Blog RSS https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/ en Leading the Charge on COVID-19 Education https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/leading-charge-covid-19-education <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Leading the Charge on COVID-19 Education</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, 01/12/2022 - 11:04</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/244" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Leading the Charge on COVID-19 Education"> 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; margin-top:10px; margin-bottom:10px">Did you know that the Employer Solutions team can provide COVID-19 vaccine readiness education and vaccinations to your company? Though most of this training is done virtually to limit the spread of infection, Nashville-based DesignWorks Collective recently requested that the team come in person to not only present updates on the pandemic, but also to give COVID-19 vaccines and boosters and flu shots to employees.</p> <p>Ana Nobis, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Occupational Health physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, presented the latest COVID-19 information to DesignWorks Collective employees at Nashville and Antioch warehouses. “She connected in a very meaningful way to both English and Spanish-speaking workers,” said Donna Skupien, RN, Vice President of Growth and Innovation for Employer Solutions.</p> <p>DesignWorks Collective CEO Joe Moore got his booster in front of his employees after the presentation. “The turnout for vaccines was more than double what was anticipated,” Skupien said. DesignWorks is a collective that includes Paddywax Candles, Candle Bar, Olivina, Gentleman’s Hardware, Stay Golden and Good Citizen coffee, and Firefly Candles.</p> <p>To learn more about how Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions can help your organization with COVID-19 education and vaccinations, email <a href="mailto:employersolutions@vumc.org">employersolutions@vumc.org</a> or call (615) 343-9520.</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/DesignWorks%20Ink.jpg?itok=pqATb1k-" width="432" 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">DesignWorks Ink CEO Joe Moore got his COVID-19 booster in front of his employees after VUMC&#039;s presentation on vaccine readiness.</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, 12 Jan 2022 17:04:35 +0000 roberjm7 244 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Donors Needed As National Blood Crisis Is Declared https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/donors-needed-national-blood-crisis-declared <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Donors Needed As National Blood Crisis Is Declared</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, 01/11/2022 - 17:58</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/241" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Donors Needed As National Blood Crisis Is Declared"> 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>Today, Jan. 11, the American Red Cross declared a <a href="https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/press-release/2022/blood-donors-needed-now-as-omicron-intensifies.html">national blood crisis</a> for the first time. To help fill the crucial need, community members can donate blood at one of the twice-weekly American Red Cross blood drives across several different Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) locations. Learn more and sign up <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/01/03/vumc-continues-to-see-critical-blood-shortages/">here</a>.</p> <p>Nationwide blood shortages have been a problem since the beginning of the pandemic—and the supply is dangerously low now. The most recent COVID-19 surge has again limited the number of healthy people who can donate blood, either due to illness or to necessary quarantining procedures. Staffing shortages are also an issue as COVID-19 continues to affect health care workers. Blood centers across the United States have reported less than a one-day supply of some blood types.</p> <p>“VUMC needs a constant supply of blood to take care of our patients, including solid organ transplant recipients, our patients with cancer, mothers delivering babies who have unexpected hemorrhages, and, of course, as we serve the community as its only level I trauma center,” said Jennifer Andrews, MD, MSc, associate professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology (Division of Transfusion Medicine) and Pediatrics (Division of Hematology/Oncology) and medical director of the Blood Bank.</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, 11 Jan 2022 23:58:27 +0000 roberjm7 241 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Ushering in a Healthy 2022 With Vaccines and Boosters https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/ushering-healthy-2022-vaccines-and-boosters <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Ushering in a Healthy 2022 With Vaccines and Boosters</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, 01/07/2022 - 15:37</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/239" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Ushering in a Healthy 2022 With Vaccines and Boosters"> 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 omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading quickly throughout Tennessee. Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is also seeing a lot of flu and other winter illness.</p> <p>These infections are putting pressure on hospitals and clinics as more people need testing and care, and health care workers also become sick and must isolate. It is critically important to protect yourself against the winter surge of illness by getting vaccinated or "boosted" for COVID-19 and vaccinated for the flu.</p> <p>The booster is a critical defense protection against the omicron variant. The <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html?s_cid=11706:cdc%20covid%20booster:sem.ga:p:RG:GM:gen:PTN:FY22">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a> (CDC) recommends boosters be given:</p> <ul> <li>Five months after the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine</li> <li>Five months after the second dose of the Moderna vaccine</li> <li>Two months after the Johnson &amp; Johnson vaccine</li> </ul> <p>On Wednesday, Jan. 5, the CDC authorized booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 to 17, pointing to <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/28/health/omicron-kids-hospitalizations.html">rising infections in teens and young adults</a> and an increase in pediatric hospitalizations, said the <em>New York Times</em>. <meta charset="UTF-8" />Adolescents ages 16 and older were already permitted to receive Pfizer booster shots. </p> <p><strong>Why Boosters Are Important</strong></p> <p>Because of the rise of new COVID-19 variants and some waning of protection against any infection, boosters are needed to help stop the spread. "Thankfully, boosters are still working remarkably well against getting really sick if you get COVID," said VUMC Chief Hospital Epidemiologist Tom Talbot, MD. </p> <p>"The goal is not to eliminate any COVID infection—the goal is to make the illness a milder infection that doesn't send a large number to the hospital or result in death," he continued. "We still have a large chunk of unvaccinated people who remain at risk of getting very sick and dying from this virus. Having boosters in part is helping those folks not get exposed, but we really need to get them protected through vaccination."</p> <p>To protect themselves and keep the community safe from the highly contagious omicron variant, VUMC's workforce is required to get boosters before the end of January. </p> <p><strong>Information on COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing</strong></p> <p>VUMC is following public health guidelines for giving COVID-19 vaccines. This includes vaccines for ages 5 and older, boosters and additional doses for immune-compromised individuals. Visit these links for more information on vaccination and testing:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/GetVaccines">Vaccine information for patients</a> of all ages</li> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/what-know-about-covid-19-testing-vumc">Guidance about COVID testing</a> for public and patients</li> </ul> <p><strong>Other Ways to Reduce the Spread of Winter Illness</strong></p> <ul> <li>Take the proven precautions. Wear masks in public indoor settings. Keep a good "social distance" of at least 6 feet from others. Wash your hands well and often.