VUMC is the primary site for clinical activities, and is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and the education of health care professionals. Vanderbilt's reputation for excellence in each of these areas has made it a major patient referral center for the Mid-South. VUMC is a 1,033-bed facility with more than 66,336 Emergency Department visits and 1.6 million ambulatory visits annually.
VUMC also serves as the Middle-Tennessee region's only Level 1 Trauma and Burn Centers. Supported by the most up-to-date systems and nationally-renowned information technology, VUMC offers a full complement of specialty, sub-specialty, and transplantation services.
Many of these services receive annual distinction in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings. In addition, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been the leader in HIV care and research in Nashville and the Middle-Tennessee region.
This 271 bed free-standing state-of-the art children's hospital opened in 2004, and is adjacent to VUH. The Monroe Carell, Jr. Children's Hospital has been recognized as one of 10 best Children's Hospitals in the US by Child Magazine.
The Children's Hospital serves as the region's only Pediatric Emergency Department and 197,855 patients are seen in the outpatient clinics annually. Infectious Diseases fellows are offered an opportunity to undertake an elective in Pediatric ID at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital during the second year of fellowship
A 238-bed full-service, multi-specialty VA Medical Center serves as the major VA facility for the Middle- Tennessee region. The Nashville VA is also a regional center for transplantation within the VA network. It is one of only 3 VA Medical Centers that offers hematopoetic stem-cell transplantation services and one of only a handful that offers heart, kidney and liver transplantation.
The Nashville VA is adjacent to the Vanderbilt University Hospital and attending physicians working at the VA also have appointments at Vanderbilt.