Blog RSS https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/ en Vanderbilt Total Health Delivers Comprehensive Care and Elevated Patient Experience https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vanderbilt-total-health-delivers-comprehensive-care-and-elevated-patient <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt Total Health Delivers Comprehensive Care and Elevated Patient Experience</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 09/20/2022 - 09:25</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/289" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Total Health Delivers Comprehensive Care and Elevated Patient Experience"> 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>Recruitment. Retention. Burnout. The lingering effects of the pandemic. For myriad reasons, area employers are looking for a more comprehensive, cohesive portfolio of health care benefits for their employees. </p> <p>The idea for Employer Solutions' newest solution, Vanderbilt Total Health (VTH), was sparked after realizing employers needed a new and innovative program to address the unique population health challenges facing workforces of all shapes and sizes.</p> <p>VTH is a membership model that combines Vanderbilt University Medical Center's world-class services and new programs, such as WellBeing Management and FlexCare, to deliver a high-touch, personalized patient experience that can improve the health and plan performance of an organization.</p> <p>Learn more details about this program on the <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/vanderbilt-total-health">Vanderbilt Total Health webpage</a>.</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/VTH%20banner-3.jpg?itok=Me1L87gK" width="576" height="384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Vanderbilt Total Health is a membership model that combines VUMC&#039;s world-class services and new programs, such as WellBeing Management and FlexCare, to deliver a high-touch, personalized patient experience that can improve the health and plan performance of an organization.</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, 20 Sep 2022 14:25:30 +0000 roberjm7 289 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Signs Point to Challenging Flu Season https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/signs-point-challenging-flu-season <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Signs Point to Challenging Flu Season</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 09/19/2022 - 12:44</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/288" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Signs Point to Challenging Flu Season"> 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="text-align:start">With the United States on the cusp of flu season, which typically runs October through May, signs from other parts of the world lead experts to believe that this could be one of the most difficult flu seasons the U.S. has faced in years.</p> <p>Forecasters in North America typically look to countries in the Southern Hemisphere, where flu season runs from April to October, for signs of what’s to come here in the states. This year, Australia has suffered the worst flu in 5 years, with cases peaking about three times higher than average. Recent modeling also predicts that the U.S. will see COVID-19 cases peak in early December just as the flu is also expected to circulate at high levels.</p> <p>Experts also warn that many people haven’t been exposed to influenza since before the pandemic started in 2020. This results in lower flu immunity across the board, all while mask mandates have expired in most places—including schools, where flu can spread rapidly.  </p> <p style="text-align:start"><strong>4 Ways to Reduce Risk During Flu Season</strong></p> <ul type="disc"><li><strong>Get a flu shot. </strong>Even if you are low risk for flu complications, getting the vaccine will provide you and those around you with some protection. Vanderbilt Corporate Health and Wellness can provide onsite immunization events for your company, making it more convenient for your employees to get flu shots and other vaccines.</li> <li><strong>Line up for the COVID-19 Omicron booster. </strong>Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House Covid-19 response coordinator made it clear that <a contenteditable="false" href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fmedia%2Freleases%2F2022%2Fs0901-covid-19-booster.html%3Fcampaign_id%3D18%26emc%3Dedit_hh_20220915%26instance_id%3D72042%26nl%3Dwell%26regi_id%3D65277122%26segment_id%3D107180%26te%3D1%26user_id%3D956c83d0f7ec0a8b3e9a34680ee0c1c7&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C41b24f9bdf834afca61408da9a610e93%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637992038890806997%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=BG7URWN9Cql1VDtpNdJwnikJKA4nUc8K3ilIv2q7nDc%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0901-covid-19-booster.html?campaign_id=18&amp;emc=edit_hh_20220915&amp;instance_id=72042&amp;nl=well&amp;regi_id=65277122&amp;segment_id=107180&amp;te=1&amp;user_id=956c83d0f7ec0a8b3e9a34680ee0c1c7" shash="WBjghAstrfg076yvaRGrsa5lCLlur4Nqiz0TFhYsWc28ir6iilVExzAXgOVieIulM94Q3W4fn0rDgDttRDw/W6prI5kscuPfPcZczW5qTOnc9KnhY16lK5g3BqxanxfdCU5osFynDhq3djCksBQad+puZDovOEZHfPyL3s9KIxw=" style="color: rgb(5, 99, 193); text-decoration: underline;" title="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fmedia%2Freleases%2F2022%2Fs0901-covid-19-booster.html%3Fcampaign_id%3D18%26emc%3Dedit_hh_20220915%26instance_id%3D72042%26nl%3Dwell%26regi_id%3D65277122%26segment_id%3D107180%26te%3D1%26user_id%3D956c83d0f7ec0a8b3e9a34680ee0c1c7&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C41b24f9bdf834afca61408da9a610e93%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637992038890806997%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=BG7URWN9Cql1VDtpNdJwnikJKA4nUc8K3ilIv2q7nDc%3D&amp;reserved=0">it’s safe to get the flu vaccine and new COVID-19 booster shot at the same time</a>. The new booster can provide enhanced protection against the BA.4 and BA.5 strains of the Omicron variant, which are predicted to circulate this winter. Read more about the booster in <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/updated-covid-19-vaccine-boosters-now-available-vanderbilt-health">this blog post</a>.</li> <li><strong>Practice good hygiene. </strong>Experts recommend wearing a mask in crowded indoor spaces and washing your hands often to reduce your risk of getting sick or spreading viruses to others.</li> <li><strong>Listen to your body.</strong> Flu and coronavirus symptoms are similar, including a runny nose, coughing, fever, fatigue, body aches and headaches. If you feel under the weather, stay home and rest, and consider testing to determine your diagnosis. Antiviral drugs are available to minimize your symptoms and even shorten the course of your illness.</li> </ul><p>Many of our employer partners conduct annual immunization events or health fairs, which give their employees easy, low-pressure introductions to health and wellness information and resources such as flu and coronavirus vaccines. If you are planning your own health fair or immunization event, Employer Solutions' Corporate Health and Wellness team is happy to participate by providing Vanderbilt expertise for on-site screenings, health education and vaccines for your employees.</p> <p>Learn more about the team's capabilities <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/corporate-health-and-wellness">on this site</a>.