Aug. 13, 2013—As sports practices have resumed for the fall, physicians at the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC) are already treating young athletes with concussions. They urge coaches and parents to know the warning signs of a concussion and not let athletes return to play until they have been cleared by a health care professional. “It is...
Aug. 9, 2013—Dear Colleagues, As we move forward with our cost reduction efforts throughout the Medical Center, I pledged to provide timely and substantive updates. In this message, I will summarize the status of our strategic change initiative Evolve to Excel (E2E). I will also answer questions that have come from our own people throughout VUMC, as...
Aug. 8, 2013—The way David Posch, CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics, described the health care industry’s current landscape to members of the Patient and Family Advisory Council at the group’s August meeting Tuesday night was by quoting the opening line of Charles Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities” — “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
Aug. 8, 2013—Two groups of Vanderbilt students from different disciplines of health care recently completed projects with a common goal: promoting interprofessional training for the next generation of health care professionals.
Aug. 8, 2013—Cecelia B. Moore, MHA, CPA, vice president of Finance and Chief Operating Officer for the Patient Revenue Management Organization (PRMO) with Duke University Health System, has been named associate vice chancellor for Finance at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Aug. 8, 2013—Last week, 130 students from more than 75 medical schools across the nation were at Vanderbilt to take part in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Medical Student Research Symposium, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and organized by the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center.
Aug. 8, 2013—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is the first in the United States to use a new fully resorbable “envelope” that encloses implantable cardiac devices, such as pacemakers and internal cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), and helps prevent surgical site infections.