December 18, 2018

VUMC employee health plan members now have access to a dedicated phone number, called Appointments Direct, that gives preferred access to appointments with VUMC providers. Read more...

United Voices of Vanderbilt choir spreads cheer with Children's Hospital performance


One year after its formation, the Medical Center choir has added new leaders and new harmonies Read more...

"Defining Personalized Care -- Elevating Our Culture of Service" continues


Increasing choices for health care consumers means that offering the best service is more important than ever. While Vanderbilt University Medical Center's hospitals and clinics are recognized as among the nation's best for superior care, feedback from patients through post-visit survey responses indicate that opportunities exist for improvement in areas related to their overall experience. Read more...

New regulation leads to posting of standard charges


Recently the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a regulation requiring all hospitals to publish their standard charges. Read more...

LifeFlight first in state to offer ECMO transport via helicopter


Vanderbilt LifeFlight is part of an elite group of air ambulance services across the country that offer emergency transport of critically ill patients who are on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), and it is the first helicopter program in Tennessee to offer this highly skilled, specialized transport. Read more...

Study links soy formula feeding and menstrual pain


Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), with the help of an epidemiologist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, recently published findings showing an association between infant soy formula feeding and menstrual pain in adulthood. Read more...

"Gifts from Friends" offers holiday greeting cards, gift cards, cookies, more


Gifts from Friends is a fundraising initiative coordinated by Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read more...

VUMC in the news


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