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Annual $6.00 Sale sponsored by the Friends Gift Shop

October 30, 2018

The Friends Gift Shop is sponsoring the annual fall $6.00 Sale on Monday Nov 12 and Tuesday Nov 13 in the Towsley lobby. The sale runs from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Scarves, socks, gadgets, knit hats, jewelry, gloves and cold weather wear, plus 1000’s more items will be available. Cash, credit cards, and payroll deduction (for those in our data base) will be accepted. All proceeds from the sale go back to the hospital and community to fund grants and programs in need.

Annual $6.00 Sale sponsored by the Friends Gift Shop

October 30, 2018

The Friends Gift Shop is sponsoring the annual fall $6.00 Sale on Monday Nov 12 and Tuesday Nov 13 in the Towsley lobby. The sale runs from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Scarves, socks, gadgets, knit hats, jewelry, gloves and cold weather wear, plus 1000’s more items will be available. Cash, credit cards, and payroll deduction (for those in our data base) will be accepted. All proceeds from the sale go back to the hospital and community to fund grants and programs in need.

20th Annual Holiday Project for Chemotherapy Patients

October 26, 2018

The Michigan Mittens for Chemotherapy Patients Annual Project is back again and celebrating 20 years! The Michigan Mitten is our way of honoring our patients receiving chemotherapy treatment during the holiday season.  To date, volunteers have made, filled & distributed over 8,500 holiday stockings & mittens!  Patient response has been overwhelming.   Receiving one of our mittens filled with goodies is a bright spot in an otherwise tedious and worrisome day. Mittens are filled with comfort and care items: hand sanitizer, lip balm, tissues, puzzle books, pencil, highlighter, coloring book & colored pencils, Jelly Belly packets, note pads, hand lotions, playing cards,…

Employee Artist Reception & Awards Ceremony, Tuesday, Oct 30, 11:45 am-1:00 pm

October 23, 2018

Come join us at the Employee Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony on Tues, Oct 30, hosted by Shon Dwyer, BSN, RN, MBA, Executive Director, University Hospital & Frankel Cardiovascular Center. All Michigan Medicine employees, families, students and volunteers are cordially invited, and refreshments will be served. The juror for this annual Gifts of Art exhibition is Elizabeth Barrett Sullivan, Curator of Exhibits of the Arab American National Museum. Ribbons and prizes will be given for Best in Category and Best in Show. The People's Choice award, determined by votes of visitors to the exhibit, will also be given at the Artist…

Unsustainable Pharmaceutical Prices and Potential Solutions

October 19, 2018

The annual U.S. market for prescription drugs is more than $500 billion, representing almost 17% of all health care expenditures, and it is rising at an unsustainable rate. In 2017, the average American spent $1,100 per year on medications. It is, therefore, no wonder that the public and elected officials are fixated on understanding the factors leading to high prices and forging workable policy solutions. Dr. Sean Sullivan, a health economist and expert on drug pricing, will discuss the many reasons why prescription drugs cost so much in the US and the options to address the problem.

Washtenaw County Medication Take Back Events

October 16, 2018

When your medicines are no longer needed, they should be disposed of promptly. Consumers and caregivers should remove expired, unwanted, or unused medicines from their home as quickly as possible to help reduce the chance that others accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unneeded medicine, and to help reduce drugs from entering the environment. Mark your calendars for this free and convenient opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinet. Other locations around Washtenaw County include: Ann Arbor *Sharps accepted at this location only St. Francis Catholic School 2270 E. Stadium Blvd Chelsea Chelsea Retirement Community 805 W. Middle Street Dexter Monument…

INSPIRE 5K Run and Walk

October 15, 2018

Michigan Medicine is more than just a place to work for many of us. It's a family of people who share common goals for their patients. We put attention and care in seeing our patients through their rehab needs. Now we have the opportunity to help one of our co-workers. Many of you know Jo Klein, PT who works in inpatient rehab, ALS clinic, and adult MD clinic, and previously worked in med-surg acute care, cardiopulmonary acute care, as well as Med Rehab Briarwood. In April 2017, her son Charles was diagnosed with juvenile Batten Disease. The disorder is neurodegenerative,…

Scheduling for Home Healthcare

October 8, 2018

Mehmet Begen, PhD Western University, Ivey Business School

Does Surgical Training Need to be Re-engineered?

October 8, 2018

Brian George, MD University of Michigan, Learning Health Sciences