March 22, 2002

Jones, Hemphill assume new roles in ED

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Dr. Ian Jones has been appointed director of the Adult Emergency Department at VUMC.

Jones, former director of Adult Emergency Department Operations, will focus on clinical issues. Dr. Corey Slovis will continue in his role as Chief of Emergency Services for Vanderbilt over both the Adult and Pediatric Emergency departments.

“Our EDs have grown from a volume of 38,000 in a single site, to an anticipated volume of 75,000 for this year’s combined number of patients to be seen in our separate Adult and Pediatric EDs,” Slovis said. “Each ED needs on-site supervision throughout each day. Dr. Ian Jones on the Adult side and Dr. Andrea Bracikowski on the Pediatric side give us two great clinician leaders.”

Dr. Robin Hemphill, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine, will assume the new role of director of Disaster Preparedness in the department.

“Ian, Robin and I are all in agreement that our disaster response capabilities need to be centralized under one individual,” Slovis said. “Robin has the training and abilities to work with local, state and national agencies, both operationally and bringing grants to VUMC.”

Hemphill was assistant residency director for the Army’s Emergency Medicine Residency Training program in San Antonio and is now associate residency program director for VUMC’s program. She had extensive disaster preparedness training and experience while in the military.