Emergency Preparedness Archives
Feb. 16, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center to be an early adopter as a hospital system integrating the Tennessee Advanced Communications Network into its existing network of emergency providers for redundancy communications in the event of a disaster.
Jan. 29, 2020—When a person goes missing, sending an alert to Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees as quickly as possible is crucial, and an update to VUMC’s missing person process rolling out Feb. 1 focuses on doing just that.
Oct. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, Fire and Workplace Safety will host representatives from across the university who play a key role in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for an emergency tabletop training exercise on Nov. 7.
Sep. 22, 2017—Disasters, both natural and man-made, affect hundreds of thousands of people in the United States each year. Learning about different types of disasters and what to do before they strike can increase your chance of survival and decrease the extent of fear, property damage, and interruption to your daily life.
Apr. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) new 1,200-square-foot Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has large LED monitors lining freshly painted walls and a slew of telephones.
Mar. 15, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will join several other hospitals and federal, state and local agencies for a full-scale weather-related disaster drill on Thursday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Dec. 8, 2016—Being familiar with emergency response procedures for an active threat on campus is critical to the safety of campus community members and can enhance first responders’ ability to contain a threat.
Feb. 18, 2016—Vanderbilt will conduct a test of the VUMC Notification System at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22.
Jan. 22, 2016—When Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente emailed students early Friday morning to inform them that classes had been cancelled for the day, many of them no doubt took it as a signal to sleep in or to begin their weekends early. But for a team of dedicated staff and administrators, the work of dealing with the winter weather had just begun.
Apr. 29, 2015—For many, springtime brings more than April showers and May flowers. Each year, the season brings fear and anxiety to many tornado- and storm-fearing residents of the Southeast, including Middle Tennessee. According to the National Weather Service, 469 individual tornadoes have been catalogued in Middle Tennessee since 1830. In the past decade, during which time...
Jul. 24, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the first medical center in Tennessee to be named a Storm Ready Supporter by the National Weather Service (NWS), a designation that recognizes a superior level of preparedness for tornadoes and inclement weather.