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Bentley Historical Library seeks to archive pandemic experiences of U-M community

May 12, 2020

Zoom meeting screenshots. Journal entries. Course assignments. Audio interviews. Social distancing signage. Tributes to essential workers. Photos from virtual commencement.  These are just a few examples of materials that the U-M Bentley Historical Library is looking for as part of a new project that calls for the U-M community to help document the COVID-19 pandemic. The library, well-known for its archives chronicling the history of the state of Michigan and U-M, recently launched the effort to collect the varied experiences of students, staff and faculty. “Our goal is to document the personal experiences of the university community during the coronavirus…

Beyond the call: Nurses step up in extraordinary ways during COVID-19

May 12, 2020

For nurses at Michigan Medicine, the past few months have presented challenges never before seen in their careers. With ICUs created seemingly overnight and ever-changing patient populations, COVID-19 offered team members…

Showcasing the Leaders and Best: Quality Month makes call for posters

May 11, 2020

A team at the Quality Month event in October 2019, prior to social distancing measures taking effect. Even in the face of unprecedented challenges caused by a global pandemic, faculty and…

Video: Shining a light on nursing excellence

May 11, 2020

In 2017, the organization achieved Magnet designation, a prideful achievement and one of the highest honors in nursing. Now, the amazing nursing community is on the journey to redesignation. Check out this video from Chief Nurse Executive Nancy May and Chief Medical Officer Jeff Desmond as they highlight the importance of recognition, nursing excellence and share inspiring words to the organization's nursing community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMOA7QeSLpo&feature=youtu.be To learn more about the Magnet journey, please click here.

Celebrating moms — no matter the circumstances

May 7, 2020

This Mother’s Day may seem different than years past. As everyone works to flatten the curve or prevent a second peak of COVID-19, family gatherings and…

It’s the Year of the Nurse and Midwife!

May 6, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kUnsATAbhA&feature=youtu.be It’s Nurses Week, which makes it the perfect time to recognize the critical contributions nurses and midwives make to the organization — and the world. And that’s never been more…

Reminder: Mother’s Day is coming! Tell us about an amazing mom in your life

May 4, 2020

This year, Mother’s Day will likely look a little bit different. With social distancing and stay-at-home policies in place, annual brunches and gatherings won’t be found in homes across the state. However, that doesn’t mean the holiday can’t serve as the perfect time to celebrate the mothers in your life. Headlines wants to know about an amazing mom in your life. It can be your own mother or it can be your daughter. Maybe it’s your sister or a neighbor across the street. Share what makes them so special and why they are important to you. Include a photo, too,…

Delivering a personal touch — from a distance

May 4, 2020

At Michigan Medicine, caring for the whole patient has always meant reaching out to families and the surrounding community. The COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t going to stop clinical teams from continuing this…

Temporary Furlough and Temporary Reduced Hours: What you need to know

April 30, 2020

As previously announced, Michigan Medicine, in alignment with U-M, will offer two voluntary programs for staff: a temporary furlough program for staff in non-critical operationsa temporary reduction in hours In each case, employees would be able to return to their regular positions and hours at the end of the approved period (including any mutually agreed upon extensions). Staff with regular, non-temporary appointments are eligible. Temporary furloughs and temporarily reduced hours are voluntary, and requests must be made between April 27, 2020 and May 8, 2020. Approved voluntary furloughs and reduced hours can start as early as May 1 but no…