Jeff Balser Archives
Apr. 2, 2020— Hi, everyone. Like many areas of the country, we are seeing increasing numbers of coronavirus cases. Over the past week, the number of cases in Davidson County has increased by 50%. To-date, about 50 coronavirus patients have been admitted to VUMC, and nearly 20 have been discharged. How bad the storm gets depends almost...
Message from Dr. Jeff Balser, President and CEO, about additional guidance issued to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure
Mar. 27, 2020— Hi, everyone. As many of you are seeing in the news, this pandemic is hitting some areas of our country, like New York City, very hard. We hope that Nashville’s “Safer at Home” order will reduce the impact we see at VUMC. Nonetheless, the number of patients admitted to our adult hospital has doubled...
Mar. 18, 2020— Hi Everyone. As we continue to confront the challenges of coronavirus, I want to talk about social distancing. It’s something that’s new to most of us, and we need to lead by example. Social distancing is one of the best ways we can reduce the spread of this virus. One way is to allow...
Feb. 20, 2020—A focus on bolstering and supporting the people who put the “personal” in personalized care is fueling initiatives around Vanderbilt University Medical Center as leaders look to boost connectivity of an expanding workforce that’s taking on more patients in a rapidly changing environment.
Feb. 19, 2020— Defining personalized care. It’s a tagline that has appeared in our marketing on social media, billboards and even primetime TV. About 1.7 million Middle Tennessee Super Bowl viewers watched Vanderbilt Health ads showcasing this tagline with compelling stories of how our science, training and clinical expertise bring a distinctive, personalized care experience to patients...
Jan. 7, 2020—Any new cycle—whether it’s a new year, week, rotation or first day after a holiday—is a chance to “wipe away” disappointments from losing sight of a goal or getting bogged down by demands to start anew with a clean slate, writes Jeff Balser, MD, PhD.
Dec. 5, 2019—My father-in-law, Ron, was an accomplished businessman who prided himself as a quintessential do-it-yourself guy when it came to home repairs. I, being a good son-in-law, listened attentively trying to absorb his sage advice given I’m somewhat more challenged by these tasks.
Nov. 20, 2019—In 1999 Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced the establishment of a formal alliance to enhance the educational, scientific and clinical programs at and between both institutions.
Nov. 15, 2019—The exceptional capabilities that stem from the fusion of research and training with clinical practice is the core of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s longstanding success and is the philosophy underpinning an era of unprecedented growth and partnerships around the region.
Aug. 15, 2019—Team building and efficiency are umbrella priorities over the coming year as leaders focus on strengthening patient flow through existing, and newly opening, inpatient and outpatient facilities and bolstering the spirit of culture, top executives said at the August Leadership Assembly.
Aug. 8, 2019—Physician-scientists are uniquely positioned to help solve some of the nation’s most formidable health challenges, Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, told college students from across the country last week during a conference hosted by VUMC.
Jul. 11, 2019—Dr. Jeff Balser, CEO, started to learn how a person’s story impacts health and delivering care as a high school student selling newspapers room to room.