Blog RSS https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/ en Vanderbilt Health Fairs Give Employees a Headstart on Vital Vaccines https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vanderbilt-health-fairs-give-employees-headstart-vital-vaccines <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Vanderbilt Health Fairs Give Employees a Headstart on Vital Vaccines</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/22/2022 - 11:22</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/274" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Health Fairs Give Employees a Headstart on Vital Vaccines"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><meta charset="UTF-8" />To help your employees prepare for fall vaccine season and catch up on important preventive care screenings, Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions offers health fairs tailored to your workforce health needs. Our Corporate Health and Wellness team has a wide range of health screenings, education, coaching and resources available to help you reach your goals of a healthier workforce.</p> <p>Millions of people delayed preventive health activities during the pandemic, leading health care providers to fear increasing rates of preventable diseases. And with the slowdown of annual wellness visits for many people, the potential to detect cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages has been compromised. </p> <p>"These fairs are important opportunities to get employees reconnected to primary care post-pandemic—especially if they skipped preventative screenings associated with certain age milestones," said Donna Skupien, Vice President, Employer Solutions.  </p> <p>In July, the Corporate Health and Wellness team is partnering with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) for an Adolescent Health Fair at the MNPS Employee Wellness Center. The fair will feature customized education for parents presented by experts from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.</p> <p>Some employers even pair Vanderbilt Health Fairs with benefits information timed to open enrollment. Learn more about these fairs in <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/prioritize-your-employees-health-customized-health-fair">this blog post</a>, and email the team at <a href="mailto:employersolutions@vumc.org">employersolutions@vumc.org</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 22 Jun 2022 16:22:17 +0000 roberjm7 274 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Tips for Leading a Burned-Out Workforce https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/tips-leading-burned-out-workforce <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Tips for Leading a Burned-Out Workforce</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/21/2022 - 09:58</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/272" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Tips for Leading a Burned-Out Workforce"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">With the great resignation continuing to plague employers, and employees in nearly every sector suffering from burnout, it’s more important now than ever for leaders to support and manage exhausted staff without contributing to the problem.</p> <p style="text-align:start">According to <a href="mailto:https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/22/great-resignation-continues-as-44percent-of-workers-seek-a-new-job.html">one survey</a>, 44% of employees are actively seeking a new job. While 56% of respondents cited higher pay as the top reason for seeking a new position, 20% said they would take a new job for the same pay, signaling that other factors—including benefits, flexibility and job security—are important for employee retention, too.</p> <p>While leaders aren’t therapists (and shouldn’t try to be), it’s important to keep in mind that though the emergency portion of the pandemic has passed, many employees are still in crisis. Below are four steps leaders can take to foster a healthy, supportive workplace.</p> <ol> <li><strong>Model a healthy work environment. </strong>Employees look to their managers to set expectations at work. Be sure to model flexibility and self-care, and respond kindly to imperfections or mistakes.<br /> <br /> It’s also important that you model a healthy work-life balance: Avoid sending emails outside of work hours and prioritize taking your PTO without checking in or working on vacation. Employees need protected time off to help alleviate the symptoms of burnout.<br />  </li> <li><strong>Reduce stressors at work.</strong> Help your team set a goal to reduce stress across the board. Allow your employees to suggest actions that could reduce the team’s collective mental load, such as improving processes, taking breaks during the day and reducing meeting fatigue. Creating a safe environment where everyone can make suggestions or ask for help when they feel overwhelmed can go a long way toward employee retention.<br />  </li> <li><strong>Ease the cognitive burden. </strong>Have you noticed people being spaced out, forgetful or fumbling for words? Studies show that grief, trauma and anxieties can lead to difficulty focusing. Help your staff reduce their mental burden by building checklists, protocols and backup plans that will prevent serious errors.<br /> <br /> Keep in mind that your overextended workforce has been adapting to a constantly changing business environment for more than two years. Some mistakes and failures are inevitable. Analyze failures together with your team, take responsibility for your part in those failures and reward team members who admit to their mistakes and bring problems to your attention.<br />  </li> <li><strong>Make your workplace meaningful.</strong> Encourage team members to engage in activities they find meaningful—both at and outside of work. This could include fostering opportunities for your team to connect with one another, making space for volunteer opportunities or meaningful hobbies outside of work, or helping your employees carve out an identity that supports who they want to be in their personal life.<br /> <br /> Consider offering a flexible work arrangement for people who want to spend more time with family, offering benefits or partnerships that allow employees to participate in community activities, and supporting team members’ fundraising goals or volunteer projects outside of work.</li> </ol> <p style="text-align:start"> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:58:38 +0000 roberjm7 272 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com CDC Approves COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/cdc-approves-covid-19-vaccines-young-children <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CDC Approves COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 06/18/2022 - 19:08</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/271" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to CDC Approves COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>On Saturday, June 18, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for kids as young as six months. That means millions of children under age 5 can start getting COVID vaccines this week.</p> <p>CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved emergency use authorization for COVID vaccines for this same age group.  </p> <p>This expands eligibility for vaccination to nearly 20 million additional children. Parents and caregivers can now get their young children vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, whichever is available. Both company's trials reported side effects similar to other populations.</p> <p><strong>Schedule Your Child's Vaccine</strong></p> <p>Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will offer vaccines for this age group on:</p> <ul> <li>Friday, June 24. Appointments are required and available between 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.</li> <li>Saturday, June 25. Appointments are required and available between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.</li> </ul> <p>You can schedule your child's vaccine <a href="https://myhealthatvanderbilt.com/openscheduling/standalone?dept=101000419&amp;vt=1400621221&amp;stringkey=PedCovidVaccine">online</a> or by calling <a href="tel:615-936-5437">615-936-5437</a>. Vaccines will be given in the theater at the Children’s Hospital, 2200 Children’s Way in Nashville. The closest parking is in the South Garage. Learn more about the vaccines in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/06/22/covid-19-vaccines-for-children-6-months-through-4-years-available/">this article</a> from the <em>VUMC Reporter</em>.</p> <p>Note: The event will not be vaccinating children age 5 and older. <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/GetVaccines">See information about COVID-19 vaccines for other ages</a>.</p> <p><strong>The Role of VUMC Research</strong></p> <p>VUMC research has aided in approval of these COVID-19 vaccines for younger children. Learn more about the Vanderbilt Health studies in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/06/16/approval-expected-for-covid-19-vaccines-for-young-children/">this article</a> from the <em>VUMC Reporter.