March 14, 2013

Match Day for the School of Medicine Class of 2013 will be held tomorrow in Langford Auditorium. The Match Day program begins at 10:45 a.m. and doors open at 10 a.m. Read more...

Heart failure therapy shows promise in early clinical trial


Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Acorda Therapeutics Inc. released findings from a Phase 1 clinical trial of glial growth factor 2 (GGF2) last week at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session in San Francisco. Read more...

VUMC testing new payment system for Medicare patients


Over the next three years, Medicare will test a new payment arrangement that rewards participating hospitals when Medicare patients require fewer inpatient and post-discharge services, but extracts financial penalties when patients require more of these services. Hospitals can participate in any of 48 illness categories. A hospital's continued participation hinges on quality of care remaining steady or improving. Vanderbilt University Medical Center has decided to participate for Medicare patients needing repair or replacement of a heart valve. Read more...

Vanderbilt to test new tornado siren, Saturday, March 16


Vanderbilt University is upgrading its outdoor tornado siren system and will conduct a one-minute test of the siren at noon on Saturday, March 16. Read more...

Franklin Women's Center to offer bone tests, mammograms


The Vanderbilt Franklin Women's Center at Williamson Medical Center is now offering screening mammograms and bone density tests for patients in the community. Read more...