Blog RSS https://vanderbiltwilsoncountyhospital.com/blog-post-rss/91 en VEI's Lebanon surgery center moving to VWCH https://vanderbiltwilsoncountyhospital.com/newsroom/veis-lebanon-surgery-center-moving-vwch <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VEI&#039;s Lebanon surgery center moving to VWCH</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/herberkr" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">herberkr</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:11</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/126" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VEI&#039;s Lebanon surgery center moving to VWCH"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The surgery center adjacent to the Vanderbilt Eye Institute Lebanon has closed, and surgical care for VEI patients is moving to the Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital Surgery Center.</p> <p>The change is one that VEI is looking forward to — providing expanded services, newer technology and additional space beginning in December.</p> <p>"We are moving our surgical cases to a larger facility which will provide us additional opportunities to be able to take care of patients with more complicated medical needs," said Sean Donahue, MD, PhD, vice chair of Clinical Affairs and Patient Care Center director at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.</p> <p>"We are excited about this transition and enhancing the care of our patients in an expanded setting."</p> <p>VEI Lebanon has delivered comprehensive eye care in Wilson County for nearly a decade, seeing about 23,000 visits a year.</p> <p>Located on West Main in Lebanon, the VEI office is less than one mile from the hospital. The outpatient surgical center, a stand-alone facility, sits on the hospital campus on West Baddour Parkway.</p> <p>"We will transfer all of our surgical services to the hospital site," said Jessica Mather, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt.</p> <p>"The move will provide us an opportunity to enhance the surgical experience for our patients. It also means all new equipment with state-of-the art technology that we did not have before."</p> <p>Five surgeons who see patients in the VEI Lebanon location will continue to perform procedures in the new setting. Four will focus on cataract surgery and limited glaucoma laser surgery, including Mather, Christine Rust, MD, assistant professor of Ophthalmology, William Schenk, MD, assistant professor of Ophthalmology, and Jeffrey Kammer, MD, associate professor of Ophthalmology. Behin Barahimi, MD, assistant professor of Ophthalmology, an oculoplastic specialist, will perform procedures to correct droopy eyelids and remove eyelid lesions.</p> <p>The move to the surgical center will not disrupt patient care, said Mather. The medical team will serve its patients in various surgical sites in the area until the new location is ready.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:11:39 +0000 herberkr 126 at https://vanderbiltwilsoncountyhospital.com Uzzi named Physician of the Quarter at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital https://vanderbiltwilsoncountyhospital.com/newsroom/uzzi-named-physician-quarter-vanderbilt-wilson-county-hospital <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Uzzi named Physician of the Quarter at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/herberkr" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">herberkr</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:58</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/125" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Uzzi named Physician of the Quarter at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Idowu Uzzi, MD, MPH, an attending hospitalist who practices internal medicine at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, has been named as the hospital’s Physician of the Quarter. Uzzi was nominated by the hospital’s associates and medical staff for his efforts to help bridge outpatient and inpatient care, enhance progress and discharge plans and strengthen the patient experience.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">A native of Benin City, Nigeria, Uzzi received a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBBS) degree from the University of Benin College of Medicine, where he later earned his master’s in public health. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">He was involved with Save Accident Victims Association of Nigeria, where he provided first aid for road traffic accident victims and other emergency situations and participated in seminars on road safety and emergency first aid care. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">He completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital and a residency in internal medicine at Nashville General Hospital and Alvin C. York Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Uzzi joined Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital’s medical staff in 2015 and is an associate professor of Internal Medicine at Meharry Medical College. His procedural skills include central venous and arterial line placement and endotracheal intubation. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. </span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Idowu%20Uzzi%2C%20MD_0.jpg?itok=-HDdu_SY" width="384" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:58:52 +0000 herberkr 125 at https://vanderbiltwilsoncountyhospital.com Warren named Physician of the Quarter at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital https://vanderbiltwilsoncountyhospital.com/newsroom/warren-named-physician-quarter-vanderbilt-wilson-county-hospital <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Warren named Physician of the Quarter at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/herberkr" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">herberkr</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/11/2019 - 13:03</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/124" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Warren named Physician of the Quarter at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Larimore C. Warren, MD, a vascular surgeon who practices at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, has been named as the hospital’s Physician of the Quarter. Warren was nominated by the hospital’s associates and medical staff and selected by the awards committee for his commitment to above-and-beyond patient care.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">An active member of the hospital’s medical staff for 33 years, Warren has served on the hospital’s Credentials Committee and Performance Improvement Committee and as chair of the Department of Surgery. He remains an active member of the board of trustees.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Warren received his bachelor’s degree from David Lipscomb College in 1974. He earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, where he completed a general surgery residency and fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">He is double board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Vascular Surgery, and he is a member of the Tennessee Medical Association, the Wilson County Medical Association and the American College of Surgeons. </span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Larimore%20Warren%2C%20MD_0.jpg?itok=t68LDbQ0" width="384" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:03:33 +0000 herberkr 124 at https://vanderbiltwilsoncountyhospital.com Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital receives Joint Commission certification for hip, knee replacements https://vanderbiltwilsoncountyhospital.com/newsroom/vanderbilt-wilson-county-hospital-receives-joint-commission-certification-hip-knee <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital receives Joint Commission certification for hip, knee replacements</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/dugginhr" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dugginhr</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 10/10/2019 - 14:56</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/123" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital receives Joint Commission certification for hip, knee replacements"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) has received certification from The Joint Commission for total hip replacement and total knee replacement, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care and continuous compliance with performance standards. </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The certifications, offered in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, focus on the pre-surgical orthopaedic consultation to the intraoperative, hospitalization or ambulatory surgical center admission, rehabilitation activities and follow-up visit with the orthopaedic surgeon. </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The review process includes a site visit to evaluate compliance with certification standards.