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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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Johnson named VUMC Biomedical Informatics chair

Dec. 22, 2011—Kevin Johnson, M.D., M.S., professor and vice chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) and professor of Pediatrics, has been named the department’s new chair after an extensive national search. His appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2012. Johnson succeeds Daniel Masys, M.D., who retired in June. As the new chair, Johnson will be responsible...

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Hill to assume new diversity role

Aug. 30, 2011—George C. Hill, the Levi Watkins Jr. Professor and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, will step down as associate dean for diversity in medical education, effective Sept. 1.

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Grant services to be consolidated

Aug. 10, 2011—Pre-award grant services for Vanderbilt University researchers are being consolidated into a single, central office. The new Office of Sponsored Programs will combine many of the services currently provided by separate grants teams in the Medical Center’s Office of Grants and Contracts Management (OGCM) and the central University’s Division of Sponsored Research (DSR). As of...

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Hartmann takes key translational science post

Aug. 5, 2011—Adding to her responsibilities as deputy director for the Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Katherine Hartmann has been named associate dean for Clinical and Translational Scientist Development.

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Vanderbilt physicians again listed on best doctors surveys

May. 6, 2011—Again this year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s physicians are featured prominently in two popular annual surveys which recognize top physician performance and high levels of patient satisfaction. Both America’s Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America list hundreds of Vanderbilt physicians as being among the nation’s best.

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