August 9, 2013

Dear Colleagues, As we move forward with our cost reduction efforts throughout the Medical Center, I pledged to provide timely and substantive updates. In this message, I will summarize the status of our strategic change initiative Evolve to Excel (E2E). I will also answer questions that have come from our own people throughout VUMC, as well as patients and community supporters. Read more...

Glasses bring girl's world back in focus


Once upon a time, teenage girls were not clamoring to sport a pair of thick, black, oversized eyeglasses. But 13-year-old Alexis London couldn't hide her excitement; not only at a chance to wear the lenses, but to show them off. Read more...

"Envelope" reduces cardiac implant infections


Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is the first in the United States to use a new fully resorbable "envelope" that encloses implantable cardiac devices, such as pacemakers and internal cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), and helps prevent surgical site infections. Read more...

Study of concussions in cheerleaders shows testing more accurate than injury self-reporting


A new study of concussion in cheerleaders found neurocognitive testing was more accurate than an athlete's symptom self-report when assessing recovery. Read more...