Ian Cullen

The VUMC Remembers virtual memorial service features staff testimonials of patients.

Virtual memorial service now available for viewing

“VUMC Remembers,” a special virtual memorial service to remember patients who have died as well as their families and caregivers, is now posted at vumcremembers.com.

The Rev. Ian Cullen, MDiv, left, Samantha Osborne, PA, Jessica Bowman Williams, RN, CCRN, and Casey Lary, RN, hold signs remembering and honoring patients who have died. VUMC employees will hold similar signs during part of a special virtual event called “VUMC Remembers” on Nov. 22.

VUAH memorial service to remember patients, families

In a first-of-its-kind event, Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital will hold a virtual memorial service to remember patients who have died in its care as well as their families and caregivers.

Bereavement calls helping to aid grieving families

There has been nothing normal about the COVID-19 pandemic, and grieving the loss of a life at a time when families have been unable to gather beside a bedside to say goodbye, or to even hold a traditional funeral, has been one of the worst consequences of this health crisis’s uncharted territory.

Dan Kula, a volunteer with Vanderbilt Vigil Volunteers, visits with patient Gwenthian Hewitt. The program provides support for seriously ill patients at VUMC who might not have a loved one available to be at their bedside.

Vigil Volunteers seeks those with compassion to spare

Dan Kula remembers entering a patient’s room on the Palliative Care Unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and immediately sensing the man’s agitation, which can be a symptom for those who are terminally ill.