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.

Event to celebrate VUMC employees set for March 7-8

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is hosting a special employee appreciation event — Celebrate the Difference WE Make Every Day! — to applaud recent successes and acknowledge the many contributions of the Medical Center’s employees during three sessions on March 7-8.

VUMC employees celebrated for their culture of caring

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s biggest asset – the 22,000 employees who through everything they do touch the lives of millions of patients and their families each year – were honored at last week’s “Celebrate the Difference YOU Make Every Day.”

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