Play a role in keeping patients, families, colleagues safe

January 24, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

At Michigan Medicine, everyone has a role to play when it comes to keeping patients, families and colleagues safe. The university provides a number of resources for faculty and staff if they feel their safety — or the safety of those around them — may be at risk.

For those instances when you are inside or on the grounds of the academic medical campus, the Michigan Medicine security team is in place 24/7 to help patients, families and colleagues in a variety of ways, including monitoring hallways or providing escorts to vehicles and commuter lots. Should you seek the assistance of Michigan Medicine security, call 6-7890 from any house phone.

A look at the DPSS Public Safety app.

The U-M Division of Public Safety and Security also offers educational materials or trainings and safety tips on its revamped website to help any employee navigate situations in which they may feel unsafe or uncertain. One new feature offered by the U-M DPSS is a phone app that provides immediate access to information about emergency rides, news and alert and a button to direct dial U-M Police. You can download the U-M Public Safety app from your phone’s app store.

In addition, the Ann Arbor Police Department is available to help in case of an emergency. To reach them, dial 9-1-1.

In the end, no situation that raises concern or suspicion is too trivial for you to involve security personnel. If you see something, say something. All reports are taken very seriously.

As Perry Spencer, director of Michigan Medicine security, said: “Sometimes the smallest hint of irregular behavior serves as the tipping point for something much bigger. If you let us know, we can do something about it and get people the help they need — and keep you and our patients safe. That’s why we’re here.”


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