Nov. 18, 2015—Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics have treated 25,000 patients since the first clinic opened its doors on March 25, 2013. Patients and families are able to receive expert pediatric care in their own communities for illness or injuries that occur during the evening or weekend. Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics are located in Brentwood, Hendersonville, Spring Hill and...
Oct. 29, 2015—While 12 million Americans are enrolled in health care networks through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) insurance marketplace, a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) raises concerns about patient access to specialists within these insurance plans.
Oct. 29, 2015—This week, Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) was awarded a Fall 2015 Patient Safety Grade of “A” from the Leapfrog Group, a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage that works to encourage health care safety, quality and affordability. This is the eighth consecutive time VUH has scored an “A.”
Oct. 29, 2015—Quinton Smith doesn’t remember much of what happened one Sunday evening last March. He was disoriented, unable to stand and could not even recognize his girlfriend’s face after she returned home from work.
Oct. 21, 2015—As part of its ongoing commitment to provide excellent care for heart failure patients in Tennessee and the Southeastern U.S., Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute recently became the first medical center in the state to implant the HeartMate 3, a novel mechanical circulatory support device. Vanderbilt Heart is currently one of 60 select centers chosen...
Oct. 8, 2015—The Joint Commission has recertified the Vanderbilt Stroke Center for providing complex cerebrovascular care.
Oct. 8, 2015—Five current faculty members at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by others.
Oct. 8, 2015—Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., started his annual State of the Medical Center Address last Thursday by affirming that many who work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) feel “called to do so,” often compelled by life-shaping experiences.
Oct. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is introducing a host of customer-focused digital tools to increase access and help patients better manage their health.
Sep. 16, 2015—Eighteen-year-old Rachel Barnett of Robertson County is one of the first patients to be enrolled in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center — one of seven medical centers around the country participating in a clinical research initiative of the National Institutes of Health to identify rare disorders in patients.