</li> <li>Ask your doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care provider if your upcoming routine clinic visit can be done using a secure telehealth visit.</li> </ul> <h3> </h3> <ul> </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> Fri, 07 Jan 2022 21:37:52 +0000 roberjm7 239 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com 7 Tips for Managing Omicron Anxiety https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/7-tips-managing-omicron-anxiety <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">7 Tips for Managing Omicron Anxiety</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, 01/05/2022 - 10:06</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/238" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to 7 Tips for Managing Omicron Anxiety"> 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; margin-top:20px; margin-bottom:10px">The Omicron variant, now responsible for <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html">almost all COVID-19 infections</a> according to the CDC, has once again caused hospitals to fill and strain the health care system. Similar to the delta surge, employers in all industries are contending with labor shortages, schools are suspending in-person classes, and multiple activities ranging from sports to conferences to performances are being postponed or canceled. The resulting uncertainty and fear are hijacking our amygdala, the part of our brain that signals potential danger, and renewing our collective anxieties. As a result, many of us find ourselves in a familiar place: on high alert.</p> <p>Managing heightened stress is essential to avoiding burnout and find moments of joy and purpose. Here are seven tips to cope with a seemingly endless pandemic, inspired by Vanderbilt's Work/Life Connections:</p> <ol> <li>Continue to be vigilant with infection prevention. Protect yourself with vaccinations, boosters, masking, social distancing and hand-washing—and encourage those in your circle to do the same.</li> <li>Identify a solid, scientific-based information source to follow for COVID-19 updates. If you are exposed or develop symptoms, consult a trusted source of truth such as <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/information-vumc-employees-and-patients">Vanderbilt University Medical Center</a> for directions on next steps.</li> <li>Limit your exposure to media designed to heighten your sense of panic and trigger feelings of doom. Commit to check the news one or two times per day, and for a limited amount of time.</li> <li>Cultivate an atmosphere of calm. Intentionally unplug from devices and limit your time looking at screens. Refocus your attention on books, crafts, cards and games, or home projects. Movement, meditation and music are other ways to get your mind off daily stressors.</li> <li>Be creative about maintaining a social life. It may be cold outside, but you could bundle up for lunch on a patio with friends or take a midday walk with a colleague. These social connections are especially important for those with depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions, so make sure to reach out to those who might be struggling. </li> <li>Prioritize regular self-care. Ensure your diet is full of plenty of fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly and get enough sleep. Sleep can directly impact our immune system, so set a regular time each night to unwind and make sure your schedule allows for 7-8 hours of rest.</li> <li>Remind yourself of what got you through the earlier waves of the pandemic. You're a stronger person because of what you overcame—tell yourself that you have the tools to make it through this wave, too.</li> </ol> <p>Sometimes individuals need additional help in managing stress—you're not alone! Seek out and share your feelings with a trusted friend, family member, colleague, clergy, or your physician or mental health provider. </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, 05 Jan 2022 16:06:32 +0000 roberjm7 238 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com New Year, New Opportunities for an Enhanced Care Experience https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-year-new-opportunities-enhanced-care-experience <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New Year, New Opportunities for an Enhanced Care 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">Mon, 01/03/2022 - 22:56</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/242" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to New Year, New Opportunities for an Enhanced Care 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>The new year marked the launch of three new <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/program/myhealth-bundles">MyHealth Bundles</a>, an innovative program from Vanderbilt Health that “bundles” all of the services needed to succeed with common or complex health conditions and enhances the health care experience.  Featuring concierge-level service and streamlined care to fewer out-of-pocket costs, the bundles approach provides additional support and eases many of the worries commonly associated with health care.</p> <p>The following three new bundles were added to the existing MyHealth Bundles portfolio on January 1, 2022: </p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myweightlosshealth-medical-weight-loss-0">MyWeightLossHealth – Medical Weight Loss</a>: This bundle helps patients achieve meaningful weight loss without surgery with a combination of multidisciplinary clinical support and proper medication. This bundle is designed for patients with more severe obesity who may not necessarily go forward with bariatric surgery.</li> <li><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myorthohealth-shoulder-pain-0">MyOrthoHeath – Shoulder Pain:</a> This bundle ensures patients receive the most appropriate treatment for shoulder pain. Patients will be supported through physical therapy first and proceed to advanced imaging and surgery only when these are the clinically appropriate next steps.</li> <li><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myorthohealth-hip-knee-osteoarthritis">MyOrthoHeath – Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis:</a> This bundle puts patients on the most appropriate course of treatment for their hip and knee pain. In many cases, this means avoiding costly and time-consuming surgery. A personalized plan involving physical therapy and other complementary treatments can produce quality results. </li> </ul> <p>New locations were also added for maternity, hip and knee surgery, and surgical weight loss bundles patients:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/mymaternityhealth">MyMaternityHealth</a>: Patients can use the Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital and Vanderbilt Birth Center (if clinically eligible), in addition to Vanderbilt Hospital’s main campus, for the birth of their child as long as the delivery occurs after Jan. 1, 2022.</li> <li><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myorthohealth-hip-knee-surgery-0">MyOrthoHealth–Hip &amp; Knee Surgery</a>: Patients can use the Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, in addition to Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Belle Meade, Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Franklin, or Vanderbilt Hospital’s main campus.</li> <li><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myweightlosshealth-surgical-weight-loss-0">MyWeightLossHealth–Surgical Weight Loss</a>: Patients can use the Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, in addition to Vanderbilt Weight Loss Center at One Hundred Oaks; Vanderbilt Medical Group General Surgery in Franklin; and Vanderbilt Weight Loss Centers in Clarksville, Jackson, Lebanon and Murfreesboro.