Blog RSS https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/ en Prioritize Your Employees’ Health With a Customized Health Fair https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/prioritize-your-employees-health-customized-health-fair <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Prioritize Your Employees’ Health With a Customized Health Fair</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/hastinet" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hastinet</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/13/2021 - 17:05</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/223" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Prioritize Your Employees’ Health With a Customized Health Fair"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Healthy, happy employees are your company’s most valuable asset. To help prioritize your employees’ health, Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions offers customizable corporate health fairs. These events provide a convenient opportunity for your workforce to get crucial screenings, assessments and vaccinations. By removing barriers to care and reinforcing the importance of preventative care, your employees may identify health issues early and prevent uncontrolled chronic conditions. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">This month Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions’ Corporate Health and Wellness team, which consists of highly skilled nurses, partnered with Ryman Hospitality Partners (RHP) to facilitate </span></span><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">“In Tune With Your Health,” </span></span></span></span></span></span></span>a <span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">health fair for their employees in three locations—two in Nashville and one in Gatlinburg. The team conducted comprehensive health screenings including biometric measurements, such as standard physiological measurements and blood work. They also provided wellness education, counseling, flu shots, COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine education. </span></span></p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">A bonus for the entertainment and media company was a slideshow of music-themed health facts. Attendees stuck around the fair longer to read how dancing boosts memory and how listening to music can ease stress and anxiety and lower blood pressure. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">“Our health fairs are fully customizable,” says Donna Skupien, BSN, RN, MBA, Senior Director, Solution Design &amp; Business Development, Employer Solutions.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"> “The team works with each employer partner to meet their specific needs, whether that’s cancer screenings or additional information on mental health. We aim to meet employers where they are.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><font face="Calibri, sans-serif" size="3">From a simple event that provides standard screenings to a more comprehensive event that provides immunizations and connects your employees to primary care doctors, the team can accommodate your schedule and unique needs to help your employees proactively and conveniently manage their health.</font></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><i>Learn more about Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions Corporate Health and Wellness services at <a href="https://vanderbilthealthemployersolutions.com/" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline">https://vanderbilthealthemployersolutions.com</a> or call (615) 819-5328.</i></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/RHP1.jpeg?itok=A50OURcD" width="576" height="432" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 13 Oct 2021 22:05:39 +0000 hastinet 223 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com The Employer Vaccine Mandate: What Employers Need to Know Now https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/employer-vaccine-mandate-what-employers-need-know-now <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Employer Vaccine Mandate: What Employers Need to Know Now</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, 10/07/2021 - 12:02</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/219" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to The Employer Vaccine Mandate: What Employers Need to Know Now"> 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 Health Employer Solutions is monitoring news on President Biden's <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.npr.org%2F2021%2F09%2F09%2F1035149651%2Fbiden-will-require-vaccines-for-federal-workers-as-part-of-a-new-covid-strategy&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C64fc47eda2274168da3e08d989c837fa%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637692315285417852%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=%2BSTN9oiLvfsP0LWkBkpZeE8A6wfDctGMAqIiSvO7GpA%3D&amp;reserved=0">proposed rule</a> for private-sector employers with at least 100 employees to get vaccinated or submit to regular COVID-19 testing. As of today, OSHA still hasn’t announced the official rule, which is called an emergency temporary standard, but it is expected to later this fall. </p> <p>Federal contractors, however, <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shrm.org%2Fresourcesandtools%2Flegal-and-compliance%2Femployment-law%2Fpages%2Ffaqs-on-vaccine-mandate-for-federal-workers.aspx&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C64fc47eda2274168da3e08d989c837fa%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637692315285427848%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=sR21Luib%2BWPtIIpwa31n2wwOT%2B%2B32kLmP02wXELuhsQ%3D&amp;reserved=0" title="Original URL:&#10;https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/faqs-on-vaccine-mandate-for-federal-workers.aspx&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">are required</a> to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8. Prior to that date, onsite contractors who aren’t vaccinated have to show proof of a negative test within 3 days of entering a federal building. </p> <p>The president’s announcement "is a real game changer for many employers," Steve Bell, a partner at the international law firm Dorsey &amp; Whitney told <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shrm.org%2Fresourcesandtools%2Fhr-topics%2Ftalent-acquisition%2Fpages%2Ffederal-vaccine-mandate.aspx&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C64fc47eda2274168da3e08d989c837fa%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637692315285427848%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=%2BBHHJhSgplQYWMooGGDJxhMPZmx3C5pjzuDr%2BRGA%2BtM%3D&amp;reserved=0" title="Original URL:&#10;https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/federal-vaccine-mandate.aspx&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">SHRM</a> on Sept. 9. "The fact that the largest employer in the U.S. is mandating vaccines will give comfort to private employers that have been hesitant to require vaccines. It may also set the standard for what a reasonable employer should be doing in the face of this continuing epidemic."</p> <p>Looking ahead to mandate vaccines for your workforce or at least considering approaches to encourage vaccination? We’ve gathered some guidance to answer some of your questions and help design a more streamlined process:<p></p></p> <p>• Read this Q&amp;A from the <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kff.org%2Fcoronavirus-covid-19%2Ffact-sheet%2Fwhat-can-employers-do-to-require-or-encourage-workers-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C64fc47eda2274168da3e08d989c837fa%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637692315285437846%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=ZQKEUMMe4WUMTGoijHCMxVwBolOIXxbIJ6zBWfJoQ1Y%3D&amp;reserved=0" title="Original URL:&#10;https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/fact-sheet/what-can-employers-do-to-require-or-encourage-workers-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine/&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">Kaiser Family Foundation</a> on the legality of requiring vaccines. It says that employers can legally require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as long as any mandatory vaccination program meets standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), such as honoring medical or religious exemptions. Employers can also legally provide incentives, such as cash, gift cards or other rewards to improve workplace vaccination rates.<p></p></p> <p>• <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhrexecutive.com%2Fwant-to-get-workers-vaccinated-try-these-6-strategies%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C64fc47eda2274168da3e08d989c837fa%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637692315285447848%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=u0fr%2Bh7Z8Jfu1N%2B7UnKuE%2FawDsbws7ItDZ27allX5C4%3D&amp;reserved=0">HR Executive</a> suggests giving extra PTO, offering financial incentives, and maintaining consistent messaging for those seeking alternatives to a vaccine mandate. </p> <p>• Among the advice from the <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.commonwealthfund.org%2Fblog%2F2021%2Fkey-considerations-employers-contemplating-covid-19-vaccine-requirements&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C64fc47eda2274168da3e08d989c837fa%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637692315285447848%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=kajpFppyGz9n0h9fNgCjrRd8qP5AEnryeo0gH3RjmhA%3D&amp;reserved=0">Commonwealth Fund</a>, it counsels employers to provide honest, transparent and consistent messages about vaccination and ensure employee policies and workplace culture support paid sick leave. Other smart strategies include explaining the science behind the mandate and making vaccination easy.</p> <p><p></p><em><strong>If you're developing a program to encourage vaccination among your workforce</strong>, see <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/employer-solutions-offers-resources-encourage-vaccination">this blog post</a> for resources from Employer Solutions to help streamline that process and answer common questions. <strong>If you're looking for a way to help your employees get vaccinated</strong>, the team can work with you to host an on-site vaccination event. We will contract with you to cover costs associated with administering the vaccine and producing the event. Learn more about this service at <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/covid-19-vaccination-services">this link</a> or call (615) 343–9557.</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, 07 Oct 2021 17:02:44 +0000 roberjm7 219 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Childhood Immunization Schedule Makes It Easier to Protect Against Preventable Diseases https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/childhood-immunization-schedule-makes-it-easier-protect-against-preventable <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Childhood Immunization Schedule Makes It Easier to Protect Against Preventable Diseases</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, 10/05/2021 - 15:49</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/217" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Childhood Immunization Schedule Makes It Easier to Protect Against Preventable Diseases"> 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>Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is urging parents not to delay getting their children's immunizations for preventable diseases such as measles, hepatitis and chickenpox. Pediatricians are also highlighting the importance of ensuring older children have their annual flu shot or HPV vaccination. </p> <p>Feel free to download and share the childhood vaccination schedule on <a href="https://www.childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org/patient-resource/childhood-immunization-guide">this site</a>. The handy guide gives a routine schedule of needed vaccines and clearly explains what the medical terms and abbreviations mean.</p> <p>Other messages related to childhood vaccines to share with employees include <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/choosing-a-pediatrician">this article</a> on how to choose a pediatrician and <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/a-pediatrician-answers-questions-about-measles-vaccines-and-how-to-protect-the-family">this Q&amp;A</a> with Joseph Gigante, M.D., a pediatrician at Children's Hospital on what we need to know about measles.</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/ImmunizationSchedule.jpg?itok=VKJU2iyE" width="445" 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">The childhood immunization schedule from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children&#039;s Hospital at Vanderbilt can be downloaded for a handy guide of needed vaccines.</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, 05 Oct 2021 20:49:29 +0000 roberjm7 217 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Nashville Businesses Invited to Join the 2021 Jingle Toy Drive https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/nashville-businesses-invited-join-2021-jingle-toy-drive <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Nashville Businesses Invited to Join the 2021 Jingle Toy Drive</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, 10/04/2021 - 14:34</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/216" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Nashville Businesses Invited to Join the 2021 Jingle Toy Drive"> 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>Spending the holidays in the hospital can be difficult for patients—especially young ones.</p> <p>The team at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt invites the Nashville business community to make the lives of these children and their families a little brighter by joining the 2021 Jingle Toy Drive. </p> <p>When an organization signs up or donates to the Jingle Toy Drive, it directly provides gifts for patients in the hospital, ensuring each child has a special holiday surprise to fit their individual needs.</p> <p>Businesses can participate by asking employees and customers to donate funds to the cause. The Children's Hospital team will list participating companies on the website, provide campaign resources and encourage its supporters to visit these businesses. And 100% of all donations will benefit patients at the nonprofit Children’s Hospital.</p> <p>Sign up <a href="https://give.vanderbilthealth.org/campaign/jingle-toy-drive/c235218?c_src=C20EY&amp;c_src2=website">here</a>, and and learn more by emailing <a href="mailto: jingle@vumc.org">jingle@vumc.org</a>.</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/Jingle_ToyDrive_2021_Logo_PRIMARY_Full_Color.jpg?itok=lheFLzRc" width="576" height="391" 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 Jingle Toy Drive is a community effort that raises funds to bring toys, joy and life-changing care to patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt over the holidays</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, 04 Oct 2021 19:34:34 +0000 roberjm7 216 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com NEW VIDEOS: Patients Pleased With Progress After Participation in MyHealth Bundles https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-videos-patients-pleased-progress-after-participation-myhealth-bundles <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NEW VIDEOS: Patients Pleased With Progress After Participation in MyHealth Bundles </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, 10/01/2021 - 12:08</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/220" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to NEW VIDEOS: Patients Pleased With Progress After Participation in MyHealth Bundles "> 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 <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF_12D72ATp7YCOIC8VCklc3jNpPMgVUKroLuPpMfp3OCrT95CSEVzIqVTY8dajEEJ_6Z9cIXE%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7Cd092574395af4c05821108d98451649e%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637686307395385930%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=MtNXdCrVf2Rtg%2BtWMmxi9ACPJhh9aOixXEIAom4%2Bygg%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF_12D72ATp7YCOIC8VCklc3jNpPMgVUKroLuPpMfp3OCrT95CSEVzIqVTY8dajEEJ_6Z9cIXE=" shash="SzcFuQkYxjxFiXGprLeO0rXHsMYFBa+gS8UwYEQxlfUvV/K8LBDKlgegBvYiho962pkcTLDR7I+HVd1RNgs1uLeqHCvHBUvttI0iix25cSGgiC9ZmK9dHKZTnxBenZ4Bd5E88uNQ9frXpSlGLytNi1e4M8BsMq7z7s7yR5s95Z4=" target="_blank">MyHealth Bundles</a> program, which launched less than two years ago, is rapidly growing, and is now helping several major area employers reimagine the delivery of care through concierge-level service, streamlined care and fewer out-of-pocket costs. </p> <p>This <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF_12D72IsnXpDynCJEMLeHnqeRlaAqOmWqHAxnctx344xJfCzZg8zNNNVqICZBcn38zhVAnGM%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7Cd092574395af4c05821108d98451649e%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637686307395385930%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=XR2mIV7oeVDnVPFeavDJG2aWuJJdI1eaIUvb9w1Zdqo%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF_12D72IsnXpDynCJEMLeHnqeRlaAqOmWqHAxnctx344xJfCzZg8zNNNVqICZBcn38zhVAnGM=" shash="VmGnP0Q3OLAwgLffXJlyo8jVYkE6HXMIpgLtK5oHXNspx4AINahczTuzLvUuNPUqCy8yD6j8LHyOaft2hvtXbZF07gu6UqSazsWEnXHa367WuIoeVzgJgoVx4c8SItcapw52P/RSpD8wpbNbJSiPcd3XufvtaLu99Gw2sdYQ6ZI=" target="_blank">testimonial video</a> spotlights a grateful weight loss surgery bundle patient who is also a middle school teacher for Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). She is thrilled that she can be active with her family again, and she reported that the ease of the bundles program took so much stress out of the process for her.  </p> <p><a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF_12D72GRQaAlVsPkzHrsAwwBNvHgksLQM-R57D5KEjDqZ0GGf_sixUFk7HWoD6g70UhGqH7Q%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7Cd092574395af4c05821108d98451649e%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637686307395395926%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=y96PM7wOTAqwQTfUGhCh8P%2FdUbs2F0Ua430APi0Ibt0%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF_12D72GRQaAlVsPkzHrsAwwBNvHgksLQM-R57D5KEjDqZ0GGf_sixUFk7HWoD6g70UhGqH7Q=" shash="e5NHirsYboyKeIzleneGZ6xl05dEjSe6oYV9VoVGUu3O9YR1lDAlUTCjf7Ib52oRcVFRdhgBaWZBHf4ADbW7AjEZOGykZCPsy9PBJc6kNek+sTnSiECDo0ptrnvm57l07QlZI9D6xPqjKYUm5drnmaLcvI6YW6zznV/N2S8H/Tk=" target="_blank" title="Original URL:&#10;https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF_12D72GRQaAlVsPkzHrsAwwBNvHgksLQM-R57D5KEjDqZ0GGf_sixUFk7HWoD6g70UhGqH7Q=&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">Another testimonial video</a> comes from a satisfied hip surgery bundle patient who is a VUMC nurse. She not only reports feeling "amazing" after her surgery, but she was also pleased with the program's zero out-of-pocket costs. </p> <p>The bundles program is expanding on Jan. 1, 2022, when the following three new bundles will launch: MyWeightLossHealth – Medical Weight Loss and an expansion of MyOrthoHealth to include shoulder pain and osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. Learn more about all bundles at <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/program/myhealth-bundles-employers">this link</a>.</p> <p data-gtm-vis-has-fired-1404321_535="1"><em>To learn more about how bundles work and the benefits of a direct partnership with Vanderbilt Health, email us at <a data-gtm-vis-has-fired-1404321_535="1" href="mailto:employersolutions@vumc.org">employersolutions@vumc.org</a> or call <a data-gtm-vis-has-fired-1404321_535="1" href="tel:6153439520">(615) 343-9520</a>.</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> Fri, 01 Oct 2021 17:08:36 +0000 roberjm7 220 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Campaign Boosts the Spirits of Exhausted Caregivers https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/campaign-boosts-spirits-exhausted-caregivers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Campaign Boosts the Spirits of Exhausted Caregivers</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, 09/29/2021 - 14:54</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/222" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Campaign Boosts the Spirits of Exhausted Caregivers"> 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"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" vertical-align="top"> <p>Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) recently launched a new communications campaign called “Caregivers Need Care, Too” to boost the spirits of exhausted health care workers and thank them for their dedication to their patients and to each other during the pandemic. The campaign also acknowledges that VUMC has required COVID-19 vaccines for all its employees to provide the safest environment possible for the workforce and patients.</p> <p>The campaign includes television, print, radio, billboard and digital advertising, and social media components. A <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF_12D72LzKOIafR0P5K55EVquz0t_k6dA14vUaD2bGHIDi6wicyoQu5DpVwLDJ14fjLyBPMZ8%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7Cd092574395af4c05821108d98451649e%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637686307395355950%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=xGkVPvV62672Tw3jxPyAncD7p4FNc9JUu9MJx2QpuwU%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF_12D72LzKOIafR0P5K55EVquz0t_k6dA14vUaD2bGHIDi6wicyoQu5DpVwLDJ14fjLyBPMZ8=" shash="lkZnQTRzkQi/TwGujZFNis/BqSvUYqpYZelLLia8xrixKcqCg+utWqnwHm1fYjceE3X5cyHznbrcQgsohIST5sii4ICLT7Hlf2pFnreywptdcqB/LiTbL+SxfxM9FAPHGhLDwqLHgf1Q+EYTCk+RbZffhqi8hxOOYywGJA+48Io=" target="_blank">new website</a> includes an address to send encouraging letters to those on the COVID-19 front lines and other ideas for showing care and compassion to those who might be suffering from burnout.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </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, 29 Sep 2021 19:54:34 +0000 roberjm7 222 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Employer Solutions Offers Resources to Encourage Vaccination https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/employer-solutions-offers-resources-encourage-vaccination <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Employer Solutions Offers Resources to Encourage Vaccination</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, 09/22/2021 - 13:19</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/221" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Employer Solutions Offers Resources to Encourage Vaccination"> 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">If you're developing a program to encourage vaccination among your workforce, Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions offers the following resources to help build and streamline that process and answer common questions.</p> <p>• Vanderbilt’s <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vumc.org%2Fcoronavirus%2Finformation-vumc-employees-and-patients%3F_ga%3D2.61705135.2044003855.1632150353-932424248.1631115698&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C03764d3d8d8b4f8b2c4b08d97df0f01d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637679296033059605%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=oUuIUJ9S0TsS7%2Bu34T98HVv2iiPKDEqZKk3OAAd98Rs%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/information-vumc-employees-and-patients?_ga=2.61705135.2044003855.1632150353-932424248.1631115698" shash="nTCn+/1uo+PY1mziDONU8tqdL1J36wF4N372yrLqA3sgSHneonA2cbgIolmoNdB1kKIhgzPWgG90nsfuAFhN1t0+ebatpdxE109EJ3cQAhBuDO9F4z/bLwYfIRWu/OP36PTrzZZw/cqSolgMYdTjjCHO9KsNP6ws0Akc+wU6XY4=">COVID-19 website</a> includes the most up-to-date information for patients. The <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vumc.org%2Fcoronavirus%2Fcommon-covid-vaccine-questions%3FtabOrder%3D.Findex.htmlCfaqsClinks%26referrerPageUrl%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.vumc.org%252Fcoronavirus%252Finformation-vumc-employees-and-patients%26query%3D%26facetFilters%3D%257B%257D%26filters%3D%257B%257D%26verticalUrl%3Dfaqs.html&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C03764d3d8d8b4f8b2c4b08d97df0f01d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637679296033069596%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=%2BoUkLkUJNRYMxy7E2vhriUL5Adjj3TyMSCOgDyP%2BXx0%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/common-covid-vaccine-questions?tabOrder=.Findex.htmlCfaqsClinks&amp;referrerPageUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vumc.org%2Fcoronavirus%2Finformation-vumc-employees-and-patients&amp;query=&amp;facetFilters=%7B%7D&amp;filters=%7B%7D&amp;verticalUrl=faqs.html" shash="EtVlWIlLfJzVXnLpLuvL9DtNQG35069J33Vd62YJJGElGNONwA+l+PrmdPaPJkEhVUDruajJEbC01k8QKLucNJg+sxDOoS0oI5LL+odypR104ktuWxCd4rlZJIXpnzU3qQKWdbrXc0F5G/eInAuyYIctXRWCwuNV3O2ip9vFQ3I=">Common COVID Vaccine Questions</a> may be especially helpful for answering employees' concerns.</p> <p>• The team regularly posts helpful articles on the <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog">Employer Insights blog</a> on topics such as <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-video-vanderbilt-infectious-diseases-expert-and-expectant-mom-explains">why the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for pregnant women</a>, <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/what-parents-need-know-now-about-masks-vaccines-and-other-covid-19-topics">what parents need to know about masks and vaccines</a>, and the <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/value-employee-testimonials-building-vaccine-readiness">value of employee testimonials in building vaccine readiness</a>. The team also posts videos from Vanderbilt Health experts, such as <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-video-vumc-infectious-disease-experts-discuss-delta-variant">this conversation</a> between two infectious disease physicians about the delta variant.</p> <p>• Once a week, Vanderbilt Health's social media accounts feature the latest infographic on COVID-19 hospitalizations for vaccinated vs. unvaccinated individuals. (See sample graphic at right.)</p> <p>• A recent webinar we hosted is available to view on-demand: <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Femployersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com%2Femployer-insights-blog%2Fnew-webinar-recording-virus-vaccine-and-delta-variant-vumcs-chief&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C03764d3d8d8b4f8b2c4b08d97df0f01d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637679296033079594%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=%2FaqlVb4w9GWaAq34DAS6dJyNlEEBzAMDMzZQ85940b0%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-webinar-recording-virus-vaccine-and-delta-variant-vumcs-chief" shash="L0GmwoiZpF3JkCiAixew9kw3895xe2oYGda03XiaOMG0PS2oOTSD7KWcJVMXmx7NbPAJKUFq+xtiM9qEB9lN6X4/0CTJkGZM3eZtPWyfXxvc/TS4kalohLSd48QPcOXD7WscRwFEr3+u1wjXWXEhsHaNmfg8pwvtnpQPP1IrwRM=">The Virus, the Vaccine and the Delta Variant</a></p> <p>• A Vanderbilt Health ad campaign called <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.team-vaccine.com%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C03764d3d8d8b4f8b2c4b08d97df0f01d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637679296033089587%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=Z3E9ueUIFGGzFuvyn62kiXyEC%2F4BKr55Stm6pQYzHB0%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.team-vaccine.com/" shash="eGNV2gMpzTWxhAmMDplEGwTGAE0DSi4d7EQRnYmG4X1HcCHQQvDkyteMzPrRZqa18FO8ZTf6sxSrz2GUttfLTTj5u256uzjFe3VD1xofok2g3QVqVDjObKynbdAMjj6FDL+N1y6n0Qm8Rx/QaBAJhZINk60m2fD2HxjpMCpdViw=">Be a fan. Take the shot</a> is a helpful link to share for its encouraging videos and information on vaccines.