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Setting the tone Rick Dreiling’s lasting impression on Children’s Hospital

Jul. 18, 2013—There is no doubting the national profile of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, but at its core it is deeply tied to the community in which it operates. Balancing a national profile and local engagement is no small task, but as chair of the Children’s Hospital Board, Rick Dreiling, chief executive officer of...

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‘U.S. News’ again ranks VUMC among nation’s elite

Jul. 16, 2013—"U.S. News & World Report’s" newly released Best Hospitals edition again places Vanderbilt University Medical Center among the best in the nation and shows that VUMC’s specialty programs continue to grow in national prominence.

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AMA awards $1 million to Vanderbilt to help transform medical education

Jun. 14, 2013—The American Medical Association (AMA) has selected Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to receive a $1 million grant as one of the nation’s 11 top medical schools transforming medical education.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named among nation’s best

Jun. 12, 2013—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is again named among the top pediatric health care hospitals in "U.S. News & World Report" magazine’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released June 11.

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Nashville Kids Triathlon is May 19

Apr. 26, 2013—The Nashville Kids Triathlon takes place Sunday, May 19. There is still time to Join Team Vanderbilt!

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Sports concussion seminar April 30

Apr. 3, 2013—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is hosting a free educational seminar on sports concussion on Tuesday, April 30. Experts in neurology and sports medicine will discuss signs and symptoms of concussion, return-to-play guidelines, long term effects, the importance of baseline testing, proper equipment fittings, how to set up a school concussion plan and more. The...

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Workshop featuring Coach James Franklin, others to address managing staff effectively

Apr. 3, 2013—This workshop is the first in the Leadership, Education and Development Series (LEADS). The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt presents “Managing the Happy, Crabby and All Those in Between,” which will bring together speakers from different entities of business to speak about what it takes to manage staff effectively and efficiently, what makes...

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Diagnostic Management focus of live video chat April 3

Mar. 29, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s initiatives in diagnostic management will be highlighted during a live video chat with VUMC experts on Wednesday, April 3.

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USA Today: Gunshot wounds drive up government health care costs

Mar. 6, 2013—As advocates and politicians debate gun control issues, economists say gun injuries and deaths have cost billions in court proceedings, insurance costs and hospitalizations. Manish Sethi, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation, has studied healthcare costs associated with gun violence and is quoted.

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Scientific American: Putting tests to the test

Mar. 6, 2013—The overuse of many medical tests and interventions wastes money and can actually harm patients, say more than two dozen medical societies. Daniel Barocas, assistant professor of urology, is quoted.

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Message from Vice Chancellor Balser: Federal expense reductions and VUMC

Mar. 6, 2013—Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser writes about the effects that immediate federal expense reductions, known as sequestration, will have on the mission and services of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Dr. Jeffrey R. Balser: Stop the Sequester

Mar. 5, 2013—The vital partnership between NIH and Vanderbilt – reproduced at universities all around the country – supports thousands of brilliant minds from all around the world. Sequestration will discourage a generation of young people from even considering a career in research.

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