Andy Peterson

New Chaplain Covenant opens the door to better understanding at VUMC

“As professional chaplains, we are committed to ending racism, discrimination, and all forces that disrespect our common humanity.”

Patients and families benefit from new activity book — and the volunteer who brings it

Puzzles, mazes, coloring pages and other fun help pass the time

New initiative pairs volunteers with palliative care patients

As a nurse working with critically ill patients with orders to not resuscitate, Rebecca Hixson, R.N., has often lingered in a patient’s room to complete her routine charting if she felt they were nearing death and no family or friends were around. But Hixson now hopes a new volunteer program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will mean these patients will always have someone by their side at the end of life.