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Author: John Howser

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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Meeting looks at VUMC’s financial picture

Feb. 14, 2013—At a midyear Clinical Enterprise Town Hall meeting, those attending were updated on Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s year-to-date performance and the ongoing impact of separate pieces of federal legislation — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Budget Control Act of 2011, which has come to be known as sequestration.

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Beck departing VU after 20 years

Feb. 14, 2013—After more than two decades of service, Warren E. Beck, associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs and senior vice president for Finance, is departing Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Brown named to direct Office of Sponsored Programs

Jan. 10, 2013—Clint Brown, MBA, who has been serving as interim co-director for the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) since August 2012, has been named the office’s new director.

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Conway-Welch to step down as School of Nursing dean

Nov. 12, 2012—After serving more than 28 years as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), and as the second longest sitting dean of any U.S. nursing school, Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., CNM, the Nancy and Hilliard Travis Professor of Nursing and a national leader in nursing education, will retire from this role at the end...

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