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Give a high-five to high-performing hand hygiene units at upcoming celebration event!

December 10, 2018

Next week, Michigan Medicine will come together to recognize the highest performing units when it comes to hand hygiene compliance. A special event will be held on Monday, Dec. 17 in the Dow Auditorium and will celebrate the 19 most successful units who have achieved hand hygiene compliance for 12 consecutive months! The event will be hosted by Jeff Desmond, M.D., chief medical officer, and Ann Scanlon McGinity, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, chief nurse executive. “All of our faculty and staff have done an incredible job making patient safety a top priority, and hand hygiene is a major component to that,”…

Making a Difference: November 2018 highlights

December 10, 2018

Employees across Michigan Medicine continue to make a difference and inspire colleagues through their hard work and dedication. Recognizing the contributions employees make to the organization helps the team to become…

Photo gallery: Michigan Medicine gender experts present research findings in Argentina

December 6, 2018

For the past 23 years, Michigan Medicine has provided comprehensive gender affirming medical and mental health care to transgender adults. It is believed to be the longest running comprehensive gender program at any academic medical center in the U.S. Last month, a group of 12 Michigan Medicine and U-M faculty, staff, medical students and residents attended the 2018 World Professional Association for Transgender Health in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ten members of the team presented their research to conference attendees. The presenters — and their topics — were: William Kuzon, M.D., plastic surgery: “Safe Method to…

4A earns patient safety recognition

December 5, 2018

Kudos to 4A, which was recently recognized for going 365 days without a CLABSI! The unit earned a 365 Days of Safety Award for its efforts, which rewards outstanding practice within…

7E at C&W recognized for patient safety

December 3, 2018

Congratulations to the faculty and staff of 7E at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital! The unit was recently honored for going a full year without a CAUTI. The team earned a 365 Days of Safety Award from the organization, which recognizes outstanding practice within a patient care unit, area, clinic or department which resulted in the avoidance of patient harm and health care-acquired conditions for 365 consecutive days. The award also demonstrates the sustainability of the associated patient safety practice. To learn more about 365 Days of Safety Award, to see past winners or to submit…

Timely transport: SWAT team celebrates 20 years at Michigan Medicine

December 3, 2018

As a global destination for patient care, Michigan Medicine serves high acuity patients every day. Often, however, such…

Nine Michigan Medicine faculty members named distinguished fellows of AAAS

November 28, 2018

Fifteen researchers at the U-M have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). And of these 15, nine are distinguished faculty members at Michigan Medicine. This year, 416 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science as well as Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Advances, Science Immunology and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science,…

‘Tis the season to give thanks: Employees share what they’re grateful for

November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving is here — and Michigan Medicine team members have shown that they have plenty to be thankful for this holiday season. From family and friends to colleagues and critters, employees…

8C earns 365 Days of Safety Award

November 20, 2018

Congratulations to the faculty and staff of 8C for going a full year without a CAUTI! The team earned…