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Sun, 19 Jun 2022 00:08:21 +0000 roberjm7 271 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million to Pediatric Infectious Disease Research at VUMC https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/dolly-parton-donates-1-million-pediatric-infectious-disease-research-vumc <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million to Pediatric Infectious Disease Research at VUMC</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/15/2022 - 18:49</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/270" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million to Pediatric Infectious Disease Research at VUMC"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dolly Parton, the country music legend and philanthropist, is donating $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, another transformative gift aimed to help in the fight against serious infectious diseases such as coronavirus that have worldwide ramifications.</p> <p>Ongoing research in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases includes understanding how viruses and bacteria cause disease, understanding and preventing resistance to antibiotics, preventing and treating infections, diagnosing and treating infections in children with cancer and research to define the impact of childhood infections throughout the world.</p> <p>“We are deeply honored by Dolly’s contribution to our research mission,” said <a href="https://pediatrics.vumc.org/person/mark-r-denison-md">Mark Denison</a>, MD, professor of Pediatrics and director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. “For over 40 years our division has been a national and international leader in studies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of life-threatening infections, and this gift will accelerate our work and support new ideas.”</p> <p>Read more about the gift in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/06/15/dolly-parton-donates-1-million-to-pediatric-infectious-disease-research-at-vanderbilt-university-medical-center/">this article</a> from the <em>VUMC Reporter</em>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Dolly-Parton-and-Naji-Abumrad_edited-1.jpeg?itok=meGKS5GS" width="500" height="418" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Dolly Parton and longtime friend, Naji Abumrad, MD. (photo courtesy of Dolly Parton)</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 15 Jun 2022 23:49:24 +0000 roberjm7 270 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Ranked Tops for 16th Year https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/monroe-carell-jr-childrens-hospital-vanderbilt-ranked-tops-16th-year <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Ranked Tops for 16th Year</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/14/2022 - 11:26</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/273" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Ranked Tops for 16th Year"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start"><em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em> ranks Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as one of the nation's best children's hospitals, for the 16th year. It’s the No. 1 hospital in Tennessee, and is tied for No. 1 in the Southeast.</p> <p style="text-align:start">The hospital achieved a maximum 10 out of 10 pediatric specialty programs nationally ranked, with three specialties earning spots in the top 20. Children’s Hospital is one of only 23 pediatric hospitals in the nation to rank in all 10 specialties, and the only pediatric facility in Tennessee to attain this goal.</p> <p style="text-align:start">“We are honored that for the 16th consecutive year Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been recognized as a state, regional and national leader in pediatric health care,” said Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, President of Children’s Hospital. “Every day our teams work diligently to provide high quality and compassionate care to the more than 1,800 children and families who come to us for hope and healing. I am tremendously proud of and grateful for our physicians’, nurses’ and staff’s unwavering commitment and dedication to excellence in caring for the patients we serve. Congratulations to all of our teams on this wonderful achievement.”</p> <p>Rankings created from data collected through a clinical survey sent to around 200 hospitals and a survey sent to thousands of pediatric doctors nationwide</p> <p>Learn more in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/06/14/monroe-carell-jr-childrens-hospital-at-vanderbilt-earns-top-honors-from-u-s-news-world-report-4/">this article</a> from the <em>VUMC Reporter</em>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:26:54 +0000 roberjm7 273 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Prevention Webinar Recording Available, Topics Set for Upcoming Free Webinars https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/prevention-webinar-recording-available-topics-set-upcoming-free-webinars <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Prevention Webinar Recording Available, Topics Set for Upcoming Free Webinars</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/07/2022 - 12:19</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/269" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Prevention Webinar Recording Available, Topics Set for Upcoming Free Webinars"> 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>VHAN's most recent Well Moment, <a contenteditable="false" href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGEjKioMYUqtHmHQbKDu0rXb34o2gz9izmpiyrAqQgOCuUjN2HjqSLS584fbGQcUtSXLVSZ5Vk%3D&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cmegan.pacella%40vumc.org%7Ce10554c27d524887f45308da3c3aa1c0%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637888519782355785%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=%2B1Q5Tj0VJe3bATjBc5lpdJy3PV90dUP2j9VJ7woHaG4%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGEjKioMYUqtHmHQbKDu0rXb34o2gz9izmpiyrAqQgOCuUjN2HjqSLS584fbGQcUtSXLVSZ5Vk=" shash="OLyKJ17in8AEi3h8yBjotcp3ypvx7mwl5IEHSkPEUTydCcfADC0aXI/NktraQDEAQpgMAmgsLe8kJB7n/AIsJJp+ZYZZB9Tn7by1kbC8jiAppAvizaNoQUuA5XN1LE/3dvYhx5cY7Wo1AdFfkvoZx6F4EPvVrG5iFICddi5pE+4=" title="Original URL:&#10;https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGEjKioMYUqtHmHQbKDu0rXb34o2gz9izmpiyrAqQgOCuUjN2HjqSLS584fbGQcUtSXLVSZ5Vk=&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">Prioritizing Prevention: How to Address Your Physical and Mental Health Needs</a>, is now available at <a href="https://www.vhan.com/well-moment/">WellMoment.org</a>. Led by Sapna Kripalani, MD, medical director of Vanderbilt Executive Health Physicals, the webinar covers the importance of prioritizing preventive health care, including screenings and immunizations, transitioning a child to an adult care provider, how to increase your physical activity and more. </p> <p>The July webinar will focus on caregiver support and the September webinar will address mental health support for pregnant and postpartum women. <a contenteditable="false" href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGEjKioMVwPD5BP_6MI1zYg4XViZwg0_kaZlXau_mZfxjMFLOVuix3jz7OHW31VHivn2a-KNwc%3D&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cmegan.pacella%40vumc.org%7Ce10554c27d524887f45308da3c3aa1c0%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637888519782355785%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=eJM%2Bv9LWA%2F0s8SkNRPdzDGXUN%2BuRNhjoGYT%2BL%2BTEuLc%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGEjKioMVwPD5BP_6MI1zYg4XViZwg0_kaZlXau_mZfxjMFLOVuix3jz7OHW31VHivn2a-KNwc=" shash="gX5vwkcYM6LfL3Gudfzyta3ZAjf3stD7tIiClQGMLwUq8Uy71gdPYEWjbS5TrcJ73P4Fz3vV+orgix8N/mM+7ZyAfkNQIhyAnv5s/idBWPsyGXra+lks0SoBOiWFfF8mDG9+sFYmVPfmzhqNempKaGyNjIHspxPqrYFKMB/ApjI=" title="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGEjKioMVwPD5BP_6MI1zYg4XViZwg0_kaZlXau_mZfxjMFLOVuix3jz7OHW31VHivn2a-KNwc%3D&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cmegan.pacella%40vumc.org%7Ce10554c27d524887f45308da3c3aa1c0%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637888519782355785%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=eJM%2Bv9LWA%2F0s8SkNRPdzDGXUN%2BuRNhjoGYT%2BL%2BTEuLc%3D&amp;reserved=0">Visit WellMoment.org</a> to watch previous webinars, such as the timely <a href="https://www.vhan.com/wellmoment-anxiety-depression-in-children/">Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents</a>, and sign up to receive email notifications about future events.</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 Jun 2022 17:19:51 +0000 roberjm7 269 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com KLAS Research Recognizes Cedar Gate Technologies and Vanderbilt Health for Innovation in Bundled Payment Program https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/klas-research-recognizes-cedar-gate-technologies-and-vanderbilt-health <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">KLAS Research Recognizes Cedar Gate Technologies and Vanderbilt Health for Innovation in Bundled Payment 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">Mon, 05/23/2022 - 23:53</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/266" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to KLAS Research Recognizes Cedar Gate Technologies and Vanderbilt Health for Innovation in Bundled Payment 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>GREENWICH, Conn., May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — <span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px">Cedar Gate Technologies and Vanderbilt Health have been named as recipients of the KLAS Research Points of Light Award for improving the health and financial outcomes of expectant teachers and their babies on the Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) health plan. (<em>Entire press release <a href="https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/klas-research-recognizes-cedar-gate-technologies-and-vanderbilt-health-for-innovation-in-prospective-bundled-payment-program-301552897.html">here</a></em>.)