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Making Blue Go: Long-time employees recognized at annual Service Awards

October 19, 2022

David Jones, left, was honored for 55 years of service. Approximately a 2-minute read Key takeaways:  On Monday, 134 Michigan Medicine employees were honored for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 or…

It’s National Pharmacy Week!

October 18, 2022

The third full week of October is annually celebrated as National Pharmacy Week — giving the organization a chance to celebrate all the work that pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others that support safe medication use do at Michigan Medicine.  Additionally, we celebrate Pharmacy Technician Day on Oct. 18. Pharmacy Technician Day recognizes the amazing services provided by pharmacy technicians to advance safe and efficient health care. They are critical to our mission.    From medication provision and monitoring of care, novel therapy preparation and distribution, research, sterile products compounding and stocking essential medications, pharmacy team members help provide outstanding patient care. …

Five faculty members with diverse backgrounds elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 17, 2022

Earlier today, five U-M professors were elected to the National Academy of Medicine, or the NAM, the highest honorary society in the country for researchers in the fields of health and medicine. The prestigious group was recognized for their contributions to a broad range of topics, including cardiovascular disease, epidemiology, hepatology, health inequities, and anesthesiology informatics and clinical research. Katherine A. Gallagher, Michele Heisler, Sachin Kheterpal, Anna Suk-Fong Lok and Bhramar Mukherjee are now a part of a select group of U-M researchers who belong to the National Academy of Medicine. Katherine A. Gallagher, M.D. Katherine A. Gallagher, professor of…

It’s Infection Prevention Week! Recognizing our integral colleagues

October 17, 2022

It’s International Infection Prevention Week 2022 — a chance to recognize those who keep our organization safe and healthy. In addition to fighting a pandemic, the Infection Prevention & Epidemiology (IPE) team protects faculty and staff from surges in health care-associated infections, measles outbreaks, during flu season, and so many other day-to-day infectious battles.  Here’s a closer look at two of these valuable team members! Marissa Yee, infection preventionist What is your role at Michigan Medicine and how long have you held your position?I have worked in IPE for more than six years. I started as a clinical information analyst and…

Marching to the beat of his own Drummer: Long-time employee exemplifies the ‘leaders and best’

October 13, 2022

Approximately a 2-minute read Key takeaways:  Charles Drummer, a member of the Environmental Services team, has been at Michigan Medicine for 50 years.Drummer said “the most important thing to do is…

Von Voigtlander PACU earns hand hygiene compliance honors

October 12, 2022

Congratulations to the PACU at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, which was recently recognized as the organization’s top performing unit for hand hygiene compliance in September! The team will be added to the Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Honor Roll, along with: 12E, PICU, 12W, PCTU, 7W, 5A, MSSU Blue, 8C, CVC5-ICU, 6C, 7C, 8DNS, 7B, CVC PACU, Brandon NICU, PFANS and CVICU.  Excellent hand hygiene is one of the best ways to protect yourself and patients from infections. Please encourage each other to wash hands and use “Clean-Remind-Thank”: Clean in and clean out of patient care areasRemind someone if they forgetSay…

Reminder: Deadline extended: Recognize colleagues with a HOPE Award nomination

October 11, 2022

The Office of Patient Experience is proud to announce the call for nominations for the annual Evan Newport HOPE Awards! The nomination form is open and the deadline has been extended. Please take a moment to recognize a colleague and/or team that goes above and beyond to exemplify the values of patient and family centered care. Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 28. The recipients will be announced at the HOPE & JOY Awards ceremony on Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. Be sure to save the date!  To nominate a patient or family volunteer advisor for a JOY Award, complete…

Living our values: Physician assistants at U-M Health

October 11, 2022

Approximately a 6-minute read Across Michigan Medicine, faculty and staff work hard to carry out exceptional patient care, education and research. Part of those efforts are centered around the organization’s core…

It’s Health Care Food Service Workers Week! Here’s one last not-so-secret recipe

October 7, 2022

Patient Food and Nutrition Services is closing out its celebration Health Care Food Service Workers Week by offering one more of its recipes to Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners. Today’s recipe is for meatloaf, a classic in any kitchen: