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Author: John Howser

VUMC responds to the winter storm

Feb. 23, 2015—During the predawn hours last Monday, Vanderbilt University Medical Center activated its Emergency Operations Center and initiated an Orange Alert for inclement weather in response to the worsening ice storm.

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VUSM among top 10 in NIH grant support

Jan. 15, 2015—According to annual figures available through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) continues to be ranked among the top 10 in the nation among U.S. medical schools in total grant support provided through the nation’s medical research agency.

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Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center open new Brentwood walk-in clinic

Oct. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center are opening a new Walk-In Clinic in Brentwood on Thursday, Oct. 9. The new clinic joins three other Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center Walk-In Clinics already open in Cool Springs, Franklin and Spring Hill.

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Churchwell to depart VHVI; Clair to assume interim role

Sep. 25, 2014—Keith Churchwell, M.D., executive director and chief medical officer for the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI), is departing Vanderbilt and will join Yale-New Haven Health System as vice president and executive director of Cardiovascular Services on Dec. 1.

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Elevate town hall presentations debut Sept. 30

Sep. 11, 2014—Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30, members of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s leadership team will hold a series of town hall presentations that all faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. The town halls are a component of the renewed focus on Elevate, a Medical Center cultural touchstone.

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Radiation Oncology’s Malcolm to step down

Aug. 1, 2014—Arnold Malcolm, M.D., MBA, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Radiation Oncology and chair of the department, will retire from his position as the department’s leader on Dec. 31, after serving in this role since August 2010.

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VUMC to bring renewed focus to Elevate principles

Jul. 31, 2014—Affirming that its people are Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s most important asset, the coming year will bring a renewed focus to Elevate, a Medical Center cultural touchstone.

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Hospital plaza will undergo major restoration

Jul. 17, 2014—After little change since its construction in 1977, one of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s most familiar landmarks, the plaza behind Vanderbilt University Hospital, is getting a major face lift and repair.

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Hospital plaza set to undergo major restoration

Jul. 17, 2014—After little change since its construction in 1977, one of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s most familiar landmarks, the plaza behind Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), is undergoing restoration.

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Steaban, Edgeworth take on new adult enterprise roles

Jul. 10, 2014—Robin Steaban, MSN, R.N., VUMC associate chief nursing officer and chief administrative officer at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Nursing Officer for Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics. In addition, Mitchell Edgeworth, MBA, chief operating officer for Vanderbilt University Hospital, has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer for Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics.

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Mathis named VUMC Chief Compliance Officer

Jul. 10, 2014—James Mathis, J.D., Chief Clinical Enterprise Compliance Officer and assistant vice chancellor for Health Affairs, has been promoted to Chief Compliance Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In this new role he assumes broader oversight for the Medical Center’s compliance efforts.

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Vanderbilt experts offer tips for safe grilling

Jul. 2, 2014—As the long July Fourth holiday weekend approaches, many outdoor cooking enthusiasts will pull their grills from winter hibernation. Some will be sorry they did.

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