</p> <p>Another great resource to explore is Nashville’s <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodtogonashville.com%2Fbusinesses%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C03764d3d8d8b4f8b2c4b08d97df0f01d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637679296033089587%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=Yw5FAtYgfw7bIjzSYem0efd2lpmvfsVK5fA26QOsfGU%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.goodtogonashville.com/businesses/" shash="IQg/p/p9+Va8TqtRP0+xkIJQigufDfUaAVrOW24f243M8sC53rSJ7KGruAO5lozFr2KkFwI14D7+GmYEFyxAKak5vImqGNMd6csSt9eUaQbYlS7EIuCegv+/7VsfNcU+AmqpK2O++iRS9NZ33Lo5+Z7lVBsFpPXWn0ayaQ/lPe4=">Good to Go</a> program. Vanderbilt Health has partnered with Good to Go since the beginning of the pandemic to help businesses in Middle Tennessee operate safely. If you sign the pledge, you can get access to all of their resources and past webinar recordings.</p> <p style="text-align:start"> </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/COVIDHospitalizations_0.png?itok=dvqKDWmK" 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">The data on this infographic reflects patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Oct. 2 on Vanderbilt Health&#039;s Nashville campus, including the Children&#039;s Hospital at Vanderbilt; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. It includes patients with active COVID-19 infection but doesn&#039;t include patients who remain hospitalized because of lasting complications of their illness.</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 Sep 2021 18:19:16 +0000 roberjm7 221 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Corporate Health & Wellness Team Helps Area Employers Fight the Flu https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/corporate-health-wellness-team-helps-area-employers-fight-flu <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Corporate Health &amp; Wellness Team Helps Area Employers Fight the Flu</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, 09/16/2021 - 16:07</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/215" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Corporate Health &amp; Wellness Team Helps Area Employers Fight the Flu"> 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">One of Employer Solutions’ vital offerings is immunization services to help employers maintain the health of their workforce. Now that flu season is upon us, the Corporate Health and Wellness team is beginning to conduct flu shot events for area employers. These events may be hosted at drive-in or onsite clinics. </p> <p>Vanderbilt Health’s flu vaccines are preservative-free and latex-free, as well as quadrivalent, which means they are designed to protect against four different flu viruses—two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses.</p> <p>Vanderbilt Heath offers a standard flu vaccine for ages 6 months to 64 years old (Fluarix) and another option for patients 65+ (Fluad). Fluad offers an increased immune response, which can potentially improve protection in this older population, according to Grayson K. Peek, PharmD, MS, BCPS, Director, Adult Clinic Pharmacy Operations for Vanderbilt Medical Group.</p> <p>To learn more about scheduling a flu shot or other immunization event at your workplace, visit <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/corporate-health-and-wellness">this site</a> or call (615) 343–9557.</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/FluVaccine.jpg?itok=Djrhn_x5" width="576" height="384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 16 Sep 2021 21:07:59 +0000 roberjm7 215 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Vanderbilt Health Seeking Letters of Support for Its Workforce https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vanderbilt-health-seeking-letters-support-its-workforce <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt Health Seeking Letters of Support for Its 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">Wed, 09/08/2021 - 15:14</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/214" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Health Seeking Letters of Support for Its 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>Looking for a volunteer project for your employees? Vanderbilt Health is asking for letters of encouragement for its health-care workers in the continued efforts to fight COVID-19. You can send your letters of encouragement and support to this address:</p> <p>Volunteer Services<br /> Vanderbilt University Medical Center<br /> 1005 Oxford House<br /> Nashville, TN 37232-4785</p> <p>And read <a href="http://spr.ly/6184yQdWi">this article</a> for more ways you can help make a difference.</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 Sep 2021 20:14:03 +0000 roberjm7 214 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Vanderbilt Health Infographic of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Shows Vaccines Are Working https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vanderbilt-health-infographic-covid-19-hospitalizations-shows-vaccines-are <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt Health Infographic of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Shows Vaccines Are Working</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, 09/07/2021 - 14:41</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/213" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Health Infographic of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Shows Vaccines Are Working"> 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 Health has begun sharing a weekly summary of hospitals for COVID-19. The summaries show increasing total hospitalizations and a striking difference between those who have been fully vaccinated and those who are not.</p> <p>The chart at right shows the total hospitalizations due to COVID-19 over the seven days ending Sept. 4, 2021. Only 13% have been among patients who are fully vaccinated, 8% of patients requiring ICU care are fully vaccinated, and none of those requiring ventilators are fully vaccinated. Most of these vaccinated patients also have underlying health conditions that wearing their immune system, reducing their bodies' ability to mount a strong response to the vaccine. The vaccine continues to do its most important job, to lower risk of hospitalization and death from serious COVID-19.</p> <p>To stay apprised of hospitalizations throughout the Vanderbilt Health system, follow the @VanderbiltHealth Instagram account for new weekly infographics. And find a vaccine site close to you at <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/GetVaccines?_ga=2.24770426.1797714700.1630949144-2052159675.1630949144">this link</a>.</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/VUMCCovidHospitalization.jpg?itok=WHGkD-Is" width="516" 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">The chart shows the total hospitalizations due to COVID-19 over the seven days ending Sept. 4, 2021.</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 Sep 2021 19:41:19 +0000 roberjm7 213 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com NEW VIDEO: Vanderbilt Infectious Diseases Expert and Expectant Mom Explains Why Vaccination Is Safe and Vital https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-video-vanderbilt-infectious-diseases-expert-and-expectant-mom-explains <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NEW VIDEO: Vanderbilt Infectious Diseases Expert and Expectant Mom Explains Why Vaccination Is Safe and Vital</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, 09/02/2021 - 14:00</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/211" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to NEW VIDEO: Vanderbilt Infectious Diseases Expert and Expectant Mom Explains Why Vaccination Is Safe and Vital"> 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 alarming number of pregnant COVID-19 patients were hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in August, many admitted to ICU. Learn more in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/09/01/alarming-number-of-pregnant-covid-19-patients-hospitalized-in-august/">this article</a>.</p> <p>For your employees who are worried about fertility and pregnancy and have delayed vaccination as the result, consider sharing this video conversation between VUMC's Chief Hospital Epidemiologist Tom Talbot, MD, and Vanderbilt infectious diseases expert and expectant mom Milner Staub, MD.