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View highlights from February Leadership Assembly: Stabilizing our finances

Mar. 8, 2023—Watch the latest highlight from February’s Leadership Assembly, in which Dr. Jeff Balser, President and CEO, speaks to VUMC’s need to identify sustainable solutions to stabilize our finances. Your leader will ask you to participate in a Discover, Learn & Share session by Apr. 5. Be ready to share your great ideas on how we...

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View highlights from February Leadership Assembly: “Join Us”

Mar. 7, 2023—In February’s Leadership Assembly Dr. Jeff Balser, President and CEO, encourages all VUMC employees to help identify great nurses to join our organization to help address significant staffing challenges, especially in our adult impatient areas. He also shared an incredible new video spotlighting VUMC’s nurses. Watch the 90-second highlight from Leadership Assembly here: If...

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Leaders to hold Discover, Learn, and Share sessions over next few weeks

Mar. 3, 2023—Responding to two clear calls to action from Dr. Jeff Balser, President and CEO, in his remarks from February’s Leadership Assembly, VUMC leaders will hold Discover, Learn, and Share sessions with their teams throughout the month of March. Leaders can use the provided toolkit to help guide these sessions, using transparent and open communication to...

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View highlights from February Leadership Assembly: Health care’s new reality

Mar. 3, 2023—In this first in a series of highlights from February’s Leadership Assembly, Dr. Jeff Balser, President and CEO, explains new realities facing health care today, including the industry’s changing financial picture, and how this is impacting  VUMC. To help address the new financial environment, your leader will ask you to participate in a Discover, Learn...

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Collaboration, creativity necessary for “Stronger Together” cost initiative: Leadership Assembly highlights

Feb. 23, 2023—February's Leadership Assembly explored the next stage of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s ongoing journey.

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Regional growth spotlights ‘Join Us,’ workforce campaigns: Leadership Assembly takeaways

Nov. 14, 2022—Sustaining the Medical Center’s era of unparalleled growth throughout the region will be bolstered by new recruitment, retention, and career development opportunities.

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Jahangir shares COVID lessons at Reunion Weekend

Oct. 13, 2022—by Bill Snyder As head of Metro Nashville’s COVID-19 Task Force during the height of the pandemic, Vanderbilt orthopaedic trauma surgeon Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC, witnessed a wide swing of human emotions. Mask mandates, designed to curb the spread of the virus, were met with resistance and outright hostility. Yet many Nashvillians quietly went out...

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Panoramic ‘DNA’ podcast Season 3 explores elements of well-being

Sep. 5, 2022— Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s award-winning podcast, Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, (DNA) is back for its third season with a new format emphasizing collaboration to convene in-depth, vibrant explorations of how the current era of rapid change impacts mental and physical well-being. ‘Shapeshifters: Changing the Mental Health Story,’ released on Sept. 5, explores...

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Supporting ‘Team VUMC’: Leadership Assembly Highlights

Aug. 12, 2022—Growth across both Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the communities it serves spotlights the need to bolster collaboration and communication to efficiently provide care to patients and ensure well-being of the workforce, Medical Center leaders said during streaming of the August 2022 Leadership Assembly.

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NAM special publication focuses on COVID lessons learned

Aug. 10, 2022—A new special publication from the National Academy of Medicine spotlights the opportunity to leverage lessons learned from the pandemic to transform health, health care and health delivery in the United States.

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New Blue Ridge Academic Health Group report outlines challenging economic outlook for academic health centers

May. 18, 2022—Recommendations for academic health centers in addressing a challenging economic outlook are set out in a new report issued by the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group.

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Leadership Assembly: Embarking on a transformational racial equity plan

May. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders are launching a transformational effort to foster an inclusive environment to ensure people at all levels of the organization experience a welcoming environment where everyone can thrive.

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