The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a medical organization with various hospitals in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as clinics and facilities in Middle Tennessee. VUMC is a non-profit organization that is affiliated with Vanderbilt University on an academic level.
The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) comprises the following units:
VUMC also has hospitals, clinics, physician practices, and affiliates that serve a large patient population throughout nine hospital systems and 48 hospital locations. The Medical Center relocated 23 clinics and administrative offices to the restored 100 Oaks Mall in Nashville’s Berry Hill neighborhood in 2008, occupying 440,000 square feet (41,000 m2).
VUMC is well-known for its highly regarded teaching hospital as well as its pioneering work in electronic medical records. Every year, its health-care providers visit over 1.6 million patients, and its hospitals do over 35,000 surgical procedures and see 65,000 patients in their emergency rooms. The Medical Center has a workforce of 19,600 people. As of 2013, Vanderbilt biomedical experts in over 100 laboratories had completed $616 million in federally and corporately funded research.
Legally and financially, Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center split up in April 2016. VUMC clinicians continue to serve as faculty members at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and the two organizations collaborate.
VUMC completed the acquisition of Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon, a two-campus institution licensed for 245 beds, from Community Health Systems subsidiaries on August 1, 2019, and renamed it Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.
Awards and rankings
In the 2014 annual ranking by U.S. News & World Report, VUMC was named the best hospital in Tennessee. The following VUMC specialty programs were nationally ranked in the magazine’s 2014 annual rankings: Cancer, Ear, Nose and Throat, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Pulmonology, and Urology. Cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, and orthopaedics were among the top-performing speciality programs.
Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 2009 included Vanderbilt University. The Medical Center employs more than 80% of the university’s workforce. VUMC has also been named to Truven Health Analytics’ 100 Top Hospitals list, the American Hospital Association’s 100 “Most Wired” hospitals list, and Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Great Hospitals in America” list.
BioVU, one of the world’s largest DNA databases, is based at Vanderbilt and holds over 170,000 samples. It is utilized by scientists all around the world to uncover new genetic predictors of disease and therapeutic activity.
Since 2006, the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science has been presented at the institute, honoring “women who have made major contributions to the science of medicine.”