</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px">The Points of Light Award celebrates success stories—or points of light—from payers, providers and healthcare technology companies that work collaboratively to align care delivery with health plan sponsor initiatives to reduce inefficiencies and improve the patient experience. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">“We are honored to be recognized for excellence with our partner Vanderbilt Health and their client, Metro Nashville Public Schools,” said Cedar Gate CEO, David B. Snow, Jr. “Our technology and services platform are purpose-built to support bundled payments, and every payment model our clients encounter as they assume financial risk in healthcare benefits and care management. We look forward to supporting Vanderbilt Health’s continuing success with Metro Nashville Public Schools and its expansion into additional specialties, employers and regions of the country.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px">Prior to implementing Vanderbilt’s <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/mymaternityhealth-employers" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline">MyMaternityHealth</a> bundle program, rising neonatal costs threatened employee health and the sustainability of benefits at MNPS. The school system looked for a provider partner that could help them improve outcomes for their employees who may need maternity services through a bundled payment program. Vanderbilt Health’s Employer Solutions team built and designed a system leveraging Cedar Gate’s advanced value-based care platform. Feedback from maternity patients indicated high satisfaction both clinically and financially. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px">Reported outcomes included: </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The majority of the care was provided at zero out-of-pocket cost to the patients</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Net Promoter Score for the services was in the 90th percentile</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">MNPS documented savings of more than $400,000 in the first year</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">C-section delivery rates decreased by 25% in comparison to the market</span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px">"We’ve been building this bundled-care approach at Vanderbilt for several years and knew it worked to throw out traditional payment rules and simply focus on patient-centered care,” said <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__news.vumc.org_2021_01_14_stimson-2Dnamed-2Dsenior-2Dvp-2Dof-2Dvalue-2Dtransformation_&amp;d=DwMGaQ&amp;c=gOrgfQB8xVH7F0lP7MQhi8CyVXMBvYqNyP3LuSSb8Lw&amp;r=aUfOCRXP8lp8Sv3vnaxhp-s28IGHdS6v0ZgEvvwudjq37_stcn09ryHWZrGKWnNk&amp;m=IUGhMuaMIwxm0QmBm62D8hAfc_kjBeqDfh-e7ieADsAjBoGiYgBQoMR4iKRP_xJZ&amp;s=LbMIyFMf6GMqKqtDB0a36Gq7qmVy_aigIAdjrOl_0zs&amp;e=" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">C.J. Stimson</a><span style="color:black">, MD, JD, Chief Medical Officer of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt University Employee Health Plans and Senior Vice President of Value Transformation. </span><span style="color:#111111"><span style="background-color:white">"We are grateful to have found collaborators like Metro Nashville Public Schools and Cedar Gate that have helped us test and scale this program. This award recognizes how much the MyMaternityHealth bundle is improving the health of moms and babies while also lowering the financial burden for everyone, and that’s work we’re incredibly proud to deliver.” </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px">Vanderbilt Health and Cedar Gate's collaboration, which began with Vanderbilt’s own employee population, has rapidly evolved into a high quality and financially sustainable multi-specialty value-based care program that the health system is offering to self-funded employers. For further information about Vanderbilt Health’s MyHealth Bundles offerings, visit <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/program/myhealth-bundles" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline">https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/program/myhealth-bundles</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"> </p> <p style="text-align:start"><em><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><b>About Cedar Gate Technologies</b></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></em></p> <p style="text-align:start"><em><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px">Cedar Gate enables payers, providers, employers, and service administrators to excel at value-based care. Our unified technology and services platform enhances and automates data management activities to deliver employer and provider analytics, care management, and payment technology necessary to pursue every payment model and optimize performance in all lines of business. From primary care attribution, to bundled payments, to capitation, our platform is designed to improve clinical, financial, and operational outcomes for all. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></em></p> <p style="text-align:start"><em><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px">Based in Greenwich, CT, Cedar Gate is private equity backed by GTCR, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm, Ascension Ventures, a strategic healthcare venture firm, and Cobalt Ventures, the investment subsidiary of BCBS of Kansas City. To learn more, visit <a href="http://www.cedargate.com/" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline">www.cedargate.com</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></em></p> <p style="text-align:start"><em><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><b>About Vanderbilt University Medical Center</b></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></em><br /> <span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px">Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and is one of the largest comprehensive research, teaching and patient care health systems in the Southeast. The most heavily utilized quaternary, referral healthcare facility in the Mid-South, VUMC sees over 2.4 million patient visits per year in over 160 locations, discharging 67,000 inpatients and performing 70,000 surgical operations. The medical center is the largest non-governmental employer of Middle Tennessee citizens, with more than 28,000 staff, including nearly 3,000 physicians, advanced practice nurses and scientists appointed to the Vanderbilt University faculty. For more information and the latest news follow VUMC on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/VanderbiltHealth/" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/vanderbilt-university-medical-center/mycompany/" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline">LinkedIn</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/VUMChealth?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline">Twitter</a> and in the <a href="https://news.vumc.org/" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline">VUMC Reporter</a>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><em><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><b><span style="color:#373737"><span style="background-color:white">About KLAS</span></span></b><br /> <span style="color:#373737"><span style="background-color:white">KLAS is a data-driven company on a mission to improve the world's healthcare by enabling provider and payer voices to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals, KLAS collects insights on software, services, and medical equipment to deliver reports, trending data, and statistical overviews. KLAS data is accurate, honest, and impartial. The research directly reflects the voice of healthcare professionals and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Learn more at </span></span><a href="https://klasresearch.com/" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0070c0"><span style="background-color:white">KLASresearch.com</span></span></a><span style="color:#373737"><span style="background-color:white">.