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Reminder: Help support the community during ongoing school supply drive

August 12, 2022

Don’t forget, the organization is hosting a school supply drive now through Sunday, Aug. 28. The drive aims to build off previous efforts, which collected 845 cases of school supplies and more than 2,500 backpacks for area youth between 2012-2019. All of the supplies went toward creating a more positive learning experience for those who need it most. “I am proud and grateful for what we have done over time,” said Tony Denton, senior vice president and chief operating officer for U-M Health. “As this fall approaches, we can continue our legacy to inspire health, hope and learning for families in our community,…

Deadline approaching: Polish up your art for the Gifts of Art Employee Art Exhibition

August 11, 2022

It’s time to polish up your artwork for the in-person Employee Art Exhibition in preparation of drop-offs next week. The show will be on display Sept. 6-Dec. 2 with artwork by Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, learners, volunteers and their family members in the Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1. Gifts of Art will accept up to two art pieces total (2D or 3D) for the exhibition, one of which may be from a family member. Drop off your artwork Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 15-17, from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. in the Gifts of Art Exhibits Workroom…

HOPE Awards make call for nominations!

August 9, 2022

The Office of Patient Experience is proud to announce the call for nominations for the annual Evan Newport HOPE Awards! The nomination form is now open. Please take a moment to recognize a colleague and/or team that goes above and beyond to exemplify the values of patient and family centered care. Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 1. The recipients will be announced at the HOPE & JOY Awards ceremony on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. Be sure to save the date!  To nominate a patient or family volunteer advisor for a JOY Award, complete the nomination form at this link.To nominate a volunteer peer…

Five units earn hand hygiene compliance honors for July

August 9, 2022

Congratulations to 8DNS, CVC5-ICU, CVC PACU, portable imaging and PT/OT for earning the top hand hygiene compliance scores in the organization last month! Those five areas will be added to the Infection Prevention Hand Hygiene Compliance Honor Roll, along with: 4C, adult ED, 7E, PFANS, 6B, 11W, 7W, 5C, 5A, transport/life, lab/phlebotomy, 7B, SSS, 6C, CVICU, 7A, 7C, UH OR, PCTU, 12E, 8A, 7C, 5B, CPU prep/recovery, Brandon NICU, EVS, 4A, neuro ICU, SICU, CVC5, MSSU Blue, 4B, Mott OR, 6A, 8B, CICU, Respiratory Care, Mott PACU, MSSU Maize. Excellent hand hygiene is one of the best ways to protect…

Get social: Learn about our communication outlets with Michigan Medicine Bingo!

August 9, 2022

At Michigan Medicine, our employees are our greatest advocates. The more you share our stories, the more our patients, families and the community will feel comfortable with all that the academic…

School supplies, winter clothing and more: The Wrap discusses how you can help the community over next few months

August 5, 2022

https://youtu.be/AjJ-TZMF3oQ On Monday, Aug. 8, the organization will kick off a school supply drive to help children in the community. Then this fall, there will be a winter clothing drive followed by a food drive to benefit Food Gatherers. This week, Alfreda Rooks, director of Community Health Services, joined The Wrap employee podcast to discuss these important initiatives and how you can help improve health in the community surrounding Michigan Medicine. Check out that conversation via the YouTube video at the top of the page or find an audio-only version via the media player below.

Building bridges, connecting communities: Michigan Medicine school supply drive to support learning experiences

August 5, 2022

As recent history has shown, the entire Michigan Medicine team has been generous, kind and supportive of our communities — both at work and outside the walls of the academic medical center. In…

Holistic program provides patients options at Back and Pain Center

August 4, 2022

Pain treatment comes in many different forms — medicinal, massage, psychological and more. Patients who visit U-M Health’s Back and Pain Center have recently been introduced to another method that’s gaining…

Reminder: Celebrate those who make the world more accessible

August 2, 2022

Ensuring access to health care for Deaf patients through the medical interpreters program. Designing architectural solutions to improve building access. Creating a youth summer camp where medical care and accessibility are built in.These are a few examples of the work celebrated by the James T. Neubacher Award. Established by the university’s Council for Disability Concerns in October 1990, the award is a memorial to James T. Neubacher, a university alumnus and columnist for the Detroit Free Press who advocated for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.“This award honors the work started by disability advocates of the past that…