Jessica Bowman Williams

Zach Lloyd spent 95 days on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, after contracting COVID-19.

COVID recovery included long stay on ECMO, double-lung transplant

Zach Lloyd was only 37 years old with no pre-existing health conditions, but COVID-19 was bringing him within an inch of his life.

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.

Heart patient Ronnie Kreis is monitored by VHVI doctors while he’s at his home in East Tennessee.

Device allows VHVI doctors to monitor heart patients remotely

In 2018, Ronnie Kreis began to develop severe heart failure. After being hospitalized multiple times that year near his home in Oliver Springs in East Tennessee, he was told that nothing else could be done.