well-wishers to congratulate Margurite L. Douglas, medical technologist in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory, at a retirement party in her honor last week. Douglas retired after 62 years of service to Vanderbilt. (Photo by Steve Green)

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Conference celebrates 85 years of social work

Mar. 7, 2013—A social work conference, “Current Issues in Tennessee: Human Trafficking and Dual Diagosis,” will be held Tuesday, March 12, in the Scarritt Bennett Center’s Raintree Room.

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West Tennessee Healthcare, VUMC announce affiliation agreement

Jan. 16, 2013—Leaders with West Tennessee Healthcare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced Jan. 15 an affiliation agreement that will expand the scope of health care services in West Tennessee Healthcare’s service area.

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Late ED nurse’s book celebrates cultural diversity

Nov. 29, 2012—It was, everyone agreed, a horrific end to a beautiful life.

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Credit Union to debut renovated space Nov. 5

Oct. 25, 2012—The Vanderbilt University Credit Union will move back to its redesigned and renovated offices at 107 Oxford House, opening for business on Monday, Nov. 5.

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Open Enrollment allows employees to select benefits

Oct. 11, 2012—Open Enrollment, the annual opportunity for Vanderbilt staff and faculty to elect the coverage that best suits their needs, will take place Oct. 17-31. As it was last year, this is an active enrollment, which means that all benefits-eligible employees need to make benefits elections.

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Children’s Hospital nurse in Colorado theater when shooting begins, aids victims

Jul. 24, 2012—Mia Bransford, R.N., EMT, a nurse in the Pediatric Emergency Department at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was attending a family reunion and was at the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colo., last Friday just after midnight to enjoy the new Batman movie.

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