</p> <p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lixkFPN7n5w" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></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> Thu, 02 Sep 2021 19:00:45 +0000 roberjm7 211 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com What Parents Need to Know Now About Masks, Vaccines and Other COVID-19 Topics https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/what-parents-need-know-now-about-masks-vaccines-and-other-covid-19-topics <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">What Parents Need to Know Now About Masks, Vaccines and Other COVID-19 Topics</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, 09/01/2021 - 13:43</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/210" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to What Parents Need to Know Now About Masks, Vaccines and Other COVID-19 Topics"> 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>With cases of the delta variant of COVID-19 increasing significantly in recent weeks, many parents want to know what symptoms to look for, how children are affected and what they can do to keep them safe. You and your employees won't want to miss <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/ParentsNeedToKnow">this FAQ</a> for parents about COVID-19 and kids from experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.</p> <article about="/coronavirus/ParentsNeedToKnow" role="article"> <p><strong>Q: Is the delta variant more dangerous in children than previous variants?</strong></p> <p>A: Right now, we don’t have reason to think the delta variant is more dangerous than the original variant. We're seeing a tremendous increase in the number of cases. The delta variant is more contagious. This leads to more children being sick, being admitted to the hospital, and having a serious illness.</p> <p><strong>Q: What can I do to reduce my child’s risk of getting sick with COVID-19?</strong></p> <p>A: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics call for a layered approach to keep school-age children protected from COVID-19. <strong>This includes the recommendation that everyone 2 years and older wear a mask, even if vaccinated, when indoors in K-12 schools. </strong>Masks are shown to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Masks help protect school-age children who aren't yet eligible to get a vaccine.</p> <p>Additional steps to protect children include:</p> <ul> <li>social distancing, when possible (6 feet away from others)</li> <li>frequent handwashing</li> <li>avoiding others when sick</li> <li>being vaccinated (age 12 and older)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Q: Can you spread COVID-19 if you're vaccinated and develop an infection?</strong></p> <p>A: Vaccinated people infected with the delta variant carry amounts of the virus similar to those who aren't vaccinated, new data from the CDC show. This led the CDC to recommend that vaccinated people wear masks indoors. This is so they won't unknowingly spread the virus to others, including people who aren't vaccinated or who have weakened immune systems.</p> <p>Fortunately, infections in vaccinated people aren't common. When they do occur, they're much milder than infections in those that are unvaccinated.</p> <p><strong>Q: If children get COVID-19, can they get very sick?</strong></p> <p>A: Although it isn't as common for children to become severely ill, there's a chance they can. This is particularly true for those with underlying health conditions.</p> <p>Seek medical care if:</p> <ul> <li>you're concerned about your child's breathing or ability to stay hydrated</li> <li>your child seems sicker than they normally might be with a respiratory infection.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Q: What are the symptoms of COVID-19 in children?</strong></p> <p>A: COVID symptoms in children and adolescents include:</p> <ul> <li>fever (greater than 100.4)</li> <li>congestion or a runny nose</li> <li>sore throat</li> <li>loss of taste or smell (not as common in children as adults)</li> <li>new cough</li> <li>having trouble breathing</li> <li>chills</li> <li>headache</li> <li>muscle pain</li> <li>being very tired </li> </ul> <p>Some children may also have nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Children are also more likely to test positive for COVID without showing symptoms. Children who don't have symptoms may still spread the virus to others.</p> <p><strong>Q: Whom should I contact if I have questions about my child’s symptoms or concerns about exposure?</strong></p> <p>A: Contact your family pediatrician first to discuss symptoms and next steps rather than bring your child into an emergency department. Children’s Hospital also has several <a href="https://www.childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org/program/vanderbilt-childrens-after-hours-clinics">after-hours clinics </a>where your child can be assessed when your pediatrician’s office is closed.</p> <p>If your child has any of the following symptoms, bring them to the emergency department:</p> <ul> <li>Having trouble breathing or being in distress</li> <li>Severe headache or muscle aches</li> <li>A high fever causing a change in behavior</li> </ul> <p><strong>Q: Should my child get the COVID-19 vaccine?</strong></p> <p>A: Anyone 12 or older can get a COVID-19 vaccine. We strongly urge everyone who's eligible to get vaccinated. Research shows that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Significant side effects that have been seen are very rare. As with other diseases, vaccination is important to protect your child and those around them against severe illness.</p> <p>You can schedule an appointment today with Vanderbilt Health, even if you or your child are not Vanderbilt patients. <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/GetVaccines">Schedule your vaccine</a>. You can also check with your local health department or find another location near you at <a href="https://www.vaccines.gov/">Vaccines.gov.</a></p> <p><strong>Q: When will children 11 years and younger be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine?</strong></p> <p>A: Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and elsewhere are studying the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine in children age 11 and younger. It may be several more months before vaccines are ready for distribution in children.</p> <p><strong>Q: How do I tell the difference between RSV, COVID-19 and other illnesses that cause similar symptoms?</strong></p> <p>A: Unfortunately, you can't tell these respiratory illnesses apart based on symptoms alone.</p> <p>Both RSV and COVID can cause fever, runny nose, cough, vomiting, diarrhea and difficulty breathing. COVID can cause loss of taste and smell, which is not typical in RSV, but young children don't usually have that symptom.</p> <p>The best way to tell between RSV and COVID in children is to get a COVID-19 test.</p> <p><strong>Q: My child is around someone who tested positive: What should I do next and when?</strong></p> <p>A: If your child was a close contact, it is recommended that they quarantine for 14 days. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over 24 hours.</p> <p>Quarantine can end early if they test negative 5 days after their last exposure to the infected person and they don't develop symptoms.</p> <p>More from the CDC about <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fif-you-are-sick%2Fquarantine.html">quarantine and isolation </a>to help stop the spread of COVID-19.</p> </article> </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, 01 Sep 2021 18:43:08 +0000 roberjm7 210 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com National TV Series to Profile Patients at Vanderbilt Transplant Center https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/national-tv-series-profile-patients-vanderbilt-transplant-center <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">National TV Series to Profile Patients at Vanderbilt Transplant Center</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, 08/24/2021 - 14:14</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/212" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to National TV Series to Profile Patients at Vanderbilt Transplant Center"> 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>A new documentary television series premiering Sept. 22 profiles the life-saving stories of organ transplant patients at Vanderbilt Transplant Center. The internationally renowned center performed a record number of solid organ transplants in fiscal year 2021—637 life-saving procedures among its adult and pediatric programs—despite occurring entirely during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p>Robin Roberts, anchor of ABC’s "Good Morning America," is a partner in the original series, "<u><a href="https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/wellness/video/preview-robin-roberts-docuseries-chance-transplant-79475195">Last Chance Transplant</a></u>." She is a double stem-cell transplant patient.</p> <p>“My journey with MDS and my bone marrow transplant was one of the toughest fights of my life,” Roberts said. “Thanks to my sister and bone marrow donor Sally-Ann as well as my doctors, nurses, family and friends, I was able to focus on the fight and not the fright. I am honored to share the stories of six courageous individuals as they await a life-saving transplant and the team of people who lift them up along the way. Their determination is truly inspiring.”