</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> Tue, 04 Jan 2022 04:56:27 +0000 roberjm7 242 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com VUMC’s Bedford County Facilities Get High Marks in Patient Satisfaction https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vumcs-bedford-county-facilities-get-high-marks-patient-satisfaction <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC’s Bedford County Facilities Get High Marks in Patient Satisfaction</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, 12/29/2021 - 23:33</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/243" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC’s Bedford County Facilities Get High Marks in Patient Satisfaction"> 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; margin-bottom:15px">Patients have given extremely high satisfaction scores to two Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) facilities in Bedford County: the Vanderbilt Integrated Primary Care Wartrace Clinic and Vanderbilt Integrated Primary Care Madison Street Clinic in Shelbyville.</p> <p>VUMC recognized the facilities with the Excellence in Patient Experience award, an honor given to those in the top 10% of a national survey conducted by Press Ganey, a health care company that tracks and analyzes patient satisfaction and feedback. The survey was conducted from July 2020 through June 2021. </p> <p>VUMC also recognized three health care providers with the patient experience award: Karyn E. Jones, APRN, who practices in the Vanderbilt Integrated Primary Care Madison Street Clinic in Shelbyville; Marie Elizabeth Brock, DO, who practices in the Vanderbilt Integrated Primary Care–North in Shelbyville; and Sarah Bridge, APRN, who practices in the Vanderbilt Integrated Primary Care Wartrace Clinic.  </p> <p>“We have continued to find our way through the pandemic and all of its challenges, and our clinical service areas and individual providers continue to provide outstanding personalized care,” Brian Carlson, VUMC vice president of patient experience, told the <em><a href="https://www.t-g.com/stories/patients-give-vanderbilt-clinics-high-scores,63105">Shelbyville Times-Gazette</a></em>.</p> <p>On Jan. 1, 2021, VUMC acquired Tennova’s Shelbyville hospital from CHS and renamed it Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital. Learn more about the acquisition <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/01/01/vumc-acquires-tennovas-shelbyville-and-tullahoma-hospitals-from-chs-and-is-now-partnered-with-tennova-healthcare-clarksville-hospital/">here</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, 30 Dec 2021 05:33:18 +0000 roberjm7 243 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com FDA Approves Antibody Combination Discovered at Vanderbilt to Prevent COVID-19 https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/fda-approves-antibody-combination-discovered-vanderbilt-prevent-covid-19 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FDA Approves Antibody Combination Discovered at Vanderbilt to Prevent COVID-19</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, 12/23/2021 - 09:38</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/236" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to FDA Approves Antibody Combination Discovered at Vanderbilt to Prevent COVID-19"> 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 Dec. 8, <a href="https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-new-long-acting-monoclonal-antibodies-pre-exposure">FDA approved</a> a long-acting antibody combination that was discovered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and developed by AstraZeneca. </p> <p>The combination of two monoclonal antibodies, called Evusheld, was authorized to prevent COVID-19 in adults and children 12 years and older who have compromised immune systems or a history of severe adverse reactions to a COVID-19 vaccine. </p> <p>On Dec. 22, Caroline Davis of Nashville became the first patient at VUMC to receive injections of Evusheld to protect her from COVID-19.</p> <p>James Crowe, MD, Robert Carnahan, PhD, and their colleagues in the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center discovered the antibodies, which were licensed to AstraZeneca in June 2020 for advancement into clinical trials.</p> <p>Davis, who is being treated for cancer at VUMC, said she could not produce antibodies against the COVID-19 virus on her own, despite receiving two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and a booster. That's because the chemotherapy she is receiving suppresses her immune system.</p> <p>“It’s very exciting,” she said, before she received two injections of the antibodies as an outpatient at VUMC. “This is the best Christmas present that could possibly have been given to me."</p> <p>“We are proud of Vanderbilt’s contributions in the battle against COVID-19," said Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of VUMC and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. "The antibodies discovered by Dr. Crowe’s team offer additional protection for millions of immunocompromised people who are not fully protected by the vaccines and have been at risk for severe infection throughout the pandemic."</p> <p>Learn more about the treatment in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/12/23/patient-receives-antibodies-discovered-at-vanderbilt-to-prevent-covid-19-illness/">this <em>VUMC Reporter</em> article</a> by Bill Snyder.</p> <p> </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/Evusheld-vaccine-DJ12_edited-1.jpeg?itok=1xyJyWfr" 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">Cody Stubblefield, RN, gives the first of two injections of an antibody combination to Caroline Davis to protect her from COVID-19. (photo by Donn Jones)</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, 23 Dec 2021 15:38:38 +0000 roberjm7 236 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Vanderbilt Approved to Build New Hospital in Murfreesboro https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vanderbilt-approved-build-new-hospital-murfreesboro <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt Approved to Build New Hospital in Murfreesboro</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, 12/21/2021 - 15:42</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/240" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Approved to Build New Hospital in Murfreesboro"> 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; margin-bottom:10px">Tennessee’s Health Services and Development Agency recently approved Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)’s request to build a 42-bed, $144 million facility in Murfreesboro. The facility, to be called Vanderbilt Rutherford Hospital, will be constructed on property owned by VUMC at the intersection of Veterans Parkway and State Route 840.</p> <p>Vanderbilt Rutherford Hospital will be a full-service community hospital providing emergency room services, obstetrics, surgical capabilities and cardiac catheterization services, and it will bring additional ICU capacity to the community.</p> <p>VUMC’s certificate of need passed the regulatory board on Dec. 15 by a vote of 5-1. A similar application was considered in August 2020 but was denied in the face of opposition from Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center.</p> <p>The new application cited the area’s explosive growth and provided statistics for how many residents are driving to VUMC’s campus in Nashville for medical care and bypassing other hospitals in the area.</p> <p>“We did not undertake the decision to submit a new application for Vanderbilt Rutherford Hospital lightly,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer for VUMC. “But we have heard from numerous people in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, including state and local government officials, community and business leaders, fellow health care professionals, and, most importantly, many of our patients, who are vocal supporters of these plans and continue to encourage us to move forward with this proposal.”