May 24, 2016

Nearly five years ago a tiny seed of an idea was presented at a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Clinical Enterprise retreat: forming a physician-led network of leading hospitals and physicians to focus on improving the health of communities in Tennessee and beyond. Read more...

VUMC and Hopkinsville, Kentucky's Jennie Stuart Medical Center announce affiliation agreement


Leaders with Jennie Stuart Medical Center (JSMC) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announced a strategic affiliation agreement that formalizes a collaborative relationship between the two institutions while JSMC is also joining the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network. Read more...

Less than one week remaining to participate in the VUMC Culture Survey


The survey, which began Monday, will run until 11:59 p.m., Sunday, May 29. Now is your chance to influence the way we work together, the way we learn, how we communicate with each other and how satisfied we are with our jobs. Read more...

School of Nursing faculty and staff recognized with spring awards


Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing and dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, announced faculty and staff awards during the school's spring faculty meeting May 17. Read more...

Chloride "switch" turns on membrane formation: study


Chloride plays a key role in the formation of the basement membrane, a suprastructure on the outside of cells that undergirds and guides the function of most of the tissues of the body. Read more...

Numerous ATV trauma admissions concerning: Children's Hospital offers tips to keep riders safe


Each year as the temperature rises, the reported number of all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related incidents also increases. Although not even summer yet, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has already seen close to 10 ATV trauma-related admissions since April of this year. Read more...

Vanderbilt Medicine video extra: VUMC nephrologist designing device to free patients from dialysis


Vanderbilt University Medical Center nephrologist and associate professor of medicine William Fissell IV, is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis. Read more...

VUMC in the news


A roundup of a few recent positive stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read more...