</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> Mon, 19 Sep 2022 17:44:42 +0000 roberjm7 288 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Now Available at Vanderbilt Health https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/updated-covid-19-vaccine-boosters-now-available-vanderbilt-health <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Now Available at Vanderbilt Health</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 09/13/2022 - 12:47</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/287" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Now Available at Vanderbilt Health"> 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 Food and Drug Administration<a href="https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-moderna-pfizer-biontech-bivalent-covid-19-vaccines-use"> recently approved</a> a bivalent, also referred to as "updated," version of the COVID-19 vaccine booster. Bivalent vaccines contain two mRNA components that will help generate an immune response to both the original strain of Sars-CoV-2, the COVID-19 virus, as well as the two omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2 (BA.4 and BA.5) that are more common today.<br /><br /> Bivalent booster vaccines are a combination, containing both the original vaccine “recipe” and a component specific to addressing the omicron variants. This differentiates new boosters from earlier booster vaccines, which were monovalent, containing only the original vaccine recipe.<br /><br /> The bivalent booster helps protect all patients, families and VUMC employees from severe COVID-19 infection and the spread of the COVID-19 virus to those not protected by vaccination, such as those with suppressed immune systems).<br /><br /> COVID-19 booster vaccinations are now proven effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19. The updated booster will offer additional protection against the current omicron variants.<br /><br /> Now that updated (bivalent) boosters are available at VUMC, patients will no longer receive earlier (monovalent) versions of the COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as these are less effective at providing protection from current omicron variants.</p> <h3>Who needs to get a bivalent booster vaccine?</h3> <p>Bivalent booster vaccines are highly recommended for all individuals ages 12 years and older. You can receive a bivalent (updated) booster vaccine if it has been at least 2 months since:</p> <ul><li>Your last booster, if you have already received a previous booster dose, OR</li> <li>The final dose of your primary vaccine series if you have not yet received a booster</li> </ul><p>If you have had a recent COVID-19 infection, you may receive your bivalent booster once you have recovered and are out of isolation.</p> <p> </p> <h3>Where can I get the bivalent booster vaccine?</h3> <p>Beginning in October, Employer Solutions' Corporate Health and Wellness team will be able to provide employers with bivalent booster vaccines for their employees. <meta charset="UTF-8" />Learn more about the team's capabilities <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/corporate-health-and-wellness">on this site</a>, and email <a href="mailto:employersolutions@vumc.org">employersolutions@vumc.org</a> for more information.</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, 13 Sep 2022 17:47:56 +0000 roberjm7 287 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Award-Winning VUMC Podcast Explores Mental Well-Being https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/award-winning-vumc-podcast-explores-mental-well-being <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Award-Winning VUMC Podcast Explores Mental Well-Being</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 09/06/2022 - 19:50</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/285" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Award-Winning VUMC Podcast Explores Mental Well-Being"> 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>Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s award-winning podcast, <a href="https://discover.vumc.org/dna-podcast/" style="font-style: italic;">Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action</a> (<em>DNA</em>), is back for its third season—this time, with Vanderbilt Health experts taking a closer look at mental health and exploring the relationship between the body and mind.</p> <p>Every Monday in September, new episodes examining various aspects of mental health will be released on all podcast platforms and at <a href="http://www.listendna.com/">ListenDNA.com</a>. </p> <p>Episode 1, "<a href="https://discover.vumc.org/podcasts/shapeshifters/">Shapeshifters: Changing the Mental Health Story</a>," discusses how mental health is influenced by our physical health as well as society and the natural world. The episode also includes a live conversation between experts and local teens as they discuss how we can break through mental health stigmas.</p> <p>Episode 2, "<a href="https://discover.vumc.org/podcasts/reading-writing-and-anxiety/">Reading, Writing, and Anxiety</a>" amplifies the voices of three pediatric and adolescent psychiatrists who see firsthand the increasing incidence of mental illness diagnosis in youth. They explore what parents need to know, and how the health care system should adapt.</p> <p>Episode 3, "<a href="https://discover.vumc.org/podcasts/surviving-vs-thriving-social-determinants-of-wellness/">Surviving vs. Thriving: Social Determinants of Wellness</a>," explores how our environment affects our health and well-being and what prevents us from bringing our whole selves to work, school and personal relationships. Experts weigh in on the question: Can you thrive if your mental and physical health aren’t in sync?</p> <p>Read more about the new season in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/09/05/dna-podcast-launch-season-3/">this article</a> from the <em>VUMC Reporter</em>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Season%203%20DNA%20Podcast.jpeg?itok=kl-tN8Dt" width="576" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Season 3 of Vanderbilt Health&#039;s DNA podcast explores how the current watershed era of change impacts mental and physical wellbeing.</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> Wed, 07 Sep 2022 00:50:42 +0000 roberjm7 285 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Free Webinar to Focus on Support for Pregnant and Postpartum Patients https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/free-webinar-focus-support-pregnant-and-postpartum-patients <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Free Webinar to Focus on Support for Pregnant and Postpartum Patients</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/31/2022 - 13:27</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/284" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Free Webinar to Focus on Support for Pregnant and Postpartum Patients"> 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><meta charset="UTF-8" />Employer Solutions wants to make you aware of an upcoming learning opportunity that will be a great resource for employees who are pregnant.</p> <p>Though pregnancy should be a time of joy and anticipation, it can also be a source of stress that can lead to mental health issues.</p> <p>An upcoming <strong>free</strong> Well Moment webinar, <strong>Mental Health Support for Pregnant and Postpartum Women</strong>, will explore ways women can recognize and cope with these issues. The webinar is open to the public, so family and friends to attend and learn ways to support their loved ones.