Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Its reputation for excellence in each of these areas has made Vanderbilt a major patient referral center for the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt for their health care needs, not only because of its excellence in medical science, but also because the faculty and staff are dedicated to treating patients with dignity and compassion. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research. See the 2011-2012 Factbook for detailed information.
This twin-towered building with over 600 beds is supported by the most up-to-date systems and technology. The hospital is designed to provide each patient with an outside view. Each floor of the towers holds a nursing core so that patient rooms are close to nursing stations. The hospital is supported by respected, research-based medical and nursing schools, and delivers both routine inpatient care and highly specialized medical treatment and surgical procedures. The hospital is home to the region's only Level I Trauma Center as well as the region's only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
At Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, it has always been understood that children require special treatment. Our state-of-the-art facility created just for children and their families includes special designs and features to welcome young patients. The hospital has bright rooms, play spaces, a family resource center, as well as a garden and performance area in a relaxed, comfortable environment that makes patients feel as much at home as possible. We believe every child deserves the care and personal attention that the facility offers. The address of the hospital is 2200 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37232. Reference the second section of this directory for complete information about our pediatric services.
The Vanderbilt Clinic provides space for over 100 ambulatory specialty practices of the Vanderbilt Medical Group (VMG). Clinicians within the VMG practice across several locations within the medical center campus including: The Vanderbilt Clinic, the Medical Arts Building, Medical Center North, Medical Center East, The Village at Vanderbilt and across numerous satellite locations throughout Middle Tennessee. TVC offers a friendly environment for the most comprehensive up-to-date outpatient diagnostic and treatment services for patients.
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is Tennessee's only Comprehensive Cancer Center. It brings together hundreds of faculty and staff involved in cancer care, research, education, outreach and education throughout the Vanderbilt University and Medical Center campus in Nashville, Tennessee, and through partnerships with colleagues throughout the state and the nation.
The Psychiatric Hospital at Vanderbilt, situated along Blakemore Avenue, is a full-service 88-bed psychiatric hospital. Specialized services are offered across all ages to children, adolescents, and adults.
The hospital is the only freestanding facility of its kind in Middle Tennessee. The 80-bed hospital provides both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services to children and adults who have suffered strokes, head injuries or have other orthopaedic or neurological diseases requiring varying formats of rehabilitation.
Located next to the Medical School, the VA provides inpatient and ambulatory care services by both Vanderbilt faculty and residents. More than 100 full-time and part-time VA physicians have academic appointments at Vanderbilt. This leads to effective collaboration between the two campuses.
The School awarded its first degrees in 1875. Now, with approximately 100 new students a year, the School is one of the leading centers of medical education in the United States.
The School became part of the medical center in 1984 and currently is located in Godchaux Hall near 21st Avenue South. Several innovative programs are offered within the school as it continues to educate individuals who are integral to the health-care team.
These buildings represent the medical center’s commitment to world-class biomedical research. The medical research facility houses faculty in the Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular Physiology, Biophysics, and Pharmacology. The buildings also are home to the A.B. Hancock, Jr. Memorial Laboratory for Cancer Research and the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner and cyclotron. Frances William Preston (PRB) Cancer Research Building includes space for both clinical and administrative operations.
The library houses a significant reference collection to assist those interested in the field of medical care. In addition, users benefit from numerous work stations. The library's Information and Education Services Division provides assistance in all aspects of information retrieval, transfer, and management.