VIDEO Message from Dr. Jeff Balser: Through It All, You Continue to Make Sacrifices and Save Lives

Dr. Jeff Balser, president and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discusses the tremendous pressure the current COVID surge is placing on VUMC’s hospitals, particularly ICU staffing. He outlines creative actions being taken to provide safe care for as many patients as possible, including redeployment of clinical teams from operating rooms to inpatient areas. 

He also recognizes the continued sacrifice the VUMC's people are making and notes that we are the backbone of this region. 

Read the transcript.