</p> <p>Learn more about VUMC’s commitment to area residents in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/09/15/vanderbilt-university-medical-center-files-for-new-certificate-of-need-to-build-rutherford-co-hospital/">this article</a> from the VUMC Reporter.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </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/Rutherford-Co-rendering_edited-1.jpeg?itok=YyAGfjyz" width="576" height="292" 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 artist rendering of the proposed Vanderbilt Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro</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 Dec 2021 21:42:05 +0000 roberjm7 240 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com How to Help Kentucky Tornado Victims https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/how-help-kentucky-tornado-victims <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">How to Help Kentucky Tornado Victims</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, 12/17/2021 - 10:12</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/237" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to How to Help Kentucky Tornado Victims"> 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>Early in the morning on December 11, severe storms and tornadoes swept across the Southeast, causing substantial damage to communities in Western Kentucky. More than 70 Kentuckians lost their lives, and countless homes and businesses were destroyed. If you and your employees are looking for ways to give back, here are four fundraising efforts that deliver relief to the Kentucky communities that need it most: </p> <ul type="disc"> <li><b><a contenteditable="false" href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.kentucky.gov%2Fformservices%2FFinance%2FWKYRelief&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C8843144fe7b14c94a12208d9c3dbb0f4%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637756170590950609%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=rOQQME3mkKO6OVW0HlNLlSD9dBQOyT9aqzEl4fvgbiY%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Finance/WKYRelief" shash="IRy27Iuu5lHA7APmRlwgOrxjQ8l56W5smLIVywlFndpCd6vf+9zZ0frjYoIxtuRBIxwdQjVRKmg0PU3YQsbkH23TtUvVWU1nTErlkhowaCqRNM0LWFEvOX291b2c2G4FVoCL9v7YvPtvKngYbV0ceirzRrtDizGSefkvlBFWVRQ=" title="Original URL:&#10;https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Finance/WKYRelief&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund</a></b>. Established by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, this relief effort will specifically help those impacted by tornadoes in the western part of the commonwealth. All donations are tax-deductible.</li> <li><b><a contenteditable="false" href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gofundme.com%2Ff%2Fksr-and-kentucky-chamber-foundation-relief-fund%3Futm_campaign%3Dp_cp%2Bshare-sheet%26utm_medium%3Dcopy_link_all%26utm_source%3Dcustomer&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C8843144fe7b14c94a12208d9c3dbb0f4%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637756170590950609%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=LZXmFO2BPqyyLmmWYutmbMNMDzH4awZVf66n7YQTUbs%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.gofundme.com/f/ksr-and-kentucky-chamber-foundation-relief-fund?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&amp;utm_medium=copy_link_all&amp;utm_source=customer" shash="TvCKhJEhrhQrUqxkcT4D0hSEx1Mi5aBayruca+Y7zguCMFsRJzVp25U3wfa/91qa4vrf9iwKFabr5rxWSKHuANzZn4krPFcbale/8TlCbgJtSHMcv1vIfZULPr0DtxnM8xNq+9HDT9PttcVO2x6WQWzRBVjbjsf3heIjSyFkl1k=" title="Original URL:&#10;https://www.gofundme.com/f/ksr-and-kentucky-chamber-foundation-relief-fund?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&amp;utm_medium=copy_link_all&amp;utm_source=customer&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">KSR and Kentucky Chamber Foundation Relief Fund</a></b>. Kentucky Sports Radio (KSR) and the Kentucky Chamber Foundation will work directly with local communities, chambers of commerce, and state and local elected officials to direct relief where it is needed most. </li> <li><b><a contenteditable="false" href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uwky.org%2Ftornado&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C8843144fe7b14c94a12208d9c3dbb0f4%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637756170590950609%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=wcXl5jHZshyViQjuVm43%2Fza1r%2FSkpV9XbSOzP3QtC84%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.uwky.org/tornado" shash="JbSVfv/0e9Aydn3R9bA7Q3n4oU/9UruTAuvph4FhcrrimT1334CmPQJvtfnXdKdY+qr2CSG77Xn3T2hz/gudl8VtQ8IeJMHRAhqYjaZTZmndmGf+spriR/11sWh2ltaT4242d5lz40QBjhE7fUBp534qgp/18TSwMozQibeJumg=" title="Original URL:&#10;https://www.uwky.org/tornado&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">United Way of Kentucky</a></b>. Kentucky's United Way network is working directly with emergency management, disaster recovery and local communities to support families affected by the tornado event. 100% of donated funds will go directly to recovery efforts. </li> <li><b>Give Blood</b>. America is currently facing one of the worst blood shortages in more than a decade. <a contenteditable="false" href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloodassurance.org%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C8843144fe7b14c94a12208d9c3dbb0f4%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637756170590950609%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=gVsSM%2FP8iwUNyN%2FxwSCLp6L7012%2F9TrMhyBMvf8rZv4%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.bloodassurance.org/" shash="Elp6xgWOyX711xXJGMsn2nUHIcUZawshVPQcSCj7by1CpGh0vf2SqAmTCthIePWjtY7JqwLRTENHABuzKrBQL6H/iCjXS+EGKjVyUAVnrVQGHmi4jlJEOBozQzHZhO10ioi6zklVeYs2hZk0Ipukzo7ztgj8fOYEQ8qfoKB9OmM=" title="Original URL:&#10;https://www.bloodassurance.org/&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">Blood Assurance</a> offers two ways to give blood in the southeast: donor centers and blood drives. The Red Cross is hosting a <a contenteditable="false" href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/12/01/vumc-continues-to-see-critical-blood-shortages/" title="https://news.vumc.org/2021/12/01/vumc-continues-to-see-critical-blood-shortages/">series of blood drives</a> at Vanderbilt's Light Hall in January. Sign up <a contenteditable="false" href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.redcrossblood.org%2Fgive.html%2Fdrive-results%3FzipSponsor%3Dvandy19&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C8843144fe7b14c94a12208d9c3dbb0f4%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637756170590950609%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=AaakDADhq2T%2Ft5xjs3GkmMjR5YrvhHtOCbUMB0Iu5R8%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=vandy19" shash="RFilJhZbJwmVXrhQscd0ty8UW6yMNFa1aVX0RX46EroFBypeOaR86cnK0Psbh6vjZH22HnZIFNU4Pulo1aDI+YlzfbgovGu8em1actSyZYQ8dXbAq8JC2RyiMKPGVPaVVQocClu7AlGp5AFItmD+QYTUG7PAbQZoDjtJJWPLh6c=" title="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.redcrossblood.org%2Fgive.html%2Fdrive-results%3FzipSponsor%3Dvandy19&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C8843144fe7b14c94a12208d9c3dbb0f4%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637756170590950609%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=AaakDADhq2T%2Ft5xjs3GkmMjR5YrvhHtOCbUMB0Iu5R8%3D&amp;reserved=0">here</a>.  </li> </ul> <p>For more ways to help, <a contenteditable="false" href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.courier-journal.