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C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, shares information on how the region’s growth has driven development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center with members of the Medical Center’s patient and family advisory councils and advisory groups. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Caregivers are acknowledged and supported through advisory councils’ initiative

Members of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s patient and family advisory councils — largely made up of individuals who are themselves caregivers — decided last year that “caring for the caregiver” would be the focus of a 15-member workgroup tasked with developing a plan to better assist caregivers.

The VUMC Remembers virtual memorial service features staff testimonials of patients.

VUMC Remembers honors patients, families, staff

For the third year, Vanderbilt Health held “VUMC Remembers,” a special virtual memorial service to remember patients who have died as well as their families and caregivers.

“VUMC Remembers” virtual memorial service honors patients who died in the past year

The program features speakers from different hospital departments, staff testimonials of patients at the end of their lives, a reading of loved ones’ names and special music.

Innovative Project SEARCH provides good jobs for participants, great employees for VUMC

The program focuses on training young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for jobs in health care

MLK lecture celebrates values of diversity, inclusion

André Churchwell, MD, greeted those gathered in Light Hall for Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture with a reminder that his father, Robert, gave the first such lecture at Vanderbilt 17 years ago.

Patient satisfaction advisory program sees rapid growth

More than 5,600 people are participating in Advise Vanderbilt six months after Vanderbilt University Medical Center launched the program of online advisers to help leadership improve patient satisfaction and patient and family engagement in care.