December 27, 2011

Message from the Deputy Vice Chancellor about CMS grant applications

C. Wright Pinson, M.D., MBA

C. Wright Pinson, M.D., MBA

Dear Colleagues:

As many of you are aware, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has established a pool of incentive dollars available to successful applicants for numerous clinical innovation projects.

We understand many of you are applying for both individual and institutional grants for these projects. These efforts are to be encouraged and applauded.

However, so that necessary coordination can be effectively addressed, we would like to receive notification at the present time and eventually a copy of each of your grant applications under consideration.

Therefore, I am requesting that you please forward the relevant information you have in process to Sheri Haun, director of the Office for the Health System CEO.

You can reach Sherri at or by campus mail to D-3300, MCN.


C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D.
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Health Affairs
CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System