</p> <p>Tune in <strong>Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 12 p.m. CDT</strong> to hear experts discuss the following topics:</p> <ul><li>Coping with depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy</li> <li>Managing previously diagnosed behavioral health conditions while pregnant</li> <li>How your family can help support your behavioral health and recognize the signs and symptoms of potential issues, such as mood and anxiety disorders immediately before and after birth</li> <li>Treatment, support and recovery for maternal addiction issues</li> </ul><p>Feel free to ask questions after the presentation, or submit them in advance <a contenteditable="false" 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src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Well%20Moment%20Pregnant%20Postpartum.png?itok=h00kJEmd" width="576" height="384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">An upcoming free Well Moment webinar will explore ways to support the mental health of pregnant and postpartum women.</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> Wed, 31 Aug 2022 18:27:50 +0000 roberjm7 284 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com MySpineHealth Bundles Patient No Longer Lives in Pain https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/myspinehealth-bundles-patient-no-longer-lives-pain <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">MySpineHealth Bundles Patient No Longer Lives in Pain</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 08/26/2022 - 14:04</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/286" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to MySpineHealth Bundles Patient No Longer Lives in Pain"> 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>An Advanced EMT for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), April Cotten was struggling with back pain—a challenge for anyone, especially someone who drives an ambulance much of the day. “The pain really started with sciatica,” she said. “It gradually kept getting worse.”</p> <p>After living with increasing pain for years, Cotten happened to see an email from VUMC that discussed the MyHealth bundles program. “The thing that got my attention was the word ‘spine,’ Cotten remembered. She also was intrigued by the idea that certain spine surgeries were available at no cost through her employer’s benefits.</p> <p>After a patient navigator declared her eligible for the <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myspinehealth-employers">MySpineHealth</a> bundle, Cotten enrolled and eventually had a spine surgery. The procedure was a success, with the EMT reporting she can work without pain and return to activities she used to love, such as gardening.</p> <p>“I would recommend the bundle a thousand percent to anybody who's having back issues,” she said. “There's no sense in living in pain if you don't have to.”</p> <p>Watch Cotten’s story in her own words at <a href="https://vumc-1.wistia.com/medias/kvr03nvqrr">this link</a>, and learn more about MySpineHealth by downloading <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/6400-414-0286-_SpineBundles-B2B_Brochure-Download.html?_ga=2.152738747.329796991.1662661572-660668131.1658610716">this digital brochure</a>.</p> <p>To hear the stories of other satisfied MyHealth Bundles patients, watch the videos below:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://vumc-1.wistia.com/medias/lph8h78vkq">MyMaternityHealth testimonials</a></li> <li><a href="https://vumc-1.wistia.com/medias/a5o73z9lsm">MyWeightLossHealth testimonial</a></li> <li><a href="https://vumc-1.wistia.com/medias/a5o73z9lsm">MyOrthoHealth—Hip Surgery testimonial</a></li> </ul></div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/April%20Cotton%20Spine%20patient.png?itok=ff_edIfZ" width="576" height="322" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">An Advanced EMT for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), April Cotten was struggling with back pain. An email about the MySpineHealth bundle got her attention.</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, 26 Aug 2022 19:04:13 +0000 roberjm7 286 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Surgeons to Headline Workers' Comp Lunch and Learn https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vanderbilt-orthopaedic-surgeons-headline-workers-comp-lunch-and-learn <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Surgeons to Headline Workers&#039; Comp Lunch and Learn</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/15/2022 - 11:41</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/281" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Surgeons to Headline Workers&#039; Comp Lunch and Learn"> 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="text-align:start">For nearly 60 years, Middle Tennesseans have trusted Vanderbilt Health with their orthopaedic care—from sports medicine to joint replacements to pediatric care and more.</p> <p>Join us on <strong>Friday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.</strong>, at <strong>Lebanon’s Capitol Theatre</strong>, as two of Vanderbilt’s leading orthopaedic surgeons discuss treatment options for common knee, hand and elbow issues. This special Lunch and Learn offers continuing education units (CEUs) to certified case managers (CCMs). Register today at <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/6100-314-0718-_OrthoWorkersCompEvent-B2B_01-Registration.html">this link</a>.</p> <p>Here is the schedule of events:</p> <p>11–11:45 a.m.: “Current operative and nonoperative treatment options for knee arthritis and meniscal tears,” a presentation by Lance E. LeClere, MD, VUMC Associate Professor of the Department of Sports Medicine</p> <p>11:45 a.m.–12 p.m.: Boxed lunch pickup</p> <p>12–12:45 p.m.: “Current treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist tendonitis, and tennis elbow,” a presentation by Shaan Patel, MD, VUMC Assistant Professor of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery</p> <p>1–3 p.m.: Networking event</p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Details:</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Solutions for Musculoskeletal Injuries:</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>A Lunch and Learn Presented by Vanderbilt Workers’ Compensation Division</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Friday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Capitol Theatre</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>110 W. Main St., Lebanon, TN 37087</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>CCM CEUs are available.</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/6100-314-0718-_OrthoWorkersCompEvent-B2B_01-Registration.html">RSVP today</a> to save your spot.</p> <p style="text-align:start"> </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> Mon, 15 Aug 2022 16:41:52 +0000 roberjm7 281 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Four Ways to Boost Employee Retention During the Great Resignation  https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/four-ways-boost-employee-retention-during-great-resignation <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Four Ways to Boost Employee Retention During the Great Resignation </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 08/12/2022 - 23:38</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/283" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Four Ways to Boost Employee Retention During the Great Resignation "> 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="text-align:start">The effects of the Great Resignation continue to permeate the workplace. Robert Half’s Job Optimism Survey indicates that 41% of workers are currently looking or plan to look for a new role in the second half of 2022. The top reasons for leaving their current workplace? Searching for a salary boost, advancement opportunities or relief from burnout.