</p> <p>The series will premiere on <a href="https://press.discoveryplus.com/relationships/discovery-to-stream-new-limited-docuseries-last-chance-transplant-executive-produced-by-robin-roberts-premiering-september-22/">discovery+</a>, the streaming platform of Discovery Inc.</p> <p>For months, film crews followed six very sick patients who were each waiting for a life-saving organ donor for either a liver, kidney, heart or lungs; or in some cases, multiple organs. One of the featured patients received the world’s first heart and double lung transplant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Another transplant featured what is possibly the world’s first heart and liver transplant in an adult Down syndrome patient.</p> <p>Learn more about the series in <a href="https://myvumc.app.vumc.org/webapps/MyVUMC/myvumc/index.html?article=26693&amp;utm_source=August+17%2C+2021&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=MyVUMC">this article</a>, and watch a <a href="https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/wellness/video/preview-robin-roberts-docuseries-chance-transplant-79475195">preview here</a>.</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, 24 Aug 2021 19:14:40 +0000 roberjm7 212 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com In Letter to The Tennessean, Health Systems Unite to Urge Vaccination https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/letter-tennessean-health-systems-unite-urge-vaccination <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">In Letter to The Tennessean, Health Systems Unite to Urge Vaccination </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, 08/20/2021 - 13:42</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/209" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to In Letter to The Tennessean, Health Systems Unite to Urge Vaccination "> 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>Facing mounting cases of COVID-19 statewide, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and several other health systems banded together to strongly support vaccination and advocate for healthcare workers. The <a href="https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2021/08/20/getting-vaccine-help-hospitals-overwhelmed-covid-19-patients/8209826002/">following letter</a> was published today, Aug. 20, in <em>The Tennessean</em>:</p> <p><strong>Hospitals Are Overwhelmed With Unvaccinated COVID Patients; Please Get the Vaccine | Opinion </strong></p> <p><em>As the healthcare systems of Middle Tennessee, we are banding together in one unified voice to ask you, to beg you, to get vaccinated against COVID-19.</em></p> <p><em>CEOs of the nine Middle Tennessee hospital systems | Guest Columnists</em></p> <p>Dear Middle Tennessee Residents:</p> <p>The past 18 months have been difficult on all of us. There has been a great deal of sacrifice, loss, anguish, and broken hearts surrounding COVID-19.</p> <p>We are all ready to put the pandemic behind us, but unfortunately, we are unable to move forward. Rather than COVID-19 rates dropping as the vaccine became more readily available, we are moving in the opposite direction.</p> <p>A year ago, we didn’t have a solution to end the pandemic. Now the key is readily available, within our hands, but we need everyone’s help to resolve this. The answer is through vaccines. </p> <p>As the healthcare systems of Middle Tennessee, we are banding together in one unified voice to ask you, to beg you, to get vaccinated against COVID-19.</p> <p><strong>Consult your physician to talk through your questions</strong></p> <p>We have seen, firsthand, the unnecessary suffering this horrible disease wreaks on the human body. We have had many patients in our ICUs, with machines keeping them alive, who wished they had gotten the vaccine but at that point it’s just too late.</p> <p>They, along with their families, are living with regret. Our caregivers are growing more and more saddened and frustrated that simple steps that could greatly reduce the loss of life are not being embraced.</p> <p>Our clinical leaders strongly support the vaccine. They have studied the science behind it, and it is safe and effective. The likelihood of getting seriously ill, becoming hospitalized or even dying as a result of COVID-19 is greatly diminished if you are fully vaccinated. The large majority of those hospitalized with COVID-19 are not vaccinated.</p> <p>If you are hesitant about receiving the vaccine, we encourage you to seek guidance and discuss your concerns with the medical community. Please consult your physician’s office to talk through your questions.</p> <p>This will allow you to make an educated decision based on the information you receive. It is important to consult the experts to cut through the myths that surround the COVID-19 vaccine.</p> <p><strong>Let's all do our part to avoid deluging hospital systems</strong></p> <p>As healthcare systems, our goal is to be here when you need us regardless of the type of care you need. Unfortunately, COVID-19 hospitalizations in Middle Tennessee are escalating at a rate that threatens to overwhelm the healthcare system and compromise our ability to do just that. We all need to do our part to make sure that doesn’t happen.</p> <p>Across our health systems, more than 90% of people who are hospitalized due to COVID-19 are unvaccinated. Nearly all those patients could be safely at home with their friends and family right now if they had chosen to get the vaccine. </p> <p>The most important thing we can do to prevent COVID-19, and eventually end this pandemic, is to get vaccinated. If you are fully vaccinated, thank you for protecting yourself, your loved ones and the community.</p> <p>If you are not, we strongly encourage you to get the vaccine. We need your help to save lives and to finally put this pandemic behind us.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p><em>The Middle Tennessee Hospital Systems</em></p> <p><em>Tim P. Adams, President and CEO, Ascension Saint Thomas</em></p> <p><em>Paul Korth, CEO, Cookeville Regional Medical Center</em></p> <p><em>Lisa Casteel, CEO, Henry County Medical Center</em></p> <p><em>Alan Watson, CEO, Maury Regional Health</em></p> <p><em>Dr. James E.K. Hildreth, President &amp; CEO, Meharry Medical College</em></p> <p><em>Randy Davis, President &amp; CEO, NorthCrest Medical Center</em></p> <p><em>Susan Peach, CEO, Sumner Regional Medical Center</em></p> <p><em>Mitch Edgeworth, President, TriStar Health</em></p> <p><em>Phillip J. Mazzuca, CEO, Williamson Medical Center</em></p> <p><em>Dr. C. Wright Pinson, Deputy Chief Executive Officer &amp; Chief Health System Officer, Vanderbilt Health</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> Fri, 20 Aug 2021 18:42:29 +0000 roberjm7 209 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com How Employer Solutions Can Help With Employee Vaccination Mandates https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/how-employer-solutions-can-help-employee-vaccination-mandates <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">How Employer Solutions Can Help With Employee Vaccination Mandates</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, 08/17/2021 - 08:39</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/208" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to How Employer Solutions Can Help With Employee Vaccination Mandates"> 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>We've been hearing a lot of discussion about employers considering COVID-19 vaccine mandates for their employees. At Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), all employees are required to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption by no later than September 30. </p> <p>"We are now seeing significantly accelerating cases and hospitalizations not only among patients but also in our workforce," VUMC said in a statement. "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined the delta variant of the virus is more contagious than smallpox, influenza and Ebola, with a transmissibility rate comparable to chickenpox. The risk of spreading the variant to our patients and coworkers has increased significantly." Read more about VUMC's requirement <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/covid-19-news-employees-latest-news-vaccine/vumc-requiring-full-covid-19-vaccination-all-employees">here</a>.