Cathy Wilson

Owen Canavan was badly injured six years ago. He uses experience to encourage others recovering from traumatic injuries.

In 2017, Canavan was working out at a fitness center when a car came crashing into the building and pinned him against a wall. In the span of a week, he underwent eight surgeries.

Darinel Castillo, a patient in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Trauma Intensive Care Unit, participated in the recent National Trauma Survivors Day, surrounded by members of his care team.

VUMC celebrates trauma survivors and their care providers

Members of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Acute Care Surgery team, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, and former patients who recovered or individuals who are currently recovering from traumatic injuries recently gathered on the Medical Center’s Plaza for an annual celebration of National Trauma Survivors Day.

Learning how to “Stop the Bleed” is something we all can do

Stop the Bleed courses, like those taught at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, teach any of us – even those without medical training – how to save some of those lives.

VUMC offering public courses on how to control bleeding

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is providing bleeding control training courses across the region in an effort to educate the public on what they can do in an emergency to potentially save a life.

Division of Trauma holds free course at rural hospitals