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Increasing transparency: Physician star ratings soon to be made available

February 20, 2020

Allowing patients to make informed decisions about where they will receive care is a priority at Michigan Medicine — and nationwide.  To increase Michigan Medicine’s transparency of health care and providers, access to star ratings and patient satisfaction…

Working together, achieving together: Organization preps for Magnet® re-designation

February 19, 2020

The organization celebrated Magnet designation three years ago this week. Within the organization, the commitment to provide the highest standard of care and improve health outcomes for patients occurs every day.…

Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., discusses connection between high reliability, employee engagement

February 18, 2020

In his latest “Minute with Marschall,” Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for medical affairs, dean of the U-M Medical School and CEO of Michigan Medicine, connects the dots between High Reliability Universal Skills training and employee engagement. For instance, as Runge said: “Creating more opportunities for dialogue and problem solving, through huddles, rounding and clarifying questions, improve feedback and engagement.” That was just one example he provided about the connection between the two ongoing initiatives. Click here to check out the full post!

3,000 pages and 18 months: UMMS reaches milestone in reaccreditation push

February 10, 2020

As part of the reaccreditation process for its medical degree, the U-M Medical School (UMMS) recently submitted more than 3,000 pages of documentation to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), highlighting a robust medical education program. During the past 18 months, more than 200 faculty, staff and learners have come together to serve on committees and contribute in other ways in preparation for the LCME site visit in April of this year. The medical school is seeking an eight-year reaccreditation of its program toward the M.D. degree. The reaccreditation process has given all involved the opportunity to take a…

Photo gallery: Dwyer’s legacy celebrated at farewell event

February 7, 2020

A large crowd gathered at Ford Auditorium on Wednesday to bid farewell to Shon Dwyer, M.B.A., R.N., executive director of University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center,…

Gratitude and thanks to the Michigan Medicine community

February 6, 2020

A message from Tony Denton, senior vice-president & chief operating officer One of the most rewarding aspects of working at Michigan Medicine is the opportunity to be surrounding by talented, kind and generous colleagues. And each year through the U-M United Way campaign, our Michigan Medicine generosity makes an important and positive difference across Washtenaw County. That was certainly the case in 2019 — as employees across the university and Michigan Medicine partnered to raise financial support and help our neighbors in need in a variety of ways. As  a team, the total funds raised for the U-M’s United Way…

You’re invited: Farewell celebration for Shon Dwyer

February 4, 2020

Dwyer All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to a farewell celebration for Shon Dwyer, the executive director of University Hospital and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center. Dwyer, who has been with the organization for 33 years, has accepted the position of president at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital, the flagship facility of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Please join members of the organization’s leadership team to thank Dwyer for her more than three decades of service — and for creating a remarkable legacy at Michigan Medicine. The celebration will take place from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Ford…

Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., sits down with Chief Strategy Officer Keith Dickey on latest ‘Minute with Marschall’

February 4, 2020

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, which provided the ideal opportunity for Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for medical affairs, dean of the U-M Medical School and CEO of Michigan Medicine, to discuss the new Cancer Network of West Michigan. Runge discussed that initiative, as well as the other great work beign performed to advance health care throughout the state, with Keith Dickey, chief strategy officer, on his blog, “A Minute with Marschall.” Click here to see that conversation!

Linda Larin, M.B.A., FACHE, named interim chief operating officer for Adult Hospitals

February 4, 2020

Linda Larin, M.B.A., FACHE, will assume the interim role of chief operating officer for the Adult Hospitals (University Hospital and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center), effective Feb. 1.  In this role, she will work closely with the Adult Hospitals chief nursing officer and chief clinical officer to optimize and enhance the operations of the adult hospitals. Larin has served as the associate hospital director for cardiovascular and neurosciences programs at Michigan Medicine since 2014. Prior to this role, she served as the chief administrative officer at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center from 2000 to 2017. Larin is a fellow of the American…