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Author: John Howser

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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Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network serving more of Middle Tennessee

Sep. 17, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and its affiliate medical centers — Maury Regional Medical Center, NorthCrest Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center – have created a new health plan of clinicians and hospitals which will allow employees at all four medical centers the opportunity to receive health care at any of the four institutions. This health...

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VUMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center announce affiliation agreement

Aug. 13, 2012—Leaders with Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced an affiliation agreement that formalizes collaborative relationships between the two institutions.

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Cookeville Regional Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announce affiliation agreement

Aug. 13, 2012—Leaders with Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) today announced an affiliation agreement which formalizes collaborative relationships between the two institutions.  The affiliation agreement creates significant opportunities for both parties to work together to expand the scope of health care services in Putnam County and the Upper Cumberland Region. “We...

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Vanderbilt Health Plan engages Cumberland Pediatric IPA to improve care of its pediatric enrollees

Aug. 6, 2012—The Vanderbilt University Employee Benefit Health Plan (Vanderbilt Health Plan) and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have entered into an agreement with Cumberland Pediatric Independent Practice Association (Cumberland Pediatric IPA) to provide comprehensive medical management to pediatric enrollees under its care. Pediatricians will oversee and coordinate the care of patients across all...

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VUH debuts new lounge for patients awaiting discharge

Aug. 2, 2012—After a successful pilot program that began in April, a new Discharge Lounge is formally opening in Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) for the convenience of adult patients who are discharged and awaiting transportation or the completion of other post-discharge services.

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Vanderbilt and affiliates receive $18.8 million HHS innovation award

Jun. 18, 2012—The Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is one of the largest federal research grants awarded to VUMC investigators. The funding will support the implementation and evaluation of MyHealthTeam, a model of team-based care that couples collaborative health care teams with health information technology in order to improve control of chronic conditions.

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Vanderbilt and affiliates receive $18.8 million to improve health care, reduce costs for chronic conditions

Jun. 18, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and its affiliates have received preliminary notice of a three-year, $18.8 million grant to improve chronic disease management for patients with high blood pressure, heart failure and diabetes. The Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is one of the largest federal research grants awarded...

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Balser says opportunities, challenges ahead for VUMC

Feb. 2, 2012—Speaking to a packed auditorium on Feb. 1 during the 2012 Winter Faculty Meeting, Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, addressed progressive growth in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s national reputation while also outlining ongoing, strategic efforts targeted to ensure the medical center’s continued economic strength.

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