Apr. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) has been awarded a spring 2016 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.
Feb. 25, 2016—At Vanderbilt University Hospital, on a pilot basis, pharmacists have begun delivering discharge prescriptions and counseling to patients at the bedside prior to discharge.
Feb. 5, 2015—For the second year in a row, Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt achieved food safety scores above 99 percent.
Nov. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt University Hospital earned the highest possible grade recently in a nationwide survey of hospital patient safety.
Nov. 5, 2014—The north entrance drive for Vanderbilt University Hospital will be closed from Monday, Nov. 10, through Friday, Nov. 14, between 10 p.m.–4:30 a.m.
Jul. 10, 2014—Robin Steaban, MSN, R.N., VUMC associate chief nursing officer and chief administrative officer at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Nursing Officer for Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics. In addition, Mitchell Edgeworth, MBA, chief operating officer for Vanderbilt University Hospital, has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer for Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics.
Nov. 21, 2013—An initiative is afoot to document each patient’s anticipated date of discharge in StarPanel (the electronic medical record system) upon admission to Vanderbilt University Hospital, then update it daily and remind patients of it daily.
Oct. 31, 2013—Daily multidisciplinary patient transition huddles are now in effect for all but four units of Vanderbilt University Hospital.
Oct. 24, 2013—Beginning Oct. 29, Vanderbilt University Hospital will use a new process for patient handovers between nurses in the adult Emergency Department and nurses on inpatient units.