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Michigan Medicine employees celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week!

March 13, 2020

This week, Michigan Medicine joined with health care organizations across the country to recognize National Patient Safety Awareness Week. This week of education is sponsored by…

U-M science teams need your help to advance to Sweet 16 round of STAT Madness tournament

March 13, 2020

Three Michigan Medicine-led projects have advanced to the second round of STAT News’ annual STAT Madness competition — a bracket-style tournament to find the best innovations in science and medicine In this “#Breakthru32” round, the U-M teams are up against Stony Brook University, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Notre Dame. Our teams are asking for your support to advance to the Sweet 16 round — and ultimately to the finals. Below are descriptions of the U-M projects and links to vote for them directly. Pancreatic cancer treatment resistance: A team led by Costas Lyssiotis, Ph.D.,…

11 units honored for hand hygiene compliance in February

March 12, 2020

Congratulations to the faculty and staff on 11 units at Michigan Medicine, which were the top performing units for hand hygiene compliance in February. Those units are: PCTU, 11W, 4B, 5C, SICU, CCMU, 8 DNS, 8E, Brandon NICU and adult psych. All 11 units will be added to Infection Prevention & Epidemiology’s honor roll, along with: SSS, TBICU, UH OR, 6A, 5A, 4A, 8B, VV PACU, 12W, PICU, 8C, MSSU Maize, 7E, VV OR, Mott OR, 6C, pediatric dialysis, CVICU, 7C, CICU, 7W, 7A and 12E. Click here to check out the latest hand hygiene scores from your unit.

March is National Social Work Month

March 11, 2020

Each year, the month of March is dedicated to celebrating and honoring the work that social workers across the country are doing each and every day. Michigan Medicine is home to more than 400 social workers, and the reach of Social Work across inpatient and outpatient settings within the hospitals and outpatient centers is vast and ever growing. The mission of social workers at Michigan Medicine is “to promote the health and well-being of patients, families and communities across the lifespan.” Social workers at Michigan Medicine accomplish this through direct clinical care in medical and mental health settings, program development,…

Employee Appreciation Breakfast/Dinner event canceled

March 11, 2020

Please be advised that the Employee Appreciation Breakfast/Dinner event is canceled for Wednesday, March 18. This includes the event at UH cafeteria, and the offsite luncheons scheduled over the course of the next few weeks. Michigan Medicine leadership, under the advisement of Infection Prevention & Epidemiology, has made the decision to cancel the event(s) for the safety of faculty, staff and patients in response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Leadership is committed to appreciating Michigan Medicine's valued faculty and staff, and will revisit the opportunity in the near future. For more information and updates about the COVID-19 situation, read the…

Join Voices of the Staff to improve the workplace

March 10, 2020

Voices of the Staff, a volunteer-based program that gives staff members from Michigan Medicine and all campuses a forum for sharing ideas and defining the campus community issues that matter most, is now accepting applications. Provide input on key opportunities for improvement Voices of the Staff consists of six network teams, each with a specific area of focus. Advancing diversity, equity and inclusionEnhancing the employee experienceEmbracing change and leading at all levelsFostering learning, coaching and mentoringLeveraging technologyStriving for well-being Voices is comprised of a diverse population that accurately reflects the composition of the staff community campus-wide, including Michigan Medicine. Staff…

Photo gallery: BCSC staff rally for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 10, 2020

The morning of Saturday, Feb. 29, a robust group of Brighton Center for Specialty Care (BCSC) Medical Procedure Unit staff volunteers and Brighton High School (BHS)…

Valuing patient safety: How two units have found the keys to success

March 10, 2020

Top: 7D, bottom: 11W Teamwork. Communication. Caring. These three things are important ingredients to creating a positive culture. But they have tangible effects too — as they serve as key components…

Officer in training: Michigan Medicine Security welcomes furry new team member

March 5, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIs5A7EFi_M&feature=youtu.be There’s a new officer in training at Michigan Medicine, and he’s not your ordinary team member. Just weeks after Michigan Medicine Security welcomed its first on-site police officer, the department…