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VUMC named among ‘Great Hospitals’

May. 12, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has again been named among the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

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VUH lands top safety marks from Leapfrog Group

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.

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Project brings discharge medications to patients’ bedsides

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.

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Nutrition Services lands high scores in recent food safety audits

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.

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VUH achieves ‘A’ score in national survey of hospital patient safety efforts

Nov. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt University Hospital earned the highest possible grade recently in a nationwide survey of hospital patient safety.

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Overnight road closures near hospital entrance scheduled Nov. 10-14

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.

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Hospital plaza set to undergo major restoration

Jul. 17, 2014—After little change since its construction in 1977, one of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s most familiar landmarks, the plaza behind Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), is undergoing restoration.

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Steaban, Edgeworth take on new adult enterprise roles

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.

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Parmley named VUH chief of staff

Feb. 20, 2014—C. Lee Parmley, M.D., J.D., professor of Anesthesiology and chief of the Critical Care Division of the Department of Anesthesiology, has been named chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital. He assumed the position Feb. 17.

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Initiative seeks to anticipate discharge dates for patients

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.

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Daily huddles help smooth VUH patient transition process

Oct. 31, 2013—Daily multidisciplinary patient transition huddles are now in effect for all but four units of Vanderbilt University Hospital.

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New process for patient handovers from ED to units

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.

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