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U-M Health to launch USP <800> Hazardous Drug Handling standards

December 1, 2022

Key takeaways: U-M Health will roll out USP (United States Pharmacopeia) <800> Hazardous Drug Handling standards on Feb. 28, 2023.The new standards reclassify drugs based on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) hazardous drug list.Online training for all clinical staff will be available beginning Tues., Dec. 6, with additional hands-on training for nurses during January and February. The U-M Health Hazardous Drug Oversight Committee (HDOC), with representatives from Pharmacy, Nursing and Safety Management Services, is preparing to launch USP (United States Pharmacopeia) <800> Hazardous Drug Handling standards on Feb. 28, 2023. USP <800> reclassifies drugs based on…

Hitinder Gurm, MBBS, FACC, to serve as interim chief medical officer

November 23, 2022

Over the past seven years, Jeff Desmond, M.D., has served as the chief medical officer for U-M Health. At the end of 2022, Desmond plans to retire after 29 years of service in various progressive leadership roles.  A search for the next CMO was initiated this summer and is still underway. A final candidate is anticipated to be identified in early 2023.  In the meantime, Hitinder Gurm, MBBS, FACC, has agreed to serve as the interim CMO until a permanent replacement is found. Gurm currently serves as the chief medical officer for Adult Hospitals.  His research interests include quality improvement…

Video: Nov. 18 virtual Town Hall

November 22, 2022

Last Friday, Michigan Medicine leaders hosted a virtual Town Hall to share various updates.  In case you missed it, a video is now available to view. 

Care at Home’s strong program needs ‘culture shift’ to reach next level

November 22, 2022

Approximately a 5-minute read Key takeaways: More than 70 patients have successfully navigated the new Hospital Care at Home program and over 500 have taken part in the Completion at Home…

Photo gallery: Michigan Answers campaign heads to Metro Airport during busy holiday travel season

November 21, 2022

Beginning this month, the organization will be extending its Michigan Answers campaign to Detroit Metro Airport! The Department of Communication’s marketing team has been working on a national brand campaign with the specific goal of elevating Michigan Medicine’s image as a research and discovery institution. The result is a campaign that highlights our faculty, staff and learners. The ads will be featured in high-impact areas, including escalator walls, security checkpoints, luggage carousels and other key locations. There will be both print and digital versions of the messages. The Michigan Answers campaign will run through the busy holiday travel season and…

Is your email becoming a burden? Leaders suggest norms, researcher studies solutions

November 21, 2022

Approximately a 5-minute read. Key takeaways: Wellness Office Faculty Associate Anita Amin, M.D. researched email’s impact on workplace stress and recommended a multi-level approach at the institutional, department and individual levels.Marschall…

Reminder: Michigan Medicine leaders to host virtual Town Hall this afternoon

November 18, 2022

Don't forget, Michigan Medicine leaders will host a virtual Town Hall meeting from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. this afternoon, Nov. 18. All faculty, staff and learners are encouraged to attend.  To access the meeting, click here:

Ono sets out strategic vision in first leadership address

November 18, 2022

At his first Leadership Welcome on Thursday, U-M President Santa J. Ono shared details about the strategic vision that will define his first few years as president. He outlined transformative initiatives ranging from efforts to amplify U-M’s research and scholarship activity to new opportunities for staff development; and from new sustainability developments to socially conscious investing. Ono, who became U-M’s 15th president Oct. 14, spoke about his excitement to join the university community. “The scope and scale of our research, scholarship and service to the world are a daily source of energy, inspiration and pride to me,” he said. “We…

Charles Reuland, M.H.S., Sc.D., named chief operations integration officer for U-M Health

November 16, 2022

Reuland Over the past several months, the organization has conducted a comprehensive search for a chief operations integration officer as part of the creation of the U-M Health enterprise triad leadership model.  This position will be assumed by Charles (Charlie) Reuland, M.H.S., Sc.D., on Jan. 23, 2023.  In this role, Reuland will oversee all U-M Health operational activities in partnership with the segment chief operating officers for adult hospitals, women and children’s, ambulatory care and pharmacy. Reuland is currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He provides leadership for the executive team relating…