</p> <p>Employers can prioritize employee retention by implementing the following four strategies.</p> <p><strong>Prioritize well-being management. </strong>After two-plus pandemic years, many employees are seeking ways to feel better physically, mentally and financially. Offering wellness perks such as stress management programs, wellness incentives, reimbursements for gym memberships or fitness classes, and financial planning services can give employees a good reason to stick with their current job.</p> <p><strong>Encourage healthy work-life balance.</strong> Developing firm boundaries between work and life is essential to job satisfaction. Encourage your employees to take vacations and protect their time outside of office hours. While an occasional late night may be necessary to complete big projects, in those instances consider compensating employees with comp time in the form of a long weekend or unexpected half-day of PTO—they’ve earned it.</p> <p><strong>Be flexible with work arrangements.</strong> While many companies are reopening their offices, some employees will prefer to work remotely, at least part of the time. If you don’t give employees the option to create a hybrid schedule that will work for their needs, it might cause them to find a more flexible employer. If remote work isn’t an option for your workplace, consider offering employees a shorter work week or flextime to entice them to stay.</p> <p><strong>Offer development opportunities. </strong>Employees shouldn’t have to leave your company to grow their skillset. Invest in your workers’ professional development by giving them time off to attend virtual workshops or in-person conferences, or reimbursing them for continuing education credits, certificate programs or tuition. Your employees will appreciate the opportunity to grow, and their advanced skills will help your business evolve, too.</p> <p>For more employee retention strategies, read this <a href="https://www.roberthalf.com/blog/management-tips/effective-employee-retention-strategies">article</a> from Robert Half Talent Solutions, and get tips for <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/tips-leading-burned-out-workforce">leading a burned-out workforce</a> on the Employer Insights blog.</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> Sat, 13 Aug 2022 04:38:32 +0000 roberjm7 283 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com VUMC Moves Up a Spot on Nation’s ‘Honor Roll’ of Finest Hospitals https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vumc-moves-spot-nations-honor-roll-finest-hospitals <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC Moves Up a Spot on Nation’s ‘Honor Roll’ of Finest Hospitals</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/03/2022 - 11:49</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/282" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC Moves Up a Spot on Nation’s ‘Honor Roll’ of Finest Hospitals"> 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>Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has again been named to the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals by <a href="https://health.usnews.com/health-care/best-hospitals/articles/best-hospitals-honor-roll-and-overview">U.S. News &amp; World Report </a>in the publication’s 2022–2023 ranking of health care facilities. VUMC is No. 1 in Tennessee, No. 1 in the Metro Nashville area and the only health system in the Southeast to be named to this year’s Honor Roll.</p> <p>U.S. News uses structural measures and peer reputational scores to rank hospitals. This year, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals, and only 164 were nationally ranked in one medical specialty or more. Only 20 hospitals earned Honor Roll status in this year’s ranking.</p> <p>In addition to inclusion in the Honor Roll, VUMC was nationally ranked in nine data-driven nationally ranked specialties — Cancer, Cardiology &amp; Heart Surgery, Diabetes &amp; Endocrinology, Ear, Nose &amp; Throat, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Obstetrics &amp; Gynecology, Pulmonology and Lung Surgery and Urology.</p> <p>“Our ongoing commitment to placing patients first serves as the foundation for continued success with rankings such as this. I want to express my appreciation for these strong results and congratulate our physicians, nurses and staff for keeping the Medical Center ranked No. 1 in Tennessee,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer for VUMC.</p> <p>Read more about the honor in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/07/26/vanderbilt-university-medical-center-again-named-to-honor-roll-of-nations-finest-hospitals/">this VUMC Reporter article</a>.</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> Wed, 03 Aug 2022 16:49:50 +0000 roberjm7 282 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com MyMaternityHealth Bundle Earns National Recognition for Patient Care, Cost Savings https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/mymaternityhealth-bundle-earns-national-recognition-patient-care-cost <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">MyMaternityHealth Bundle Earns National Recognition for Patient Care, Cost Savings</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/01/2022 - 10:33</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/280" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to MyMaternityHealth Bundle Earns National Recognition for Patient Care, Cost Savings"> 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="text-align:start">Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a national leader for its innovative, value-based <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vanderbilthealth.com%2Fprogram%2Fmyhealth-bundles&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7Cd38d0f6690e44124748c08da701ec44b%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637945574702945408%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=TGdzZNHriA3U7ENwEnSitwb88UofJ9QoDKNLaA%2FsQPA%3D&amp;reserved=0">MyHealth Bundles</a> program, which is available directly to employers in the region. Recently the program's results were recognized by HealthLeaders, a leading media company for the health care market; the American Hospital Association (AHA); and KLAS Research, a national health care IT insights firm.<br /><br /><strong><em>HealthLeaders</em></strong><br /><em>HealthLeaders</em> interviewed C.J. Stimson, M.D., J.D., VUMC's Senior Vice President of Value Transformation, about the MyMaternityHealth bundle that VUMC created for Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS)—and how it improved patient care and lowered costs.</p> <p style="text-align:start">In the <a href="https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/innovation/using-bundled-payment-program-improve-maternity-outcomes"><em>HealthLeaders</em>' story</a>, Dr. Stimson, who also serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Vanderbilt University Medical Employee Health Plan, discusses how changing the payment model shifts providers’ and patients’ approaches to care. That is how MNPS saved $400,000 in maternity costs in the first year alone, while C-section and NICU rates plunged, and patient satisfaction skyrocketed.