Article on WSMV.com about Vanderbilt featuring Dr. Richard Miller
Vanderbilt Marks 25 Years of Highest Trauma Center Capability
as Reported by Ian Reitz and excerpt published with permission from WSMV.com
This is an impressive article showcasing the emergency room at Vanderbilt where Joe Laws was treated and interviews Dr. Richard Miller, the physician that treated Joe.
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Vanderbilt University Medical Center is marking a milestone Friday after 25 years as a Level I trauma center.
That’s 25 years of life-saving medical care for thousands of people from Middle Tennessee and beyond.
Channel 4 News was granted rare access inside the trauma center to take a look at a typical day for the trauma team.
Just as Dr. Richard Miller, chief of the trauma and surgical critical care division, was showing us around the Life Flight helicopter pad, he got a page that a trauma patient from Cheatham County was minutes away.
Miller headed to a trauma bay to await the patient and meet other doctors. He said the bustle of a real emergency room is much calmer than what one might see in a TV drama.
“It’s not the chaos you see on TV,” Miller said. “I like the analogy of a symphony – quiet and organized.”