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5C among units honored for hand hygiene compliance

March 20, 2017

Congratulations to several Michigan Medicine units that were recently honored for hand hygiene compliance! The staff members of 5C were honored by Infection Prevention and Epidemiology for…

Making a Difference: February 2017 highlights

March 15, 2017

The best feedback is often feedback received directly from those you serve, including patients, family members and colleagues. The Making a Difference program is a convenient way for these groups to…

PFANS celebrates UH/CVC registered dietitian nutritionists

March 15, 2017

March is National Nutrition Month and an opportunity to recognize the 20 registered dietitian nutritionists, or RDNs, who provide clinical nutrition services to patients in UH and the Cardiovascular Center. These clinicians exemplify excellence in patient care, medical education and research at Michigan Medicine. As experts in medical nutrition therapy, RDNs put patients and families first. They provide specialized nutrition care to complex patients and are uniquely qualified to complete comprehensive nutrition assessments aimed at identifying nutrition risk and nutrition diagnoses. RDNs are trained in nutrition-focused physical examination and promote early nutrition intervention through timely and appropriate identification of nutrition-related…

C&W 8E earns patient safety honor

March 14, 2017

Congratulations to 8E in C&W, which recently received the organization’s highest honor for patient safety! The unit was given the 365 Days of Safety Award for going 730 days without a…

Prizewinning performance by data analysis team

March 14, 2017

Last week, a team that includes two general medicine faculty members claimed third prize in the New England Journal of Medicine's SPRINT Data Challenge — a competition that aimed to create new knowledge and tools from the raw data of a major clinical trial for hypertension. The team included Rodney Hayward, M.D., and Jeremy Sussman, M.D., M.Sc., as well as U-M engineering professor Brian Denton, Ph.D. and engineering doctoral student Lauren Steimle. It was led by Stanford University researcher Sanjay Basu, M.D., Ph.D. and also included biostatistician Joseph Rigdon, Ph.D. Hayward, Sussman and Denton are all members of the U-M Institute for Healthcare…

Michigan Medicine unites for patient safety

March 13, 2017

At Michigan Medicine, patient safety is a top priority for all employees and trainees. In honor of this commitment, the organization will be celebrating National Patient Safety Week today through Saturday, March 18.The week is sponsored nationwide by the National Patient Safety Foundation and aims to raise awareness of patient safety among health care professionals and the general public.This year’s theme is “United for Patient Safety,” which emphasizes that everyone participating in the health care system — from clinical to administrative and support staff — has a role to play in keeping patients safe and free from harm.Events will take…

Nominate your mentor for Distinguished Clinical & Translational Research Award

March 10, 2017

Have you and your research benefited from the support of a mentor? Does your mentor have a track record of successfully mentoring students, fellows or early career faculty at U-M? Consider nominating your mentor for the 2017 Distinguished Clinical & Translational Research Award. The award is part of Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research — or MICHR — continuing its efforts to foster a culture of learning, especially in the area of clinical and health research. This award recognizes the value of mentoring at U-M in helping early career investigators to reach across disciplinary boundaries in pursuit of science. Nominees…

UH/CVC employees: Share input and ideas at upcoming town halls

March 9, 2017

Employee input is a critical component when identifying priorities and goals for any institution. Michigan Medicine’s UH/CVC leadership team wants to hear from faculty and staff at a pair of upcoming…

PFANS honors clinical pediatric registered dietitian nutritionists

March 8, 2017

As part of the department's National Nutrition Month celebration, Patient Food and Nutrition Services — or PFANS — is proud to recognize the excellence in patient care, education and research provided by the clinical pediatric registered dietitian nutritionists employed at Michigan Medicine. More than 20 clinical pediatric RDNs provide specialized patient and family-centered medical nutrition therapy throughout C.S. Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s hospitals. Many serve as instructors and preceptors for the PFANS Dietetic Internship Program. Michigan Medicine clinical pediatric RDNs regularly present at national conferences and host three pediatric nutrition practicums highlighting innovative care in ketogenic diets, neonatal nutrition,…