What is JHS?

April 23, 2011

Helping nursing students reduce their debt load is the top priority of the Julia Hereford Society. With an average debt load for $68,000 for 2010 VUSN graduates, the group wants to provide scholarships to reduce the burden of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students. Named for former VUSN Dean Julia Hereford, the society members include…

Alumni Profile/Michael Briley, MSN ‘94, DNP, APN, Julia Hereford Society President

April 23, 2011

When people ask me about the practice I started more than 17 years ago, I tell them it’s more than a business.  It’s a philosophy.  I believe that wellness and preventions of problems are the keys to a better, richer life.  This philosophy is fundamental to all aspects of my practice and reflects the strong…

Class Notes – Spring 2011

April 23, 2011

40s Eunice Moe Brock, BSN ‘41, is honorary president of the Liaocheng International Peace Hospital in China.  She is writing a book “Search for a World View” that will harmonize the scientific concepts of the physical and spiritual realms, and hopes to have it translated into Chinese in 2011. Bess Winchester Isaacs, BSN ‘47B, lives…

Q and A

April 23, 2011

by Kathy Rivers Tonia Moore-Davis, MSN, CNM, manages the VUSN nurse-midwifery practice at two sites in Nashville with a daily staff of 10 serving clients across a wide cultural, educational and socio-economic spectrum. The faculty practice serves as an incubator for nurse-midwifery students, consistently wins national awards, and delivered more than 1,000 babies last year….

Major Access Provisions

April 23, 2011

According to a Congressional Budget Office estimate, under the provisions of the Accountable Care Act some 32 million more Americans will acquire health coverage by 2019. • Minimum Medicaid eligibility will expand to 133 percent of the poverty level, increasing the rolls by an estimated 19 million people (current Medicaid enrollment is 47 million). •…

Major Cost and Quality Provisions

April 23, 2011

The law seeks innovation in care delivery. • CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) will establish an innovation center to test new models of payment and care delivery. The law leaves the agency free to adopt any solutions found to lower costs and preserve or improve health care quality. • Medicare is freed to…