Recap: Virtual Town Hall from Friday, May 22

May 26, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

Leaders conducted a virtual Town Hall on Friday, May 22, to discuss the ramp-up plan for patient care and research, as well as wellness resources. If you missed it, check out the video.

The key takeaways from the meeting include the following:

As patient care services are reopened, the health system faces select challenges, including rescheduling care that was delayed due to the pandemic:

  • 12,000 surgical procedures
  • 80,000 clinic visits
  • 3,200 GI procedures
  • 2,000 cardiac procedures
  • Serve ongoing patient needs
  • Maintain capacity for COVID resurgence
  • Restore fiscal stability

It will be important to practice and reinforce high reliability relationship and universal skills in order to maintain safety during this ramp-up period.

Research will resume incrementally, following the guidance from the state. For Michigan Medicine, BSRB will reopen first at a 30 percent capacity and all returning researchers must comply with screening and precaution protocols.

Additional building openings will be determined by evaluating the data and performance metrics from BSRB and the other campus buildings that the university has identified for the first wave of research ramp up.

As this continues to be a difficult time for all, the Wellness Office has created a COVID-19 Well-Being Help Center to provide additional resources for employees. All employees are encouraged to reach out for help as needed.