January 13, 2015

Leading business, health care and civic officials will hold a Nashville Community Health Forum on Jan. 14 focused on the chronically poor health condition of Davidson County and Tennessee residents. The summit will highlight how Tennessee's decades-long position as one of the nation's unhealthiest states poses risk to the economic potential and quality of life of Nashville-area and Tennessee communities, and will also identify state- and community-led initiatives to improve health outcomes. Read more...

VUMC debuts new policy information website


Vanderbilt University Medical Center has switched to a new user-friendly policy website, PolicyTech, to access VUMC policies. Read more...

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center celebrates 50 years in 2015


This year, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center celebrates 50 years of transforming the lives of people with disabilities through discovery, service and training. Read more...

Earn up to $2,500 through nurse referral program


Vanderbilt employees can earn up to $2,500 for referring a registered nurse through Vanderbilt's Referral Bonus Program now through April 7. Read more...

From "Vanderbilt Nurse": Connecting the dots: seamless care results in better outcomes


For people with a chronic illness, leaving the hospital after an acute episode can be overwhelming, confusing and scary. They have many medications to juggle, may struggle to remember their providers' instructions, and have to fight social barriers like transportation to the pharmacy or grocery and missed work or school days. With all of these issues, many return to the hospital after only a few days. If only there were some way to help these patients better connect the dots of their care. Read more...