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VUMC Remembers

VUMC Remembers 2021

Virtual event details

In November 2020, VUMC held its first virtual memorial service honoring patients who have died in our care. Offering this event virtually allowed us a broader audience. For this reason, VUMC Remembers 2021 is also a virtual event.

Because of the significant grief imposed in this pandemic season, this year we are honored to recognize any patient of Vanderbilt Health who has died. If you have lost a loved one and would like their name included in our memorial service, complete the registration form linked above.

In this ceremony we pause and remember your loved one and the impact they’ve had on us. We feature speakers from different hospital departments, a remembering of your loved one by name (with your permission) and special music.

If you have further questions about VUMC Remembers 2021, email

Registering a loved one

Registration for the 2021 VUMC Remembers patient memorial is now closed. If you have questions, email

Common questions

Is there a limit to the number of family members with whom I may share the video link?

No, you may share the link with any family and friends who would like to join this special time of remembrance.

What if I have problems viewing the virtual service?

If you or your family need help watching the service, email Someone will respond to you within 24 hours with assistance.

Can I add my loved one’s name to the list after the virtual service?

Unfortunately, after the broadcast of this service, we will be unable to alter the list.

Can I watch the video after it has initially aired?

Yes, the video will be available for one year.

Can I be invited to future memorial services?

Each year we send out invitations to families who have lost someone within the last year. However, the yearly service is available to anyone who wants to participate. Return to this page for information about future events or email

I am a staff member. Can I register a former patient of mine to honor them or share their story?

Unfortunately, only family and friends of patients can register a patient and give permission to share their name. However, we are looking for staff who are comfortable speaking in front of a camera and are interested in sharing HIPAA-compliant patient stories for this year’s event. Email if you would like to participate.