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Reporter Nov 12 2021

Lights shine bright to show support for Children’s Hospital

Nov. 10, 2021—by Christina Echegaray Bella Villamil, 5, waved a small red flashlight across the ceiling of her hospital room at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She playfully flickered the light in unison with Child Life assistant Mikayla Taylor. They were practicing for Children’s Hospital’s growing yearly tradition: the third annual Night Lights for Monroe...

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Specialty Pharmacy receives Patient Choice Award

Nov. 10, 2021—For the third year in a row, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy has won the Specialty Pharmacy Patient Choice Award from Managed Markets Insight and Technology.

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Vanderbilt University Hospital Earns “A” Safety Score from Leapfrog

Nov. 10, 2021—Vanderbilt University Hospital has again been recognized among the safest hospitals in the nation after receiving a fall 2021 safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group.

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Study finds higher deaths among veterans in 2020, but less than general population

Nov. 9, 2021—  by Jake Lowary More U.S. veterans died in 2020 than in prior years, but the increase was less than the increase in the general population, a new study of Veterans Health Administration (VA) data by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Boston University (BU) finds. Overall, the study, published in The Lancet...

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Gift card spoofing continues to be a problem; what you need to know

Nov. 8, 2021—A popular internet scam involves email or text requests for gift card purchases. Scammers rely on impersonation and social engineering tactics to ask victims to purchase gift cards or approve invoices for them.

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