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Holding hands one more time: Compassion and collaboration allow couple to spend the most precious time together

Virginia and Tommy Stevens, both 91, have been married 69 years and this was the time they needed each other the most. Compassionate problem-solving by the Palliative Care Unit and the Trauma Intensive Care Unit teams brought the loving couple together one more time.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Palliative Care Unit staff recently celebrated a decade of providing care to individuals facing severe illness or injury on the dedicated unit in the Round Wing of Medical Center North.

Palliative Care Unit celebrates a decade of providing patient- and family-centered care

Vanderbilt’s Palliative Care Unit is celebrating 10 years to patients and families.

Vanderbilt Academy for Excellence in Education elects 26 new members

The Academy for Excellence in Education has elected the following 26 new members for 2022.

The End of Life Care Plan is easily accessible on My Health at Vanderbilt.

My Health at Vanderbilt adds End of Life Care Plan

Improvements to the web-based My Health at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Health’s online patient portal, have made it easier for health care teams — including patients and their designated health agents — to add and access an End of Life Care Plan to guide medical decision making.

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.

Study shows benefit of palliative care for liver disease patients

A Vanderbilt study sheds new light on the impact of palliative care.