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></em></p> <p align="center" class="MsoHeader" style="text-align:center"><em><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:14.266666412353516px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">####</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></em></p> <p style="text-align:start"><em><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><u>Cedar Gate Media Contact: </u>                               <u> </u></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br /> <span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px">Luke Sheffield<br /> anthonyBarnum Public Relations<br /> <a href="mailto:luke.sheffield@anthonybarnum.com" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline">luke.sheffield@anthonybarnum.com</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></em></p> <p style="text-align:start"><em><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:14.266666412353516px"><span style="background-color:#fefefe"><u><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Vanderbilt University Medical Center Media Contact:</span></span></span></span></u><br /> <span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Craig Boerner </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br /> <span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:14.266666412353516px"><span style="background-color:#fefefe"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">(615) 322-4747</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br /> <span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:14.266666412353516px"><span style="background-color:#fefefe"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><a href="mailto:craig.boerner@vumc.org">craig.boerner@vumc.org</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></em></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/Payer%20Provider%20Points%20of%20Light%20Recognition%202022.png?itok=iOW04csn" width="188" height="215" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 24 May 2022 04:53:14 +0000 roberjm7 266 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Open Enrollment on the Horizon? Hitch Up to the Employer Hub https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/open-enrollment-horizon-hitch-employer-hub <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Open Enrollment on the Horizon? Hitch Up to the Employer Hub</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, 05/16/2022 - 08:48</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/249" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Open Enrollment on the Horizon? Hitch Up to the Employer Hub"> 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">As you prepare for open enrollment season, consider the many resources on our <a href="https://employerhub.vanderbilthealth.com">Employer Hub</a>. The Hub was created to be a one-stop shop for educational resources from Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions (VHES). These digital, ready-to-print assets can be downloaded and the content can be repurposed for your own newsletter, intranet, or health and wellness event.</p> <p>Explore the Hub to find:</p> <ul> <li>Employer and Broker Resources</li> <li>COVID-19 Resources</li> <li>Employee Health and Wellness Content</li> <li>News and Insights</li> <li>Solutions, including MyHealth Bundles</li> <li>Ways to Get in Touch With the VHES Team</li> </ul> <p>The Employer Hub can help you find the resources you need within a few quick clicks.</p> <p>Watch <a href="https://vumc-1.wistia.com/medias/3u0gzvd5xp">this &lt;3-minute video tour</a> for an overview of how to navigate the Hub, access health and wellness content, and request additional resources.</p> <p><strong>How to Access the Employer Hub</strong></p> <p>Employer and broker partners of VHES receive complimentary access to the Employer Hub. To retrieve your username and password, email us at <a href="mailto:employersolutions@vumc.org">employersolutions@vumc.org</a>.</p> <p>Already have an account?</p> <ol> <li>Visit EmployerHub.VanderbiltHealth.com.</li> <li>Click on the “Forgot Password” link in the “Login In” section of Employer or Broker Resources. </li> <li>Reset your password.</li> </ol> <p>Have questions? Please email <a href="mailto:employersolutions@vumc.org">employersolutions@vumc.org</a> or call (615) 343-9520.</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, 16 May 2022 13:48:18 +0000 roberjm7 249 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Vanderbilt Health Offers Paxlovid and Other COVID-19 Treatments to Prevent Hospitalization https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vanderbilt-health-offers-paxlovid-and-other-covid-19-treatments-prevent <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt Health Offers Paxlovid and Other COVID-19 Treatments to Prevent Hospitalization</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, 05/13/2022 - 09:27</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/267" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Health Offers Paxlovid and Other COVID-19 Treatments to Prevent Hospitalization"> 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>If you test positive for COVID-19, Vanderbilt Health now has treatments that can help lower your risk of getting very sick, going to the hospital or dying.</p> <p>One such treatment is Paxlovid, an oral antiviral pill that can be taken at home. It helps stop the COVID-19 virus from multiplying in your body and lowers your risk of going to the hospital. You need to start taking it as soon as possible after you test positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms. Treatment must start within 5 days of when your symptoms started.</p> <p>By lowering how much virus you have in your body, Paxlovid and similar medications can help your immune system fight the virus. These medicines are for people who have a high risk of serious problems:</p> <ul> <li>People 50 and older (the older you are, the higher your risk)</li> <li>People who are unvaccinated</li> <li>People with some medical conditions, such as a weak immune system</li> </ul> <p>Here are a few common questions and answers about Paxlovid and other COVID-19 treatments:</p> <p><strong>How can I get Paxlovid?</strong></p> <p>You can only get it with a prescription. Any licensed health care clinician can prescribe it. But right now, it’s only in stock at some pharmacies. All Vanderbilt Health Clinic at Walgreens locations and three Vanderbilt Health Walk-in Clinics (Bellevue, Belle Meade, and Belcourt) are Test to Treat sites. These clinics may have it in stock or may supply you with a prescription . To learn more about these clinic locations and hours, go to: <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGEXZ0nfQGgs8HOU2PahVxTUIi3EjwzWERSZBdb9vIWZuRcPvDb2rCFI2v_PO9CDfBkR5vQADs%3D&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C48e60f284b7f4b1fdaee08da350d0816%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637880627327398310%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=QceVuqxaS4gqIfF9k%2FkADvtBbBlnrvYRMSNHbFY264I%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank" title="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGEXZ0nfQGgs8HOU2PahVxTUIi3EjwzWERSZBdb9vIWZuRcPvDb2rCFI2v_PO9CDfBkR5vQADs%3D&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C48e60f284b7f4b1fdaee08da35">MyHealthWalkIn.com</a>.</p> <p>To find other pharmacies and health care clinics with outpatient COVID-19 therapies, go to the <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGEXZ0nfV3bWCAgtPExkuG3iDCA8zAFp0jRp_TSFRMPmzmN1edFmjYG30NIGHENpo7AMFrfd-Y%3D&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C48e60f284b7f4b1fdaee08da350d0816%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637880627327398310%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=Pe0lKIpW1VI4IoGU8na3m5gZWGrE8Be0bAjVctkT0sU%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank" title="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGEXZ0nfV3bWCAgtPExkuG3iDCA8zAFp0jRp_TSFRMPmzmN1edFmjYG30NIGHENpo7AMFrfd-Y%3D&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C48e60f284b7f4b1fdaee08da35">COVID-19 Therapeutics Locator</a>. If this site shows places that have Paxlovid, call to confirm they have it in stock before you go.</p> <p><strong>Can I take Paxlovid with my other medicines?</strong></p> <p>If your clinician wants to prescribe Paxlovid for you, talk with them first about all the medicines you take. Paxlovid can change how other medicines work in your body. It can affect cholesterol lowering, blood thinning, and immune suppressing medicines. Your clinician will know if you need to make changes to the medicines you take. Or they may give you something else besides Paxlovid.</p> <p><strong>If I can’t take Paxlovid, can I take monoclonal antibodies?</strong></p> <p>This treatment is for people 12 years and older who have a high risk of getting very sick or dying from COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies are given by infusion (IV). These infusions are by appointment only in one of Vanderbilt Health’s specialized clinics. Monoclonal antibodies must be given within 10 days of when your symptoms start. Learn more about this treatment on the <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGEXZ0nfXO1VWCS9vcDseq85cmV_RDi4Axij5rhxDGJR8cVrwmFEfQngXkOqX6yy55MBgv3Aug%3D&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C48e60f284b7f4b1fdaee08da350d0816%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637880627327398310%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=xjEAiK2hYlxCI%2F4NliIj3btto8k8h7aAJ5uHJ9GEn1U%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank" title="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGEXZ0nfXO1VWCS9vcDseq85cmV_RDi4Axij5rhxDGJR8cVrwmFEfQngXkOqX6yy55MBgv3Aug%3D&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C48e60f284b7f4b1fdaee08da35">Vanderbilt Health website</a>.</p> <p><strong>Are there other antiviral medicine for COVID-19?