February 9, 2007

State of Medical Center address set for March 5

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State of Medical Center address set for March 5

Vanderbilt University Medical Center staff and faculty are invited to attend this year's State of the Medical Center address at 4 p.m., Monday, March 5. This year’s event is being held in the Student Life Center due to construction at Langford Auditorium.

In his annual speech to staff and faculty, Harry Jacobson, M.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs, will outline the Medical Center's progress over the past year in the areas of patient care, research and education.

Other items of interest include an overview of the schools of Medicine and Nursing, new faculty members and contributions to the community.

Jacobson's progress report for the past year will detail not only the current state of the Medical Center but also the state of medicine in general. With its thriving clinical programs, strong research enterprise and nationally recognized education programs, VUMC is well-positioned to continue its focus on improving the levels of service provided to patients, customers and employees well into the next decade.

In delivering his vision for the future, Jacobson will discuss important factors such as the changing population, changing patterns of practice, changing technologies and science and the changing demands of society.

Leaders in the Medical Center have been asked to invite their key staff.

“The meeting is open to anyone who wants to learn more about what the Medical Center has achieved during the past year and what we plan to achieve in the days ahead,” Jacobson said.