August 9, 2016

Illnesses and injuries don't keep regular business hours, but now convenient after-hours care from board-certified pediatricians is available in Rutherford County. Read more...

New initiative pairs volunteers with palliative care patients


As a nurse working with critically ill patients with orders to not resuscitate, Rebecca Hixson, R.N., has often lingered in a patient's room to complete her routine charting if she felt they were nearing death and no family or friends were around. Read more...

Child-pedestrian incidents increase with start of school year


The start of the school year is the most dangerous time on neighborhood streets and in school zones for child-pedestrians and bus riders. As schools welcome students back to the classroom, experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt are offering safety tips for children and their parents to help prevent child-pedestrian injuries, which often increase as routines change from summer to school year. Read more...

From Hope: Life after transplant


Every time 10-year-old Hayley Voorhees visits Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt she brings home a memento of sorts. Syringes, tourniquets, masks, medical tape, medicine cups and the like fill a plastic bin Hayley uses for medical play with her dolls and stuffed animals. The collection, amassed over many hospital and clinic visits, documents her medical journey. Read more...

VUMC in the news


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