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Flocal%2F2021%2F12%2F11%2Fhow-help-mayfield-kentucky-communities-affected-tornadoes-fundraisers-donations%2F6477051001%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C8843144fe7b14c94a12208d9c3dbb0f4%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637756170590950609%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=gUq7syiR9KZFfdwnX8pEId5E9ihkimiOMKLesrBvPzQ%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2021/12/11/how-help-mayfield-kentucky-communities-affected-tornadoes-fundraisers-donations/6477051001/" shash="PPbNOIXlJ39N+5i/yFSH/GS847N5dePiIJvaW1e5ySyRahpKb0Gk4CPG8eWHK9dOqOSIxAeKFnvP22LTlnpXYM8J8ZMw+TqiP/vtvRuD9ovYxNs3IcuBhlJxWfsuMAYEiY1YkijWuJXMY6oR70kfpRRk7KWLc0dWE03x4CGNMKg=" title="Original URL:&#10;https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2021/12/11/how-help-mayfield-kentucky-communities-affected-tornadoes-fundraisers-donations/6477051001/&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">this article</a> lists dozens of ways to donate gifts, supplies and money or sign up to volunteer. </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> Fri, 17 Dec 2021 16:12:37 +0000 roberjm7 237 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com NEW VIDEO: The Omicron Variant of COVID-19 and the Holidays https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-video-omicron-variant-covid-19-and-holidays <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NEW VIDEO: The Omicron Variant of COVID-19 and the Holidays</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, 12/08/2021 - 11:35</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/233" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to NEW VIDEO: The Omicron Variant of COVID-19 and the Holidays"> 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>First detected in South Africa in November, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has now been identified throughout the United States. The variant raised alarms after molecular virologists made a fingerprint of its structure and saw it had more mutations than any other variant. This hinted that omicron could be as much or more contagious than the extremely transmissible delta variant. Read more details about the variant in <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/omicron-variant.html">this post</a> from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p> <p><meta charset="UTF-8" />In a new video released this week, Vanderbilt University Medical Center infectious disease expert William Schaffner, MD, and chief hospital epidemiologist Tom Talbot, MD, discuss what you need to know about the omicron variant and how best to manage the holidays to prevent the spread of COVID-19.</p> <p>“Omicron is giving delta a run for its money wherever it goes,” Dr. Schaffner said, though he admitted that scientists don’t yet know its severity. To determine whether the variant causes the same, milder or a more severe version of the disease, “the laboratory lights are on at night" to find the answer, he said.</p> <p>Until we know more about the variant, what do Schaffner and Talbot recommend that people should do right now? “Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate,” Schaffner said, with his message targeted for the following three groups:</p> <ol> <li>Unvaccinated adults.</li> <li>Children ages 5 and older through teen years.</li> <li>Adults who have been vaccinated two to six months prior, depending on their type of vaccine. Boosters are <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/covid-19-boosters-recommended-all-adults">now approved for everyone 18 and over</a>.</li> </ol> <p>If you fit into any of those categories, it’s easy to learn more and schedule an appointment right now at <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/GetVaccines">Vanderbilt Health’s site</a>.</p> <p>Watch the video below, and please share with your employees and their families. </p> <p class="text-align-center"><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hZ6HbN2usW8"></iframe></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, 08 Dec 2021 17:35:48 +0000 roberjm7 233 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Early Afternoon COVID-19 Test Could Be More Accurate https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/early-afternoon-covid-19-test-could-be-more-accurate <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Early Afternoon COVID-19 Test Could Be More Accurate</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, 12/07/2021 - 10:20</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/234" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Early Afternoon COVID-19 Test Could Be More Accurate"> 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>What's the best time of day for a COVID-19 test? VUMC researchers studying the effect of time of day on the accuracy of COVID tests found the best chances of reducing a false negative happen in the early afternoon.</p> <p>Based on results of PCR tests performed on adults at VUMC from March through August of 2020, the VUMC team reported the probability of a positive result was 1.7 times more likely at 2:06 p.m. than at the daily low of around 2 a.m. Read more about the study and researchers' theories about why in</p> <p>Based on results of PCR tests performed on adults at VUMC from March through August of 2020, the VUMC team reported the probability of a positive result was 1.7 times more likely at 2:06 p.m. than at the daily low of around 2 a.m. Read more about the study and researchers' theories about why in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/11/10/covid-test-accuracy-appears-to-vary-by-time-of-day/?mkt_tok=OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGBOvRJZux6zuURqyz3YwzQwyOj8X-d-IjD9VzLRPPpu7jOCn0I4ofo0n4yyiiiavfPT1Y-Hxlwg237lv7hPcw">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> Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:20:15 +0000 roberjm7 234 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com MyMaternityHealth Bundle a Success at MNPS https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/mymaternityhealth-bundle-success-mnps <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">MyMaternityHealth Bundle a Success at MNPS</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, 12/06/2021 - 10:34</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/235" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to MyMaternityHealth Bundle a Success at MNPS"> 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>In 2020, Vanderbilt's <a contenteditable="false" href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGBOvRJZk5WYsbpaClnYgB-KsZMhOx5av7L8Ag_MEof3VkMhz2A9Uc2ZFx0JIOpXqdXclY0YLw%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C75f92ca53b8c4ec9e5d808d9ba930c0c%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637745963007993092%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=4261MIfpOHfzdFcG5hBQi2HuBV%2F0auBSxgI8MiCvTRw%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGBOvRJZk5WYsbpaClnYgB-KsZMhOx5av7L8Ag_MEof3VkMhz2A9Uc2ZFx0JIOpXqdXclY0YLw=" shash="bUPh9ajTwkiAEQyIVVS941EgcyycR+/GAE1xuInJq/DUaCKc2lA69OoxlbfBAXEhLZixeohwJnYYiAT5dXUho+oqYbTHgKUuNDxDOalP8Dcs/uwP9T2KPpp8UIO8m7UvlSjjl8cnsQbX0T+9mQx2hm2NGR8O/Q2BIF2E8sebl84=" target="_blank" title="Original URL:&#10;https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGBOvRJZk5WYsbpaClnYgB-KsZMhOx5av7L8Ag_MEof3VkMhz2A9Uc2ZFx0JIOpXqdXclY0YLw=&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">MyMaternityHealth</a> bundled care option was offered to 6,000 teachers in the Metro Nashville Public School System–and both deliveries and patient satisfaction are on the rise.The bundle contract between Vanderbilt and the Nashville school system covers all maternity-related services—from perinatal guidance to 12-weeks postpartum–for eligible patients.</p> <p>The bundle connects expectant mothers to a patient navigator who serves as a touchstone, guiding the woman through education options, setting up appointments and directly linking her with important resources, including childbirth classes and lactation support. With zero out-of-pocket costs and a high-touch experience for the mothers, survey reports of satisfaction among patients is high. Learn more about the benefits in this article from VUMC <a href="https://discover.vumc.org/2021/11/maternity-bundles-deliver-on-optimizing-care-enhancing-value/?mkt_tok=OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGBOvRJZs-pWUa09_75AA7NptiNNv04rTIm4RWiv9SQ_L4ArlEOb0yvhMT3tm1ON_RdDYEL6ljP7lcfQH6u2Fg">Discover</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, 06 Dec 2021 16:34:08 +0000 roberjm7 235 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com COVID-19 Boosters Recommended for All Adults https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/covid-19-boosters-recommended-all-adults <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Boosters Recommended for All Adults</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, 11/29/2021 - 10:17</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/231" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Boosters Recommended for All Adults"> 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html">recommends booster shots</a> of the COVID-19 vaccine for everyone 18 and over. Adults who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months prior are eligible for a booster dose. Adults who received the Johnson &amp; Johnson vaccine are eligible two months after completing the single-shot regimen.