Week in Review: Week of Aug. 13, 2018

August 17, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Happy Friday! It’s time to close out a happy week at Michigan Medicine after as it was revealed that the organization came it at No. 5 in the U.S. News & Report “Best Hospitals” rankings.

Headlines also gave faculty and staff a chance to make it a successful school year for children in need; the Office of Patient Experience shared the story of two physicians who used exceptional communication to improve patient care; and first-generation college students shared their tips on getting into medical school.

In case you missed it, here’s the latest:

Michigan Medicine hospitals ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

Michigan Medicine has once again been lauded among the best health care organizations in the country. The organization came in at No. 5 nationally — and No. 1 in the state of Michigan — in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings. Additionally, 10 surgical and medical specialties were ranked in the nation’s top 10. Click here for details of these outstanding accomplishments!

Homework assignment: Help provide school supplies, healthy nutrition to area children

As summer winds down, students are preparing to go back to school. When they do, they’ll need two essential resources to succeed — school supplies and healthy nutrition. Fortunately, the organization is giving you a chance to provide both! Learn details of an annual school supply drive and fundraiser for Maggie’s Marketplace, initiatives that will help ring in a healthy school year for area kids.

Service Spotlight: Better communication, better care

When delivering world-class health care, it’s just as important how you say something as it is what you say. In this month’s Service Spotlight, the Office of Patient Experience highlighted two physicians who took that message to heart and focused on providing exceptional communication to their patients. Check out how they made a difference!

Diversity Matters: Advice from first-generation college students who made it to med school

Last week, the newest class of the U-M Medical School received their white coats. At the end of August, another group of undergraduates will be coming to Ann Arbor for the first time. Among both groups are individuals who are the first in their family to attend college. Click through to learn what advice current first-generation med students offer to their fellow learners as they begin their health care journey!