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19 units share hand hygiene compliance honors

January 9, 2019

Congratulations to 19 units across Michigan Medicine, who all tied for the highest hand hygiene compliance scores in December! The units are: PICU, PCTU, 11W, 12E, 12W, Neuro ICU, SICU, 6B, 6C, 7E, 7W, 8E, CVC 5, Radiology prep/recovery, Mott OR, Von Voigtlander OR, PFANS, EVS, lab/phlebotomy. Those units will be added to the Infection Prevention and Epidemiology honor roll, along with the following areas: 5B, Brandon NICU, 6A, 4C, CCMU, 5A, SSS, 7C, 4A, 7B, 5C, MSSU Blue, 8 DNS, 8A, MSSU Maize, 8C, adult dialysis, pediatric dialysis, CV ICU, CVC OR, 7A, 8B, TB ICU, AES/EC3, UH PACU,…

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognizes 7C cardiology with gold Beacon Award for Excellence

January 8, 2019

Congratulations to 7C Cardiology, which recently received a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses! The Beacon Award for Excellence — a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments — recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six healthy work environment standards. Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award with gold, silver or bronze designations meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the…

Send in new year’s resolutions for 2019!

January 7, 2019

A new year brings new goals and a new outlook for employees across the organization! Headlines wants to know what you’ve resolved to do in 2019. Email a photo of you…

Spreading good cheer: Employees help patients, families celebrate the holidays

January 7, 2019

Faculty and staff across Michigan Medicine made sure that those who spent the past few weeks at the academic medical center didn’t miss out on some…

Happy New Year, Michigan Medicine!

December 31, 2018

It’s a new year, and with it comes new goals and a new outlook for employees across the organization! Headlines wants to know what you’ve resolved to do in 2019. Email…

Employees on 7B earn patient safety honors

December 20, 2018

Congratulations to the faculty and staff of 7B, who recently went 365 days without a CAUTI! For their efforts, the unit earned a 365 Days of Safety award from the organization.…

Season’s greetings: Employees get in the holiday spirit

December 20, 2018

From building gingerbread houses to hosting chili cook-offs to volunteering at a local food pantry, Michigan Medicine team members have been in the holiday spirit over…

Give them a hand! Organization celebrates top hand hygiene compliance units

December 19, 2018

A special hand hygiene compliance celebration was held on Monday, Dec. 17, in the Dow Auditorium to celebrate the 19 most successful units over the past year. The event was hosted by Jeff Desmond, M.D., chief medical officer, and Ann Scanlon McGinity, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, chief nurse executive. Attendees were eligible to enter into a drawing for one of four Amazon gift cards.  The winners are: Jaclyn Shaheen, 7W Cinda Loik, 4A Lisa Kline, CSR Kristin Bryant, Brandon NICU In addition, David Spahlinger, M.D., drew the following three winners from the 19 units that were entered into a drawing for…

Don’t forget: Send in your holiday photos!

December 17, 2018

It’s holiday time — and units across Michigan Medicine are getting in the spirit of the season. Headlines wants to know how you’re celebrating this month with your colleagues. Email pictures of you and your coworkers celebrating the season and it could be featured in an upcoming edition of Headlines. It could be photos from your newly-decorated work areas or shots from a department holiday party. Once you have them, send the photos to headlines@med.umich.edu. Those that are sent in by Tuesday, Dec. 18 will be included in a unique photo gallery! Thanks for all you do to help patients, families…