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It’s the Year of the Nurse and Midwife!

May 6, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kUnsATAbhA&feature=youtu.be It’s Nurses Week, which makes it the perfect time to recognize the critical contributions nurses and midwives make to the organization — and the world. And that’s never been more…

Reminder: Mother’s Day is coming! Tell us about an amazing mom in your life

May 4, 2020

This year, Mother’s Day will likely look a little bit different. With social distancing and stay-at-home policies in place, annual brunches and gatherings won’t be found in homes across the state. However, that doesn’t mean the holiday can’t serve as the perfect time to celebrate the mothers in your life. Headlines wants to know about an amazing mom in your life. It can be your own mother or it can be your daughter. Maybe it’s your sister or a neighbor across the street. Share what makes them so special and why they are important to you. Include a photo, too,…

Delivering a personal touch — from a distance

May 4, 2020

At Michigan Medicine, caring for the whole patient has always meant reaching out to families and the surrounding community. The COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t going to stop clinical teams from continuing this…

Temporary Furlough and Temporary Reduced Hours: What you need to know

April 30, 2020

As previously announced, Michigan Medicine, in alignment with U-M, will offer two voluntary programs for staff: a temporary furlough program for staff in non-critical operationsa temporary reduction in hours In each case, employees would be able to return to their regular positions and hours at the end of the approved period (including any mutually agreed upon extensions). Staff with regular, non-temporary appointments are eligible. Temporary furloughs and temporarily reduced hours are voluntary, and requests must be made between April 27, 2020 and May 8, 2020. Approved voluntary furloughs and reduced hours can start as early as May 1 but no…

Mother’s Day is approaching: Tell us about an amazing mother in your life!

April 28, 2020

This year, Mother’s Day will likely look a little bit different. With social distancing and stay-at-home policies in place, annual brunches and gatherings won’t be found in homes across the state. However, that doesn’t mean the holiday can’t serve as the perfect time to celebrate the mothers in your life. Headlines wants to know about an amazing mom in your life. It can be your own mother or it can be your daughter. Maybe it’s your sister or a neighbor across the street. Share what makes them so special and why they are important to you. Include a photo, too,…

Hidden heroes: EVS team works quietly on the front lines to protect care teams, patients

April 28, 2020

In the world of COVID-19, the phrase “front line” often brings to mind first responders, nurses and providers working to save and heal patients afflicted with…

Negative pressure, positive attitude: How faculty and staff came together to activate the RICU

April 27, 2020

In early March 2020, the threat of coronavirus seemed distant for many Michiganders. However, leadership at Michigan Medicine recognized that the pandemic would be hitting the state…

The Wrap features respiratory therapists on the front line

April 24, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWPF1pe2PGM&feature=emb_logo This week, two respiratory therapists who are working on the front line of COVID-19 patient care joined The Wrap to share their perspectives and experiences. Scott Cox and Tom Nemeth discussed their typical day and the vital work they are performing during this unprecedented time. Check it out via the YouTube link above (for video) or the media player below (for audio-only). Please note, the media player is no longer compatible with Internet Explorer, so please open in a new browser or find it on your personal device to take a listen!

Thank you to Michigan Medicine’s Medical Laboratory Professionals!

April 23, 2020

It's Medical Laboratory Professionals Week! This is an annual celebration of medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy. During this challenging time, medical laboratory professionals are as important as ever, working to push science and health care forward in unprecedented ways. Thank you to all the medical laboratory professionals at Michigan Medicine for all you do — you are appreciated!