April 22: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE
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
- RADIOTHON FUNDRAISER
- TESTING EXPANSION PLANNING
- BLOOD DRIVE THURSDAY
- VIRTUAL TOWN HALL FRIDAY
DAILY PATIENT STATS
Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:
Discharges: 312 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 7 in the last 24 hours. These numbers include patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities but excludes deaths and discharges to hospice.
DAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS*
* Data from 3/10 through 4/22. 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.
The Michigan Medicine Office of Development has partnered with Cumulus Ann Arbor to host a radiothon WTKA AM 1050, W4 Country 102.9 and 107.1 FM this Friday, April 24. From 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., the stations will be raising money for the Michigan Medicine COVID-19 Philanthropic Fund and hosting guests from across Michigan Medicine to talk about the important work our faculty and staff are doing to keep our communities safe, and to advance treatment and understanding of the novel coronavirus across the field of medicine.
Cumulus’ Ann Arbor stations will continue airing messaging and hosting other guests from Michigan Medicine through the end of the month.
Tune in on Friday to hear familiar voices from Michigan Medicine throughout the day!
TESTING EXPANSION PLANNING
Following yesterday’s executive order from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services for health systems to begin expanding testing for healthcare and essential workers, we have continued our efforts to expand testing capacity and obtain specimen collection supplies. A Michigan Medicine team has been charged with developing a prioritization and implementation action plan. More information will be shared early next week as this work is completed.
In the meantime, Michigan Medicine’s COVID-19 Hotline and curbside screenings will continue to serve only established patients and employees. Others wishing to be tested should contact their primary care provider’s office, the State of Michigan’s COVID Hotline at (888) 535-6136, or visit Michigan.gov/CoronavirusTest.
BLOOD DRIVE THURSDAY
The need for blood donations remains crucial, as drives are cancelled or not well attended. On Thursday, Michigan Medicine is hosting a daylong drive in the Towsley Center Lobby. This is limited to employees and only by appointment. Appointments are available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Visit www.redcrossblood.org and search by sponsor code: goblue to make an appointment. Drives are also scheduled in Towsley on May 19 and 20 and appointments can be scheduled now.
VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
Leaders will host another Virtual Town Hall on Friday, April 24 from 2 – 3 p.m. To submit questions in advance, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject line: TOWN HALL QUESTION.
Virtual Town Hall via Zoom webinar
When: Apr 24, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13126266799,99900851586# or +16465588656,99900851586#
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656
Webinar ID: 999 0085 1586
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 email@example.com 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