February 4, 2010

Thank You to all VUMC Staff for Your Hard Work During the Inclement Weather

A heartfelt thank you to all staff who went above and beyond the call of duty on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to make sure that we were adequately staffed to care for our patients during the inclement weather that hit Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

Our staff, University-wide, kept the best interests of our patients in mind as many of you arrived early to make sure that you were here in time for your shift, and more than 80 of you stayed overnight on air mattresses set up at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to ensure you would be here the next day. As the snow intensified outside and Nashvillians were warned to stay off the roads, you made sure that you were here. And for that, we are grateful.

This just verifies what we already know, that the staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the best – dedicated to their jobs and to the patients we serve.

You make us proud.

Marilyn Dubree, M.S.N., R.N.
Executive Chief Nursing Officer