Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1211 Medical Center Drive,

Nashville, TN 37232

1,019 Beds

Level I Trauma Center

As one of the largest academic medical centers in the Southeast, Vanderbilt University Medical Center serves patients throughout Tennessee and the Mid-South. While VUMC is an independent non-profit organization, they maintain close ties to Vanderbilt University. With over 1,000 medical residents and fellows, The School of Medicine’s biomedical research program is considered among the nation’s top 10. Vanderbilt University Medical Center has multiple hospitals in Nashville as well as clinics throughout Tennessee. Operating the only Level 4 NICU, Vanderbilt offers a Level 1 Trauma Center as well as a Level 3 Burn Unit. Their 1211 Medical Center Drive location is 1,162-bed facility.

Nicknamed the Country Music Capital, Nashville, Tennessee has a long and interesting history. Home of the longest-running live radio show, the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville offers plenty of live music performances, Civil War relics, and well-preserved antebellum plantation houses. Numerous major annual events include the Nashville Film Festival, Iroquois Steeplechase, the CMA Music Festival, and the Tennessee State Fair. Sports fans can find three different pro level teams in football, hockey, and soccer. Nashville is also known as the “Athens of the South,” due to its many universities, which contributes to the diverse college-town vibe that is present in the culture, cuisine, and performing arts. Located in a humid subtropical climate, summers are hot and humid, while winters are generally cool with an annual average snowfall of about 4.7 inches. The area experiences severe thunderstorms with a chance of tornadoes during the spring and fall. If you’re looking for urban adventures for your next contract, then be sure to check out Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

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EPIC

What was the average patient acuity?

Average Pt Acuity is

1 - Independent, minimal medications needs, alert and oriented, continent, less than two co-morbidities, English speaking
10 - Dependent, lots of meds, confused, incontinent, more than two co-morbidities, non-english speaking

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Was the nurse to patient ratio up to California standards?

Nurse to Patient Ratio up to California Standards?

75.0% responded YES

25.0% responded NO

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