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Last call: Pain medication survey ends this weekend

January 29, 2021

All Michigan Medicine prescribers who practice in the inpatient setting are asked to take a brief five-minute survey which could directly contribute to patient-centered pain management strategies and help reduce opioid harm.  All responses are anonymous.   Click here to complete the survey before the survey deadline on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. Your participation will support the efforts of The Rewrite the Script Team and the Pain Management Clinical Pharmacy.

Time to check-in on your FY21 Valuation

January 27, 2021

The third quarter (January – March) of the Performance Management FY21 Valuation is when we begin to review our progress toward current SMART goals, make any necessary adjustments, and seek input…

Reminder: Pain medication survey ends this weekend

January 25, 2021

All Michigan Medicine prescribers who practice in the inpatient setting are asked to take a brief five-minute survey which could directly contribute to patient-centered pain management strategies and help reduce opioid harm.  All responses are anonymous.   Click here to complete the survey before the survey deadline on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. Your participation will support the efforts of The Rewrite the Script Team and the Pain Management Clinical Pharmacy.

Vaccine confidence begins with you: Faculty, staff share why they are taking their shot

January 25, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWaHjo2JW9Y&feature=youtu.be Since late December, thousands of team members across Michigan Medicine have taken their shot at eradicating COVID-19. In fact, as of today, more than 26,000 first doses of the Pfizer…

Vascular surgeon Coleman receives funding support for global collaborative on pediatric renovascular hypertension

January 22, 2021

Coleman Dawn Coleman, M.D., will formalize a patient-centered outcomes research global collaborative to improve the care of children with a rare disease. It’s thanks to new funding through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program, an initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Coleman, a vascular surgeon at the Michigan Medicine Frankel Cardiovascular Center and co-director of the U-M pediatric renovascular hypertension center, cares for patients with pediatric renovascular hypertension alongside a multidisciplinary group. Meanwhile, she and Santhi Ganesh, M.D., perform research to further understanding. In 2019, they co-hosted a symposium dedicated to advancing collaboration and knowledge about the disease…

Thank you for supporting our greatest resource: YOU!

January 21, 2021

“Our Michigan Medicine community has come together in tremendous ways to help us support our staff as we continue to provide excellent patient care and tackle new research challenges.”- Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the medical school, executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of Michigan Medicine. Last March, COVID-19 changed our lives as infection rates soared across the nation. At the onset, Michigan Medicine’s immediate concern was providing every patient with top-notch care. Despite the novelty and severity of the coronavirus, our workers — many volunteering for the front line — tirelessly cared for patients, saving…

Making a Difference: Inclusion

January 21, 2021

Employees across Michigan Medicine continue to make a difference and inspire colleagues through their hard work and dedication. Each month, Headlines features a set of randomly selected submissions from the Making…

Valerie Forrest, R.N., earns DAISY Award for extraordinary care

January 21, 2021

Valerie Forrest, R.N., a pediatric hematology/oncology nurse on 7E, recently received a DAISY Award for her extraordinary care. The DAISY Awards are given out by the DAISY Foundation to nurses who go above and beyond in their role. At Michigan Medicine, Forrest’s work has been recognized by parents and family members of her patients. Here is one of the letters from a thankful father: “I am a dad of a 7E patient, and I witnessed something pretty incredible today. I didn’t know Valerie Forrest, R.N., prior to this evening, but I will not forget her any time soon. My daughter…

Pain medication prescribers: Please take important survey

January 19, 2021

The Rewrite the Script Team and Pain Management Clinical Pharmacy are collaborating on an important effort to improve patient-centered pain management strategies and help reduce opioid harm — but they need additional information, and you can help. All Michigan Medicine prescribers who practice in the inpatient setting are asked to take a brief five-minute survey which could directly contribute to quality improvements and educational resources to support providers in managing pain and prescribing opioids. The survey has been validated internally and responses are anonymous. Click here to complete the survey. The survey deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31.