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Reporter June 16 2023

Virtual support group helps people with Long COVID

Jun. 15, 2023—In addition to receiving her medical care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Kate Whitley is one of about 100 patients participating in a free virtual support group program for those with Long COVID at VUMC.

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Program keeps close watch on high-risk home health patients

Jun. 15, 2023—Vanderbilt Home Care Services’ Chronic Disease Management program complements in-person medical visits and traditional home health services with regular telehealth calls from a registered nurse.

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Stahlman NICU transitions to new resuscitation unit

Jun. 15, 2023—Vanderbilt's The Stahlman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, one of the first modern neonatal intensive care units in the world, cared for its last baby and closed at the end of May.

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Montenovo named chief of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Jun. 15, 2023—Martin Montenovo, MD, has been named chief of Vanderbilt's Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation in the Department of Surgery.

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Johns Hopkins University names outpatient center in honor of Levi Watkins Jr.

Jun. 15, 2023—Johns Hopkins University has named the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore for the late Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Vanderbilt University’s first Black medical school graduate in 1970 best known for his pioneering heart surgery and civil rights activism.

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Team refines protocol for emergency surgical event

Jun. 15, 2023—A multidisciplinary team at Vanderbilt recently collaborated on a live simulation to develop a new protocol for a rare but high-stakes cardiothoracic event — when a team has to perform a re-sternotomy at a patient’s bedside as a life-saving measure.

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Garrett elected president of the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Jun. 15, 2023—Gaelyn Garrett, MD, MMHC, medical director of the Vanderbilt Voice Center, has been elected president of the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

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VUMC celebrates trauma survivors and their care providers

Jun. 15, 2023—Members of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Acute Care Surgery team, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, and former patients who recovered or individuals who are currently recovering from traumatic injuries recently gathered on the Medical Center’s Plaza for an annual celebration of National Trauma Survivors Day.

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Symposium offers new ways to overcome health disparities

Jun. 14, 2023—Ideas for addressing the disproportionate impact of cancer, diabetes, and gastrointestinal diseases on disadvantaged populations were shared recently during a diversity symposium at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Gigante inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics

Jun. 14, 2023—Vanderbilt's Joseph Gigante, MD, was recently inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics within the Academic Pediatric Association.

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Dwyer departing from VUH leadership role

Jun. 9, 2023—Shon Dwyer, MBA, RN, President of Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), is leaving her role as the facility’s leader at the end of the fiscal year. Lee Ann Liska, MBA, VUH’s Chief Operating Officer, will step in as Chief Operating Officer and Interim Hospital President.

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Philips and Vanderbilt University Medical Center unite to define roadmap for decarbonizing radiology

Jun. 8, 2023—Amsterdam-based Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have announced a collaboration that aims to reduce the health system’s carbon footprint while determining a blueprint to guide industry efforts.

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