Vanderbilt Home Care Services Archives
New program helps low-vision patients more safely navigate their home environments
Jul. 14, 2022— by Nancy Humphrey Thomas Scott, who is legally blind and lives alone, had trouble getting around his home. Navigating stairs was difficult, and the lighting in his home wasn’t ideal. To make matters worse, the 73-year-old southeast Nashville man doesn’t have the best balance. But thanks to a collaborative effort and pilot program between...
Coordinated care network ensures COVID-positive patient makes recovery
Jul. 9, 2020—On March 27, Nashville resident Bill Boyce, 73, earned the unwelcome distinction of becoming the first patient intubated on Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s dedicated COVID-19 unit.
Gillihan named CEO of Vanderbilt Home Care Services
May. 11, 2017—Kerry Gillihan, MHA, D.Sc., has been named president and CEO of Vanderbilt Home Care Services (VHCS), the home health care services of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).
Health OnCall service brings care directly to patients’ homes
Dec. 1, 2016—When you’ve been flattened by the flu, one of the last things you want is the hassle of driving to a medical clinic. Now, with the launch of Vanderbilt Health OnCall, you might not have to.
Brown named to Academy for Women of Achievement
Aug. 4, 2016—Katherine Brown, Ed.D., M.S.Ed., an occupational therapist with Vanderbilt Home Care Services, is one of the eight inspiring Nashville women who will be inducted into the YWCA’s 2016 Academy for Women of Achievement on Oct. 6.
Photo: Home Care Services anniversary
Oct. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt Home Care Services recently celebrated 30 years of helping patients to receive care in their own home environments.
Brown receives ATHENA award
Apr. 30, 2015—Katherine Brown, Ed.D., M.S.Ed., an occupational therapist with Vanderbilt Home Care Services, recently received the 2015 ATHENA International Young Professional Leadership Award. Brown is founder of Learn CPR America LLC, an author and a national speaker on topics in health and wellness, women’s empowerment and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean presented the award at...
CHF project shows home monitoring eases readmissions
Jan. 16, 2014—In preliminary testing, Vanderbilt Home Care Services (VHCS) has found that Internet-based remote patient monitoring reduces hospital readmissions for patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) who are receiving home nursing visits.
Home Care Services lands on ‘elite’ list
Nov. 21, 2013—Vanderbilt Home Care Services has been named to the 2013 HomeCare Elite, an unranked listing of the top 25 percent of U.S. home health agencies, based on various publicly available clinical and financial performance data.
Brown lands health care leadership award
Jan. 24, 2013—Laura Beth Brown, president of Vanderbilt Home Care Services and vice president of Vanderbilt Health Services, has been recognized with Leadership Health Care’s (LHC) Health Care Emerging Leader of the Year award.