</p> <p style="text-align:start"><strong>KLAS Research</strong><br /> The <em>HealthLeaders</em> interview took place after VUMC and its technology partner, Cedar Gate Technologies, received the <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.prnewswire.com%2Fnews-releases%2Fklas-research-recognizes-cedar-gate-technologies-and-vanderbilt-health-for-innovation-in-prospective-bundled-payment-program-301552897.html&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7Cd38d0f6690e44124748c08da701ec44b%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637945574702945408%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=jM9OvGemRg3dMHfuLg2zYT%2BxP1h%2B665hftp9r9HD40Y%3D&amp;reserved=0">KLAS Research Points of Light Award</a>. The award celebrates the bundles program's success in reducing inefficiencies and improving the patient experience.<p></p></p> <p><p></p></p> <p><strong>American Hospital Association</strong><br /> Aisha Syeda, AHA senior program manager, interviewed Dr. Stimson about the MyMaternityHealth program in this AHA <a href="https://www.aha.org/advancing-health-podcast/2022-08-03-bundled-care-models-improve-outcomes-moms-vanderbilt-university">Advancing Health podcast episode</a>. They discussed how Vanderbilt's bundled care program dramatically improved maternal and child health outcomes and provided more value to patients and payors.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><p></p></p> <p> </p> <p> </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> Mon, 01 Aug 2022 15:33:21 +0000 roberjm7 280 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Vanderbilt University Hospital Announces Major Expansion https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vanderbilt-university-hospital-announces-major-expansion <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt University Hospital Announces Major Expansion</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 07/27/2022 - 14:33</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/279" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt University Hospital Announces Major Expansion"> 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>Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders announced plans Tuesday, July 25, for construction of the largest expansion to date for Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH). Through this project a new VUH inpatient tower will be built atop an existing parking structure located between 21st Avenue South and Medical Center Drive. Access to the new tower’s entrance will be through Vivien Thomas Way.</p> <p>The project is scheduled to begin this summer and will take approximately four and a half years to complete.</p> <p>When finished, the lobby entrance of the new 15-level, 470,000-square-foot tower will face 21st Avenue South while its west façade will be connected to VUH’s main structure, located across Medical Center Drive, by bridges spanning the street. The The new VUH tower will provide additional adult inpatient beds, operating rooms, clinics and office space.</p> <p>The additional space is needed to accommodate Middle Tennessee’s booming population and because VUH, the region’s largest tertiary referral center, already operates at more than 90% capacity most of the year.</p> <p>read more about the expansion in this article from the <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/07/25/major-expansion-announced-for-vanderbilt-university-hospital/"><em>VUMC Reporter</em></a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/LINK-Inpatient-building-render.jpeg?itok=AvOPmRnJ" width="576" height="346" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">The 15-level, 470,000-square-foot expansion of Vanderbilt University Hospital will provide additional adult inpatient beds, operating rooms, clinics and office space. (rendering courtesy of Blair, Mui + Dowd)</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> Wed, 27 Jul 2022 19:33:54 +0000 roberjm7 279 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com 6 Tips for Productive Hybrid Meetings https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/6-tips-productive-hybrid-meetings <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">6 Tips for Productive Hybrid Meetings</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 07/19/2022 - 12:27</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/277" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to 6 Tips for Productive Hybrid Meetings"> 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="text-align:start">Before the pandemic, only 8% of remote-capable employees worked from home full-time. Of course, that changed quickly when the pandemic hit, with as many as 70% of those employees exclusively working from home in 2020. Fast forward to February 2022, and many employees are starting to return to the office at least part of the time with 39% working from home exclusively and 42% operating on a hybrid schedule.</p> <p>According to a <a href="https://www.gallup.com/workplace/390632/future-hybrid-work-key-questions-answered-data.aspx#:~:text=Fast%20forward%20to%20February%202022,39%25%20worked%20entirely%20from%20home.">Gallup survey</a>, when employees were asked where they plan to work long-term, 53% said they expect a hybrid schedule. While there are many perks to hybrid work arrangements, it can pose difficulty for meetings when some attendees are tuning in on Zoom or Teams. To make the most of your hybrid meetings, consider the suggestions below.</p> <ul><li>Improve the audio. It’s frustrating when remote attendees can’t tell who is speaking or what is taking place in the room. Ensure your conference room is equipped with high-quality microphones so remote employees can hear each speaker clearly.</li> <li>Avoid side conversations. When people in the room get off topic or have personal discussions—or worse, talk over one another—remote attendees will tune out. Be respectful of everyone’s time and keep the meeting on track with minimal off-topic discussions.</li> <li>Consider what remote attendees need to see. Will your meeting include a slide deck, handouts or a hands-on activity? Take time to plan ahead. Send important documents to remote attendees in advance of the meeting or ask them to complete pre-work so their thoughts can be captured along with the rest of the group. It can be helpful to point a webcam at the room, allowing remote workers to see the entire group while one person shares meeting documents from their screen.</li> <li>Limit computer use in the room. It can be tempting to ask every person to log on to Zoom or Teams to help remote attendees feel included. However, this serves as a distraction to in-person attendees and contributes to the feeling that they might as well have stayed at home.</li> <li>Be a strong facilitator. It’s easy for in-person attendees to dominate the discussion while remote employees are left out. Be intentional about calling on remote attendees to give input and ensure that no one interrupts during their time to contribute.</li> <li>Ask for feedback. It might take a few attempts to run a truly effective hybrid meeting. Ask attendees to suggest areas for improvement and give feedback on what they enjoyed. Over time, your hybrid meetings will run smoothly and feel effective for all attendees—whether they are in person or a working from home.