Stephan Russ

On hand for the ribbon cutting at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital’s new Operational Control Center were, from left, Shon Dwyer, MBA, RN, Schiara Gonzalez Parker, MBA, MSN, Stephan Russ, MD, MPH, Lee Ann Liska, MBA, and Susan Beggerow, MA.

Operational Control Center to provide seamless patient flow

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital’s (VUAH) new Operational Control Center will improve coordination of patient care, ensuring patients get the care they need without unnecessary delays.

LifeFlight named air medical program of the year

Vanderbilt LifeFlight has been named the air medical program of the year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).

Ashley Brown Panas, MD, is one of several advanced providers on the Vanderbilt LifeFlight crew that include physicians and nurse practitioners.

LifeFlight adds NPs, physicians to expand flight crew

Patients treated and transported by Vanderbilt LifeFlight are now receiving a higher level of care thanks to the credentialing of more than 20 flight nurses as nurse practitioners and the addition of a flight physician at several LifeFlight bases.

An approaching hurricane. A critically ill baby. A Vanderbilt team flies in to help.

“The mother was so grateful that we were able to get her baby to a safe place.”

LifeFlight to open new base in Humboldt, Tennessee

Vanderbilt LifeFlight will soon be expanding its footprint to serve the West Tennessee region by adding an emergency helicopter base in Humboldt, Tennessee.

Additional beds enhance patient access, service

An initiative to add beds in strategic locations throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), decrease patients’ length of stay and focus on morning discharges is paying off with improved patient access to services, hospital leaders say.