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Meeting explores VUMC’s cultural renaissance

Sep. 11, 2014—During presentations that were filled with messages about Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s purpose, addressing the “why” rather than detailing facts and figures, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, and C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System, led the audience at Wednesday’s Fall Leadership Assembly through candid dialogue about VUMC’s way forward.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Aug. 14, 2014—The rapid change in the economics of health care delivery has challenged us all — financially, operationally and culturally. But through it all, our organization of 20,000 people is not just reacting. We are also learning.

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Faculty meeting highlights VUSM achievements

May. 29, 2014—Despite a challenging health care landscape, Vanderbilt University Medical Center continues to advance the highest-quality patient care, train the next generation of physician leaders and push forward the frontiers of biomedical science.

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Rounds: A Message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

May. 28, 2014—Dear Colleagues, As the warm days of summer approach, I have never been more heartened by the commitment and strength of the people at VUMC. The financial challenges we have been experiencing for 18 months are now being regularly reported by other health systems and media nationwide. Only this past week, The Boston Globe reported...

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School of Medicine graduates ready to make positive impact

May. 15, 2014—At last week’s Commencement, the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Class of 2014 was charged with focusing on developing relationships with their patients and stepping up as leaders in their profession while making a positive impact in health care.

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Eleven faculty honored with endowed chairs

May. 7, 2014—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration April 30 at the Student Life Center.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Apr. 10, 2014—For more than a year I have been communicating about the economic circumstances that have required a laser-like focus on cost reductions and workflow redesign throughout the Medical Center. While we still have a long way to go, we have made significant progress and can be proud of what has been accomplished.

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Mission focus key to meeting health care challenges: Balser

Mar. 6, 2014—“There has never been a time when we need leaders more than today.” With these words, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, began his quarterly conversation with colleagues at Wednesday’s Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly in Langford Auditorium.

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Day on the Hill builds Vanderbilt relationships across state

Feb. 27, 2014—Senior leaders and a football coach helped communicate the importance of the university and medical center across Tennessee during the 13th annual Vanderbilt Day on the Hill Feb. 25.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Feb. 20, 2014—A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Jan. 9, 2014—Could anything be more complicated than health care has become — particularly at VUMC where we are educating, discovering and caring for patients all at once?

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Vanderbilt announces expansion plans for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

Jan. 2, 2014—Vanderbilt University plans to build a four-floor inpatient expansion on top of the existing structure of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, hospital officials announced Dec. 31, 2013. Each floor of the expansion will add approximately 40,000 square feet to Children’s Hospital that will be used to fulfill current and future health care...

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