</li> </ul><p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </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, 19 Jul 2022 17:27:00 +0000 roberjm7 277 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com National Mental Health Hotline Now Live https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/national-mental-health-hotline-now-live <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">National Mental Health Hotline Now Live</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 07/18/2022 - 11:55</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/276" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to National Mental Health Hotline Now Live"> 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>Employers, ensure that your workforce is aware that the new national mental health crisis line is now live. Anyone can simply call or text the numbers 9-8-8 if they're experiencing a mental health emergency and need help.</p> <p>Modeled after 911, the new three-digit <a href="https://988lifeline.org/">988 Suicide &amp; Crisis Lifeline</a> connects people who are suicidal or in any other mental health crisis to a trained mental health professional. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources and best practices for U.S. professionals.</p> <p>The Biden administration has invested more than $400 million in bolstering crisis centers and other mental health services to support the 988 system. The primary goal of the new number is to make it easier for people to call for help and ultimately prevent suicide, the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. In 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics reported 45,979 suicides and an estimated 1.2 million suicide attempts. </p> <p><strong>Local Resources</strong></p> <p>For non-emergent support, contact the <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service-line/osher-center-integrative-health">Osher Center for Integrative Health at Vanderbilt</a>, The center provides scientifically proven complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, yoga and mindfulness, to work alongside conventional medical care. Integrative medicine helps with stress reduction and empowers people to take an active part in healing and wellness to help them enjoy a better quality of life.</p> <p><strong>Stress-Reduction Articles</strong></p> <p>High-stress situations, especially if they're frequent and ongoing, can lead to clinical anxiety or depression. Though professional help is needed for crisis situations, it can be helpful to store up some strategies to cope with and de-escalate other less-serious moments of anxiety. Consider these articles from My Southern Health:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/expert-qa-how-to-manage-stress/">Expert Q&amp;A: How to manage stress</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/4-strategies-for-lowering-stress/">4 strategies for lowering stress</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/tips-for-coping-with-stress-at-work/">Tips for coping for stress at work</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/meditation-how-to-meditate/">Meditation: Why you should make it a part of your summer plans</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/how-to-destress-when-youre-in-a-high-tension-moment/">How to destress when you’re in a high-tension moment</a></li> </ul></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> Mon, 18 Jul 2022 16:55:10 +0000 roberjm7 276 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Wide-ranging Benefits Offered by Worksite Health Centers https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/wide-ranging-benefits-offered-worksite-health-centers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Wide-ranging Benefits Offered by Worksite Health Centers</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/14/2022 - 16:13</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/278" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Wide-ranging Benefits Offered by Worksite Health Centers"> 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="text-align:start">Many employers have found that by offering preventive health or urgent care services to their employees through onsite, near-site, mobile or virtual clinics, they can dramatically improve their workforce's access to care and boost their overall health and well-being. These facilities' proximity to the workplace also reduces employees' time away from work and increases their engagement with better health practices. </p> <p style="text-align:start">According to a recent survey by the National Association of Worksite Health Centers, more than 30% of employers of all sizes have some form of an onsite or near-site medical clinic. One such clinic system, built through a partnership between Vanderbilt Health and Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), has resulted in multiple, wide-ranging benefits for the employer and its workforce.</p> <p style="text-align:start"><strong>MNPS' Transformational Wellness Centers</strong></p> <p>In an effort to enhance employee health, MNPS Executive Director of Benefits David Hines reached out to Vanderbilt Health in 2009 to provide direct primary care for MNPS employees. MNPS established five onsite health clinics no more than 15 minutes from any workplace. These Nashville-area clinics are staffed with Vanderbilt family nurse practitioners who have a holistic focus, looking beyond patients' presenting condition to their overall health. For employees and dependents covered by the teachers' health plan, preventive and non-preventive care is provided at no cost. And pharmacy copays for common health conditions such as diabetes, asthma/COPD and cardiovascular disease have been removed. </p> <p>These actions saved money. The MNPS average medical trend lowered from 6.6% to 3.9%, allowing the organization to increase its reserves and reinvest its savings. In 2017 MNPS opened a 26,000-square-foot wellness center for educators. The wellness center includes an exercise facility with fitness coaches, café, full pharmacy and a comprehensive health care clinic staffed with primary care providers, psychiatric nurse practitioners, chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists and health coaches. The integrated health care approach has netted MNPS an average savings of $3 million annually. This figure has also been validated by the RAND Corporation, which confirmed that MNPS’ approach to health care and health benefits both lowered cost and improved health outcomes.</p> <p><strong>Learn More</strong></p> <p>To learn more about creating and/or expanding your own worksite health center, reach out to the Employer Solutions team at <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employersolutions%40vumc.org">employersolutions@vumc.org</a>. And consider attending the National Association of Worksite Health Centers' 10th Annual Conference Sept. 8-9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Nashville. Check out the details and register at <a href="https://www.nawhc.org/event-4653585">this link</a>.</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> Thu, 14 Jul 2022 21:13:05 +0000 roberjm7 278 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Dr. Ed Odom Joins Executive Health Physicals https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/dr-ed-odom-joins-executive-health-physicals <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Dr. Ed Odom Joins Executive Health Physicals</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 07/05/2022 - 23:49</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/275" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Dr. Ed Odom Joins Executive Health Physicals"> 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>On July 1, <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/executive-health-physicals">Vanderbilt Executive Health Physicals</a> added a new doctor to its practice: Ed Odom, MD.