patient education

Lori Anne Parker-Danley used pandemic time to learn quilting and create her “pandemic quilt”

Improv quilting stitched together her hours during the pandemic

Parker-Danley named Patient Education director as Stiles retires

Lori Anne Parker-Danley, PhD, has been named the new director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Patient Education, effective Aug. 1.

Improving the patient experience through clear communication is Lane Stiles’ ‘North Star’

Project seeks to ease confusion about advance directives

While Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Jon Alverio was on rotation with the Vanderbilt Health Palliative Care team, he witnessed the confusion patients often have as they try to complete an advance directive for health care, and he decided to do something about it.

New Radiology website gives patients pre-visit tips

Patients scheduled to undergo an imaging procedure at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) can now explore a new Radiology and Radiological Sciences patient website for tips about what to expect during the visit, how to prepare for the procedure and how early to arrive prior to the appointment.

New tools help prepare patients before, after surgical procedures

Randal Fowler left Vanderbilt University Medical Center 19 years ago with a brand new heart, so he’s accustomed to following doctors’ orders to a T, but when he recently checked in for hip replacement surgery he learned something new.