Reporter Aug 2 2019

Vanderbilt University Medical Center completes acquisition of Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon

VUMC announced completion of the acquisition of Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon, a two-campus facility licensed for 245 beds, from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS). Wilson County’s only hospital will now be called Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.

VUMC performs its first transplant using rehabilitated lungs

For the first time at Vanderbilt, doctors have performed a transplantation with donated lungs that were rehabilitated using a procedure called ex vivo lung perfusion.

New program expands options for prescribing investigational therapies

A new group called Access to Investigational Medicine is assisting clinicians who want to seek compassionate use of investigational therapies for their patients.

Case named Chief Compliance Officer for VUMC

Edward (Ted) Case, JD, has been named Chief Compliance Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Shu, Zheng receive Vietnam’s top honor for foreign scientists

The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has awarded two Vanderbilt epidemiologists the Memorabilia Medal “For the People’s Health” in appreciation for their contributions in helping the nation establish a population-based research program for cancer, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases.

Grant bolsters research on myelodysplastic syndromes

Michael Savona, MD, has received a competitive grant to develop therapies for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.