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Reporter Oct 11 2013

Repeat ER, hospital patients focus of ‘Bedside Matters’

Oct. 10, 2013—Bedside Matters, a new hourlong monthly rounds geared toward helping all Vanderbilt University Medical Center health care providers deal with the social and emotional issues of caring for patients and families, will take a deeper look into issues surrounding patients who make multiple visits to the Emergency Department and hospital at its October meeting.

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Clinic creates path to better heart health for older patients

Oct. 10, 2013—Thomas Kent has never met a stranger. He is quick to share tales about his time as a music manager in Las Vegas or to pull out one of his favorite one-liners. He says he’s the only Quaker minister in town with a wife behind the pulpit to strike a “bada-bing” after each joke.

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Grant bolsters study of nursing workforce’s future

Oct. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies has been awarded $2.2 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to address nursing workforce issues that may impede future health care.

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Adult rehabilitation consult service created

Oct. 10, 2013—The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) has started an adult inpatient consultation service to evaluate patients who may need rehabilitation and assist with the transition from inpatient care to post-acute rehabilitation facilities.

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Probing mutant EGF receptor regulation

Oct. 10, 2013—Understanding the regulation of mutant EGF receptors commonly found in lung cancers could lead to new targeted therapies.

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Heart transplant links donor, recipient with different blood types

Oct. 9, 2013—Pediatric cardiac surgeons at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have performed the state’s first ABO incompatible heart transplant in a 2-month-old patient.

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Benefit highlights for 2014

Oct. 4, 2013—This year’s Open Enrollment is Oct. 16-31, and all benefits-eligible employees should enroll.

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Road closures Oct. 12

Oct. 4, 2013—There will be several road closures Oct. 12 during the Nashville Heart Walk.

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Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network to offer expanded options

Oct. 4, 2013—When Vanderbilt University faculty and staff review their 2014 health plan options during Open Enrollment, they will notice a feature that reflects not only how Vanderbilt is taking care of its own but also leading the transformation of health care for the region.

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