</p> <p>If you're looking for a way to help your employees get vaccinated, Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions can work with you to host an on-site vaccination event. Our team will contract with you to cover costs associated with administering the vaccine and producing the event. Learn more about this service at <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/covid-19-vaccination-services">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> Tue, 17 Aug 2021 13:39:54 +0000 roberjm7 208 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com First Listen: Season 2 ‘Vanderbilt Health DNA’ Podcast Trailer & Episode Preview https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/first-listen-season-2-vanderbilt-health-dna-podcast-trailer-episode-preview <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">First Listen: Season 2 ‘Vanderbilt Health DNA’ Podcast Trailer &amp; Episode Preview</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, 08/16/2021 - 12:08</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/207" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to First Listen: Season 2 ‘Vanderbilt Health DNA’ Podcast Trailer &amp; Episode Preview"> 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>This just in: Here's <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vanderbilt-health-dna-discoveries-in-action-season-2/id1523974298?i=1000532151388">the new trailer</a> of the <meta charset="UTF-8" />Season 2 of the award-winning Vanderbilt Health <em>DNA: Discoveries in Action</em> podcast—designed to spark conversations about medicine, health and society.</p> <p>New episodes drop every week starting Mon., Aug. 23. Follow and subscribe to the series, "Vanderbilt Health DNA," anywhere you get your podcasts: <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vanderbilt-health-dna-discoveries-in-action-season-2/id1523974298?i=1000532151388">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly92YW5kZXJiaWx0aGVhbHRoZG5hLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/1ETDSTbH3wp6yuQcyFyTV5">Spotify</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/relationary/vanderbilt-health-dna-discoveries-in-action">Stitcher</a> and <a href="https://www.pandora.com/podcast/vanderbilt-health-dna-discoveries-in-action/PC:35575">Pandora</a>.  </p> <p>Here's a preview of each episode's topic:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li><strong>Episode 1, Aug. 23: Pandemic Ready Society</strong><br /> The next pathogen is inevitable. The good news: the human immune system is a dynamic information system that can be boosted and educated. Getting ready, and staying ready, means shifting how the global “we” talk about, and plan for, survival. <br /> Guests: Dr. James Crowe, Dr. Rob Carnahan, Dr. Keipp Talbot<br />  </li> <li><strong>Episode 2, Aug. 30: How COVID-19 Changed Perception and the ICU</strong><br /> The pandemic introduced critical care, or the ICU, to millions of people who worried about ventilators and hospital beds. Find out why an ICU stay is unlike other in-patient admissions and why the specialty exists. Critical care doctors talk about their COVID-19 experience and explain why it’s vital to make sure patients keep their dignity.<br /> Guests: Dr. Wes Ely, Dr. Carla Sevin, Dr. Shawniqua Williams-Roberson<br />  </li> <li><strong>Episode 3, Sept. 6: Go Boldly: Stigma, the Gut, and Young Adult Colon Cancer</strong><br /> Get loud about what happens in the bathroom. You might find this awkward, but our four experts don’t because there’s a rise in young adult colon cancer. Find out why you need to be cognizant of what you flush, and explore research on the gut’s microbiome.<br /> Guests: Dr. Mariana Byndloss, Dr. Cathy Eng, Dr. Andreana Holowatyj, Dr. Reid Ness<br />  </li> <li><strong>Episode 4, Sept. 13: Y'all Means All: Giving Everyone the Chance to Be Healthy</strong><br /> A conversation on trust, representation, diversity, equity and inclusion.<br /> Guests: Dr. Jarod Parrish, Dr. Consuelo Wilkins, Del Ray Zimmerman<br />  </li> <li><strong>Episode 5, Sept. 20: Throw Out the Textbook: Trust and Health Amid Misinformation in the COVID Age</strong><br /> Guests: Dr. Laveil Allen, Shon Dwyer, Dr. Kimryn Rathmell<br />  </li> <li><strong>Episode 6, Sept. 27: Step It Up: We Need Clinical Trials—And They Need Us</strong><br /> Guests: Lisa Bastarache, Dr. Jane Freedman, Dr. Karen Winkfield<br />  </li> <li><strong>Episode 7, Oct. 4: Climate Is Us: Why Climate Change is Healthcare’s Lane</strong><br /> Guests: Dr. Reed Omary, Dr. Louise Rollins-Smith, Carol Zeigler, MSN<br />  </li> <li><strong>Episode 8, Oct. 11: Mutant Ninjas: How Researchers Are Conquering Viruses</strong><br /> Guests: Dr. Natasha Halasa, Dr. Andrea Pruijssers, Dr. Seth Zost<br />  </li> <li><strong>Episode 9, Oct. 18: Think Deeply: What Matters to You? Dare to Have Tough Conversations</strong><br /> Reframing conversations about end-of-life care: Instead of focusing on dying, ask instead, "What goals do you want to achieve?"<br /> Guests: Dr. Uchenna Anani, Dr. Jeff Balser, Dr. Mariu Duggan<br />  </li> <li><strong>Episode 10, Oct. 25: And the Beat Goes On: Heart Transplants</strong><br /> Guests: Dr. Lesley Omary, Dr. Kelly Schlendorf, Dr. Ashish Shah</li> </ul> <p>Follow along with DNA on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/VUMC_Insights">@VUMC_Insights</a> and <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/listendna">LinkedIn</a>. Be a part of the conversation by using the hashtag #ListenDNA. </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/Podcast_Season2_CoverArt_FINAL.jpg?itok=C_ZWA7Df" 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">Starting Aug. 23, look for an episode every Monday of the second season of the Vanderbilt Health DNA podcast series.</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, 16 Aug 2021 17:08:11 +0000 roberjm7 207 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com VUMC Sees Increase of COVID-19 in Pregnant Patients; CDC Urges Vax https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vumc-sees-increase-covid-19-pregnant-patients-cdc-urges-vax <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC Sees Increase of COVID-19 in Pregnant Patients; CDC Urges Vax</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, 08/11/2021 - 16:21</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/206" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC Sees Increase of COVID-19 in Pregnant Patients; CDC Urges Vax"> 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 data-mce-style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: {{my.em_h2_fontcolor:default=#02535a}}; font-family: {{my.EM_H2_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_H2_FontSize:default=16px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_H2_FontWeight:default=bold}}; line-height: {{my.EM_H2_LineHeight:default=20px}};" style="text-align:left; margin-top:10px; margin-bottom:10px">Today, Aug. 11, the CDC released a <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html" target="_blank">recommendation</a> that pregnant people get vaccinated against COVID-19, pointing to new safety data.</p> <p>"CDC encourages all pregnant people or people who are thinking about becoming pregnant and those breastfeeding to get vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said in a statement. "The vaccines are safe and effective, and it has never been more urgent to increase vaccinations as we face the highly transmissible Delta variant and see severe outcomes from COVID-19 among unvaccinated pregnant people."</p> <p><strong>VUMC's Observations—and One Patient's Experience</strong></p> <p data-mce-style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: {{my.em_h2_fontcolor:default=#02535a}}; font-family: {{my.EM_H2_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_H2_FontSize:default=16px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_H2_FontWeight:default=bold}}; line-height: {{my.EM_H2_LineHeight:default=20px}};">Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) physicians are spreading the message about the safety of the vaccine and the risk that COVID-19 poses to pregnant patients. In an <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/08/02/vumc-sees-increase-of-covid-19-in-pregnant-patients/">Aug. 2, 2021 article on VUMC Reporter</a>, Emily Stembridge explains that COVID-19 can trigger an increased risk of hospitalization, ICU admission, need for mechanical ventilation and ventilatory support, and increased risk of death in pregnant patients with COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant patients.</p> <p>“Pregnant patients are at a high risk for severe disease compared to individuals who are not pregnant,” Jennifer Thompson, MD, VUMC associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, told Sternbridge. “Studies have also found increased risk of pre-term birth, cesarean delivery and pre-eclampsia in pregnant patients with COVID-19 infections.”</p> <p>Yet the most moving message comes from the experience of a patient who was hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19 33 weeks into her pregnancy. Sara Brown, a Union City, Tennessee, native, was admitted to Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital for access to an oxygen machine, breathing treatments and monitoring.</p> <p>When her oxygen levels did not improve, Brown was transferred to the ICU at VUMC. “When they started talking about the NICU, I realized there was a chance I was sick enough that they would have to take my baby,” Brown said. Fortunately, Brown’s oxygen levels stabilized after 12 days in the hospital.</p> <p>Brown was not vaccinated prior to getting COVID-19—but said she wished she had been. “When the vaccine became available, I was hearing mixed things about if it was safe and whether it could cause miscarriages. I thought I would just wait nine months and get vaccinated after my baby was born. I believed if I got COVID-19, I wouldn’t get that sick because I’m young, healthy and have no underlying conditions. That changed very quickly after I tested positive,” Brown said.