Reporter Aug 2 2019
Vanderbilt University Medical Center completes acquisition of Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon
Aug. 1, 2019—VUMC announced completion of the acquisition of Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon, a two-campus facility licensed for 245 beds, from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS). Wilson County’s only hospital will now be called Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.
VUMC performs its first transplant using rehabilitated lungs
Aug. 1, 2019—For the first time at Vanderbilt, doctors have performed a transplantation with donated lungs that were rehabilitated using a procedure called ex vivo lung perfusion.
New program expands options for prescribing investigational therapies
Aug. 1, 2019—A new group called Access to Investigational Medicine is assisting clinicians who want to seek compassionate use of investigational therapies for their patients.
Case named Chief Compliance Officer for VUMC
Aug. 1, 2019—Edward (Ted) Case, JD, has been named Chief Compliance Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Shu, Zheng receive Vietnam’s top honor for foreign scientists
Aug. 1, 2019—The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has awarded two Vanderbilt epidemiologists the Memorabilia Medal “For the People’s Health” in appreciation for their contributions in helping the nation establish a population-based research program for cancer, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases.
Grant bolsters research on myelodysplastic syndromes
Aug. 1, 2019—Michael Savona, MD, has received a competitive grant to develop therapies for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.
High Five Constraint Camp
Aug. 1, 2019—At the recent weeklong High Five Constraint Camp, pediatric occupational therapists help children improve a weaker limb to become stronger.
Oates recalled as iconic leader, physician, scientist
Aug. 1, 2019—John Oates, MD, an internationally known physician at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a founding father of the discipline of Clinical Pharmacology, died Tuesday (July 30) in Nashville after a short illness. He was 87.
Ceremony welcomes new School of Medicine students
Aug. 1, 2019—A new year means a new white coat for first-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students.
Volunteer gardeners get creative to help rehab patients
Aug. 1, 2019—A group of volunteer gardeners are using nature-related workshops to help Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital patients improve their fine-motor skills.
Williams, Wilkins among YWCA Academy for Women of Achievement honorees
Jul. 30, 2019—Two Vanderbilt leaders are among the six women selected as inductees into the 2019 Academy for Women of Achievement.
Child-pedestrian incidents increase with start of school year
Jul. 29, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers safety tips to prevent injury.