December 1, 2016

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will benefit from proceeds from the upcoming 63rd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie's. Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Clarkson will serve as Grand Marshal for the downtown parade, which kicks off at 9 a.m. on Dec. 3. The parade will also feature more than 500 performers including Jo Dee Messina, Gavin DeGraw and Jacob Whitesides. Read more...

Health OnCall service brings Vanderbilt care directly to patients' homes


When you’ve been flattened by the flu, one of the last things you want is the hassle of driving to a medical clinic. Now, with the launch of Vanderbilt Health OnCall, you might not have to. Those living or working in Davidson County can request a visit from a nurse practitioner through the new patient care service offered by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Read more...

Woman who has stroke after chiropractic neck manipulation praises VUMC's care


Ashley Johnson, a Columbia, Tennessee, resident who sought chiropractic treatments to avoid having to take pain medications, said she never considered the possibility of a stroke.The symptoms from a vertebral artery dissection started immediately after the neck manipulation. Read more...

Community Health Needs Assessment identifies risks, needs


What drives health in the greater Nashville area? How does infant mortality in Nashville compare with that of the rest of the state? Is someone in Rutherford County at greater risk to develop lung cancer than someone in Williamson County? What does the community believe are the greatest needs? Through the "Community Health Needs Assessment" (CHNA) process, Vanderbilt and other non-profit hospitals are attempting to answer these and other questions related to community health. Read more...

Turkey, tofurkey or oven mitt? Holiday gift giveaway is Dec. 9


VUMC's 2016 Holiday Gift Giveaway is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 9. Employees can choose an oven mitt, turkey or tofurkey. Read more...

Children's Hospital offers safety tips for holiday decorating


Lights and decorations are a special part of the holidays, but also bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. Read more...

Crane work to change traffic patterns around Children's Hospital this weekend


The reason for this lane reduction is to install the tower crane for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt vertical expansion project. Read more...

Learning Exchange getting a new home, small facelift


The Learning Exchange is the next Medical Center enterprise application to move to a new home in the cloud. This also provides the opportunity to upgrade the application to improve functionality and provide a more user friendly interface for those in administrator roles. Employees using the Learning Exchange for training and development will get some benefits, too. Read more...

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