Celebrate 2019

The United Voices of Vanderbilt Choir got the audience into the spirit at last week’s Celebrate the Difference WE Make Every Day!

Medical Center employees celebrated at festive event

There were inspirational songs from the United Voices of Vanderbilt Choir, a rollicking rock band, a roll call of achievements and heartfelt stories shared by grateful patients and their families during Celebrate the Difference WE Make Every Day! 2019, an appreciation event to honor all Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees.

VUMC employees poised to Celebrate March 7 and 8

A chance to win seats at a Predators hockey game, updates on recent successes, a free meal, live music, patient stories and a Vanderbilt Health logo T-shirt for all attendees are just part of what’s in store at the employee appreciation event — Celebrate the Difference WE Make Every Day! — being held next week on March 7 and 8.

A multidisciplinary team, above, met for nearly two years before the 2017 launch of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s new electronic health record system known as eStar to complete a massive initiative to improve how lab samples are labeled and matched to patients.

Team recognized for improving how lab samples are labeled

Following a massive initiative that changed how every lab sample is labeled and how those samples are matched to patients, critical results that guide patient care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are returning to health care teams in about half the time it once took.

Teresa Chipps, program manager for Vanderbilt’s Center for Asthma Research, enjoys using her experience to serve as a resource for colleagues and students.

For Chipps, acceptance, understanding are crucial

According to Teresa Chipps, research teams at Vanderbilt may not always have direct patient contact, but their goals remain closely tied to the ones of those who live in the clinical world.

Guest Services volunteer Don Pierce helps family and friends of patients in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit.

Pierce’s presence brightens days in Trauma ICU

As he walks the hallways of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Don Pierce’s gold Guest Services blazer is an outward symbol of the heart of gold you’ll find underneath.

Lindsey Ham is the Occupational Therapy clinical team leader at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Lindsey Ham comes to work each day with her ‘game face’ on

For Lindsey Ham, Occupational Therapy clinical team lead at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the phrases “work hard” and “play hard” are synonymous.