Tennessee health leaders shared new details Sunday about how hospitals are scrambling to handle the state’s crush of COVID-19 cases. And Gov. Bill Lee prepared to make a rare statewide address at 7 p.m.
An environmental services employee at Vanderbilt University Medical Center was the hospital’s first frontline worker to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
A study that’s causing public health officials to grow more concerned about COVID spreading between loved ones is based primarily on families in Nashville. Researchers hope it’ll reveal the most common ways relatives and roommates get each other sick.
A patient who underwent a dual heart-and-lung transplant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been transferred out of intensive care following the procedure Sept. 24. The hospital says it was the world’s first such transplant surgery on a patient with COVID-19, and the first heart-lung operation at Vanderbilt since 2006.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is conducting a fast-tracked study on convalescent plasma. The same investigators were studying the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential COVID-19 treatment.
Nashville’s largest hospital says it’s tired of so many patients being surprised by their bills. So Vanderbilt University Medical Center has built an online calculator that should show anyone how much they’ll owe out of pocket, at least on the most common procedures, tests and lab work.
Tennessee hospitals are now caring for more than 1,000 COVID-19 patients, eclipsing a benchmark that health and policy experts have been closely monitoring.
Later this month, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will start enlisting 1,000 volunteers for a COVID-19 vaccine trial. The university said Wednesday the vaccine was developed by Moderna Inc. in collaboration with the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
A fast-tracked clinical trial exploring the potential benefits of hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19 has concluded as abruptly as it began.
A report out Friday from Vanderbilt University researchers shows Tennesseans’ travel activity dropped steeply after the state’s first coronavirus case was detected, even before a statewide stay-at-home order was issued.