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Michigan Medicine veterans reflect on 20th anniversary of Sept. 11

September 13, 2021

This past Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a historical moment that impacted the trajectory of our country forever. Following the tragic attacks, first responders,…

New employee flu shot clinics, additional time slots added

September 10, 2021

Occupational Health Services has added two new employee flu clinics from 7 a.m. – noon on Sept. 13 and Sept. 15 in the Towsley Dining Room. Also, additional time slots are now available for several drive thru weekend clinics. Registration is required for these and all flu clinics. To learn more about this year’s flu vaccination program and why it is so important, check out a recent episode of The Wrap employee podcast below! https://youtu.be/fk6lz9PMf9M

Addressing blood pressure in a new way

September 9, 2021

A team of clinical pharmacists. Credit: Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography Hae Mi Choe, Pharm.D., created a care model where many pharmacists thought they’d never go in their careers: providing direct patient…

Reminder: Share your favorite fall activities!

September 8, 2021

Headlines is compiling a list of faculty and staff’s favorite fall activities! Whether it’s going to a cider mill, getting lost in a corn maze, sipping hot chocolate on your porch or exploring the changing colors Up North, let Headlines know what you love to do by emailing headlines@med.umich.edu.   Send in your suggestions by Wednesday, Sept. 15 and they will be compiled into a comprehensive list, giving readers plenty of ideas about what to do over the next few months! Thanks for making Headlines a fun and trusted source of Michigan Medicine information!

Deadline approaching: Jack Billi Award for Inspiring Quality Improvement

September 7, 2021

Submissions for the inaugural Jack Billi Award for Inspiring Quality Improvement are due soon! Submissions are due by the end of the day Friday, Sept. 10. This award was created in recognition of Jack Billi, M.D., a longtime U-M physician and faculty member who has had a tremendous impact on quality improvement work in our organization. This award recognizes someone who exhibits the passion for quality improvement that Billi inspired. Nominations will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Exudes enthusiasm for improvement and learningTreats work as an experiment: finds and fixes the root causes of important problemsModels “Go See,…

Three Michigan Medicine nurses bestowed Nightingale Awards

September 3, 2021

A trio of Michigan Medicine nurses were honored Thursday evening at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre during the 33rd annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence. Ann Marie Ramsey, Nancy Tena and Noel Baldwin each took home awards, which features a solid bronze statue of Florence Nightingale, checks for $1,000 and a Nightingale ceremonial pin. Congratulations to each of them! Read below to learn more about their impact on their patients and teams: Ann Marie Ramsey, N.P. | Excellence in Advances Practice Nursing Ramsey Ramsey was recognized for demonstrating excellence in patient care as an advance practice nurse. She is highly regarded for…

Anti-Racism Oversight Committee seeking new members

September 2, 2021

The Anti-Racism Oversight Committee (AROC) is excited to announce that it is recruiting colleagues who have a commitment to the advancement of anti-racism at Michigan Medicine.  This past year, AROC has benefitted greatly from the diversity of perspectives, skills and voices within its subcommittees. Several committee members have stepped down and AROC is looking forward to replacing them with individuals that are dedicated to moving the work forward.  AROC is looking to add 18-20 new members, and welcomes participation by faculty, staff, learners and house officers.   Application requirements  Interested individuals should complete the following steps in the application process: Submit a statement of support from their supervisor or manager. 1-2 sentences will be sufficient. Each committee member will attend approximately three hours of AROC meetings per month.…

Unlimited engagement: Employees can always find some fun in the Headlines spotlight

September 2, 2021

A look at just a few of the reader-generated stories over the past year. Headlines prides itself on being a trusted source for news and updates at Michigan Medicine. But that…

Solidifying the ‘backbone of Pharmacy Services’: New program designed to recruit, train pharmacy techs

September 1, 2021

At Michigan Medicine, pharmacy technicians are critical to clinical care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. They help to procure, compound, dispense and distribute medications — as well as playing…