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MARCH COVID-19 UPDATES ARCHIVE

April 8, 2021

This is the March 2021 Daily COVID-19 Update Archive.Mar 29 - COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Vaccine Stats, Vaccine Distribution Stats, Text Messages Regarding Vaccine Appointments, Upcoming Blood Drives, Two Virtual Webinars on COVID-19 Vaccines, HIT Pause: Hope, Inspiration, GratitudeMar 26 - COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Vaccine Stats, Masks Required for Visitors At All Times, Last Day: Vital voices 2021 Faculty and Staff Survey, Social Distancing, Masking Remains Imperative, Reminder: COVID-19 Testing for Patients with Prior Infection, University HR Website Helps Find Vaccine Appointments, HIT Pause: Hope, Inspiration, Gratitude Mar 24 - COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Vaccine Stats, Closing on Friday:…

February COVID-19 UPDATES ARCHIVE

April 8, 2021

This is the February 2021 Daily COVID-19 Update Archive.Feb 26 – COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Vaccine Stats, Feb. 19 Town Hall Q&A, Campus COVID-19 Briefing, UH Room Closure – Important Emergency Response Correction, Upcoming Blood Drives, HIT Pause: Hope, Inspiration, Gratitude Feb 24 – COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Vaccine Stats, Upcoming Blood Drives, 2/19 Town Hall FAQs, UH Patient Room Closures, HIT Pause: Hope, Inspiration, Gratitude Feb 22 – COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Quarantine Guidance After Vaccination, Visitor Policy For Radiology & Lab/Blood Draw Stations, Remote Working Extended Through June 2021, Instrument Product Changes, Link To Friday’s Town Hall, Updated to ResponsiBLUE App,…

You asked for it, you’ll get it: Contribute to the Michigan Medicine movie list!

April 8, 2021

Last week, Headlines asked readers if they were interested in helping compile a Michigan Medicine movie recommendation list. They were also asked to send in their suggestions for other types of user-generated lists moving forward.  In response, there was overwhelming support for publishing a movie list — in addition to numerous recommendations for other categories that will be collected in the months and years ahead (yes, that many suggestions were received).  A major “THANK YOU!” to everyone who participated in the poll and to those who participated in the book list! ICYMI: Here is the full list of book recommendations…

Vaccine team member reflections

April 1, 2021

Headlines asked one final question of the vaccine team members: How will you feel once we have vaccinated the majority of the population? Sandro Cinti: “Great, I look forward to the day when I can meet my co-chairs in person.”   Elly Samuels: “I will feel great to know that we have met such a key public health milestone. ” Fiona Linn: “Delighted, because it will probably also align with the time I can once again visit or be visited by my family in Australia ?.” Amanda Sedlik: “Happy to see all we have accomplished while also wondering how this…

Why is it important to you to thank front-line health care providers?

March 31, 2021

Brendan Dolan: After I graduate, I plan on attending medical school and pursuing a career as a physician. Watching our health care workers rise to the challenge over the last year has really inspired myself and many other students with dreams of working in the health care field. Omar Hassan: I come from an extensive family of physicians and throughout the pandemic, I have witnessed each and every one of them courageously sacrifice so much to deliver patient care to those in need. For me, thanking health care workers is more than just thanking their services, but their resilience and…

New hospital construction FAQs

March 8, 2021

Last updated: Monday, March 8 Q: When will construction resume on the new hospital? A: At this time, the planning team has resumed its design work, with the goal of starting construction in the coming months. Details about timing and wayfinding around the project construction site will be shared as soon as they are available. The new hospital is estimated to open for patient care in the fall of 2025. Q: How will the new hospital benefit patients? A: The new hospital will allow us to grow our operating/procedure room and inpatient bed capacity, and expand intensive care capacity as…

Transition out of Economic Recovery Plan (ERP) FAQs

February 26, 2021

Last updated: Monday, March 29, 2021 Q1: Will the FY22 Merit Program align with the FY21 Performance Valuation?A: Michigan Medicine’s FY22 merit-based salary program is designed to help managers reward employee performance documented in the FY21 annual performance valuation. Q2: Will there be a merit program for FY22 and when will it take effect?A: Yes, Michigan Medicine will have a Merit Program for FY22, and it will be effective in Fall 2021. Further information and instruction will be provided later this year regarding the program. Q3: Will there be any market adjustments in FY21 or next FY22?A: Beginning in March,…

JANUARY COVID-19 UPDATES ARCHIVE

February 19, 2021

This is the January 2020 Daily COVID-19 Update Archive. Jan 29 - COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Vaccine Stats, Reporting Safety Events & Patient Feedback in Vaccine Clinics, 1/22 Town Hall FAQs, Student Stay In Place Recommendation, HIT Pause: Hope, Inspiration, Gratitude Jan 27 - COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Vaccine Stats, COVID-19 Colleague Connect, HIT Pause: Hope, Inspiration, Gratitude Jan 25 - COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Covid-19 Testing At Towsley, Town Hall Follow-Ups, Blood Drives At Towsley, COVID-19 Variant On Campus, HIT Pause: Hope, Inspiration, Gratitude Jan 22 - COVID-19 Stats & Testing, Vaccine Stats, New Child Care Resources Available Now,…

Information Assurance Archive

February 9, 2021

In case you missed any tips on cyber security or on how to protect yourself and others, please see latest posts below. January 2021 Email, Patients, and PHI - Communicating with Patients via Email Only use your @med.umich.edu account to send communication containing PHI to a patient. Type [SECURE] in the subject of an external email to encrypt it. If you are emailing information to more than one patient, use the BCC field. Patient email addresses are PHI and cannot be exposed to other patients. February 2021Protect Yourself from Tax Fraud Filing your taxes early helps prevent criminals from filing…