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Affiliation links VU, West Tennessee Healthcare

Jan. 17, 2013—Leaders with West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced an affiliation agreement that will expand the scope of health care services in West Tennessee Healthcare’s service area.

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Study reviews medication adherence interventions

Jan. 10, 2013—According to a medical literature review published last month in the Annals of Internal Medicine, approximately 50 percent of medications for chronic disease are not taken as prescribed.

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Award winners embody culture of service excellence

Dec. 21, 2012—  Credo Award and Five Pillar Leader Award winners were announced at last week’s Winter Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Langford Auditorium. Mavis Schorn, Ph.D., CNM, assistant dean for Academics in the School of Nursing, received the Five Pillar Leader Award. The award was established to recognize exceptional leaders who consistently follow VUMC’s balanced, “five-pillar”...

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VUMC officials play role in new national care integration report

Dec. 20, 2012—“Order from Chaos, Accelerating Care Integration,” is a report now arriving on the desks of health care executives. It’s based on a roundtable convened by the Lucian Leape Institute (LLI) at the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Among the 20 participants were Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s David Posch, CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics,...

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Hood takes role as associate chief medical officer for VMG

Dec. 13, 2012—Cardiologist Rob Hood, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine and assistant chief medical officer for the clinics at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, has been named associate chief medical officer for Vanderbilt Medical Group.

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Quality, innovation key to VUMC’s fiscal health: Balser

Dec. 13, 2012—As medical centers across the country respond to declining revenue streams and a federal budget crisis, focusing on the quality of the patient experience becomes ever more important.

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VUMC, Maury Regional land quality, performance awards

Dec. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among nine recipients of the 2012 Achievement Award from the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE).

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Malin helps craft de-identification guidelines

Dec. 6, 2012—A great deal of biomedical and health services research at some point involves record de-identification, whether it’s prior to the sharing of study data or, in the case of large patient databases, prior to the initial extraction of study data.

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Vanderbilt again leaps onto hospital quality list

Dec. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are among the nation's 89 Leapfrog Top Hospitals for 2012.

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Area employers learn more about affiliate network’s benefits

Nov. 29, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and its network affiliates are working directly with employers in the region to improve health for health plan beneficiaries while bringing the overall cost of care under control.

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Lorenzi lands biomedical informatics excellence award

Nov. 15, 2012—Nancy Lorenzi, Ph.D., assistant vice chancellor for Health Affairs and professor of Biomedical Informatics, has received the Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence, internationally recognized as the capstone award in biomedical informatics.

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Adult hospital, clinics positioned for success: Posch

Nov. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt University Hospital and Vanderbilt’s adult clinics have achieved a strong position in the region and are poised for continued growth.

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