</p> <p>Dr. Odom is an assistant professor of clinical medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health at Vanderbilt Health. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL, and completed his residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He served at Sarasota, FL, Memorial Hospital from 1999 to 2009, and has been at Vanderbilt Health since 2009.</p> <p>Dr. Odom has led various Vanderbilt Health initiatives related to improving coding and documentation, which have enhanced patient safety and care delivery. </p> <p>As a bonus, by joining the Executive Health Physicals team led by Medical Director Sapna Kripalani, MD, Dr. Odom has enabled the clinic to increases its Friday appointment availability.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Odom.jpg?itok=XhKTuNyl" width="576" height="384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Ed Odom, MD</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> Wed, 06 Jul 2022 04:49:19 +0000 roberjm7 275 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Vanderbilt Health Fairs Give Employees a Headstart on Vital Vaccines https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vanderbilt-health-fairs-give-employees-headstart-vital-vaccines <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Vanderbilt Health Fairs Give Employees a Headstart on Vital Vaccines</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/22/2022 - 11:22</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/274" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Health Fairs Give Employees a Headstart on Vital Vaccines"> 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><meta charset="UTF-8" />To help your employees prepare for fall vaccine season and catch up on important preventive care screenings, Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions offers health fairs tailored to your workforce health needs. Our Corporate Health and Wellness team has a wide range of health screenings, education, coaching and resources available to help you reach your goals of a healthier workforce.</p> <p>Millions of people delayed preventive health activities during the pandemic, leading health care providers to fear increasing rates of preventable diseases. And with the slowdown of annual wellness visits for many people, the potential to detect cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages has been compromised. </p> <p>"These fairs are important opportunities to get employees reconnected to primary care post-pandemic—especially if they skipped preventative screenings associated with certain age milestones," said Donna Skupien, Vice President, Employer Solutions.  </p> <p>In July, the Corporate Health and Wellness team is partnering with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) for an Adolescent Health Fair at the MNPS Employee Wellness Center. The fair will feature customized education for parents presented by experts from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.</p> <p>Some employers even pair Vanderbilt Health Fairs with benefits information timed to open enrollment. Learn more about these fairs in <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/prioritize-your-employees-health-customized-health-fair">this blog post</a>, and email the team at <a href="mailto:employersolutions@vumc.org">employersolutions@vumc.org</a>.</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> Wed, 22 Jun 2022 16:22:17 +0000 roberjm7 274 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Tips for Leading a Burned-Out Workforce https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/tips-leading-burned-out-workforce <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Tips for Leading a Burned-Out Workforce</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/21/2022 - 09:58</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/272" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Tips for Leading a Burned-Out Workforce"> 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="text-align:start">With the great resignation continuing to plague employers, and employees in nearly every sector suffering from burnout, it’s more important now than ever for leaders to support and manage exhausted staff without contributing to the problem.</p> <p style="text-align:start">According to <a href="mailto:https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/22/great-resignation-continues-as-44percent-of-workers-seek-a-new-job.html">one survey</a>, 44% of employees are actively seeking a new job. While 56% of respondents cited higher pay as the top reason for seeking a new position, 20% said they would take a new job for the same pay, signaling that other factors—including benefits, flexibility and job security—are important for employee retention, too.</p> <p>While leaders aren’t therapists (and shouldn’t try to be), it’s important to keep in mind that though the emergency portion of the pandemic has passed, many employees are still in crisis. Below are four steps leaders can take to foster a healthy, supportive workplace.</p> <ol><li><strong>Model a healthy work environment. </strong>Employees look to their managers to set expectations at work. Be sure to model flexibility and self-care, and respond kindly to imperfections or mistakes.<br /><br /> It’s also important that you model a healthy work-life balance: Avoid sending emails outside of work hours and prioritize taking your PTO without checking in or working on vacation. Employees need protected time off to help alleviate the symptoms of burnout.<br />  </li> <li><strong>Reduce stressors at work.</strong> Help your team set a goal to reduce stress across the board. Allow your employees to suggest actions that could reduce the team’s collective mental load, such as improving processes, taking breaks during the day and reducing meeting fatigue. Creating a safe environment where everyone can make suggestions or ask for help when they feel overwhelmed can go a long way toward employee retention.<br />  </li> <li><strong>Ease the cognitive burden. </strong>Have you noticed people being spaced out, forgetful or fumbling for words? Studies show that grief, trauma and anxieties can lead to difficulty focusing. Help your staff reduce their mental burden by building checklists, protocols and backup plans that will prevent serious errors.<br /><br /> Keep in mind that your overextended workforce has been adapting to a constantly changing business environment for more than two years. Some mistakes and failures are inevitable. Analyze failures together with your team, take responsibility for your part in those failures and reward team members who admit to their mistakes and bring problems to your attention.<br />  </li> <li><strong>Make your workplace meaningful.</strong> Encourage team members to engage in activities they find meaningful—both at and outside of work. This could include fostering opportunities for your team to connect with one another, making space for volunteer opportunities or meaningful hobbies outside of work, or helping your employees carve out an identity that supports who they want to be in their personal life.<br /><br /> Consider offering a flexible work arrangement for people who want to spend more time with family, offering benefits or partnerships that allow employees to participate in community activities, and supporting team members’ fundraising goals or volunteer projects outside of work.