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Happy Thanksgiving, Michigan Medicine!

November 27, 2019

It’s Thanksgiving time — an opportunity for everyone to reflect on what they are grateful for in their daily lives. For many, it’s friends, family and coworkers. At Headlines, our team…

Photo gallery: Winners announced at 32nd annual Employee Art Exhibition

November 21, 2019

Every Michigan Medicine employee is immensely talented — both at the academic medical center and when they head home. To recognize some of those unique abilities, Gifts of Art holds an Employee Art Exhibition each year. The latest exhibition is up at the Taubman Center through Dec. 6. It featured 84 pieces of art created by 57 faculty, staff, students, volunteers and family members. Recently, Gifts of Art gave out its annual awards to the artwork that stood out most, as juried by Jim Leija, deputy director for public experience and learning at the U-M…

Photo gallery: Organization recognizes those who provide home and hospice care

November 20, 2019

During the month of November, the home care and hospice community honors the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, social workers and others who care for patients in their homes and make a remarkable difference for those they serve. At Michigan Medicine, many of these valuable team members are part of Post-Acute Care Services (formerly Home Care Services). These dedicated employees play a central role in carrying out the organization’s mission in homes across the region. To recognize their efforts, please thank these individuals for all they do as part of Home Care and…

5B recognized for patient safety efforts

November 19, 2019

Congratulations to the faculty and staff on 5B, who recently went a full year without a CAUTI (Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection). For their efforts, the unit earned a 365 Days…

Celina Kleer, M.D., honored by AACR, makes history in cancer research

November 18, 2019

Celina Kleer, M.D. Every year, the American Association for Cancer Research selects one American researcher to recognize for their work which has contributed a new or significant impact on the etiology,…

Making a Difference: October 2019 highlights

November 14, 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…

It’s Genetic Counselors Awareness Day!

November 14, 2019

Did you know, there are approximately 75,000 genetic tests on the market, with about 10 new tests entering the market daily? With the ever-changing landscape of genetic and genomic medicine, who can help providers and patients make sense of it all? Genetic counselors are specialized health care providers with training in genetics and genomics. Their training goes beyond the bench, however, and includes education about the complex psychosocial responses patients experience as they process genetic information. In honor of Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, please join the organization in celebrating Michigan Medicine genetic counselors for all they do! Learn more about…

Building bonds: Michigan Medicine employees join thousands to help revitalize Detroit

November 13, 2019

Earlier this year, the Office of Patient Experience’s Patient Family Engagement (PFE) team and staff from the Quality Department spent a couple of days in service…

10 units earn hand hygiene compliance honors

November 12, 2019

Congratulations to 10 units across Michigan Medicine, who recently earned the highest marks for hand hygiene compliance in October. The units were: PICU, Neuro ICU, adult dialysis, Brandon NICU, radiology prep/recovery, Mott OR, Mott PACU, MPU prep/recovery, pediatric dialysis and SSS. For their efforts, the teams will be added to the Infection Prevention & Epidemiology honor roll, along with these other top performing units: CVICU, 11W, UH PACU, PFANS, UH OR, 7W, 12W, CICU, CVC 5, CVC OR, PCTU, 4A, 5A, Von Voigtlander OR, lab/phlebotomy, adult ED, pediatric ED, 7B, 6C, 7E, 8B, 5B, 8C, 4B, MSSU Blue, 12E, MSSU…