Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Archives
Top military medical leader gives high marks to VUMC’s military-civilian partnerships
Sep. 29, 2022—Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle, the U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command, visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center last week to observe the ongoing military-civilian partnerships which strengthen the Army’s medical readiness.
VUMC treats influx of trauma victims from Kentucky and Tennessee tornadoes
Dec. 13, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has treated 28 patients injured from the tornado outbreak that struck Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky overnight on Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11. As reports from Kentucky detailed the severity of the storms, VUMC increased staffing and prepared space in ICU areas to care for incoming patients. Through...
Delirium and mortality reexamined
Jul. 8, 2021—A multicenter study of ICU patients found that in the hospital, delirium was associated with a nearly three-fold increase in risk of death the following day, but after discharge there was no association between delirium and mortality.
Canavan family gift to support VUMC Trauma Team
May. 11, 2021—On April 7, 2017, a devastating car crash sent Owen Canavan to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Trauma Intensive Care Unit, and he credits the medical team for saving his life.
U.S. Army and Vanderbilt University Medical Center formalize trauma training program
Mar. 26, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is becoming an official site of the U.S. Army Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training (AMCT3), formalizing a longstanding relationship between the two entities that is built on a history of collaborative success.
Guillamondegui named chief of Division of Trauma
Dec. 16, 2020—Oscar Guillamondegui, MD, MPH, has been named chief of the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care for the Department of Surgery.
Fewer accidents, social distancing spur drop in trauma volumes
Apr. 23, 2020—Compared to last April, through April 19 the adult trauma service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is on track to admit 65% fewer patients from roadway accidents, including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents and pedestrians struck by autos.
Thompson named to direct Vanderbilt Burn Center
Aug. 7, 2019—Callie Thompson, MD, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Burn Center, one of the largest burn centers in the United States.