Plant Operations

It’s a terrible idea to flush “flushable” wipes

Throw them in the trash. Your plumbing will thank you. So will the Medical Center’s.

The Fixer: Dalton Hogue’s behind-the-scenes work keeps VUMC running smoothly

“I didn’t think many people noticed what we do, so it was nice to know someone noticed.”

Volunteer gardeners bring creativity, imagination and fine motor skills to rehabilitation patients

The team helped liven up Stallworth’s courtyard by planting sweet potato vines, basil, daisies, roses, mint, rosemary and oregano.

Winter weather cancels classes, but gears up campus services

When Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente emailed students early Friday morning to inform them that classes had been cancelled for the day, many of them no doubt took it as a signal to sleep in or to begin their weekends early. But for a team of dedicated staff and administrators, the work of dealing with the winter weather had just begun.

New one-call number to address facilities concerns

Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees, patients and visitors to facilities included in the Adult Clinical Enterprise now have a new one-call number to address non-emergent facilities-related issues or concerns. The new number, which will be answered 24/7, is 615-343-6000 (internally 3-6000).

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Practice these tips for World Water Day

“Water and Energy” is the theme of this year’s World Water Day, March 22. Vanderbilt has many ongoing water conservation projects that not only reduce water consumption, but also decrease energy usage.