</strong></p> <p>At Vanderbilt Health, Lagevrio is something given to patients who can’t take Paxlovid or have monoclonal antibody infusions. This medicine is for adults 18 and older. It’s taken by mouth at home. You need to take it as soon as possible after you test positive and show signs of COVID-19. Treatment must begin within 5 days of when your symptoms started.</p> <p>Remember: If you get COVID-19, we now have multiple ways of treating you outside the hospital. If you or a family member who is 12 years or older tests positive for the virus and you have a high risk of getting very sick or dying from COVID-19, please visit your clinician or go to one of our Vanderbilt Health Clinic at Walgreens locations or a Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinics to talk about your options.</p> <p>Learn more about your risk at the <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGEXZ0nfYEAQvS8QMK7fKjRhiOENBWcyRTryr9Z4WV6_nYZgnaA6OVSVpFpuJjAuvUynsZ-Vfw%3D&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C48e60f284b7f4b1fdaee08da350d0816%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637880627327398310%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=OZC3SWrfkABaPHTrknCRwE61Vo1G7byMl8EUCII62h4%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank" title="Original URL:&#10;https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGEXZ0nfYEAQvS8QMK7fKjRhiOENBWcyRTryr9Z4WV6_nYZgnaA6OVSVpFpuJjAuvUynsZ-Vfw=&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">CDC’s website</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> Fri, 13 May 2022 14:27:46 +0000 roberjm7 267 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com VUH and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital Receive Top Safety Grade  https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vuh-and-vanderbilt-tullahoma-harton-hospital-receive-top-safety-grade <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUH and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital Receive Top Safety Grade </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, 05/11/2022 - 23:21</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/265" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUH and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital Receive Top Safety Grade "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital received a spring safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group, designating them as some of the safest hospitals in the nation. Leapfrog uses several types of public data to produce a Hospital Safety Score that represents a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries and medical errors.  </p> <p>“To have both Vanderbilt University Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital achieve ‘A’ scores is truly an achievement,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “Leapfrog scores are not achieved through a popularity contest but are awarded based on a steadfast commitment to a wide range of performance outcomes that are meaningful to patients and their families. I want to congratulate and express my gratitude to everyone for earning these top scores.” </p> <p lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">To determine a safety grade, Leapfrog not only looks at outcome measures, but also processes measures such as staff responsiveness overall hospital environment and how thoroughly technology is embedded into the delivery of care. Learn more about Leapfrog scoring in the VUMC Reporter article <a contenteditable="false" href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/05/11/vanderbilt-university-hospital-and-vanderbilt-tullahoma-harton-hospital-receive-top-safety-grade-from-leapfrog-group/" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" title="https://news.vumc.org/2022/05/11/vanderbilt-university-hospital-and-vanderbilt-tullahoma-harton-hospital-receive-top-safety-grade-from-leapfrog-group/">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> Thu, 12 May 2022 04:21:39 +0000 roberjm7 265 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Connect to Mental Health Resources From Vanderbilt Health https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/connect-mental-health-resources-vanderbilt-health <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Connect to Mental Health Resources From Vanderbilt Health</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 05/09/2022 - 10:55</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/268" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Connect to Mental Health Resources From Vanderbilt Health"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">To help your employees feel supported during Mental Health Awareness Month and beyond, consider sharing videos from Vanderbilt Health experts aimed at lowering stress and increasing resiliency.</p> <p>In one video, <a href="https://vumc-1.wistia.com/medias/vj44y1cpt7">How to Be Happier Without Adding More to Your To-Do List</a>, Vanderbilt Osher Center’s Michelle Foote-Pearce, LPC, MHSP, offers tips for practicing mindfulness and other coping strategies.</p> <p>Another video, <a href="https://vumc-1.wistia.com/medias/xcswhopuji">Finding and Nurturing Well-being</a>, from Elizabeth Card, MSN, RN,  APRN, FNP-BC, CPAN, CCRP, FASPAN, research nurse practitioner in the Vanderbilt Department of Anesthesiology, is focused on helping nurses combat burnout and compassion fatigue. However, her presentation has implications for anyone with caregiving roles as well as anyone dealing with the physical and mental symptoms of overwork.</p> <p>And in <a href="https://www.vumc.org/pop-health/population-health-blog/qa-vumcs-dr-abhi-saxena-mental-health-strategies-new-normal">this Q&amp;A</a> with Abhi Saxena, MD, MBA, the former medical director of hospital services for Vanderbilt Behavioral Health discusses chronic stress and how to manage it. Though the presentation was created during one of the pandemic's earlier surges, it has helpful hints for overcoming anxiety during any time of heightened stress. You can watch Dr. Saxena’s presentation starting at minute 31:20 of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGtUtuS5FCg">this video</a>.</p> <p style="text-align:start"> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 09 May 2022 15:55:48 +0000 roberjm7 268 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com VUMC Programs for Allied Health Debuts New Medical Assistant Program https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vumc-programs-allied-health-debuts-new-medical-assistant-program <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC Programs for Allied Health Debuts New Medical Assistant 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">Fri, 05/06/2022 - 22:56</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/264" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC Programs for Allied Health Debuts New Medical Assistant 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 lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">In partnership with Nashville State Community College (NSCC), Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Programs for Allied Health launched a new Medical Assistant (MA) program this spring. MA trainees will complete a 12-week program that includes coursework at NSCC and a clinical preceptorship at VUMC.  </p> <p>The first cohort of 11 VUMC employees enrolled in the course on April 25. MA trainees can retain their status as full-time employees, receiving compensation and benefits while also receiving complete coverage of tuition and fees for the MA program. </p> <p>The MA program plans to enroll two cohorts of VUMC employees each year, and a cohort of high school graduates each summer. Once students graduate from the program, they will work in adult and pediatric services at VUMC and its regional hospitals and clinics. </p> <p>Learn more about the program in this <em>VUMC Reporter </em><a contenteditable="false" href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/05/05/allied-health-debuts-new-medical-assistant-program/" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" title="https://news.vumc.org/2022/05/05/allied-health-debuts-new-medical-assistant-program/">article</a>. For more details about enrollment in the medical assistant program, visit <a contenteditable="false" href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vumc.org%2Fallied-health%2Fcontact-us&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C43cb8437be8d4979731b08da3788db49%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637883358172395884%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=n80BTXno6JZIIdgSnKx2PKgS3lxBIpMzE7U4cmcpi3U%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.vumc.org/allied-health/contact-us" rel="noreferrer noopener" shash="t5Asyu/aAg5u+H1Sl7wdy25Apx5XGbwdQis8aoEGIUIkbOVaqTbP4igD5y2iW67iRi8pxVrJmKKm9eQnVj/IXfo6o/J6JHf2j9gadehlAACWjmJZogUIAK1iFL32snx+rNCGHHnO1xAYFawkvOnrZLvu6Q9cjtpLoSnE2OYekTg=" target="_blank" title="Original URL:&#10;https://www.vumc.org/allied-health/contact-us&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">https://www.vumc.org/allied-health/contact-us</a>. