July 7: Organizational Update
NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of operations:
- COVID-19 PATIENT STATS
- TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING
- MASK POLICY AND MASK AMBASSADORS
- TOWN HALL JULY 17
DAILY COVID-19 PATIENT STATS
Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:
Discharges: 617 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 2 in the last 24 hours. These numbers include patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities but excludes deaths and discharges to hospice.
Deaths and hospice: Since March 10, Michigan Medicine hospitals have had 114 total deaths or discharges to hospice, 0 in the last 24 hours.
TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING STATS*
* Data from 3/10 through 7/7. 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.
MASK POLICY AND MASK AMBASSADORS
To ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and work force, employees able to medically tolerate one must wear a covering over their nose and mouth when in any enclosed public spaces. This includes buses and shuttles traveling to and from work, building elevators, parking structure elevators, cafeterias, and any other enclosed public areas. Masks should also be worn outside when social distancing of 6 feet is a challenge.
Medical masks are required for the protection of healthcare workers for any patient facing activities. This includes:
· Direct patient care
· Being in a patient room/care area
· Face to face interactions with patient such as greeters/check in staff
Cloth masks can be worn in clinical buildings by those not having direct patient interactions. For example:
· Workforce members that work in offices or areas that do not have direct patient contact
· Health care workers entering a facility until they are able to obtain a medical mask from security
Beginning this week, “mask ambassadors” from Security will be stationed at bus and shuttle stops to ensure that there is compliance with the mask policy on the commute to and from remote parking lots. Please be prepared by putting on your mask before you board buses and shuttles. Please note that as of this Thursday, July 9, Security will no longer have masks available for distribution.
Thank you for your compliance to help keep our community safe.
TOWN HALL JULY 17
Michigan Medicine leaders will host a virtual Town Hall on Friday, July 17, from 2 – 3 p.m. The topics for the town hall will include:
· Update on Phase 3 of the Economic Recovery Plan
· Plans to address potential second wave of COVID-19 in Southeast Michigan
· Status of Research ramp-up and plans around reinstituting clinical trials
· Update all on Medical School LCME accreditation process and resident/student onboarding
To join the Town Hall, click here:
To join via iPhone one-tap:
To join via telephone:
Dial: +1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 924 7826 5278
Routine town halls will be planned for the third Friday of each month moving forward in order to provide regular and timely updates from leadership.
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.
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.