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Two families create strong bond during hospital stays

Jul. 19, 2012—If not for their daughters’ illnesses, Laura Meador and Amy Hamilton probably would never have met. But their paths crossed in an unlikely venue — the sixth floor of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt — and a burgeoning friendship was born.

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‘U.S. News & World Report’ ranks VUMC No. 1 hospital in Tennessee

Jul. 17, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has once again been named among the nation’s elite providers of health care services by U.S. News and World Report in the publication’s 2012-13 Best Hospitals edition.

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Vanderbilt’s CTSA lands $46 million renewal

Jul. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s largest single government research grant, its Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), has been renewed for another five years for $46 million.

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VUMC doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 29, 2012—The Fourth of July is a day of picnics, parades and celebrations, and nothing quite says Independence Day like fireworks. However, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts.

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Nursing school project helps ready children for kindergarten

Jun. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students, working in partnership with the Martha O’Bryan Center, United Neighborhood Health Services (UNHS) and Kirkpatrick Elementary School, developed a pilot project to increase awareness and improve access for children in the Cayce Place community who need to register for kindergarten.

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‘Look Before You Lock’ to prevent child heat stroke and death

Jun. 27, 2012—It took less than 10 minutes for temperatures to rise from 79 to a blazing 113 degrees inside a parked SUV on the plaza at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The SUV was used to illustrate the danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles — part of a special safety demonstration led by officials at Monroe...

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Vanderbilt and affiliates receive $18.8 million to improve health care, reduce costs for chronic conditions

Jun. 18, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and its affiliates have received preliminary notice of a three-year, $18.8 million grant to improve chronic disease management for patients with high blood pressure, heart failure and diabetes. The Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is one of the largest federal research grants awarded...

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VUMC named leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health care

Jun. 18, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s commitment to meeting the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community has been recognized with certification awarded to the institution by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as a Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) “Leader in Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Healthcare.”

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New mobile ‘app’ helps medical center monitor hand washing compliance

Jun. 18, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is serious about hand hygiene. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hand hygiene is the single most important intervention to prevent the spread of infection from one patient to another patient. And now, Vanderbilt physicians, nurses and IT specialists have collaborated to create a wireless software application to more...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital seeks to reduce drowning incidents this summer

Jun. 18, 2012—Since Memorial Day weekend, emergency medicine physicians at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have already seen an increase in pool-related injuries, including fatalities. Throughout the summer, Children’s Hospital is partnering with Safe Kids Cumberland Valley and a number of other community organizations to introduce a proactive water safety campaign, “Be Pool Cool...

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of Frances Williams Preston

Jun. 14, 2012—Frances Williams Preston, one of the most successful female music executives in the history of the entertainment industry, and a member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Board of Overseers, died from congestive heart failure at her home in Nashville, surrounded by her family, Wednesday, June 13. She was 83.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital named among nation’s best by ‘U.S. News & World Report’

Jun. 5, 2012—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is again named among the nation’s leaders in pediatric health care in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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