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Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt was recently ranked No. 1 pediatric hospital in Tennessee and the Southeast by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2021-22 report released last month, Children's Hospital again achieved a maximum 10 out of 10 nationally ranked pediatric specialty programs, making it one of only 22 pediatric hospitals in the nation to rank in all 10 specialties, and the only one in Tennessee. Pediatric Urology continued to be ranked in the top 10, earning a spot at No. 8. Urology also ranked first in the Southeast Region. The other ranked specialties are: Cancer (21); Cardiology and Heart Surgery (34); Diabetes & Endocrinology (32); Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (18); Neonatology (17) Nephrology (42); Neurology & Neurosurgery (28); Orthopedics (39); and Pulmonology (17). The Nashville hospital shared first place for the region with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) has announced Nashville-based Wellview is a 2021 Well-Being Trailblazer Award recipient for their proactive, population care solution that uses behavioral data to connect employees to highest-value health resources in a hyper-personalized, simple, and cost-sustainable way.


Jeeyeon Cha, MD, PhD

Celestine Wanjalla, MD, PhD

Two physician-scientist Instructors in Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center -Jeeyeon Cha, MD, PhD, and Celestine Wanjalla, MD, PhD - are among 12 recipients of the 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Career Award for Medical Scientists. The highly competitive program provides $700,000 over five years to physician-scientists who are committed to academic careers as they transition from fellowship and postdoctoral positions to faculty service. Cha's award recognizes her research on sexual dimorphism in diabetes, while Wanjalla was recognized for her studies of the long-term immunologic effects of aging with HIV.

Williamson Medical Center recently received the 2021 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience.

Sumner Wound Care, a department of Sumner Regional Medical Center, has again been recognized as a recipient of the Center of Distinction award by Healogics®, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services.

Stacie B. Dusetzina, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has been appointed to a three-year term on the influential 17-member Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).

SourceMark Medical has been nationally recognized for the second year in a row. Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, recognized the Nashville-based company with the 2021 Supplier Diversity Award, honoring contracted suppliers that have made important contributions in developing and nurturing diversity programs across the Premier membership and in their communities.

Brentwood-based Onlife Health, a GuideWell company bringing end-to-end simplicity to population health and wellness, has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by the Tennessean. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Onlife Health has won the award.

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