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During National Case Management Week, be sure to recognize case managers at Michigan Medicine!

October 13, 2020

Case managers are behind the scenes solving many problems that faculty and staff don’t often see.  For instance, they work with insurance companies to provide authorizations for hospital services, as well as vendors to provide post-acute care services, among other tasks.  So who are case managers? They are registered nurses and social workers providing services to patients at Michigan Medicine over their entire continuum of care. They carry out their work autonomously with expert critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. This week is National Case Management Week. The theme is “Transitions through Care, Expertise and Integrity.” Case managers’ expertise is shown daily through…

Turning chaos into quality: Teams showcase improvements made during pandemic

October 13, 2020

Top: Team members with the glaucoma clinic carry out drive-thru service. Bottom: HITS helped thousands of staff members transition to remote work. The COVID-19 pandemic created many challenges — particularly for…

Critical to the mission: Physician assistants step up amid COVID-19 pandemic

October 6, 2020

Across Michigan Medicine, from ambulatory care clinics, to critical care and general inpatient units, to the emergency departments and operating rooms, faculty and staff stepped up in extraordinary ways to take…

Thank you to the Michigan Medicine Supply Chain Services team!

October 5, 2020

It’s National Health Care Supply Chain Week, which provides the perfect opportunity to say thank you to the dedicated members of Supply Chain! Whether working in Warehouse Operations, Contracts and Procurement, Value Analysis, Transactional Purchasing, Procedural Areas or Par Management and Linen teams, supply chain staff has been on the front lines during COVID-19, ensuring the organization has enough supplies and personal protective equipment to keep patients and colleagues as safe as possible. The team also played a leading role in running the medical supply drive earlier this year at the North Campus Research Complex. “Our Supply Chain Services team…

A Day in the Life: Curtis Stevens, R.D.N., Michigan Medicine executive chef

October 5, 2020

More than 2,000 times per day, a patient at Michigan Medicine will order a meal with Patient Food and Nutrition Services from the department’s restaurant-style menu.…

8B, Trauma Burn Acute Care earn patient safety honors

October 1, 2020

Congratulations to the 8B team at University Hospital and the Trauma Burn Acute Care staff, who were recently honored with 365 Days of Safety Awards by the organization! 8B earned the recognition for being CAUTI (Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection)-free for 365 days, while trauma burn went a full year without at CLABSI (Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection).   This was 8B’s third award and trauma burn’s second. The 365 Days of Safety Award program 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…

Meet Michigan Medicine: Department of Infection Prevention & Epidemiology

September 29, 2020

Over the past six months, as Michigan Medicine and the rest of the health care community worked to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, a small yet powerful…

Encouraging ‘year-round collaboration’: FY21 Performance Valuations now available

September 28, 2020

The FY21 Performance Valuation form is now available for staff and leadership. Introduced as a pilot in FY19, the Performance Valuation takes a positive approach toward performance improvement and on how…

Teams step up to provide point-of-care testing for COVID-19

September 24, 2020

Recently, six units across Michigan Medicine have stepped up to make it possible for care teams to provide point-of-care testing for preprocedural patients who are not…