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10 units recognized for hand hygiene compliance

August 6, 2019

Congratulations to the following 10 units, which earned the highest hand hygiene compliance numbers in July: 7A, CVC 5, Environmental Services, lab/phlebotomy, MSSU Blue, PCTU, pediatric dialysis, RC, SICU and TBICU. Those areas, along with 36 others, will be added to Infection Prevention and Epidemiology’s Honor Roll for hand hygiene compliance. The others include: 4C, 5C, 8B, adult ED, pediatric ED, UH PACU, 12E, 4A, 6B, 7W, 8E, CVC PACU, CV ICU, radiology prep/recovery, MPU prep/recovery, MSSU Maize, Neuro ICU, PFANS, PICU, SSS, 12W, 4B, 5A, 5B, 7B, 7C, 8 DNS, Mott PACU, transport/lift, 11W, 7E, 8A, adult dialysis, Brandon…

Making a Difference: July 2019 highlights

August 6, 2019

Employees across Michigan Medicine continue to make a difference and inspire colleagues through their hard work and dedication. Recognizing the contributions employees make to the organization helps the team to become…

Make an impact in the community by enhancing education and healthy nutrition

August 5, 2019

Another school year will begin in just a few short weeks and the Michigan Medicine community will once again have the opportunity to make an impact on the 1,300 K-12 students in Washtenaw County who are currently experiencing homelessness. For the eighth consecutive year, the organization plans to provide local children with the tools necessary to support their educational pursuits. The annual school supply drive will benefit three local agencies: Education Project for Homeless Youth, which works to ensure students experiencing homelessness and temporary living situations enroll, regularly attend and succeed in school.Ozone House, a community-based, nonprofit agency that helps…

Highlighting the Michigan Medicine Tele-Neurology Program

August 1, 2019

Gary Gallagher, M.D., carries out a tele-neurology consult. The Michigan Medicine Tele-Neurology Program provides 24/7 neurology evaluations via video conferencing to MidMichigan Health (Midland, Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Mount Pleasant) for patients in the emergency room and inpatient setting.   A MidMichigan West Branch will be added in Fall of 2019. MidMichigan is an affiliate and part of the U-M Health System. The goal of this program is to provide timely neurology evaluations and recommendations for evaluation and treatment while keeping patients close to home in their community hospital or emergency room.   The video evaluations involve a physician, nurse,…

Upcoming Employee Appreciation Event is all about celebrating YOU!

July 31, 2019

Michigan Medicine’s annual Employee Appreciation Event is a few weeks away! On Thursday, Aug. 15, the event — formerly known as the Ice Cream Social — will be packed with fun…

Reminder: Become an MHealthy Champion for your workplace

July 30, 2019

Are you enthusiastic about health and well-being? Do you like to motivate others? Do you want to help support a culture of health within your area? If so, apply now to become an MHealthy Champion. More than 700 employees current volunteer in this role, helping to support a culture of health within their area. A small amount of time garners big benefits Champions serve a two-year term and spend approximately two hours per month on their duties. Responsibilities include: Working with an MHealthy Wellness Coordinator to tailor activities to fit your coworkers’ needsHelping to achieve your area’s health and well-being goalsCommunicating…

11W earns another 365 Days of Safety Award

July 23, 2019

Congratulations to the faculty and staff of 11W for their work to champion patient safety at Michigan Medicine! The unit recently earned a 365 Days of Safety Award for going another full year without a CLABSI (Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection).  This is the team’s third CLABSI award in a row, meaning they have avoided such an infection for three straight years. Their effective safety practices were put in place following a thorough and rigorous review of the necessity of access lines — in the end reducing unnecessary exposure days for patients. The 365 Days of Safety Award program recognizes…

Highlighting the Michigan Medicine Tele-Neurology Program

July 22, 2019

Gary Gallagher, M.D., carries out a tele-neurology consult. The Michigan Medicine Tele-Neurology Program provides 24/7 neurology evaluations via video conferencing to the Mid-Michigan Health System (Midland, Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Mount Pleasant) for patients in the emergency room and inpatient setting.   A Mid-Michigan West Branch will be added in Fall of 2019. The goal of this program is to provide timely neurology evaluations and recommendations for evaluation and treatment while keeping patients close to home in their community hospital or emergency room.   The video evaluations involve a physician, nurse, patient and family member at the Mid-Michigan facility connecting…

Become an MHealthy Champion for your workplace

July 22, 2019

Are you enthusiastic about health and well-being? Do you like to motivate others? Do you want to help support a culture of health within your area? If so, apply now to…