November 3, 2016

In his State of the Medical Center address on Wednesday, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, described a "Strategic Compass" to help the Medical Center continue to "grow and shine" in the years to come. Read more...

VUMC named best in U.S. for patient safety in trauma care


Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for patient safety in Trauma care by CareChex 2017 Hospital Quality Ratings Analysis. Read more...

Vanderbilt's Dugan, Patel, Wallace set for Discovery Lecture this afternoon


Three Vanderbilt University neuroscientists on the forefront of research in autism, addiction and Alzheimer's disease will discuss their cutting-edge investigations during the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 3. Read more...

Complex facial surgery helps bring back patients' smiles


When Kelly Davis woke up one morning in April, she told her husband Anthony that she dreamed her face was moving; then she looked in the mirror and saw that it really was. "I just cried," said the 46-year-old Morristown, Tennessee, resident. Read more...

Poison Center saves taxpayers $8 million: study


The Tennessee Poison Center, housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, saved taxpayers of Tennessee an estimated $8 million last year by preventing unnecessary emergency department (ED) visits, according to a survey conducted by the Center. Read more...

Children's Way to be closed tomorrow evening through Sunday evening


From 7 p.m. Nov. 4 until 6 p.m. Nov 6, Children's Way will be closed from the east side entrance of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt to 21st Avenue South. The main entrance to Children's Hospital will not be affected. Read more...

Vanderbilt Ophthalmologist emphasizes care in dim-light driving as time change brings darkness to evening commute


Beginning the week of Sunday, Nov. 6, when dusk arrives an hour earlier, many evening commuters will be on the road heading home in an after-dark rush hour. Read more...