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Heather Bruegel, R.N., elected to Police Department Oversight Committee

June 24, 2019

Heather Bruegel, R.N., has been elected as the bargained-for staff representative to the Police Department Oversight Committee for the two-year term beginning in July. The committee receives and makes recommendations regarding grievances against any police officer deputized by the university. The six-member oversight committee is comprised of two student members, two faculty members (one Senate and one non-Senate faculty), and two staff members (one union and one non-union), who are nominated and elected by their peers for two-year terms. For more information, visit the Police Department Oversight Committee website.

Community Conversation event to be held Tuesday in Ford Auditorium

June 24, 2019

Following a disturbing incident that occurred in the hospital last week (for background, please see email from Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., sent last Friday), there is an ongoing investigation by the university’s Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS). While detailed information regarding the investigation cannot be shared at this time so as not to compromise it; it is progressing and the organization will be communicating promptly as soon as the investigation is concluded. In the meantime, Michigan Medicine recognizes that these recent events may raise very serious concerns and anxieties within the community. Across the institution, there are…

Living the mission: Michigan Medicine nurse practitioner makes impact across the globe

June 20, 2019

Last year, Michigan Medicine introduced its new mission statement: “We advance health to serve Michigan and the world.” For many employees, that mission is taken to…

PCTU celebrated for commitment to patient safety

June 17, 2019

The PCTU recently earned a few patient safety honors! First, the unit was lauded for going two full years without a CAUTI. For those efforts, the team received its second straight…

Managing risk: Dedicated team addresses concerns regarding care

June 17, 2019

With specialized care delivered at Michigan Medicine daily, patients and staff members are sometimes put in challenging situations.…

8B receives patient safety honor

June 13, 2019

Congratulations to the UH 8B faculty and staff for going a full year without a CAUTI! The team earned a 365 Days of Safety Award from Michigan Medicine for its patient…

Show your appreciation! Nominate exceptional research staff by June 28

June 12, 2019

Please consider nominating an exceptional research staff member for the annual Camille Mrozowski Award for Service Excellence in Research, sponsored by the Medical School Office of Research. The award is open to administrative staff (not classified as "managerial") who work outside of the U-M Medical School Office of Research and support medical school research. Applications should be submitted via Competition Space and the nomination deadline is Friday, June 28. The awardee will be recognized this fall with a reception and a cash award. For more information, visit the webpage or contact Morgan Hayward at mhayward@umich.edu. Website: https://research.medicine.umich.edu/about-us/camille-mrozowski-award-service-excellence-research

Fast-thinking pharmacist keeps patients safe

June 12, 2019

During a recent shift, Shanna Kaczynski sensed something was not quite right. Kaczynski, who was a…

Union staff election for Police Oversight Committee underway

June 10, 2019

The election for the union staff representative to serve on the university’s Police Department Oversight Committee is underway. Online voting is available through 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14. Members of AFSCME, IUOE, HOA, MNA and Skilled Trades at Michigan Medicine and on the Ann Arbor campus are eligible to vote in this election. The Police Department Oversight Committee considers grievances against any police officer or the U-M Police Department. Its findings and recommendations are reported to the executive director of the Division of Public Safety and Security. View additional information about the committee and its procedures. The six-member committee…