To meet TAT goals, Vanderbilt builds ED lab

In a move expected to help meet accreditation standards on testing turnaround times for stroke and chest pain patients, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s emergency department will gets its own satellite laboratory this month. The 333-square-foot space—dubbed “the nest” for its small size—comes after years of struggle with the turnaround time demands for certification as a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center and accreditation as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

My lede for this item in the “Put It on the Board” section. Read the whole shebang.