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Author: John Howser

Vanderbilt Trauma surgeons speak out against proposed motorcycle helmet legislation

Mar. 17, 2014—Despite 40 years of definitive data that confirms increased deaths and medical costs in states that do not support universal motorcycle helmet laws, members of Tennessee’s legislature have again this year filed legislation — Senate Bill 548/House Bill 44, Helmet Exemption for Certain Motorcycle Operators — to amend the state’s law so that wearing a motorcycle helmet would be optional for riders 25 and older.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital celebrates 10 years of service

Feb. 28, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The 271-bed hospital, constructed to serve families from across the nation, opened in February 2004 and has seen millions of children and families pass through its doors. The facility’s anniversary marks a decade of rapid growth and numerous milestones. Since opening,...

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Parmley named VUH chief of staff

Feb. 20, 2014—C. Lee Parmley, M.D., J.D., professor of Anesthesiology and chief of the Critical Care Division of the Department of Anesthesiology, has been named chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital. He assumed the position Feb. 17.

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VUSM moves into top 10 in NIH funding

Jan. 23, 2014—According to annual figures available through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) is now ranked ninth in the nation among U.S. medical schools in total grant support provided through the nation’s medical research agency.

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Cooper named to key VUSM, Medical Center roles

Jan. 16, 2014—William O. Cooper, M.D., MPH, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, professor and vice chair for Faculty Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics, and professor of Health Policy, has been promoted and will have two new roles. He will now also serve as associate dean for Faculty Affairs within the Faculty Affairs & Career Development Office in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and as director of the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA).

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Vanderbilt announces expansion plans for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

Jan. 2, 2014—Vanderbilt University plans to build a four-floor inpatient expansion on top of the existing structure of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, hospital officials announced Dec. 31.

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Vanderbilt announces expansion plans for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

Jan. 2, 2014—Vanderbilt University plans to build a four-floor inpatient expansion on top of the existing structure of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, hospital officials announced Dec. 31, 2013. Each floor of the expansion will add approximately 40,000 square feet to Children’s Hospital that will be used to fulfill current and future health care...

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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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