Richard Miller Archives
Trauma Unit’s 20th anniversary
Aug. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Trauma Unit on 10 North in Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital opened 20 years ago this month, August 1998.
Directorships honor VUMC’s critical missions
Jan. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) on Monday held its first Directorship Celebration to honor and support eight of its leaders in clinical care, research, education and administration.
Gavin family’s new gifts expand support for Trauma program
Mar. 23, 2017—When Carol Ann Gavin was transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in 2010 after being gravely ill for weeks, one of the first people she met was critical care surgeon Richard Miller, M.D. She immediately trusted Miller’s assurance that he would get her well. He delivered on his promise.
New grants bolster Trauma program’s research initiatives
Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Trauma, Emergency General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care was recently awarded two new research grants.
VUMC named best in U.S. for patient safety in trauma care
Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for patient safety in Trauma care by CareChex 2017 Hospital Quality Ratings Analysis.
Preventable injuries fill hospitals each Memorial Day; Vanderbilt doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday weekend
May. 26, 2016—With the Memorial Day holiday upon us, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is preparing for what is typically one of the busiest weekends of the year. Victims of automobile, boating, motorcycle, swimming and all-terrain vehicle accidents flood Vanderbilt each year during this holiday weekend, which is considered the official kick-off to summer. “Many of these accidents...
Siri ‘butt dial’ to 911 brings rescuers to trapped victim
Aug. 14, 2015—A Vanderbilt patient who survived the unthinkable has brought a whole new meaning to the term “butt dialing” and believes that prayer, along with a little help from Siri, saved his life. Sam Ray, 18, was never a fan of Siri, the hands-free virtual assistant on Apple iPhones, until he found himself pinned under his...
Preventable injuries fill Vanderbilt University Hospital each Memorial Day; doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday weekend
May. 22, 2015—With the Memorial Day holiday upon us, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are preparing for what is typically one of the busiest weekends of the year. Victims of automobile, boating, motorcycle, swimming and all-terrain vehicle accidents flood Vanderbilt each year during this holiday weekend, which is considered the official kick-off to summer. “Many of...
Vanderbilt trauma surgeons see increase in motorcycle crashes with springtime weather; urge proper helmet use
Mar. 20, 2015—As spring arrives and outdoor recreational activities increase, trauma surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are already seeing an increase in serious motorcycle accidents. Last Sunday as temperatures rose across Middle Tennessee, VUMC treated five motorcycle accident victims. Unfortunately, one of these victims sustained injuries that were not survivable. Spring brings the arrival of “trauma...
Vanderbilt to study use of plasma on LifeFlight, extends trial to Rutherford County base
Feb. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a national trial to see if outcomes for critically injured patients with uncontrolled bleeding can be improved by administering plasma to these patients while in flight to the hospital. Randomized patients who are at risk of hemorrhaging could receive two units of plasma, which can improve a patient’s...
Vanderbilt Trauma surgeons speak out against proposed motorcycle helmet legislation
Mar. 17, 2014—Despite 40 years of definitive data that confirms increased deaths and medical costs in states that do not support universal motorcycle helmet laws, members of Tennessee’s legislature have again this year filed legislation — Senate Bill 548/House Bill 44, Helmet Exemption for Certain Motorcycle Operators — to amend the state’s law so that wearing a motorcycle helmet would be optional for riders 25 and older.
Trauma Center celebrates 25 years
Aug. 29, 2013—A 19-year-old student was leaving her church’s revival on a rainy night in a small Kentucky town, when her life was forever changed by a horrific car accident.