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Sat, 07 May 2022 03:56:02 +0000 roberjm7 264 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com 5 Ways to Prioritize Prevention With Your Workforce https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/5-ways-prioritize-prevention-your-workforce <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">5 Ways to Prioritize Prevention With Your Workforce</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/19/2022 - 14:07</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/263" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to 5 Ways to Prioritize Prevention With Your 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>Millions of people have delayed preventive health activities during the pandemic, leading health experts to fear increasing rates of preventable diseases. Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions has gathered five ideas to make it easier for your employees to know about and catch up on these important screenings and immunizations and get their health back in gear.</p> <p><strong>1. Register for the May 4 Well Moment webinar focused on preventive screenings. </strong>The free community webinar series from Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) will also discuss the value of having a primary care provider, and how physical and mental health are intertwined. Anyone can register for the Wed., May 4, event at <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/5300-404-0641-_WMPrevent-B2B_01-Registration.html?mkt_tok=OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGDvQ3K8BXkT9HwPHA6qCVTnznXCReQzELznycbAML1BEj5TUVo-fgAtTVejo8hKXW7DncZtkXurDD0GsonLtzp-LnaZc2sL4iuIaCzIWbK48mw">this link</a>. Speakers will be Sapna Kripalani, MD, Medical Director of Executive Health Physicals and VUMC Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, and Paul Dodd, Exercise Specialist at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Adjunct Professor of Sport Science at Belmont University.</p> <p><strong>2. Call on Vanderbilt Corporate Health and Wellness to be an extension of your team.</strong> The team's clinicians can mobilize to employers’ desired location and conduct onsite health screenings. Learn more about the service <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/corporate-health-and-wellness">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>3. Share the following Vanderbilt My Southern Health articles that highlight facts about some of the most common cancers. </strong>These articles help employees understand the important of maintaining routine healthcare screenings.</p> <ul> <li>How to assess your risk of <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/breast-cancer-risk-factors/">breast cancer</a></li> <li>Which signs of <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/signs-of-colon-cancer-what-men-and-women-should-watch-out-for/">colon cancer</a> to look out for, and the <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/colonoscopy/">surprising benefits</a> of a colonoscopy</li> <li>What you should know about <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/when-to-get-a-pap-smear-and-when-it-can-wait/">cervical cancer screening</a> and the benefits of the <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/hpv-vaccine/">HPV vaccine for children</a></li> <li>What to ask your doctor about <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/men-must-know-talking-doctor-psa-screening/">prostate cancer</a> screening</li> <li>How to lower your risk of <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/lowering-your-risk-for-pancreatic-cancer/">pancreatic cancer</a></li> <li>What you should know about <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/get-the-facts-about-ovarian-cancer/">ovarian cancer</a></li> <li>The screenings <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/womens-health-tests-to-ask-about-at-every-age/?_ga=2.83081942.1515325249.1650298358-540851005.1645549330&amp;_gac=1.224544488.1649108241.CjwKCAjwrqqSBhBbEiwAlQeqGuiB_PoMTP55c6wS42GGiWoueX-WfOybTtK7LeZ0kcrl0y-2rPAPbRoCRHcQAvD_BwE">women</a> should ask for at every age</li> <li>The screenings <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/health-screenings-men/">men</a> should ask for at every age</li> </ul> <p><strong>4. Educate your employees about the importance of childhood vaccinations. </strong>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. Download and share the childhood vaccination schedule on <a href="https://www.childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org/patient-resource/childhood-immunization-guide">this site</a>.</p> <p><strong>5. Share VHAN's wellness checklists for men, women and children. </strong>These handy checklists, which you can download on the <a href="https://employerhub.vanderbilthealth.com/?_ga=2.109605829.1515325249.1650298358-540851005.1645549330&amp;_gac=1.116474868.1649108241.CjwKCAjwrqqSBhBbEiwAlQeqGuiB_PoMTP55c6wS42GGiWoueX-WfOybTtK7LeZ0kcrl0y-2rPAPbRoCRHcQAvD_BwE">Employer Hub</a>, detail when cancer screenings are appropriate.</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 19 Apr 2022 19:07:34 +0000 roberjm7 263 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Who Needs a Second COVID-19 Booster? https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/who-needs-second-covid-19-booster <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Who Needs a Second COVID-19 Booster?</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, 04/18/2022 - 17:15</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/261" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Who Needs a Second COVID-19 Booster?"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently authorized a second Moderna or Pfizer booster for older or immunocompromised Americans. This news comes as a <a contenteditable="false" href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yalemedicine.org%2Fnews%2F5-things-to-know-omicron&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C09a735dd2b1a43a2a9e308da218630f9%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637859157470335283%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=C27FObFX5vJDi88ZqURD%2Fle7a8g1ZZt5BXUnms6P3cQ%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.yalemedicine.org/news/5-things-to-know-omicron" shash="TNgqSU4QKh6Y9XP1MO/NkS2TQ0Or7A4ho3WXXjsqG2Ozz67yKvWdOabBqZKAPAYfZ9xY1UnkE9PyQjpAl4ivlxw199ke94LQcjv/96jlRSRO/5rzwMvLK7Xq/88SDpjaZL5+9q40hiBmok2n0Lj8584OXhsN6wnn8yAO8vHZ1R8=" title="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yalemedicine.org%2Fnews%2F5-things-to-know-omicron&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C09a735dd2b1a43a2a9e308da218630f9%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637859157470335283%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=C27FObFX5vJDi88ZqURD%2Fle7a8g1ZZt5BXUnms6P3cQ%3D&amp;reserved=0">new, highly transmissible Omicron variant</a> is causing an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Northeast. The latest Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows adults ages 50 and up as well as people 12 or older who are at risk for severe disease to receive a second booster dose at least four months after their first booster. </p> <p>In a media briefing, Peter Marks, MD, PhD, director of FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, <a href="https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/97920">noted</a> that the second booster is particularly important for immunocompromised patients, who are generally at risk for more severe outcomes from COVID-19. Marks added that it's possible that the general population will be eligible for a second booster dose this fall. </p> <p>CDC recommendations still allow for a “mix and match" approach, so eligible patients may choose which COVID-19 vaccine they receive as a booster shot. </p> <p>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 <a contenteditable="false" href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vanderbilthealth.com%2Finformation%2Fcorporate-health-and-wellness%3F_ga%3D2.100485278.1220023382.1650318646-1447126607.1637000857&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C09a735dd2b1a43a2a9e308da218630f9%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637859157470335283%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=%2BSyTi3qCVnysxprcyBOM3J7Ph3rBdWrqygfDnFH5ntU%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/corporate-health-and-wellness?_ga=2.100485278.1220023382.1650318646-1447126607.1637000857" shash="NzdvwiDrulbW3KZinKBtwOObZNUVQZMob1b95roaZgeZYksBQvTfuHU4vkbxExXE0G2+103zkOBWG+l31SopBHcDklNCO1x+qipFT5ZFsvtzM7TtMqp1apx/AZ4tadLO+fYKj8Kd+I5g5gyr2WMMTdO3kLW2WQwPWnbb6MoKUTI=" title="Original URL:&#10;https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/corporate-health-and-wellness?