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Pause Month is coming! Here are a few tips to help you purge your calendar

July 28, 2021

Michigan Medicine CEO Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., recently suggested August be a “No Meeting” or “Pause” month in his “Less is More” blog. While many of us welcome this special time…

Michigan Medicine hospitals ranked best in Michigan, No. 11 in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report

July 27, 2021

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals were ranked best in Michigan and 11th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2021-2022. This prestigious honor…

Med school journey begins at return of the White Coat ceremony at Hill Auditorium

July 26, 2021

Last Saturday, when 170 first-year medical students took the first step on their journey to become doctors, it marked the return of one of the medical school’s grandest traditions. U-M was…

JUNE COVID-19 UPDATES ARCHIVE

July 2, 2021

This is the June 2021 Daily COVID-19 Update Archive. June 29 - COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Vaccine Stats, Michigan Medicine Blood Drives Opens to Faculty, Staff and Public, HIT Pause: Hope, Inspiration, GratitudeJune 25 - COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Vaccine Stats, Michigan Medicine Blood Drives Opens to Faculty, Staff and Public, HIT Pause: Hope, Inspiration, GratitudeJune 22 - COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Vaccine Stats, New Policy on Confirmatory Blood Testing, Theatre of War Event, Mask Policy Reminder, Entrance Closure, HIT Pause: Hope, Inspiration, GratitudeJune 15 - COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Vaccine Stats, Town Hall Video, Flexible First Sharepoint Site, Masks…

Did you know?

June 30, 2021

Whether you are seeking aromatherapy treatment for your patients or yourself, here is a quick rundown of available options and their benefits: Peppermint is useful for nausea or upset stomach, headaches, muscle aches and nasal congestion. Lavender is useful for calming and relaxation and can assist with sleep and pain. Citrus scents are uplifting and motivating, which can reduce feelings of "being down" and provide an overall sense of well-being. Basically, they can brighten up your hospital stay. Ginger can aid in digestion and stomach aches as well as help decrease nausea.

Lessons learned

June 29, 2021

Commit to flexibility within parameters.Connect with your employees early and consider a survey.Prioritize communication and consistent messaging.Develop a change management plan and be sure managers are committed to it.Trust your staff.

Confirmatory Blood Type FAQs

June 21, 2021

This policy takes effect Monday, July 12, 2021 What is the Confirmatory Blood Type? The confirmatory blood type is a 2nd sample blood type test to verify the patient’s blood type when Blood Bank does not have a historical type on file. The confirmatory blood type must be performed on a 2nd sample when an electronic patient identification system is NOT used. Phlebotomy uses an electronic scanning system to scan the patient’s armband and generate labels at the bedside.RN and MD-drawn samples (e.g. ED, PACU, ICU) currently DO NOT use an electronic patient identification system and thus, the risk for…

MAY COVID-19 UPDATES ARCHIVE

June 15, 2021

This is the May 2021 Daily COVID-19 Update Archive.May 28 - COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Vaccine Stats, Cancer Center Staff Entrance Closed During Holiday Weekend, COVID-19 Summit Webinar June 14, New OPS Update Schedule, HIT Pause: Hope, Inspiration, GratitudeMay 26 - COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Vaccine Stats, Visitor Policy Updates- Effective Today, HIT Pause: Hope, Inspiration, GratitudeMay 24 - COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Visitor Policy to Change, Hybrid Workplace Parking Options, Crisler Express CVC Stop Unavailable During Road Construction, HIT Pause: Hope, Inspiration, GratitudeMay 21 - COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Vaccine Stats, Occupational Health Services COVID-19 Vaccination Hours of Operations,…

Week in Review: Pandemic pets, Superhero Day — and more!

May 28, 2021

https://youtu.be/w5jKT-78L_8 From four-legged friends to two-legged superheroes, Headlines has had it all recently! On Tuesday, employees shared the stories of their newest family members — pets who they adopted during the…