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A stroke left Kate Adamson trapped in her body, unable to communicate. Here’s how she recovered and became a VUMC social worker.

“You can see and hear everything around you, but you appear dead. It is like being locked in a glass coffin.”

Heart transplant program reaches major milestone

Surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed five heart transplants in four days to place the institution among an elite group of transplant centers in the country — reaching 1,000 heart transplantations.

‘Bedside Matters’ series now available online

Bedside Matters, a monthly rounds geared toward helping Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees deal with social and emotional issues in caring for patients and families, has launched a new website with online videos of the sessions, which nurses can now watch to get contact hours.

Pioneering transplant patient readies for Heart Walk

In April 1986 Bonnie Davis of Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, became the first female patient to receive a heart transplant at Vanderbilt University Hospital. On Oct. 3, she will return to campus to participate in the Greater Nashville Heart Walk.

New rounds series focuses on supporting caregivers

Bedside Matters, a new hourlong, monthly rounds geared toward helping all Vanderbilt University Medical Center health care providers deal with the social and emotional issues of caring for patients and families, will begin this month.

Year in Review 2012: Appointments bolster Medical Center programs