_ga=2.100485278.1220023382.1650318646-1447126607.1637000857&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">at 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, 18 Apr 2022 22:15:40 +0000 roberjm7 261 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com New MyHealth Bundles on the Horizon for 2023 https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-myhealth-bundles-horizon-2023 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New MyHealth Bundles on the Horizon for 2023</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, 04/15/2022 - 10:36</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/262" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to New MyHealth Bundles on the Horizon for 2023"> 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">The <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/program/myhealth-bundles-employers">MyHealth Bundles</a> team is excited to announce that two new bundles are being added to the portfolio: MyUrologyHealth for kidney stone treatment and MyRecoveryHealth for substance use disorder. The new bundles will begin enrolling patients in Fall 2022 for care beginning Jan. 1, 2023. </p> <p>Vanderbilt's current bundles address the following conditions:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myhearinghealth-employers">MyHearingHealth</a> for cochlear implants</li> <li><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myweightlosshealth-employers">MyWeightLossHealth</a> for medical and surgical weight loss</li> <li><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/mymaternityhealth-employers">MyMaternityHealth</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myorthohealth-employers">MyOrthoHealth</a> for certain orthopedic pain (with treatment for osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, hip and knee surgery, shoulder pain not caused by accident or injury)</li> <li><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myspinehealth-employers">MySpineHealth</a> for certain spine issues (with procedures for cervical fusion, lumbar fusion and laminectomy)</li> </ul> <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}};">Ready to learn more? Click <a href="https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/9bfc30ebb20345d9aeec4f45f7516ada">here</a> to schedule a no-obligation consultation with the bundles team, and watch the Employer Insights blog for more information.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 15 Apr 2022 15:36:11 +0000 roberjm7 262 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com How to Advance Health Equity at Your Workplace  https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/how-advance-health-equity-your-workplace <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">How to Advance Health Equity at Your Workplace </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, 04/08/2022 - 10:34</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/256" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to How to Advance Health Equity at Your Workplace "> 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 lang="EN-US" paraeid="{606e6ecc-3c06-4219-81c6-d236e5de5510}{136}" paraid="364056364" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">While many employers offer traditional health benefits, some are now asking what they can do to ensure that all employees can use the benefits they pay for. According to the <a href="https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2017/05/what-is-health-equity-.html" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Robert Wood Johnson Foundation</a>, health equity in the workplace means that all employees have a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. In short, it’s not enough to simply offer health care—an equitable workplace means that every employee is equipped to understand and use their benefits. </p> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{69a12b5d-6202-4281-b119-cde682dab448}{183}" paraid="2064790120" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">"Health equity goes beyond addressing employees’ basic needs. It’s about providing comprehensive access to your health benefits,” says Jillian Williams, Associate Program Director of Diversity and Inclusion at VUMC. “Sometimes the problem is that people don’t know enough about their benefits to take advantage of them. It’s important to have transparent conversations during open enrollment where employees can ask questions and get connected to the benefits they are entitled to.” </p> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{69a12b5d-6202-4281-b119-cde682dab448}{113}" paraid="1415056284" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Williams recommends that open enrollment conversations happen in a variety of formats to meet everyone’s needs. For example, not everyone can leave their desk to attend a health fair. Websites, pamphlets and one-on-one sessions that meet varied language needs ensure that everyone has access to the information they need.  </p> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{77b48257-f4cb-41a6-ae43-d8467da88f58}{247}" paraid="1481428758" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Here are some other ways employers can advance health equity in the workplace:  </p> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext="" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{99841997-583d-4587-a1fc-87a1e82b8183}{233}" paraid="1521128551" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Know your workforce. </strong>Gathering data on your employees’ geographic location, socioeconomic status and social needs can make benefits more accessible. For example, some employers can expand a health plan or childcare benefit to include providers near employees’ homes.  </p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext="" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{c206846f-6552-4cbb-82da-281e979ec19d}{81}" paraid="1393882685" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Increase benefits to help address socioeconomic barriers. </strong>The inability to meet basic needs negatively affects well-being. According to McKinsey’s Consumer Social Determinants of Health Survey, “individuals with a greater number of unmet basic needs often have decreased access to health care and lower satisfaction with the care they do receive.” Offering transportation support, social support and a fair wage will ensure your employees can improve their physical health. </p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext="" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{99841997-583d-4587-a1fc-87a1e82b8183}{217}" paraid="826049192" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Provide adequate time off. </strong>A robust leave policy will ensure that everyone can access the paid time off needed to attend medical appointments, care for sick family members and prioritize better mental health. This can create a happier, healthier workforce while advancing health equity. That doesn’t necessarily mean providing more paid days off; Williams suggests offering half days or flexible time, so employees don’t have to take a full day off for a single appointment.  </p> </li> </ul> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{b3c6f1f7-d0ef-4532-9657-3125a2d6e101}{181}" paraid="580611884" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Read <a href="https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/healthcare-systems-and-services/our-insights/income-alone-may-be-insufficient-how-employers-can-help-advance-health-equity-in-the-workplace" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">this article</a> to learn more about advancing health equity in your workplace. <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/employer-solutions" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions</a> can help facilitate an equitable workplace by offering onsite screening and vaccination events, and convenient care options for your workforce.  </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, 08 Apr 2022 15:34:28 +0000 roberjm7 256 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com New VUMC Eye Institute Opens in Murfreesboro https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-vumc-eye-institute-opens-murfreesboro <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New VUMC Eye Institute Opens 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, 03/29/2022 - 11:50</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/260" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to New VUMC Eye Institute Opens 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>On March 24, 2022, Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) celebrated the opening of VEI’s new location in Murfreesboro.</p> <p>The new Murfreesboro clinic, located at 171 Heritage Drive, is the result of Stones River Eye Center merging with VEI, which is part of the Vanderbilt Health system. The clinic will cover primary eye care, vision screenings, surgery and other treatments for disorders of the eye.</p> <p>This move allows the original VEI clinic, located at 1821 Heritage Park Plaza, to transition into a dedicated facility for pediatric ophthalmology and retina subspecialty care.</p> <p>“VEI now sees patients in more than a dozen locations throughout Tennessee and Kentucky and is the largest ophthalmology practice in a several-state region," said Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, G.W. Hale Professor, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and director of VEI. "Clearly, Rutherford County is one of the fastest growing areas not only in Middle Tennessee but in the nation, and became a key priority for our next flagship location.”</p> <p>Sternberg, who is also Chief Medical Officer for VUMC, said although the satellite office has been in Murfreesboro for a decade, it became clear the Rutherford County community would benefit from a larger VEI presence.