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Memorial Day weekend one of LifeFlight’s busiest ever

May. 29, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center saw perhaps its busiest weekend ever this Memorial Day holiday, with more than triple the volume of patients treated during a typical weekend. LifeFlight, Vanderbilt’s air trauma unit, responded to more than 70 of the area’s most critical patients, filling Vanderbilt’s Emergency Department and Trauma Unit with tragic and often preventable...

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Make note of modified hours over Winter Break

Dec. 15, 2011—Vanderbilt schools are observing Winter Break Dec. 18-Jan. 8, 2012. Residence halls close at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, and reopen at noon Friday, Jan. 6. Classes for undergraduates resume on Monday, Jan. 9. Vanderbilt employees will observe the Christmas Eve holiday Friday, Dec. 23, and the Christmas Day holiday Monday, Dec. 26, since the...

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Moderation is key to a healthy holiday season

Dec. 13, 2011—Stacey Kendrick teaches ways to make smart food choices at the Health Plus Healthy Kitchen Cooking Video Library. (Vanderbilt University) Health Plus offers some tips for healthy eating during the holidays, a time that is often fraught with feasting and excess. For those participating in Health Plus’ Hold the Stuffing program, final weigh-ins will be...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution during holiday decorating

Dec. 9, 2011—Holiday lights and decorations are welcome distractions from the cold weather outside, but also bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. This year, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering a host of tips to keep homes safe and prevent holiday-related injuries.

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Get free appetizer or dessert at Carrabba’s Italian Grill through the holidays

Dec. 7, 2011—Vanderbilt employees can receive a free appetizer or dessert with purchase of an entrée until Jan. 2, 2012, at the Green Hills location of Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Carrabba’s is open every day for lunch during the holidays. Show your Vanderbilt ID to get the discount. Contact: Sheri DiGiovanna, (615) 343-1963

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Blair School of Music offers events in December

Dec. 2, 2011—Blair School of Music has a variety of musical events this month. They are all free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. Sankofa Gyane Kwame Ahima, director Blair’s signature African drum and dance ensemble Ingram Hall Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Thursday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec....

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Second Harvest Feeding Hope Challenge extended to Dec. 19

Dec. 2, 2011—Vanderbilt’s partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to collect food as part of the Feeding Hope Challenge ends Monday, Dec. 19. Please consider giving today. The Second Harvest Food Bank estimates there are 417,000 fellow Middle Tennesseans currently struggling with hunger. More than 40 collection boxes for nonperishable food items have been...

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Children’s Hospital offers toy safety tips for the holiday shopping season

Nov. 29, 2011—As parents and others navigate the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering tips to avoid this year’s most dangerous toys.

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Doctors see increase in burns, offer holiday safety tips

Nov. 18, 2011—The “most wonderful time of the year” is also one of the busiest for the Vanderbilt Regional Burn Center. As the holidays approach, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge people to exercise caution and eliminate potential dangers that could lead to burn injuries. “We see a significant increase in burn patients between Thanksgiving and...

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Vanderbilt partners with Second Harvest for Feeding Hope Challenge

Nov. 17, 2011—Vanderbilt is again partnering with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to collect food as part of the Feeding Hope Challenge, a campaign to raise and distribute 9 million meals to hungry men, women and children this holiday season. “The Second Harvest Food Bank estimates there are 417,000 fellow Middle Tennesseans currently struggling...

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Woman’s Club holiday luncheon and craft bazaar Dec. 1

Nov. 17, 2011—The Vanderbilt Woman’s Club will hold its annual Holiday Luncheon and Craft Bazaar on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Hillwood Country Club. This event is open to the public, however reservations are required. The luncheon is a delicious way to kickoff the holiday season. You are sure to...

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Restaurant at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel offers lunch discount

Nov. 15, 2011—The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville is offering a special discount at its restaurant, Eat, for Vanderbilt faculty and staff this holiday season. Present your Vanderbilt ID for lunch from Nov. 21 to Dec. 31, 2011, and receive a 20 percent discount. Chef Garrett Pittler uses local ingredients and gives classic Southern dishes a modern twist....

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