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Vanderbilt University Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital receive top safety grade from Leapfrog Group

May. 11, 2022—Both Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital have been recognized as being among the safest hospitals in the nation after receiving a spring 2022 safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group.

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VUMC celebrates National Patient Safety Awareness Week

Mar. 9, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 13-19 with a series of events designed to spread awareness for patient safety throughout the Medical Center campus and its regional hospitals.

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Green, Bennett to help lead adult patient safety efforts

Jan. 3, 2022—Jennifer Green, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, and surgeon Marc Bennett, MD, MMHC, professor of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, have been appointed co-executive medical directors for patient safety for Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) and Clinics.

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No such thing as a low-risk surgery for frail patients

Nov. 13, 2019—Even a minor surgery such as a laparoscopic gallbladder removal can prove to be a high-risk and even fatal procedure for frail patients, according to new research.

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VUAH receives Leapfrog ‘A’ grade

Nov. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) was recently awarded a fall 2018 patient safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog Group, placing the hospital among the safest in the nation.

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Room-cleaning robots use UV radiation to zap microorganisms

Oct. 19, 2017—Germ-killing robots are being enlisted to further safeguard Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) patients from health care-associated infections.

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Medication safety in the ICU

Sep. 19, 2017—Facilitated reporting of medication-related events in the intensive care unit can provide opportunities for optimizing quality of care and patient safety.

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VUH achieves ‘A’ score in national survey of hospital patient safety efforts

Nov. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt University Hospital earned the highest possible grade recently in a nationwide survey of hospital patient safety.

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VUMC tapped for FDA drug and medical device monitoring

Oct. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among a handful of organizations engaged to provide expertise and data to the Sentinel System, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration program designed to monitor the safety of drugs and medical devices that have reached market. Sentinel uses electronic health records and health care billing data to examine how patients...

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VUH receives top safety score from Leapfrog Group

Apr. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt University Hospital recently earned a Spring 2014 patient safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog Group, a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage that works to encourage health care safety, quality and affordability. Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital data to produce a single score...

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Survey to assess staff, faculty perceptions on patient safety

Apr. 24, 2014—In May, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will launch a survey of clinical staff and faculty to assess attitudes and perceptions regarding patient safety at the Medical Center.

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Medical instrumentation foundation honors Weinger

Apr. 24, 2014—Matthew Weinger, M.D., professor of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, has been chosen to receive the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Foundation’s top honor, the Laufman-Greatbatch Award.

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