</p> <p>Read more about the new location and ribbon-cutting ceremony in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/03/28/vanderbilt-eye-institute-debuts-new-murfreesboro-location/">this VUMC Reporter article</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/VEI-Murfreesboro-clinic-SU018_edited-1.jpeg?itok=ROoGahes" width="576" height="300" 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">Officials with VUMC and Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce at the March 24 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Vanderbilt Eye Institute location in Murfreesboro (photo by Susan Urmy)</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, 29 Mar 2022 16:50:05 +0000 roberjm7 260 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com VUMC Looking to Convert Old Hickory Hollow Mall Into Health Care Complex https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vumc-looking-convert-old-hickory-hollow-mall-health-care-complex <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC Looking to Convert Old Hickory Hollow Mall Into Health Care Complex</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, 03/25/2022 - 11:15</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/259" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC Looking to Convert Old Hickory Hollow Mall Into Health Care Complex"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one step closer to converting the old Hickory Hollow Mall, now known as the Global Mall at the Crossings, into a 600,000-square-foot health care complex.</p> <p>In late March 2022, VUMC signed a letter of intent to negotiate a long-term lease agreement with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County for the vacant space in Antioch. At its April 19 meeting, <a href="https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/davidson/2022/04/20/metro-council-approves-44-m-global-mall-purchase-despite-reservations/7373945001/">Metro Council approved</a> a proposal for the city to purchase the mall and office building next door for a combined $44 million, then enter into a long-term lease with VUMC.</p> <p>The new facility will be similar to Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, a vacant shopping mall that VUMC converted into a health care complex in 2009. VUMC was one of the first health systems in the nation to capitalize on the “mall to medicine” concept.</p> <p>During the pandemic, VUMC identified Antioch as one of the areas with highest COVID-19 rates and used strategies to mitigate its impact on the area. The Antioch ZIP code also has one of Davidson County's lowest rates of adults who have had a routine health checkup, according to the VUMC Office of Health Equity. Having VUMC outpatient clinics located in the area will help address this critical need in the Antioch community.</p> <p>"We are excited about the potential to redevelop this property as a destination option for health care services for the residents of Antioch and the surrounding area," VUMC CEO Jeff Balser said. </p> <p>Read more about the project in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/03/23/vanderbilt-university-medical-center-signs-letter-of-intent-with-metro-nashville-government-to-negotiate-lease-for-vacant-space-in-the-global-mall-at-the-crossings/">this VUMC Reporter article</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/Global%20Mall.jpeg?itok=iZYPZ1At" width="576" height="429" 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">In late March 2022, VUMC signed a letter of intent to negotiate a long-term lease agreement with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County for the vacant Global Mall at the Crossings space in Antioch.</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, 25 Mar 2022 16:15:31 +0000 roberjm7 259 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com VUMC Medical Donations Make Their Way to Ukraine https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vumc-medical-donations-make-their-way-ukraine <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC Medical Donations Make Their Way to Ukraine</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, 03/15/2022 - 16:35</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/258" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC Medical Donations Make Their Way to Ukraine"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Vanderbilt University Medical Center is sending several tons of medical supplies to Ukraine this week after a plea from Ukrainian health officials for help from U.S. health care organizations and private corporations. The 25 pallets are part of nationwide efforts to provide needed medical supplies to Ukraine, which continues to suffer widespread death and injury and damage to its health care infrastructure at the hands of invading Russian troops. Read more about the donation in <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGDLmRlIUI6xXw88dbbcqQZ-gPo2sbop3AzgKgF14ZZTsmWy1efdaFN3lN_EUPvK7S4PEyBPf0%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C82855aec422940a55d0c08da06c8579a%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637829754801473004%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=31RM96R7qB20oWunGovJOHWqUV1bWsop1ysETStcZiE%3D&amp;reserved=0">this story</a> from <em>VUMC Voice</em>.</p> <p>And with news about Ukraine top of mind for many people, your employees may appreciate <a contenteditable="false" href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGDLmRlIYfYUJi01JbnkS27VCm2UxGZx7hpo43WQmfIFTifsP4ACSwxvgx561pLSsKH-hnZnjk%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C82855aec422940a55d0c08da06c8579a%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637829754801473004%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=%2BfIkpGRPzueGXQV8ffWGF%2Bf6RQnyWNITOswO%2Bx%2FR6BA%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGDLmRlIYfYUJi01JbnkS27VCm2UxGZx7hpo43WQmfIFTifsP4ACSwxvgx561pLSsKH-hnZnjk=" shash="aIo0CyywpeMAacNo3xg90ceaUwlwEXtiI646fAqB3KZJy8J3q28hS94lZq5moHlJ1WovV4oZ+paHruQYMdQxxiC2Zuo/hIuX6lAAgeoMdrr4hy3HZV27pmRhW22XnHk8/GoT5HUfMJAP2kZecoTThwVPt3FIklYGP9uL3RC9gqk=" target="_blank" title="Original URL:&#10;https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGDLmRlIYfYUJi01JbnkS27VCm2UxGZx7hpo43WQmfIFTifsP4ACSwxvgx561pLSsKH-hnZnjk=&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">this My Southern Health post</a> on how to talk to children about war.</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/medical-supplies-for-ukraine-1-800x540.jpeg?itok=Marmq27r" width="576" height="389" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 15 Mar 2022 21:35:39 +0000 roberjm7 258 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com 5 Convenient Care Options From Vanderbilt Health Help You Get Better Fast https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/5-convenient-care-options-vanderbilt-health-help-you-get-better-fast <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">5 Convenient Care Options From Vanderbilt Health Help You Get Better Fast</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, 03/14/2022 - 09:39</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/255" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to 5 Convenient Care Options From Vanderbilt Health Help You Get Better Fast"> 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">Now that COVID-19 transmission rates are improving, more people are returning to offices and getting back to social and athletic activities—all of which can expose them to other viruses and injuries. That's why it's important to be aware of the types of convenient care available at Vanderbilt Health when you need care quickly.</p> <p style="text-align:start">Here are five care options with easy access that's close to home:</p> <p style="text-align:start"><strong>1. <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/program/vanderbilt-health-clinic-walgreens">Vanderbilt Health Clinic at Walgreens</a>: </strong>When you need treatment for minor health issues ranging from coughs or colds to strep throat, check out one of 14 convenient locations. Walk-ins are available, or click <a href="https://myhealthatvanderbilt.com/MyChartPRD/Scheduling/OnMyWay?dispGroups=301,302,303,304,305,306,307,308,309,310,311,312,313,314">here to save your spot.</a></p> <p><strong>2. <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/program/vanderbilt-health-walk-clinics">Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinics</a>:</strong> These walk-in clinics provide urgent medical care for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries that need to be treated immediately. The 11 clinics are located throughout Davidson, Williamson and Wilson counties.</p> <p><strong>3. <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/program/vanderbilt-health-oncall">Vanderbilt Health OnCall</a></strong>: With this service, a Vanderbilt provider comes to your home, office, hotel or Airbnb within two hours of your request. Coverage area is Nashville-Davidson County, and the cities of Brentwood, Franklin, Hendersonville and Nolensville.</p> <p><strong>4. <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/program/vanderbilt-childrens-after-hours-clinics#locations">Children's After-Hours</a></strong>: With locations in Davidson, Maury, Sumner, Rutherford and Wilson counties, these clinics treat for minor injuries and illnesses in children when your pediatrician’s office is closed.</p> <p><strong>5. <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/program/vanderbilt-orthopaedic-injury-clinic">Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Injury Clinic</a></strong>: Located in Williamson County, this walk-in clinic treats strains, sprains and breaks.</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, 14 Mar 2022 14:39:19 +0000 roberjm7 255 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com