</p> <p><strong>Scientific Community Backing </strong></p> <p>In addition to the CDC, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the two leading organizations representing specialists in obstetric care, recommend that all pregnant individuals be vaccinated against COVID-19. A <a href="https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2782047">new Israeli study published in JAMA</a> showed that vaccination with Pfizer mRNA vaccine appears to be effective and safe in pregnant women. </p> <p>To learn more about what mothers-to-be need to know about vaccination, read <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/the-covid-19-vaccine-and-pregnancy/">this article</a> from My Southern Health.</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/PregnantWoman.jpg?itok=gao-Xzm_" width="576" height="547" 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">Sara Brown was not vaccinated prior to getting COVID-19—but said she wished she had been.</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, 11 Aug 2021 21:21:15 +0000 roberjm7 206 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com NEW WEBINAR RECORDING: The Virus, the Vaccine and the Delta Variant With VUMC's Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Tom Talbot https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-webinar-recording-virus-vaccine-and-delta-variant-vumcs-chief <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NEW WEBINAR RECORDING: The Virus, the Vaccine and the Delta Variant With VUMC&#039;s Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Tom Talbot</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, 08/06/2021 - 16:18</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/204" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to NEW WEBINAR RECORDING: The Virus, the Vaccine and the Delta Variant With VUMC&#039;s Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Tom Talbot"> 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>With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant, Vanderbilt Health has heard from many employers who are increasingly concerned about workplace safety. Employer Solutions invited Tom Talbot, MD, Chief Epidemiologist and the senior leader for the COVID-19 response efforts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), to present a webinar today, August 6, on “The Virus, the Vaccine and the Delta Variant."</p> <p>The webinar covered:</p> <ul> <li>Global, national and local updates on COVID-19 disease activity</li> <li>The efficacy and impact of COVID-19 vaccines</li> <li>What we know about the Delta variant</li> <li>Recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</li> <li>VUMC’s safety guidelines for its workforce</li> <li>What you can do now to stay safe personally and professionally</li> </ul> <p>If you missed the presentation:</p> <ul> <li>Watch the recording <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR7cF7_1DuM">here</a>.</li> <li>View the presentation <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/rs/995-AMQ-354/images/ES%20COVID_8.6.21.pdf">here</a>. </li> <li>Download the transcript <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/rs/995-AMQ-354/images/The Virus%2C the Vaccine and the Delta Variant.pdf">here</a>. </li> <li>See Dr. Talbot's <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/rs/995-AMQ-354/images/ExtraQuestions_Talbot_Aug6Webinar.pdf">additional answers</a> to participants' questions after the presentation was over.</li> </ul> <p>Please feel free to share with your employees and their families.</p> <p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https:///www.youtube.com/embed/CR7cF7_1DuM" width="560"></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> Fri, 06 Aug 2021 21:18:57 +0000 roberjm7 204 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com NEW VIDEO: VUMC Infectious Disease Experts Discuss the Delta Variant https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-video-vumc-infectious-disease-experts-discuss-delta-variant <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NEW VIDEO: VUMC Infectious Disease Experts Discuss the Delta Variant</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, 08/05/2021 - 13:49</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/203" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to NEW VIDEO: VUMC Infectious Disease Experts Discuss the Delta Variant"> 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>Listen in as Vanderbilt University Medical Center's chief epidemiologist Tom Talbot, MD, and infectious disease expert William Schaffner, MD, talk about the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic and the most common questions about the delta variant.</p> <p>The video below is just over 20 minutes but well worth your time. You can also read the transcript <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/TRANSCRIPTDeltaVariantFAQs">here</a>. Please share with your employees and their families. </p> <p> </p> <p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1KPtyyh-6n8" width="560"></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> Thu, 05 Aug 2021 18:49:01 +0000 roberjm7 203 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Tennessee SHRM Conference to Feature C.J. Stimson and the Latest on the MyHealth Bundles Program https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/tennessee-shrm-conference-feature-cj-stimson-and-latest-myhealth-bundles <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Tennessee SHRM Conference to Feature C.J. Stimson and the Latest on the MyHealth Bundles Program</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, 08/05/2021 - 10:38</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/197" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Tennessee SHRM Conference to Feature C.J. Stimson and the Latest on the MyHealth Bundles Program"> 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>C.J. Stimson, MD, JD, VUMC's Senior Vice President of Value Transformation, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming HR Tennessee Conference and Exposition, set for Aug. 15-18 at the Music City Center in Nashville. In a session on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 3:30 p.m., titled, "Beyond Benefits: Bundle Up Savings and Satisfaction," Dr. Stimson will spotlight the Vanderbilt <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/program/myhealth-bundles-employers">MyHealth Bundles Program</a>’s advantages, including a concierge service experience and more transparent, predictable pricing. He’ll also give details on upcoming new bundles for some of the most common and costly health conditions.</p> <p><strong>Until Wed., Aug. 11, you can <a href="https://tnshrm.org/2021_TN_SHRM_Conference___Expo">register here</a> to attend the conference.</strong></p> <p>Out of an abundance of caution given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, we will not have team members staffing the conference booth. But feel free to stop by Booth No. 703 for information and giveaways.</p> <p>The conference is hosted by Tennessee SHRM, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. In addition to sessions focused on employee benefits, the conference will cover topics such as employer law, talent acquisition and strategic business management. </p> <p>The conference will be held in person this year, but on-demand viewing will also be available. Look through the agenda at-a-glance <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftnshrm.starchapter.com%2Fimages%2Fdownloads%2Fagenda_at_a_glance___2020_11_06.pdf&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C569e7c496ef14a9a363408d94091f554%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637611817885083897%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=JmRPpdecFIzrFT7PYYLW05qTZFdigeGj2Nj7uhOG5JA%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://tnshrm.starchapter.com/images/downloads/agenda_at_a_glance___2020_11_06.pdf" shash="UnxX/m72cDgUiT1GmAQa2qZf1AIdPgeDDcux45Cip1mYfGLBQzKr2DCWtQuRnvw/BBlexZ1drTZwcGtcjy+dNpkROVkL7WRwI2c4MMfdKYg7brZiUWH6I136dg6U2GSHhgfeJ5xSwB6JfQ+8VSPgob1Zz5ITUwZQHukm5kM6agE=">here</a>, and view <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftnshrm.org%2Fimages%2Fdownloads%2Fprograms_announcement___2021_06_10.pdf&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C569e7c496ef14a9a363408d94091f554%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637611817885083897%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=8JRRzFdnPE9a3KkjaI0GTIsY7laxE68Hqyf73V91peQ%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://tnshrm.org/images/downloads/programs_announcement___2021_06_10.pdf" shash="nqK1v/14TIfbosMRaiO7Ph/Hsw5f7Zf+lGtCX495Ib7siDA7ADmHNzVE9sLYwyK2B3IHAzZl5K/w3GR4DWbf2jy92xjC5d0mR+uxfusvYHuCYYqOFHCcFqSbXDfaMPrkbAnyQzyAvnpaGGGXYaUVOIAGCp8iJFl5ytUM4171t+8=">this list</a> of the learning tracks and sessions.</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, 05 Aug 2021 15:38:42 +0000 roberjm7 197 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com