July 31, 2012

Dear Colleagues, Together with Vice Chancellor Jeff Balser and all of our Medical Center leadership team, I want to express my sincere appreciation to each of you -- our talented and dedicated nurses, faculty, staff and administrators -- for the successful completion of the Joint Commission's survey of our hospitals and clinics. Your performance last week while undergoing one of the most rigorous surveys in recent years was truly remarkable. Read more...

Reminder about Vanderbilt Employee Parking at One Hundred Oaks


Recently, the administration of Vanderbilt Health at One Hundred Oaks was asked to address Vanderbilt employees illegally parking in front of the building in spaces designated for the facility's retail tenants. As a reminder, no Vanderbilt employees are allowed to park in front of the facility in retail-designated spaces while at work. Read more...

Metro bike share program coming to campus; demonstration Aug. 1


Nashville is expanding its bike-share program to include a fee-based, automated kiosk system called Nashville B-cycle, and two kiosks will be located on the Vanderbilt campus - one at the corner of 21st Avenue South and Terrace Place, and the other in the park near the intersection of Medical Center Drive and Blakemore. Read more...

Patient discharge lounge opens Monday in VUH


After undergoing a successful pilot program that began in April, a new Discharge Lounge is formally opening in Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) for the convenience of adult patients who are discharged and awaiting transportation or the completion of other post-discharge services. Read more...

Save the Date: 2012 State of the Medical Center Address to be Tuesday, Sept. 18


Please join Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Langford Auditorium for the 2012 State of the Medical Center Address. Read more...

Nashville Heart Walk scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6


The American Heart Association's 2012 Nashville Heart Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, and Vanderbilt University is recruiting team captains with the hope of having 270 in place by August 31. Read more...

This week's VUCast: Concussion Check


This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast: Playing hard can lead to concussions. See a new way to keep your brain safety in check. Meet Vanderbilt's new sports authority and the Commodores on the cat walk. Read more...