Vanderbilt University Hospital

Low health literacy associated with early death for cardiovascular patients

Patients hospitalized with a cardiovascular event are more likely to die within one year if they have low health literacy, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study released this week in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Bacchetta to help expand pulmonary surgery program

Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA, has joined the Department of Thoracic Surgery as an associate professor and the surgical director of a new respiratory institute at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that will be launched soon.

‘Wait List’ offers patients new way to get appointments sooner

Vanderbilt Health is offering a new way to get an earlier, more convenient time for your next appointment if one becomes available. It’s called Wait List.

Initiative to promote awareness of need for advance directives

During last week’s Flulapalooza, the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, the Palliative Care Service, the Office for Strategy and Innovation and the Office for Health Sciences Education hosted a booth with information about advance directives for health care.

Changes to adult health system better align patient services

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s adult and pediatric clinical services have undergone significant growth over the past five years and plans are in place that will sustain rapid expansion throughout the next decade.

Wait a minute — that sculpture outside Medical Center North was created by the guy who did the theme to “The Dating Game?”

Turns out, the guy who led the Tijuana Brass also worked in bronze

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