July 28, 2016

Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., executive chief nursing officer, will be inducted along with seven other inspiring Nashville women into the YWCA's 2016 Academy for Women of Achievement. Read more...

Vanderbilt LifeFlight's Cookeville base to open Aug. 2


Vanderbilt University Medical Center's LifeFlight will open its Cookeville, Tennessee, base on August 2, 2016. The new base, in partnership with Cookeville Regional Medical Center, is LifeFlight's seventh helicopter base in Tennessee. Read more...

Changes in care improve recovery for surgery patients


Many patients having surgeries at Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt are experiencing better recoveries, with less opioids for pain, fewer post-surgery complications and shorter hospital stays due to the work of a medical team that has transformed the way surgeries are handled. Read more...

VUMC's online provider rating system now live


Patient ratings of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) health care providers are now live and viewable by the public on the Medical Center website. The ratings went public on July 1 after more than a year of planning, informing and receiving suggestions from faculty on the best way the ratings could work, and a test period of several months. Read more...

NIH launches website for StoryCorps project


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching its Voices of the NIH Community website, which features a collection of StoryCorps audio recordings from patients, families, researchers, doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers in both the NIH and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) communities. Read more...

Tarpley may be retired, but he isn't slowing down


On June 30, John Tarpley, M.D., retired after 23 years of service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the Nashville VA Medical Center. The next day, he packed a suitcase, and on July 2 he boarded a Kenya-bound plane, a move that was absolutely no surprise to all who know him. Read more...

Vandy Chills: Free ice cream at a location near you, Aug. 12


Look for free ice cream and frozen treats throughout campus on Friday, Aug. 12, during Vandy Chills, an Employee Celebration event. Read more...

Doug the Pug visits Children's Hospital


Viral internet sensation "Doug the Pug" visited patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt last week. Read more...

Stories from this week's VUMC Reporter are available now


The latest news from this week's VUMC Reporter is available at www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/reporter. Read more...