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Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 29, 2017—As the July 4th holiday weekend approaches, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are urging caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured each year using consumer fireworks. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even see patients with...

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Uninsured emergency department visits down after Medicaid expansion

Jun. 19, 2017—Fewer uninsured patients are walking through the doors of Emergency Departments in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), even though the total number of visits has increased since 2014, according to an Annals of Emergency Medicine study released Monday.

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Tennessee Poison Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center saved an estimated $8 million in taxpayer Emergency Department costs, study says

Nov. 2, 2016—The Tennessee Poison Center, housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, saved taxpayers of Tennessee an estimated $8 million last year by preventing unnecessary emergency department (ED) visits, according to a survey conducted by the Center. The survey asked people who phoned the Poison Center in July, “Would you have gone to the ED if Tennessee...

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VPH unit enhances emergency psychiatric services for patients

Aug. 25, 2016—The Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) has opened a Psychiatric Assessment Service (PAS), combining two existing services into one secure location — a win for patients being cared for at VPH and their families.

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Uninsured heart attack patients more likely to be transferred to another facility: study

Jun. 9, 2016—A new study finds that uninsured heart attack patients are more likely to be transferred.

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Study seeks to bolster outcomes for acute heart failure patients

May. 21, 2015—With support from a three-year, $2 million research grant from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the American Heart Association are teaming up to study heart failure care in the Emergency Department.

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Vanderbilt emergency physician offers tips for a safe New Year’s celebration

Dec. 30, 2014—New Year’s Eve is expected to bring tens of thousands of revelers to downtown Nashville, and there will be thousands more at private parties and celebrations all over the region. Corey Slovis, M.D., chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, knows that some of them will end up in Vanderbilt’s Emergency Department, since New Year’s Eve...

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Powers helped launch ‘Nighthawk’ imaging service

Jun. 12, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Thomas Powers, M.D., has learned to see exceptionally well in the dark.

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Tim McGraw video filmed at VUMC wins multiple CMA Awards

Nov. 6, 2013—The video for “Highway Don’t Care” by Tim McGraw, which was partially filmed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and included the participation of several Vanderbilt staff, has received the CMA Awards for both Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year. The announcement was made Wednesday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning, America,” which...

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New process for patient handovers from ED to units

Oct. 24, 2013—Beginning Oct. 29, Vanderbilt University Hospital will use a new process for patient handovers between nurses in the adult Emergency Department and nurses on inpatient units.

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Vanderbilt specialists urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jul. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt specialists are urging parents and children to leave the fireworks displays to the experts this Fourth of July. Children are often seen at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for a variety of injuries, including serious damage to eyes from bottle rockets, third-degree burns related to the use of sparklers, and trauma,...

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Preventable injuries filled Vanderbilt University Hospital last Memorial Day; Doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday

May. 24, 2013—Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge safety with upcoming Memorial Day celebrations after a record-breaking number of trauma patients filled Vanderbilt University Hospital on this same weekend last year. In 2012 Vanderbilt’s Trauma Unit saw more than triple the volume of patients than are treated during a typical weekend, and LifeFlight, Vanderbilt’s air ambulance,...

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