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SBAR: A small but mighty tool for communicating clearly

August 11, 2022

We are bombarded with information, inputs and distractions coming at us from all directions, all day long, whether we are busy caring for patients or hard at work ensuring the daily…

Surveyors from the Joint Commission have arrived!

August 8, 2022

Michigan Medicine anticipates that the Joint Commission visit will last five days and the team of surveyors will visit all clinical areas at onsite and off-site locations.  The scope of the survey encompasses both inpatient and outpatient venues across all hospitals, health centers and Home Care Services.  A large portion of the survey agenda will involve surveyors walking around tracing the care given to patients, inquiring about the care delivery process, observing work practices and interviewing staff, patients and families.  The survey process will also include a special focus on the environment of care, fire safety issues and emergency preparedness.…

Update on access to abortion care services

August 3, 2022

U-M is very closely monitoring the complicated legal proceedings related to abortion care in the state, including the decisions on Monday in the cases brought by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Planned Parenthood. Currently, Michigan Medicine will continue to include abortion care in the reproductive health services it provides to patients.  In addition to our commitment to care for our patients, the university’s longstanding policy is to support our employees and learners, which includes providing legal defense for those who might become parties in civil or criminal legal proceedings by virtue of their good-faith efforts to perform their duties. As President…

BASE 2023 and beyond: Strategic priorities for the future 

August 3, 2022

A year ago, David Miller, M.D., M.P.H., president of U-M Health, introduced strategic priorities called BASE, which stands for Belonging and Inclusion, Access, Safety and Quality, and Experience. Designed to serve…

Vital Voices: Organization set to launch initiatives spurred by your feedback

August 2, 2022

Earlier this year, Michigan Medicine faculty and staff participated in the 2022 Vital Voices faculty and staff engagement surveys. Upon receiving the overall results, the Michigan Medicine leadership team took an…

Healthcare Equity Consult Service launches Aug. 1

July 29, 2022

Bias, discrimination and inequities have long existed within the U.S. health care system, and the COVID-19 pandemic only made them more visible. Health care inequities are related to personal demographics such as race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and ability, to name a few, that intersect with other social determinants of health. Together, the health care disparities many patients and families face are exacerbated throughout institutions in our country and at Michigan Medicine. At U-M Health, we are taking the proper steps to create a more inclusive environment. In support of patients, their families, faculty, staff, student and trainee learners, U-M…

Limiting admissions, innovating care: New clinic transforming lives for patients with liver ailments

July 27, 2022

L-R: Mary Killian, R.N., Carrie Bergmans, PA-C, Dawn Mallon, R.N. The team briefly removed their masks for a photo. For years, Elliot Tapper, M.D., and his colleagues noticed a trend among…

Charles F. Burant, M.D., Ph.D., to lead Taubman Institute for another five-year term

July 21, 2022

Burant Charles F. Burant, M.D., Ph.D., will lead Michigan Medicine’s Taubman Institute for an additional five-year term, announced Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the U-M Medical School. Burant was first appointed in 2017, succeeding founding director Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. His second term will span 2022-2027. “We are very excited that Dr. Burant will continue his leadership of the Taubman Institute, and advance the transformational research conducted by our Taubman Scholars,” said Runge. “The work supported by the Taubman institute makes a tremendous difference in the lives of our patients and…

Regents appoint Santa Ono as U-M’s next president

July 14, 2022

Santa J. Ono, the president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia, has been named the 15th president of the University of Michigan. (Roger Hart, Michigan Photography) Santa J.…