</p> <p>CDC recommendations now allow for a “mix and match" approach, so you may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot.</p> <p data-mce-style="color: {{my.em_primary_fontcolor:default=#4e4e4e}}; font-family: {{my.EM_Primary_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_Primary_FontSize:default=14px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_Primary_FontWeight:default=normal}}; line-height: {{my.EM_Primary_LineHeight:default=20px}}; mso-line-height-rule: at-least; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;">Vanderbilt Corporate Health and Wellness team offers COVID-19 asymptomatic testing, vaccination and vaccine booster services to workforces in Nashville and throughout Tennessee and the region. These vaccination events can be held at drive-in or onsite clinics. Learn more at <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/corporate-health-and-wellness">this site</a> or call (615) 343–9557 to schedule.</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, 29 Nov 2021 16:17:58 +0000 roberjm7 231 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Reaching New Heights With Cochlear Implants https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/reaching-new-heights-cochlear-implants <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Reaching New Heights With Cochlear Implants</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, 11/22/2021 - 10:29</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/232" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Reaching New Heights With Cochlear Implants"> 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>Following a cochlear implant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Lydia Gross’s hearing improved so much that she took to the skies with a flight instructor to experience her decades-long goal of flying a plane. As her small plane soared above the skies of Nashville, the almost-100-year-old Lydia was able to hear the roar of the engines, encouraging words from her instructor and the wind whistling past the cockpit. </p> <p>Lydia's surgeon was David Haynes, MD, co-director of the Cochlear Implant Program professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Hearing and Speech Sciences. Haynes was confident that Gross’ implants would be successful because of his team's rigorous preoperative testing that predicts with accuracy whether patients will hear better with cochlear implants. Don't miss the rest of Emily Stembridge's <a href="https://voice.vumc.org/lydia-gross-is-100-she-just-piloted-a-plane-for-the-first-time-and-she-heard-every-sound-because-of-her-cochlear-implants/?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=marketo&amp;utm_content=cta-left&amp;utm_campaign=8500-504-0509-_pulse1021&amp;mkt_tok=OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGAzzb6uQuTDESBS0mJoKyK0mS9CJnz7LBf67LRvN1zYSINM-INE-1gJUWoacYgcIiXj-xR_ZUTrFk_FUqj4lf4MIkDzXX29n0Kidb64QH-m2w">heartwarming story</a> of Lydia's journey to better hearing health–and the realization of a lifelong dream. </p> <p data-mce-style="color: {{my.em_primary_fontcolor:default=#4e4e4e}}; font-family: {{my.EM_Primary_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_Primary_FontSize:default=14px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_Primary_FontWeight:default=normal}}; line-height: {{my.EM_Primary_LineHeight:default=20px}}; mso-line-height-rule: at-least; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;">Many individuals struggling with severe hearing loss don’t realize that a cochlear implant might be the answer they have been seeking. Vanderbilt's <a data-mce-href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myhearinghealth" href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myhearinghealth" id="" target="_blank">MyHearingHealth bundles program</a> makes getting a cochlear implant easier than ever. MyHearingHealth takes an innovative approach to cochlear implants that coordinates and “bundles” all of the services needed for a successful procedure and recovery. Learn more about the program <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myhearinghealth">here</a> and sign up for a consultation with a patient navigator.</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, 22 Nov 2021 16:29:55 +0000 roberjm7 232 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Vaccine Mandate: How to Prepare for Implementation https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vaccine-mandate-how-prepare-implementation <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vaccine Mandate: How to Prepare for Implementation</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, 11/08/2021 - 11:21</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/229" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vaccine Mandate: How to Prepare for Implementation"> 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>Court action earlier this week put the <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vaccine-mandate-deadline-set-jan-4-private-sector-workers">COVID-19 vaccination mandate</a> for private employers on hold, but it's wise for businesses to move forward with an implementation policy while litigation is pending. </p> <p>On Nov. 4, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure each of their workers is fully vaccinated or tests for COVID-19 weekly. ​​O​​​​​n Nov. 6, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued a temporary stay blocking the policy. </p> <p>"Legal challenges to the ETS have been and will be made, but until these challenges are resolved, employers must prepare for compliance," advises SHRM in its <em><a href="https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/tools-and-samples/how-to-guides/Pages/How-to-Comply-with-OSHA-COVID-19-Vaccination-Emergency-Temporary-Standard.aspx">How-to Guide on Complying with OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination Emergency Temporary Standard</a></em>.</p> <p>Here are four ways to prepare:</p> <p><strong>1. Learn more about the policy.</strong> <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/article/vaccine-mandate-biden-osha.html?campaign_id=9&amp;emc=edit_nn_20211105&amp;instance_id=44676&amp;nl=the-morning&amp;regi_id=65277122&amp;segment_id=73603&amp;te=1&amp;user_id=956c83d0f7ec0a8b3e9a34680ee0c1c7">This <em>New York Times</em> articl</a><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/article/vaccine-mandate-biden-osha.html?campaign_id=9&amp;emc=edit_nn_20211105&amp;instance_id=44676&amp;nl=the-morning&amp;regi_id=65277122&amp;segment_id=73603&amp;te=1&amp;user_id=956c83d0f7ec0a8b3e9a34680ee0c1c7">e</a> answers questions about the new OSHA rule. The FAQ discusses which employees are covered and what the rule means for remote workers. It also covers exemptions, the testing option, how enforcement will be handled, and more.</p> <p><strong>2. Determine employer coverage and vaccination status. </strong>SHRM explains why this determination is important: "Understanding how many unvaccinated workers an employer has will also help inform the best compliance approach for the organization. For example, an employer with only 10 unvaccinated workers might allow those employees to choose either vaccination or weekly testing, whereas a company with 100 unvaccinated workers may find the logistics of collecting weekly testing documentation too difficult and therefore decide not to offer the testing option."