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Turning lemons into lemonade: Second grader raises money to help fight COVID-19

When a deadly tornado hit Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, on March 3, 8-year-old Stratton Rose Thompson lost her school. Just a few weeks later, a global pandemic caused an abrupt end to her softball season and the cancellation of her school’s drama performance after hours of practice for her role. But despite all that has been taken from her, the second grader is focused on giving back.

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital announce leadership changes

Scott McCarver, MHA, Chief Operating Officer for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital, has taken the position of Chief Operating Officer at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH). There, McCarver will help not only with operations of the hospital but will also use his Vanderbilt experience to provide additional attention and resources to the growth and integration plans of VWCH in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Health System. McCarver joined VUMC as vice president of Operations for VUAH in 2015. Prior to Vanderbilt, he was employed by Duke Regional Hospital.

Pitt named Physician of the Quarter at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) has named John D. Pitt III, MD, an emergency medicine physician who practices at VWCH, as the hospital’s Physician of the Quarter. The recognition is based on nominations from the hospital’s associates and medical staff for an above-and-beyond commitment to patient care.

Vanderbilt LifeFlight to add ambulance at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital

In May, Vanderbilt LifeFlight will place an ambulance at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) to help serve non-emergency patients discharged from the hospital and for non-emergency or emergency transfers from VWCH to Nashville area hospitals. The move will help support the ambulance services of Wilson County Emergency Management Agency (WEMA) so they will have more availability to respond to emergency calls.

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital moving to new clinical, IT systems to enhance care

On April 23, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) will transition to new clinical and information technology (IT) systems to enhance care coordination and provide a more consistent patient experience. The transition will include a new electronic health record (EHR), lab and imaging systems, medication dispensing cabinets and other specialized clinical systems. It will also include administrative applications, such as Microsoft tools, and access to a 24/7 Help Desk for additional technical support.

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital steps forward in COVID-19 community crisis response

On March 30, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) was part of a Unified Command Response to support relief efforts for a crisis in Gallatin, Tennessee — a region northwest of the hospital’s location in Lebanon. In collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Department of Military and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, the hospital accepted transfer of 25 residents of a nursing home impacted by a COVID-19 outbreak.