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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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VUH named among safest U.S. hospitals

Jun. 6, 2013—Vanderbilt University Hospital recently earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group, placing VUH among the safest hospitals in the nation.

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Surgical Pathology takes Pioneer Program to heart

May. 23, 2013—Surgical pathologists are often asked to evaluate tissue samples mid-procedure. These intraoperative consultations entail rapid processing and microscopic evaluation to distinguish diseased tissue from healthy tissue, thus helping guide the surgeon’s hands.

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Huizinga to lead VMG Quality and Patient Safety

May. 2, 2013—Mimi Huizinga, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, has been appointed to the newly created role of medical director for Vanderbilt Medical Group Adult Quality and Patient Safety, reporting to VMG Chief Medical Officer Paul Sternberg Jr., M.D. “I’m very pleased to welcome Mimi to this new role. We look forward to her contributions as...

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Vanderbilt’s Ken Young earns top patient safety credential

May. 2, 2013—The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) is recognizing Vanderbilt’s Ken Young, MBA, as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS). Young, who works as a surgical technologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is one of only five to receive this designation in Tennessee and one of 205 CPPSs worldwide. The National Patient...

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Initiative stresses safe patient handling techniques

Apr. 11, 2013—Providing the best care for patients and their families also means making patient handling safety a priority.

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VUMC honored for patient safety initiatives

Oct. 18, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a 2012 recipient of the Leadership in Safety Award from CNA, the seventh largest U.S. commercial insurance carrier. The award was presented Tuesday during a ceremony at the Eskind Biomedical Library’s Executive Board Room. CNA’s Leadership in Safety Award recognizes those who take the initiative to create a safer, more...

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New teams set to pioneer quality, safety

Sep. 27, 2012—This year’s Vanderbilt Quality and Patient Safety Pioneer Program is under way with a new set of teams ready to launch.

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Leapfrog Group gives VUH an ‘A’ for patient safety

Jul. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt University Hospital recently earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group, placing VUH among the safest hospitals in the nation.

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