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Sep 29, 2015 2:41 PM

VUMC board named

The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has elected the members of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center governing board, with numerous local business heavy-hitters included.

Edith Scott Carell “Edie” Johnson, president and legal counsel for the Carell Family LLC, will serve as chair, with John F. Stein, Tennessee state president and national market executive of for-profit health care in global commercial banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, to be the vice chair.

VU Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and VU Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser also will serve.

The other board members include the following: Michael M. E. Johns (chief executive officer for the Emory System of Health Care); Richard B. “Dick” Johnston Jr. (associate dean for research development and professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School Of Medicine); Samuel E. “Sam” Lynch (founder of BioMimetic Therapeutics); and Thomas J. “Tom” Sherrard II (founding member of Nashville law firm Sherrard & Roe).

In addition to Zeppos, the current Vanderbilt University Board of Trust members who will serve on both the Vanderbilt and VUMC boards are Bruce R. Evans, Jackson W. Moore and David W. Patterson. Four of the VUMC board members, including Zeppos, are current members of the VU Board of Trust.

The independent board will begin planning for VUMC to operate as a separate entity and will govern it once its financial and administrative transition from the university is completed by year’s end.

In November 2014, the board of trust directed the institution’s senior leadership to reconfigure VUMC as a nonprofit academic medical center that is financially distinct from Vanderbilt University. (The two entities are expected to remain closely aligned in some respects.)

Once VUMC is established as a separate entity, Balser will drop his title of vice chancellor for health affairs and will become president and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He will continue as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Read about the new board members here.

Sep 14, 2015 1:30 PM

VUMC's Light Hall lab to get upgrades

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Light Hall will see a major rehab job of its sixth-level laboratory space.

American Constructors is handling the work, with the permit valued at $691,400.

Light Hall is located at 1161 21st Ave. S. (see here courtesy of Google Map and here).

Aug 14, 2015 9:45 AM

VUMC lands permit for vaccine program space

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a permit related to interior renovation work for its Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, according to a Metro Codes Department document.

Nashville-based American Constructors is handling the work, with the permit valued at $913,244.

Jun 4, 2015 12:52 PM

VUMC hires population health management leader

Exec had led Massachusetts division of Virginia company
May 1, 2015 10:34 AM

Baby + Co. headed for West End

The birthing center approved by the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency in September has filed to change its location to the former Outback Steakhouse site on West End Avenue.

Baby + Co., a four-suite outpatient birthing center for low-risk pregnant women, is part of a partnership with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt School of Nursing.

The center was originally planned at 2106 21st Ave., but has filed to move to 3212 West End Ave. Outback closed its restaurant at that site with little notice almost a year ago.

The application will be heard at the March HSDA meeting. For more on Baby + Co.'s Nashville plans, click here.

Feb 13, 2015 7:00 AM

VUMC updates to total almost $4M

Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials has secured two permits for work in separate buildings on the campus, according to Metro Codes Department documents.

The VUMC building located at 1301 Medical Center Drive will receive a TVC chiller with the permit valued at $815,180. The VUMC building located at 1211 Medical Center Drive will receive similar mechanical updates, with that permit valued at about $3.15 million.

Orion Building Corp. is handling both jobs. 

See an aerial view (courtesy of Google Maps) of VUMC here.


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