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National Hospital Week: Thank you to all our health care heroes

May 14, 2020

This week, Michigan Medicine is recognizing and celebrating all of its health care heroes as part of National Hospital Week 2020. The annual event, celebrated May 10-16 and sponsored by the American Hospital Association, highlights the hospitals, health systems and all of the people contributing to keeping patients and the community healthy. Now more than ever, this important week gives an opportunity to celebrate Michigan Medicine teams and the innovative ways they are supporting the health care needs of the community members during this pandemic. “We both witness your contributions on a daily basis — as we round our hospitals,…

Paving the road to recovery: Care Management team helping COVID-19 patients find success

May 14, 2020

L-R: Dan Alverson, Caitlyn Sultana, Brian Nickerson and Emily Fagre For the past two months, teams across Michigan Medicine have been working toward one goal — caring for patients with COVID-19…

Video: U-M medical students express gratitude to front-line workers

May 13, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fimzSj0I2d4&feature=youtu.be On Friday, the U-M Medical School will hold a virtual celebration in honor of its 2020 graduating class. Before then, however, students across the school took some time to express their heartfelt gratitude to all of the front-line workers at Michigan Medicine.  As one of the students said: “Thank you for inspiring us even more to become future physicians.” Check out their emotional video above!

Mask crusaders: The force behind critical PPE conservation efforts

May 13, 2020

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, news media across the country have been reporting a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment. Through careful planning…

Bentley Historical Library seeks to archive pandemic experiences of U-M community

May 12, 2020

Zoom meeting screenshots. Journal entries. Course assignments. Audio interviews. Social distancing signage. Tributes to essential workers. Photos from virtual commencement.  These are just a few examples of materials that the U-M Bentley Historical Library is looking for as part of a new project that calls for the U-M community to help document the COVID-19 pandemic. The library, well-known for its archives chronicling the history of the state of Michigan and U-M, recently launched the effort to collect the varied experiences of students, staff and faculty. “Our goal is to document the personal experiences of the university community during the coronavirus…

Beyond the call: Nurses step up in extraordinary ways during COVID-19

May 12, 2020

For nurses at Michigan Medicine, the past few months have presented challenges never before seen in their careers. With ICUs created seemingly overnight and ever-changing patient populations, COVID-19 offered team members…

Showcasing the Leaders and Best: Quality Month makes call for posters

May 11, 2020

A team at the Quality Month event in October 2019, prior to social distancing measures taking effect. Even in the face of unprecedented challenges caused by a global pandemic, faculty and…

Video: Shining a light on nursing excellence

May 11, 2020

In 2017, the organization achieved Magnet designation, a prideful achievement and one of the highest honors in nursing. Now, the amazing nursing community is on the journey to redesignation. Check out this video from Chief Nurse Executive Nancy May and Chief Medical Officer Jeff Desmond as they highlight the importance of recognition, nursing excellence and share inspiring words to the organization's nursing community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMOA7QeSLpo&feature=youtu.be To learn more about the Magnet journey, please click here.

Celebrating moms — no matter the circumstances

May 7, 2020

This Mother’s Day may seem different than years past. As everyone works to flatten the curve or prevent a second peak of COVID-19, family gatherings and…