June 8, 2010

Flood, Sweat and Tears: House Organ Special Issue Now Online


The Nashville flood touched us all. Hundreds of Vanderbilt employees were left with destroyed or severely damaged homes. Others performed beyond the call of duty when floodwaters poured into some areas of the Medical Center. Others organized in order to help co-workers in need.

The June issue of House Organ collects a few of these stories, including:

• Arthur Lawson, who walked two hours through torrential rain to begin his shift on time as an environmental tech at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

• Linda Stewart of Biostatistics, who was rescued from her Old Hickory front porch by boat, along with her four dogs, and they all ended up living in a hotel room.

• Cookie Warpool of Plant Services, who spent nine hours fighting the flood while standing in water in the basement of The Vanderbilt Clinic.

Employees who use Facebook or other social networking sites are encouraged to post a link to the issue to tell as many people as possible some of our stories of the flood.