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Share your COVID-19 vaccine story

April 14, 2021

Headlines wants to know why you chose to receive the COVID-19 vaccine! Did you get it to help put an end to the pandemic and get life back to normal? Or was it to protect your parents or grandparents who are at high-risk of complications from COVID-19? No matter your reason, email it to headlines@med.umich.edu along with a photo that represents why you took your shot (please do not show your vaccination card). You could be featured in an upcoming Headlines story or on digital signs across the organization! Want to get the vaccine? If you previously completed the Blue…

Practicing Nurse Evidence-Based Practice Fellows share their outstanding work

April 14, 2021

Five members of the current cohort of the Practicing Nurse Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship recently shared details of the incredible work they have been performing at Michigan Medicine! The fellowship is a year-long program that provides an opportunity for practicing nurses to take a clinical idea through the evidence-based practice process with support and guidance provided by university experts. It is composed of a mixture of classroom education, self-learning and dedicated work time. Content covered in the fellowship includes: finding, critiquing, and synthesizing research articles; implementation strategies to ensure success; and methods for evaluation. The nurses selected for the fellowship are…

FY21 Valuation: Quarter 4 — Bringing it all together

April 14, 2021

As we enter the fourth quarter of FY21, it’s time to finalize a few details to complete the FY21 Valuation and start thinking about next year’s goals. By this time, much…

‘Validate & verify’ HRO quiz winners

April 13, 2021

In March, the HRO Tool of the Month, Validate & Verify, was published in several newsletters and shared in numerous meetings. There was also a short quiz included in the Headlines article to refresh memories and to provide an extra reminder of the skill. The quiz received an overwhelming response — thank you to all who participated! Now that it is clear how much the organization likes quizzes, don't be surprised if we have another one or even host a #challenge! Congratulations to the 25 winners — someone from the HRO team will contact you soon via email! Amy Rusch,…

Important COVID-19 vaccine information for employees

April 12, 2021

If you are a Michigan Medicine employee who has not yet received an invitation to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine, below are steps you can take to receive your invitation to schedule: Fill out the Blue Queue QuestionnaireEstablish a medical record number (MRN) if you do not already have one and create a MyUofMHealth account. Click here to fill out an online form to create an MRN, or call registration at 734-936-4990 and press option 1 between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They will help you establish an MRN and set up your MyUofMHealth account Important: If you…

The more things change, the more they stay the same: Quality Month makes annual call for posters

April 12, 2021

In a year when so much has changed, faculty and staff around the organization are gearing up to celebrate one thing that hasn’t — their dedication to continuously improving quality and…

The importance of fighting COVID-19 together

April 9, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDEq3kwocAY As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in our communities and across the state, and we are seeing more of the B.1.1.7. variant, it is vital that we all work together to do the right things to protect patients, loved ones and ourselves from the spread. By wearing a mask, social distancing and getting vaccinated, we can continue to fight COVID-19 together. Check out the video above for a few important reminders. 

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…

Remote work to continue through Sept. 13

April 6, 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Michigan Medicine leadership team has agreed to extend work from home through the summer. All employees who are able to work remotely should continue to do so until Sept. 13. Further assessments and guidance about workplace practices will occur over the summer and will be shared as more information becomes available.