Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

Tim Lowell, here with his wife, Ginger, was Tennessee’s first total artificial heart transplant patient. He recently received a permanent donor heart.

First artificial heart patient gets permanent replacement

Tim Lowell of Hernando, Mississippi, received the first total artificial heart in the state of Tennessee when the cardiac surgery team at Vanderbilt Health placed the device in his chest on Sept. 26, 2018. The mechanical heart kept him alive for nearly three months until a matching human donor heart became available and he was transplanted on Dec. 16, 2018, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Ken Browning is retiring after more than three decades overseeing buildings at VUMC.

Browning leaves behind legacy of buildings and better lives for the people who use them

It’s a crisp February morning and Ken Browning, just a few days short of his retirement, let his gaze travel down the Medical Center plaza. From where he stood, just outside Medical Center North, a three-block long canyon of buildings stretches south and forms the heart of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Father of Waffle House shooting victim describes daughter’s struggle, family’s pain

Tia Waggoner works day-by-day to rebuild her life

Johns to help guide PM&R certification process

Jeffery Johns, MD, medical director of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Stallworth’s Johns draws on broad background

As a freshman at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Jeff Johns, MD, spotted someone practicing for cheerleader tryouts. Although he had never once tumbled in gymnastics or participated in cheerleading before, Johns asked her to teach him some basics.

When their native Puerto Rico was devastated by hurricanes, these VUMC resident physicians stepped up

“We are humbled by the heartfelt love we received from the entire Vanderbilt community”

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