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Two from VU take roles with Nashville Metro Board of Health

Sep. 14, 2017—Carol Etherington, MSN, R.N., associate professor of Nursing, emerita, was recently elected chair of the Metropolitan Board of Health of Nashville and Davidson County, and Alex Jahangir, M.D., MMHC, medical director of the Vanderbilt Center for Trauma, Burn and Emergency Surgery, joined the board as a member.

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VUMC named best in U.S. for patient safety in trauma care

Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for patient safety in Trauma care by CareChex 2017 Hospital Quality Ratings Analysis.

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Distinguished visitors

May. 25, 2016—In recognition of Trauma Awareness Month, members of the Tennessee House of Representatives toured Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s adult emergency department, trauma center and helipad.

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Preventable injuries fill Vanderbilt University Hospital each Memorial Day; doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday weekend

May. 22, 2015—With the Memorial Day holiday upon us, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are preparing for what is typically one of the busiest weekends of the year. Victims of automobile, boating, motorcycle, swimming and all-terrain vehicle accidents flood Vanderbilt each year during this holiday weekend, which is considered the official kick-off to summer. “Many of...

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LifeFlight’s blood transfusion practices affirmed by new study

Mar. 3, 2015—Research soon to be published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) shows that airlifted trauma victims who receive blood transfusions in the helicopter before arriving at a trauma center have a higher chance of survival.

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Knowing who their physician is boosts patient satisfaction

Oct. 31, 2013—Knowing who your doctor is — and a couple of facts about that person — may go a long way toward improving patient satisfaction, according to a Vanderbilt study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.

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Gunshot study inspires violence prevention program

Jan. 17, 2013—This past fall, 150 sixth graders at Cameron College Prep middle school completed a violence prevention program that was the end result of an idea formed years before in a Vanderbilt University Medical Center operating room.

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Practice of defensive orthopaedic medicine costs U.S. $2 billion annually

Feb. 9, 2012—A Vanderbilt study suggests unnecessary costs associated with the practice of defensive medicine play a substantial role in the nation’s rising cost of health care.

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