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“We are honored to receive these important recognitions of our commitment to excellence in patient safety and quality of care,” said Jay Hinesley, president of VWCH. “Through the use of advanced technology, less invasive surgical techniques and personalized care plans, our orthopaedic staff are committed to quickly returning patients to an active and comfortable life.”</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">VWCH treats a variety of bone and joint conditions with services including total hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement, physical and occupational therapy and rehabilitative services. </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">In 2011, the hospital became the first in Tennessee to offer partial knee replacements with the use of advanced robotic arm technology. The surgeon uses the robotic arm to resurface the diseased portion of the knee, sparing healthy bone and tissue to maintain more natural feeling and offering a less-invasive alternative to total knee surgery. </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The hospital became the first in the state to perform robotic hip replacements in 2014 using the same technology, which enables a more accurate alignment and placement of implants. </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Robotic-assisted procedures have since expanded to include total knee replacement surgeries, offering a new surgical option for patients with chronic knee pain. Using a 3D virtual model, the system allows surgeons to create a personalized surgical plan based on each patient’s diagnosis and anatomy before entering the operating room.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The joint replacement certifications join the hospital’s existing advanced accreditation from The Joint Commission as a Certified Primary Stroke Center.  </span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Joint%20Commission%20gold%20seal_0.jpg?itok=wxTWWypq" width="576" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 10 Oct 2019 19:56:23 +0000 dugginhr 123 at https://vanderbiltwilsoncountyhospital.com Vanderbilt University Medical Center to acquire Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon from Community Health Systems https://vanderbiltwilsoncountyhospital.com/newsroom/vanderbilt-university-medical-center-acquire-tennova-healthcare-lebanon-community-health <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt University Medical Center to acquire Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon from Community Health Systems</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/dugginhr" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dugginhr</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 03/29/2019 - 13:04</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/92" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to acquire Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon from Community Health Systems"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Leaders of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) today announced plans to purchase Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon, a two-campus facility licensed for 245 beds, from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS). A definitive agreement has been signed for the sale of the facility and related businesses, including physician clinic operations and outpatient services, to VUMC.</p> <p>The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019. Terms of the transaction will remain confidential. In the interim, patients will experience no interruption in care while leaders with VUMC and CHS work closely together to ensure a smooth transition of ownership.</p> <p>It is the commitment of VUMC to hire substantially all employees of Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon who are in good standing when the hospital’s transfer of ownership is complete.</p> <p>The hospital is currently staffed by more than 200 community physicians and employs approximately 600 administrators, nurses and support personnel offering patients of Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and other nearby communities a comprehensive array of services. On April 1, the hospital will celebrate its 40<sup>th </sup>anniversary of service to Wilson County.</p> <p>Through this acquisition VUMC will have a substantial presence in four of Tennessee’s fastest growing counties: Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson and Wilson. Already under construction in Rutherford County is a 37,500 square-foot facility that will be a part of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and will significantly expand pediatric specialty care, outpatient surgery and imaging services for children in Murfreesboro and surrounding communities.</p> <p>“This hospital is an important addition to our health system as we continue to increase its size and scale to meet the needs of Middle Tennessee’s rapid growth and the diverse population we serve. Central to our mission as an academic medical center, we will be able to bring new clinical services and other initiatives, such as programs in population health, to the citizens of Wilson County and surrounding communities, improving health throughout the region,” said Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer for VUMC and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.</p> <p>In 2017, Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon admitted more than 5,000 patients and provided more than 65,000 outpatient visits. That year, nearly 6,700 surgeries were performed, and more than 600 babies were delivered at the hospital.</p> <p>“We look forward to welcoming the hospital’s physicians, nurses and staff, along with the patients and families they serve, into the VUMC health system,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer for VUMC.</p> <p>“Wilson County is a thriving, growing part of Middle Tennessee, and the addition of this facility will help VUMC more directly meet the area’s increasing health care needs. Today, we are able to provide the services of a large academic medical center but know that we need additional resources like those provided by this hospital to expand our ability to serve patients in communities outside the downtown Nashville Metropolitan area in an even better fashion,” he said.</p> <p>“Working with the physicians, nurses and staff, we want to maintain and grow the hospital’s services. After a period of weeks to months we will develop plans to bring additional services consistent with the needs of the community and the capability of the facilities to support them.”</p> <p>According to 2017 U.S. Census data, Wilson County has nearly 140,000 residents and Tennessee’s second highest median household income. From 2010 through 2017 the county’s population increased by nearly 20 percent. The county has added more than 1.5 million square feet of new retail space in the last five years.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Tennova-Lebanon_0.jpg?itok=ihYX3LdB" width="576" height="387" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 18:04:13 +0000 dugginhr 92 at https://vanderbiltwilsoncountyhospital.com