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Vanderbilt LifeFlight offers safety tips for CMA Fest

Jun. 5, 2018—As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to the CMA Fest this week, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury.

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LifeFlight’s ties to Clarksville remain strong

May. 24, 2018—For more than 17 years and 13,000 flights, Vanderbilt LifeFlight has been providing emergency care to residents of Montgomery County and surrounding areas.

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LifeFlight’s Bell named state’s Paramedic of the Year by TASA

Mar. 1, 2018—The Tennessee Ambulance Service Association (TASA) has named Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s Tim Bell the Larry Griffin Paramedic of the Year.

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LifeFlight to open new base in Humboldt, Tennessee

Oct. 5, 2017—Vanderbilt LifeFlight will soon be expanding its footprint to serve the West Tennessee region by adding an emergency helicopter base in Humboldt, Tennessee.

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‘Flugtag’ team

Sep. 28, 2017—A team of Vanderbilt LifeFlight crew members made a human-powered machine fly as part of the recent Red Bull Flugtag competition at Nashville’s Riverfront Park.

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Patient’s freak pancreas injury spurs rapid response

Sep. 14, 2017—Macie Glover sprinted across the gym floor at school earlier this year, tripped and crashed into a wall. In a bizzare sequence of events, she hit her head and arm and scraped her knees as the force of the crash propelled her whole body arching backward into a crescent shape.

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight assisting in Hurricane Irma response

Sep. 8, 2017—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is offering ground and air medical assistance for patients impacted by Hurricane Irma.

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight launches app for emergency responders

May. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt LifeFlight has developed a new app that allows for emergency responders to request a helicopter at the tap of a button. The app also uses computer-aided software to send the emergency responders’ location and other helpful information directly to dispatch personnel at LifeFlight’s Communications Center.

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Ambulance association honors LifeFlight’s Brywczynski

Mar. 16, 2017—The Tennessee Ambulance Service Association (TASA) has named Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s Jeremy Brywczynski, M.D., as the medical director of the year for the statewide ambulance association.

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Grubbs named to Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame

Nov. 10, 2016—Former Vanderbilt flight nurse Tom Grubbs, R.N., EMT, was inducted into the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame on Nov. 5 for his extraordinary career with Vanderbilt LifeFlight.

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s Cookeville Base to Open Aug. 2

Jul. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s LifeFlight will open its Cookeville, Tennessee, base on August 2, 2016. The new base, in partnership with Cookeville Regional Medical Center, is LifeFlight’s seventh helicopter base in Tennessee.

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Mississippi family finds joy in giving back to VUMC

Jun. 23, 2016—When the Pharr family wears Vanderbilt regalia around their Mississippi town, people often say, “I thought you were Ole Miss people.”

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