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Dr. Jeff Balser with an Update on VUMC’s COVID-19 Response

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...

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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...

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Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, on the importance of social distancing

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...

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5 highlights from Leadership Assembly

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.

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Rounds: A tagline to remember

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...

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Rounds: Making ‘fresh starts’ all year

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.

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Rounds: Lessons on reducing waste from a DIY handyman

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.

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Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance celebrates 20 years of collaboration

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.

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‘Melting pot of capabilities’: Five Highlights from November’s Leadership Assembly

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.

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6 key takeaways from Leadership Assembly

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.

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Undergrad conference explores physician-scientist’s path

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.

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Wrist bands to name tags: new faces and stories fuel VUMC – Rounds

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.

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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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