January 28, 2010

Be Prepared for Inclement Weather

A message from Pamela Hoffner, VUMC Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Friday at noon through Saturday morning. A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

At this time there is still some uncertainty regarding the exact timing, types and amounts of wintry precipitation expected across Middle Tennessee. However, the potential exists for significant hazardous winter weather (up to a 1/4 inch or more of ice and snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches).

Faculty and staff should check local news or radio broadcasts for winter storm updates and plan ahead. The links to VUMC's Inclement Weather Policies are provided below.

Patient care services, clinical policy manual, CL 20-.06.23:

Inclement weather, all staff, operations policy manual, OP 30-10.08:


Local Hotels Offer Weather Discounts
Several local hotels are offering Vanderbilt employees special rates for Thursday and Friday (Jan. 28 and 29) in preparation for a winter storm that has been predicted.

Marriott Vanderbilt
Contact: Suzanne Welke, 321-1300 or suzanne.welke@marriottvanderbilt.com

Hotel Indigo

Contact: 584-5776 or crobert@wesleygroup.com

Embassy Suites
Contact: Cara Beasley, 277-4963 or Cara.Beasley@hilton.com  

Nashville-Vanderbilt / ExtendedStay America
Contact: Sandra Garcia, 383-7490 or nvb@extendedstay.com

Holiday Inn Vanderbilt
Contact: Pam Moore, 320-4854 or pam.moore@ihg.com

Hutton Hotel
Contact: Lisa Watts, lwatts@huttonhotel.com