Community & Giving

Galen Perdikis, MD, left, and G. Patrick Maxwell, MD.

Dedication to advancing breast reconstruction surgery for patients links Perdikis, Maxwell

Perdikis now holds the recently established G. Patrick Maxwell, M.D. Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital: 5 years

To honor VWCH’s 45 years of service, and their fifth as Vanderbilt Health, C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer, and VWCH president Scott McCarver presented a State of the Hospital address to the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce

Neil Jess, BSN, RN, CNOR, and Pearl-Cohn High School student Aries Beck.

Nurses mentor Pearl-Cohn High School students considering health care professions

The mentorship program — a partnership between VUMC’s Nurse Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and Metro Nashville Public Schools — has enabled staff nurses to empower students eyeing nursing and health care professions. Aries Beck wants to be a neurologist.

Mama Lere Hearing School students lead the Pledge of Allegiance.(photo by Erin O. Smith)

Mama Lere Hearing School graduation

The Mama Lere Hearing School teaches children, mostly with hearing loss, to listen, read, sing and talk.

Where Hope Began: Celebrating more than 20 years of the Carell family commitment to children

Until 2004, Nashville was the only city among the top 25 in the nation that didn’t have a freestanding hospital dedicated to serving children and their families.  

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.

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