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VUMC’s storm preparedness efforts lauded by National Weather Service

Jul. 24, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the first medical center in Tennessee to be named a Storm Ready Supporter by the National Weather Service (NWS), a designation that recognizes a superior level of preparedness for tornadoes and inclement weather.

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Alert VU test broadcast reaches 45,000 users in less than 20 minutes

Mar. 17, 2014—Vanderbilt University Police Department reached more than 45,000 students, faculty and staff at Vanderbilt in less than 20 minutes during its test of the university’s emergency mass notification system, AlertVU, last Wednesday, March 12.

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Emergency notifications come in burst of colors

Nov. 7, 2013—Knowing how to react in an emergency situation can save lives, but sometimes it’s confusing what particular colors mean in emergency notifications that are communicated by email and overhead announcements across Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Vanderbilt experts offer tips for minimizing storm stress

Apr. 10, 2013—Last year, 37 tornadoes ripped through the state of Tennessee. Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts are offering tips on how to minimize storm stress and how to prepare in case a storm displaces you from your home.

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Vanderbilt partners with company to offer discounted emergency preparedness kits

Mar. 27, 2013—Vanderbilt is partnering with an industrial supply company to offer employees discounted grab-and-go emergency preparedness kits—bags stocked with essential items that would be needed in the event of a tornado, flood or other emergency that might take people away from their homes.

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It’s official: VUMC holds Guinness world record for most vaccinations

Dec. 1, 2011—  Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been notified by Guinness World Records that it now holds the world record for the most vaccinations given in eight hours. The achievement – 12,850 flu shots given during October’s Flulapalooza – was announced at a VUMC leadership meeting Dec. 1 and included a video message from Bruce Gellin,...

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