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Author: John Howser

Stead re-elected to IOM Council

Dec. 19, 2013—William Stead, M.D., associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Strategy Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been re-elected to a second full term on the Council of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies.

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Guttentag named to direct Neonatology

Nov. 7, 2013—Susan H. Guttentag, M.D., is joining Vanderbilt University on Feb. 1, 2014, as the new director of the Division of Neonatology within the Department of Pediatrics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Creativity helps spur VUMC operational savings

Aug. 15, 2013—As Vanderbilt University Medical Center navigates large-scale operational change through Evolve to Excel (E2E) a number of creative and substantive cost savings initiatives have already been identified. The Medical Center’s first priority remains to achieve savings through efforts that focus on costs associated with supplies and other non-labor expenses.

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Moore named associate vice chancellor for Finance

Aug. 8, 2013—Cecelia B. Moore, MHA, CPA, vice president of Finance and Chief Operating Officer for the Patient Revenue Management Organization (PRMO) with Duke University Health System, has been named associate vice chancellor for Finance at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Voluntary early retirement program for VUMC staff outlined

Jul. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is announcing the Staff Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program.

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Hickson named to new quality, safety role

Jul. 18, 2013—Gerald Hickson, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Health Affairs, associate dean for Faculty Affairs and the Joseph C. Ross Professor of Medical Education and Administration, is being promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president for Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Prevention.

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Pinson lands alumni award from OHSU

Jul. 11, 2013—C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs, CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System and senior associate dean for Clinical Affairs, was recently recognized as the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Department of Surgery Alumnus of the Year.

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Initiative to enhance operational practices

Jun. 20, 2013—With a desire toward process improvement that will result in lasting change, and in response to ongoing financial pressures from declining reimbursements for the treatment of Medicare and Medicaid patients along with reductions to federal research funding due to the nation’s ballooning deficit, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is embarking on a comprehensive program designed to sharpen operational practices throughout the institution to better meet the economic realities facing the future of health care delivery and research.

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Norman named dean of School of Nursing

Jun. 7, 2013—Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., who for 22 years has spearheaded curricular innovations at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), will become the school’s new dean pending Board of Trust approval, effective July 1.

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Renewal project set to upgrade VUH air handlers

May. 16, 2013—Beginning June 1, Medical Center faculty and staff will notice the addition of a fenced-in area at street level in front of the north tower of Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH).

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Mountain States Health Alliance, Vanderbilt announce strategic affiliation

May. 3, 2013—The leaders of Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announced Friday that the two organizations have signed an affiliation agreement that will benefit MSHA, VUMC and the residents of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. “We are pleased to announce this mutual affiliation between Vanderbilt and MSHA,” said Dennis Vonderfecht, president...

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Message from Vice Chancellor Balser: Federal expense reductions and VUMC

Mar. 6, 2013—Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser writes about the effects that immediate federal expense reductions, known as sequestration, will have on the mission and services of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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