April 12: Daily COVID-19 UPDATES
Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic:
- DAILY PATIENT STATS
- DAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS
- MICHART SYSTEM MAINTENANCE SUNDAY NIGHT
- MASK QUALITY CONCERNS
- EMPLOYEE SUPPORT TEAM
- COVID 19 STRESS RESOURCE TEAM
- SHARE YOUR STORY
DAILY PATIENT STATS
Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:
Discharges: 198 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 6 in the last 24 hours.
DAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS*
* Data from 3/10 through 4/12. The testing stats reflect just Michigan Medicine employees, not all University of Michigan employees. It also reflects only those who sought testing at or were hospitalized at Michigan Medicine or reported their testing to Occupational Health Services. Some Michigan Medicine employees may have been tested outside our system.
MICHART SYSTEM MAINTENANCE SUNDAY NIGHT
A brief MiChart system maintenance will occur Sunday night at 10 p.m. and last for two minutes. During this time, MiChart users will not be able to document, receive new edits, complete interrupted work during this short pause, or view MiChart Read Only. The system will resume at 10:02 p.m. to where it was prior to the pause and no work will be lost.
MASK QUALITY CONCERNS
We want to thank staff who have brought concerns forward about intermittent mask quality issues; particularly durability of the straps and some irritation from certain masks. The supply chain is diligently working to acquire appropriate products for staff use and is using a variety of products. We have found that as different masks enter our supply chain, there are some differences in materials that leads to these concerns. If for any reason there is a problem or concern with a mask, please discard it and obtain a replacement. We continue to work with all of our suppliers to acquire safe, effective PPE. When we identify products that need to be removed from circulation, we do so.
EMPLOYEE SUPPORT TEAM
The COVID-19 Employee Support Team is providing support for faculty, staff and house officers. The team can be contacted by emailing VictorsDonation@med.umich.edu. If you have a need on your unit, please reach out. This team is also coordinating food donations and care packages and will respond to requests from the units.
If you have questions on how to help or want to direct donations (food and otherwise) please refer people to our donations website at https://giving.medicine.umich.edu/covid-19, and select option 2.
COVID 19 STRESS RESOURCE TEAM
The Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience’s COVID-19 Stress Resource Team has more than 100 mental health colleagues who have formed a unified mental health resource team. This team also can be reached at 734-763-5409, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We realize these are unprecedented times and encourage our employees to reach out for support.
SHARE YOUR STORY
As Michigan Medicine rises to the extremely difficult challenges of COVID-19, share your experiences during this unprecedented pandemic by sending a story, photo, video or audio file to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are hoping to archive this time in history and to help us reflect on our resiliency.
Team members can also recognize colleagues by posting a message of gratitude and encouragement on social media using #HailToTheFrontline. Alternatively, messages can up uploaded directly at www.UofMHealth.org/frontline by clicking on “Add your message of encouragement” or sent to email@example.com to be posted on the Headlines Thank You Corner.
Still have questions?
We are also posting all daily bulletins and policies on Michigan Medicine Headlines at https://mmheadlines.org/covid-19-updates/. Please bookmark that site and refer to it throughout the day for the most up-to-date information. An FAQ for staff is also posted and updated frequently.
If you still can’t find what you’re looking for on these web pages, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your question will be answered as quickly as possible. Do not use this email for sharing patient health information.
Jeffrey Desmond, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer