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Parenting Stories at Michigan Medicine

October 7, 2021

This Wellness Office grant-funded initiative is collecting narratives about the intersection of parenting and careers in health care. We invite you to share your own story or photographs / artwork (yours or your children’s!) to help create a community of awareness, insight, and compassion for all those working in this profession. Work/life integration in medicine is challenging at the best of times. Parenting, as well as the journey to becoming a parent, adds an entirely new dimension to the work/life challenge. We may feel lost, unsure, overwhelmed, conflicted, or guilty. Alternatively, we might feel joyous, hopeful, fulfilled, accomplished or proud.…

It’s Health Care Food Service Workers Week: Here’s another PFANS recipe

October 6, 2021

Patient Food and Nutrition Services is celebrating Health Care Food Service Workers Week by offering a few of its recipes to Michigan Medicine faculty and staff. Today’s recipe is for Chickpea…

Diet, nutrition prove vital to a patient’s health and healing

October 5, 2021

Did you know that Patient Food and Nutrition Services delivers more than 2,000 meals per day to patients at Michigan Medicine? Or that team members consult with patients regarding more than…

It’s Health Care Food Service Workers Week: Celebrate with a unique recipe from PFANS!

October 4, 2021

Patient Food and Nutrition Services is celebrating Health Care Food Service Workers Week by offering a few of its recipes to Michigan Medicine faculty and staff. The first recipe is for…

Michigan Medicine celebrates National Nurse Midwifery Week

October 4, 2021

Oct. 4-10 is National Nurse Midwifery week. Please join us in thanking the certified nurse midwives (CNMs) at Michigan Medicine for the excellent care they provide to pregnant people and their families.  CNMs have been part of the organization for more than 38 years and provide prenatal, labor, birth, postpartum and well-woman care to many U-M patients.  Click here to learn more about CNMs.

COVID-19 vaccine first, second and Pfizer booster shot availability for employees

October 1, 2021

Beginning on Monday, Oct. 4, Occupational Health Services will move ALL COVID-19 vaccinations for Michigan Medicine exclusively to Ford Auditorium, including employees who need any shot — first, second, third or booster. OHS will only be administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and employees must schedule an appointment through the OHS website.   Please note, additional appointment slots have been added for select days next week, and clinic dates are now available to schedule through the remainder of October. Additional opportunities will become available based on staffing and vaccine supply.  Here are some other options for employees who want the booster vaccine: Expanded clinics in…

There’s still time! Food drive extended until Oct. 3

October 1, 2021

The Michigan Medicine food drive to benefit the Washtenaw County community in partnership with Food Gatherers has been extended! You now have a chance to help neighbors in need until Sunday, Oct. 3. Since the drive began at the end of August, more than $11,000 has been raised. When that figure is added to more than 1,800 pounds of non-perishable food items donated by faculty, staff and neighbors, more than 37,000 meals will be provided for the community. Additionally, more than 1,700 pounds of toiletries and supplies have been collected. You still have time to increase those totals! Donors may…

Spotlight on recognition: One year later

October 1, 2021

From Making a Difference awards to eCards and more, the recognition site has plenty of options for employees. The Michigan Medicine recognition site completed its first year with more than 21,600…

Sepsis Awareness Month quiz results: Who is taking home a prize?

September 30, 2021

To wrap up Sepsis Awareness Month, Headlines asked readers to take a brief quiz to test their knowledge of sepsis and why spotting and stopping sepsis quickly is such an important initiative at Michigan Medicine. More than 100 faculty and staff took the quiz! Congratulations to the following five winners, who were among the 28 colleagues who earned perfect scores on the quiz and were randomly selected to win a great prize: Emily Rasmussen, R.N.Jaye Minghine, clinical subjects coordinatorJamie MacLaren, continuous improvement specialistNicole Quaine, R.N.Sanaya Irani, medical student Below are the quiz questions and their answers. The two questions that…