</li> </ol><p style="text-align:start"> </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, 21 Jun 2022 14:58:38 +0000 roberjm7 272 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com CDC Approves COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/cdc-approves-covid-19-vaccines-young-children <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CDC Approves COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 06/18/2022 - 19:08</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/271" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to CDC Approves COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children "> 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>On Saturday, June 18, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for kids as young as six months. That means millions of children under age 5 can start getting COVID vaccines this week.</p> <p>CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved emergency use authorization for COVID vaccines for this same age group.  </p> <p>This expands eligibility for vaccination to nearly 20 million additional children. Parents and caregivers can now get their young children vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, whichever is available. Both company's trials reported side effects similar to other populations.</p> <p><strong>Schedule Your Child's Vaccine</strong></p> <p>Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will offer vaccines for this age group on:</p> <ul><li>Friday, June 24. Appointments are required and available between 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.</li> <li>Saturday, June 25. Appointments are required and available between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.</li> </ul><p>You can schedule your child's vaccine <a href="https://myhealthatvanderbilt.com/openscheduling/standalone?dept=101000419&amp;vt=1400621221&amp;stringkey=PedCovidVaccine">online</a> or by calling <a href="tel:615-936-5437">615-936-5437</a>. Vaccines will be given in the theater at the Children’s Hospital, 2200 Children’s Way in Nashville. The closest parking is in the South Garage. Learn more about the vaccines in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/06/22/covid-19-vaccines-for-children-6-months-through-4-years-available/">this article</a> from the <em>VUMC Reporter</em>.</p> <p>Note: The event will not be vaccinating children age 5 and older. <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/GetVaccines">See information about COVID-19 vaccines for other ages</a>.</p> <p><strong>The Role of VUMC Research</strong></p> <p>VUMC research has aided in approval of these COVID-19 vaccines for younger children. Learn more about the Vanderbilt Health studies in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/06/16/approval-expected-for-covid-19-vaccines-for-young-children/">this article</a> from the <em>VUMC Reporter.</em></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> Sun, 19 Jun 2022 00:08:21 +0000 roberjm7 271 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million to Pediatric Infectious Disease Research at VUMC https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/dolly-parton-donates-1-million-pediatric-infectious-disease-research-vumc <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million to Pediatric Infectious Disease Research at VUMC</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/15/2022 - 18:49</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/270" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million to Pediatric Infectious Disease Research at VUMC"> 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>Dolly Parton, the country music legend and philanthropist, is donating $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, another transformative gift aimed to help in the fight against serious infectious diseases such as coronavirus that have worldwide ramifications.</p> <p>Ongoing research in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases includes understanding how viruses and bacteria cause disease, understanding and preventing resistance to antibiotics, preventing and treating infections, diagnosing and treating infections in children with cancer and research to define the impact of childhood infections throughout the world.</p> <p>“We are deeply honored by Dolly’s contribution to our research mission,” said <a href="https://pediatrics.vumc.org/person/mark-r-denison-md">Mark Denison</a>, MD, professor of Pediatrics and director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. “For over 40 years our division has been a national and international leader in studies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of life-threatening infections, and this gift will accelerate our work and support new ideas.”</p> <p>Read more about the gift in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/06/15/dolly-parton-donates-1-million-to-pediatric-infectious-disease-research-at-vanderbilt-university-medical-center/">this article</a> from the <em>VUMC Reporter</em>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Dolly-Parton-and-Naji-Abumrad_edited-1.jpeg?itok=meGKS5GS" width="500" height="418" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Dolly Parton and longtime friend, Naji Abumrad, MD. (photo courtesy of Dolly Parton)</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> Wed, 15 Jun 2022 23:49:24 +0000 roberjm7 270 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Ranked Tops for 16th Year https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/monroe-carell-jr-childrens-hospital-vanderbilt-ranked-tops-16th-year <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Ranked Tops for 16th Year</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/14/2022 - 11:26</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/273" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Ranked Tops for 16th Year"> 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="text-align:start"><em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em> ranks Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as one of the nation's best children's hospitals, for the 16th year. It’s the No. 1 hospital in Tennessee, and is tied for No. 1 in the Southeast.</p> <p style="text-align:start">The hospital achieved a maximum 10 out of 10 pediatric specialty programs nationally ranked, with three specialties earning spots in the top 20. Children’s Hospital is one of only 23 pediatric hospitals in the nation to rank in all 10 specialties, and the only pediatric facility in Tennessee to attain this goal.</p> <p style="text-align:start">“We are honored that for the 16th consecutive year Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been recognized as a state, regional and national leader in pediatric health care,” said Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, President of Children’s Hospital. “Every day our teams work diligently to provide high quality and compassionate care to the more than 1,800 children and families who come to us for hope and healing. I am tremendously proud of and grateful for our physicians’, nurses’ and staff’s unwavering commitment and dedication to excellence in caring for the patients we serve. Congratulations to all of our teams on this wonderful achievement.”</p> <p>Rankings created from data collected through a clinical survey sent to around 200 hospitals and a survey sent to thousands of pediatric doctors nationwide</p> <p>Learn more in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/06/14/monroe-carell-jr-childrens-hospital-at-vanderbilt-earns-top-honors-from-u-s-news-world-report-4/">this article</a> from the <em>VUMC Reporter</em>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </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, 14 Jun 2022 16:26:54 +0000 roberjm7 273 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com