Skip to main content

Strategic Compass Archives

A message from the President and CEO about Charlottesville

Aug. 15, 2017—Dear Colleagues, The horrific acts that took place over the weekend during protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, are another tragic reminder of how much work continues to lie ahead for our nation regarding matters of race, religion and sexual orientation. The bigotry and hatred that fueled these events—promulgated by skinheads and white supremacists—has no place in...

Read more


Patient Flow Nurses help increase efficiency of discharge process

Aug. 3, 2017—Patient Flow Nurses (PFNs) are passionate about their role — helping expedite the discharge of patients to decrease length of stay, reduce readmissions and open beds for other patients.

Read more


StrategyShare17 interactive event set for July 20

Jul. 13, 2017—Learning and connecting is the theme for StrategyShare17, an interactive event on Thursday, July 20, designed to showcase exciting work being done at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

Read more


Barnett honored by AHA for minority student advocacy

Jun. 29, 2017—Joey Barnett, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt and director of the Office of Medical Student Research, has received the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Louis B. Russell Jr. Memorial Award for his efforts as an advocate for the career advancement of minority students and trainees in cardiovascular science, and for increased representation of underserved communities among the AHA volunteer base.

Read more


New interactive tool lets VUMC community share creative ideas

May. 11, 2017—Sharing ideas is powerful. IdeaShare, a tool to share ideas among groups of people, and even vote about which ideas you like best, is coming to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) beginning May 16.

Read more


Patient and Family Promise key to Medical Center’s success

Feb. 2, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) makes this promise to patients and their families: to include them as a member of the health care team, respect their privacy, coordinate and personalize their care, communicate clearly and serve them with kindness and respect. Delivering on that promise was the theme of Wednesday’s Winter Leadership Assembly in Langford Auditorium.

Read more


Clinic focuses on children’s complex urinary, bowel issues

Dec. 8, 2016—Jeremiah Bevis, 4, hops around the performance stage area of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, burning off some energy before his clinic visit with his team of doctors. He’s an active, lovable boy who will offer a hug within a few minutes of meeting a new person.

Read more


Address outlines VUMC’s strategic direction

Nov. 3, 2016—In his State of the Medical Center address on Wednesday, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, described a “Strategic Compass” to help the Medical Center continue to “grow and shine” in the years to come.

Read more