</p> <p><strong>3. Create written policies for compliance and exemptions. </strong>Make these policies readily available and communicate them often to employees, through regular email newsletters and/or printed items. Make your HR and other C-suite leaders available for questions about the policies.</p> <p><strong>4. Look to Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions as an extension of your team. </strong>The Corporate Health and Wellness team offers <a data-gtm-vis-has-fired-1404321_535="1" href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/covid-19-vaccination-services">COVID-19 vaccination services</a> and <a data-gtm-vis-has-fired-1404321_535="1" href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/covid-19-asymptomatic-testing">asymptomatic COVID-19 testing</a>. To learn more, call (615) 343–9520 or email <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> Mon, 08 Nov 2021 17:21:15 +0000 roberjm7 229 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com NEW WEBINAR RECORDING: Ways to Handle Tough Customers and Cope in a Tense Era https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-webinar-recording-ways-handle-tough-customers-and-cope-tense-era <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NEW WEBINAR RECORDING: Ways to Handle Tough Customers and Cope in a Tense Era</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, 11/05/2021 - 12:01</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/230" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to NEW WEBINAR RECORDING: Ways to Handle Tough Customers and Cope in a Tense Era"> 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" /></p> <p>A recording of yesterday's Good to Go webinar, “Managing Pandemic Fatigue and Stress," is now available at <a href="https://finnpartners.zoom.us/rec/play/PCejH0DXgmHJHRGaw-iQUWuF2oibHYfK90QmCSkRzMiknFZSr7E_qrJeOWCejvqx3Oa3pq48HerxCPWI.l31gEGkIk3Mj06jz">this link</a>.</p> <p>The webinar provided information and training for leaders to manage and recognize the signs of stress in their employees and offered strategies for improving mental wellness. It featured <b>Jon Ebert</b>, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist at Vanderbilt Health with extensive expertise in the treatment of those affected by traumatic stress and mental health challenges.</p> <p>Dr. Ebert also discussed helpful ways to de-escalate hostile interactions. One way to start is by learning what types of interactions typically push our buttons. By anticipating those irritating times, which he dubs "shark moments" after the iconic music from the music "Jaws," you can put in place coping tools, such as taking deep breaths, moving away from the situation or calling for backup from colleagues. When we can anticipate these "shark music" moments, he says, we can have more control of them. </p> <p style="text-align:start"><a href="https://www.goodtogonashville.com"><em>Good to Go</em></a> is a hospitality safety program created by the Nashville Convention &amp; Visitors Corp, in cooperation with Vanderbilt Health, Ryman Hospitality Properties and SERVPRO, to help businesses in every industry implement health and safety guidelines. The program has helped area employers pave the way toward a healthy rebound for Nashville. </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> Fri, 05 Nov 2021 17:01:21 +0000 roberjm7 230 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Vaccine Mandate Deadline Set for Jan. 4 for Private Employers https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vaccine-mandate-deadline-set-jan-4-private-employers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vaccine Mandate Deadline Set for Jan. 4 for Private Employers</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, 11/04/2021 - 14:10</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/228" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vaccine Mandate Deadline Set for Jan. 4 for Private Employers"> 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>Today, Thursday, Nov. 4, the Biden Administration <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/11/04/fact-sheet-biden-administration-announces-details-of-two-major-vaccination-policies/">released the details</a> of two major vaccination policies aimed at protecting employees from the risk of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace.</p> <p>The following details from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Medicare &amp; Medicaid Services (CMS) mean two-thirds of all American workers will be covered by vaccination rules:</p> <p><strong>1. OSHA will require employers with 100 or more employees to ensure each of their workers is fully vaccinated or tests for COVID-19 weekly. </strong>The OSHA rule will also require that these companies provide paid time off for employees to get vaccinated and sick leave for side effects as needed. It also will ensure all unvaccinated workers wear a face mask in the workplace. This rule will cover 84 million employees.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/04/business/biden-vaccine-mandate-osha.html">New York Times</a> reported that "Companies that fail to comply may be subject to fines, a White House official said. An <a href="https://www.osha.gov/penalties" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">OSHA penalty</a> is typically $13,653 for every serious violation, but can be up to 10 times that amount if OSHA determines that the violation is willful or repeated."</p> <p><strong>2. The CMS will require that health care workers at facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid are fully vaccinated.</strong> The rule applies to more than 17 million workers at approximately 76,000 health care facilities, including hospitals and long-term care facilities.</p> <p>Employees falling under these rules are required to have their final vaccination dose--either their second of Pfizer or Moderna or single dose of Johnson &amp; Johnson—by Jan. 4, 2022. </p> <p data-gtm-vis-has-fired-1404321_535="1"><em><strong>To help reduc<strong>e b</strong>arriers to vaccination and make it easier for employers to offer vaccines to their employees, the Corporate Health and Wellness team of Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions offers <a data-gtm-vis-has-fired-1404321_535="1" href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/covid-19-vaccination-services">COVID-19 vaccination services</a> and <a data-gtm-vis-has-fired-1404321_535="1" href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/covid-19-asymptomatic-testing">asymptomatic COVID-19 testing</a>. To learn more, call (615) 343–9520 or email <a href="mailto:employersolutions@vumc.org">employersolutions@vumc.org</a>.</strong></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> Thu, 04 Nov 2021 19:10:12 +0000 roberjm7 228 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11 https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/cdc-recommends-covid-19-vaccine-children-ages-5-11 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11</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, 11/03/2021 - 09:01</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/227" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11"> 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">Yesterday, <a href="https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-cdc-advisers-vote-covid-19-vaccine-young-children-2021-11-02/">Nov. 2</a>, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that children ages 5-11 be vaccinated against COVID-19 with a lower dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. This came after <a href="https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-authorizes-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-emergency-use-children-5-through-11-years-age">last week's </a>FDA advisory committee approved the vaccine's emergency use authorization.</p> <p style="text-align:start">The Biden administration anticipated the decision and has been working on a plan to use more than 20,000 pediatricians, family doctors, clinics and pharmacies to give the shots instead of mass inoculation sites. The vials and needles for the doses will be smaller, too, reported the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/20/us/politics/kids-covid-vaccination.html"><em>New York Times</em>.