VUMC Facts and Statistics

Figures are for fiscal year 2023 unless otherwise noted

About Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is the largest comprehensive research, teaching and patient care health system in the Mid-South region, with the highest ranked adult and children’s hospitals in the Southeast by U.S. News & World Report.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, VUMC sees over 3.2 million patient visits per year in over 180 ambulatory locations, performs 79,000 surgical operations and discharges 78,000 inpatients from its main-campus adult, children’s, psychiatric and rehabilitation hospitals and three regional community hospitals.

The Medical Center is the largest non-governmental employer of Middle Tennesseans, with nearly 40,000 staff, including more than 3,000 physicians, advanced practice nurses and scientists appointed to the Vanderbilt University faculty.

About Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals, treating and helping to prevent a full range of pediatric health issues from colds and broken bones to complex heart diseases and cancer.

Achieving 10 out of 10 nationally ranked pediatric specialties in 2023, Monroe Carell was again named among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” for the 17th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the hospital earned the distinction as the No. 1 pediatric hospital in Tennessee, and for the third year, shares first place in the Southeast Region.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a nonprofit organization, opened in 2004, expanded its physical space in 2012, and recently added four new floors encompassing 160,000 total sq. ft. The new expansion helps to advance the size and scope of the hospital’s mission.

For more about Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt:

VUMC Media Style Guidelines

Guidelines for the correct and preferred way for media to refer to VUMC people and places 

  • Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of the School of Medicine. 
  • C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy CEO and Chief Health Systems Officer for VUMC.
  • LifeFlight — One word. Capital F.
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine on first referencelowercase medical school on second reference.
  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt — Always use the full name for first reference. For second reference, use Monroe Carell. Do not use Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, or Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for clarification or space purposes. Never use MCJCHV or VCH. 
  • Seacrest Studios — When referring to the studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, use the plural noun and verb.
  • Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences — For second reference, use Bill Wilkerson Center.
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center — Note hyphen. Second reference, Vanderbilt-Ingram 
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center — VUMC or the Medical Center is acceptable on second reference or in headlines. 
  • Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks — not 100 Oaks. 
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital — not Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital.