Deadline approaching: Quality Month 2017 submissions due July 1

June 19, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Every day, faculty and staff at Michigan Medicine work hard to create and implement process improvements that elevate patient care and enable team members to do meaningful work.

These achievements will be celebrated during Quality Month 2017 — which will be highlighted by a two-day poster session in October. It’s the perfect opportunity to promote the quality improvements happening in your department and to share your best practices with colleagues at every level of the organization.

Teams that have successfully completed and implemented at least one “Plan-Do-Check-Adjust” (PDCA) cycle are strongly encouraged to submit a story to be shared during Quality Month. But hurry — the deadline for submissions is quickly approaching! All submissions are due by Saturday, July 1.

New this year, coaching is available for teams that have never before submitted a process improvement. If you would like consultation on how to properly design your story in the proper “A3” format, email chair of the Quality Month planning committee, Carol Barnett, at

Unlike in previous years, there is no theme for this year’s event. The poster session — which will be held Oct. 23 and 24 in the Towsley Lobby — will celebrate any quality improvement across the organization that enhances the patient experience.

Watch for more information in Headlines as October approaches!

For more on the application process and to find a template for applications, visit the Quality Month website.