</a> </p> <p><strong>Why Children Should Get a Vaccine</strong></p> <p>CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, said that 745 children have died of COVID during the pandemic, including 94 children ages 5-11. More than 2,300 children of this age have been diagnosed with <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/mis/mis-c.html">multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C)</a>. The <a href="https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/covidnet/COVID19_5.html">CDC reports</a> that 2,688 kids ages 5 to 17 have been hospitalized. </p> <p data-testid="paragraph-6">COVID-19 risks are "too high and too devastating to our children and far higher than for many other diseases for which we vaccinate children," Dr. Walensky said.</p> <p data-testid="paragraph-6">“We know it’s milder, we know [children] navigate it better than certainly older adults,” Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, FPIDS, a pediatric infectious disease expert at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NBCNews/videos/4535296596531180">told</a> NBC News senior medical correspondent Dr. John Torres in a Facebook Doc to Doc conversation. “But we also recognize that there’s a burden of infection in children. And now we’ve got a tool to prevent it.”</p> <p>Though children are less likely to get severe illness from COVID-19, when they are hospitalized, they’re more likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit and more likely to need a ventilator, compared with children hospitalized with the flu, Fiona Havers, MD, MHS, FIDSA, a medical officer with the CDC, told <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fda-advisory-panel-oks-pfizer-vaccine-kids-5-11-rcna3726">NBC News</a>. To learn more, read <a href="https://www.fda.gov/media/153508/download">this report</a> about COVID-19 and children ages 5–11 that Dr. Havers gave to the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee on Oct. 26.</p> <p><strong>Where to Get a Vaccine</strong></p> <p>Scheduling for vaccine appointments for children ages 5 to 11 is now open at VUMC. Vaccinations are by appointment only and are taking place in the theater at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Vaccines will be given only to this age group at this location. <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/COVID-Vaccines-Ages-5-11">Learn more here</a>. </p> <ul> </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> Wed, 03 Nov 2021 14:01:10 +0000 roberjm7 227 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Next Good to Go Webinar to Offer Strategies for Handling Stress https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/next-good-go-webinar-offer-strategies-handling-stress <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Next Good to Go Webinar to Offer Strategies for Handling Stress</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, 11/01/2021 - 10:01</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/226" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Next Good to Go Webinar to Offer Strategies for Handling Stress"> 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 next Good to Go webinar, “Managing Stress and Improving Wellness During a Pandemic, is set for Thursday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. (CDT). <a href="https://finnpartners.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IIYwZlw0TGK5gE21eDgzMQ?utm_source=newsletter&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=REGISTER%20FOR%20THE%20WEBINAR&amp;utm_campaign=GTG102221">Register here</a>.</p> <p>The webinar will provide information and training for leaders to manage and recognize the signs of stress in their employees and offer strategies for improving mental wellness. It will also include a discussion of de-escalation of hostile interactions.</p> <p>The webinar will feature <b>Jon Ebert</b>, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at Vanderbilt Health with extensive expertise in the treatment of those affected by traumatic stress and mental health challenges, and <b>Donna Skupien</b>, RN, MBA, Vice President, Growth and Innovation, Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions. <strong>David Aronoff</strong>, MD, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will also give an update on COVID-19 vaccines.</p> <p>Please email your questions to <a href="mailto:goodtogo@visitmusiccity.com" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline" title="mailto:goodtogo@visitmusiccity.com"><span style="color:#333333">goodtogo@visitmusiccity.com</span></a> prior to the webinar.</p> <p><a href="https://www.goodtogonashville.com"><em>Good to Go</em></a> is a hospitality safety program created by the Nashville Convention &amp; Visitors Corp, in cooperation with Vanderbilt Health, Ryman Hospitality Properties and SERVPRO, to help businesses in every industry implement health and safety guidelines. The program has helped area employers pave the way toward a healthy rebound for Nashville. </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/Good%20to%20Go.jpeg?itok=CY4CMS3y" width="576" height="297" 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">Good to Go is a hospitality safety program created by the Nashville Convention &amp; Visitors Corp, in cooperation with Vanderbilt Health, Ryman Hospitality Properties and SERVPRO, to help businesses in every industry implement health and safety guidelines. </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 Nov 2021 15:01:36 +0000 roberjm7 226 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com How to Support Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt With Your Holiday Gifts https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/how-support-childrens-hospital-vanderbilt-your-holiday-gifts <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">How to Support Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt With Your Holiday Gifts</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, 10/25/2021 - 15:10</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/225" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to How to Support Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt With Your Holiday Gifts"> 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>Sending holiday cards or gifts to business contacts?</p> <p>Consider the Gifts From Friends project supporting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. It's a way to give back that applies to on-site and at-home employees.</p> <p>Since 1973, Children's Hospital's patients and their siblings have lent their artistic talents to the Gifts from Friends project, previously known as Holiday Project. These works of art become featured on various cards and gifts, with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Hospital.</p> <p>The 2021 holiday selection is now available, including cookie tins from The Christie Cookie. View options and purchase <u><strong><a data-auth="Verified" data-linkindex="0" href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org%2Finformation%2Fgifts-friends&amp;data=04%7C01%7CMyVUMC%40vumc.org%7C8bcd715621674a3583f408d99893841d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637708581628631215%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=E5jzHN%2BrGuzgwTGlhQrGEIturlfU9C9WaVIpLbSprVY%3D&amp;reserved=0" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="Original URL: https://www.childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org/information/gifts-friends. Click or tap if you trust this link.">here</a>.</strong></u> </p> <p>Holiday card options are available with customization options for your company or family messages. For card orders, variety packs are also sold at The Friends Shop in Children’s Hospital.</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/Gingerbread%20Cookies.png?itok=yJqzLefa" width="576" height="425" 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">All artwork in the annual holiday project was designed by children whose lives have been impacted by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. </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, 25 Oct 2021 20:10:08 +0000 roberjm7 225 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com