Week in Review: Adult hospitals again named best in Michigan; physician finds balance on world’s tallest peaks — and more!

July 29, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Headlines reached new heights this week — highlighting the mountaineering of Rakesh Patel, M.D., who has spent the last few years conquering the world’s tallest peaks.

The newsletter also featured the highly-ranked U-M Health adult hospitals, which were again named best in Michigan by U.S. News & World Report. Finally, there was a recap of the White Coat Ceremony, when med students climbed atop the Hill Auditorium stage for the first time; and a new urgent care clinic team shared how they are raising satisfaction scores among their patients.

In case you missed anything, here’s the Week in Review:

Physician discovers work-life balance on the world’s tallest peaks

Denali … Mount Kilimanjaro … Mount Everest. These are just three of the world’s highest mountains that have been summited by Rakesh Patel, M.D., associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and medical director for the U-M Medical School. “You end up discovering yourself on these trips. You reveal yourself in this extreme environment,” Patel said. Learn more about his impressive mountaineering.

U-M Health’s adult hospitals ranked best in Michigan and top 20 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report

Earlier this week, U-M Health’s adult hospitals were ranked best in Michigan and 17th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2022-2023. This prestigious honor measures excellence in patient care. U-M Health was also given the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll distinction for the seventh consecutive year. Click through for details!

Climbing that Hill for the first time: 168 medical students take the stage, begin journey at Michigan

Hill Auditorium holds a special place in the hearts of all U-M medical students. The hallowed hall is the place where all who earn a medical degree here spend their very first, and very last, days as a medical student. For the Class of 2022, they got to see Hill for the first time on Sunday as they officially entered the medical school during the annual White Coat Ceremony. Take a look back at the festivities.

Limiting admissions, innovating care: New clinic transforming lives for patients with liver ailments

Those who recently had liver transplants or were diagnosed with cirrhosis often came to the Emergency Department due to routine side effects. The issue with that? They were typically admitted to the hospital to be seen by a specialist — when such an admission is not necessary. So the U-M Cirrhosis Program came up with an innovative solution — an urgent care clinic to treat patients who need immediate assistance. Get an inside look at this successful initiative.