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Hach shows age not always a barrier to cancer therapy

Sep. 3, 2015—Phila Hach recently celebrated her 89th birthday and she has had much to celebrate over the years.

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Patient experience key to improving outcomes: speaker

Jan. 29, 2015—Patients who feel included in their care have better outcomes, Christina Dempsey, MSN, MBA, chief nursing officer at Press Ganey, told a large audience at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing during her recent talk sponsored by the Patricia Townsend Meador Endowed lecture series.

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Vanderbilt clinical workstations getting major upgrade

Jan. 22, 2015—Clinical workstations throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center will undergo an expansive upgrade early this year. Vanderbilt IT is entering into an operating lease with Dell Inc. to replace a significant number of clinical workstations located throughout VUMC’s hospitals and clinics.

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Team coordinates care for patients with many needs

Apr. 17, 2014—When Eddie Dotson arrived at Vanderbilt University Medical Center last September, he weighed 627 pounds and truly embodied the label “morbidly obese.” He had so much fluid in his chest it was hard to breathe and his heart, liver and kidneys were failing.

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Embolism not about to change young singer’s tune

Sep. 12, 2013—As a member of the Tune Town Show Chorus, 20-year-old Kyla Hallums was used to belting out songs and thought it strange when she became short of breath on Sept. 1.

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National health quality group lauds VMG primary care providers

Nov. 1, 2012—Following a detailed review by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), all 75 Vanderbilt Medical Group adult primary care physicians and nurse practitioners have received Level 3 designation — the top designation — under the Physician Practice Connections Patient Centered Medical Home voluntary accreditation program.

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Initiative set to improve patient transitions

Oct. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will undertake sweeping changes to ensure smoother, more tightly coordinated transitions from the hospital to each patient’s home or other post-acute care setting.

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