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Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., shares why COVID-19 ‘brings out the best in us’

March 31, 2020

In his latest “Minute with Marschall,” Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., expressed his deep appreciation for everyone’s hard work and dedication at Michigan Medicine. Runge went on to share heartwarming stories of teamwork and commitment, from hundreds of nurses who have volunteered to staff the RICU, to countless other staff members offering to redeploy across the organization. Click here to see Runge’s complete post.

Take brief survey to help organization improve communication efforts

March 31, 2020

Michigan Medicine is committed to clear, transparent communication with faculty and staff during this global pandemic. Please complete a brief, four-question survey to help the organization see how it can improve communication efforts with you. The survey can be found by clicking here. Thank you in advance for your feedback!

Bone and Joint Acute Injury Clinic Opens at Brighton Center for Specialty Care

March 30, 2020

A clinic for adult patients with bone and joint acute injuries opened today, March 30, at the Brighton Center for Specialty Care. The clinic was established to reduce exposure to adult patients during the global coronavirus epidemic and to redirect these injuries from the Emergency Department. The clinic is fully staffed by orthopedic surgeons and physicians, dedicated musculoskeletal nursing and physician assistant staff, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, anesthesiologists and radiology specialists, with access to the onsite outpatient surgery center and comprehensive musculoskeletal imaging capabilities, if needed.  Procedures requiring sedation and fluoroscopy are also available on site. Patients do not…

Solving complex problems: Q&A with Stan Kent, R.Ph., M.S., chief pharmacy officer

March 30, 2020

Recently, readers learned all about the Department of Pharmacy — a team of more than 500 employees who impact nearly every patient treated at Michigan Medicine. It’s also a group that…

Leaders to hold virtual town hall this afternoon

March 27, 2020

At 2 p.m. today, March 27, Michigan Medicine leaders will host another virtual town hall event to keep employees apprised of COVID-19-related activities across the organization. The discussion will include an update on the current operations, development of contingency plans to care for future patients, employee safety and benefits, and workforce planning due to operational ramp downs. If you would like to submit questions in advance, send them to coronavirus-info@med.umich.edu with Subject: TOWN HALL QUESTION. To access the town hall, follow these instructions: To join on your computer, click here. To join via a mobile device: Open this link: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/eevfgfjxDownload the app if you…

Christopher K. Bichakjian, M.D., appointed chair of Department of Dermatology

March 27, 2020

Bichakjian On Thursday, March 26, the board of regents approved the appointment of Christopher K. Bichakjian, M.D., as chair of the Department of Dermatology, effective April 1. He has served as interim chair since November 2018. A professor of dermatology in the U-M Medical School (UMMS), Bichakjian is chief of the Division of Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology, director of the Multidisciplinary Melanoma Program in the Rogel Cancer Center, and medical director of the Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology Mohs Ambulatory Care Unit. He is a foremost expert in the field of cutaneous surgery and oncology, with a special interest in Merkel cell…

Leaders to hold virtual town hall on Friday, March 27

March 26, 2020

On Friday, March 27, Michigan Medicine leaders will host another virtual town hall event to keep employees apprised of COVID-19-related activities across the organization. The discussion will include an update on the current operations, development of contingency plans to care for future patients, employee safety and benefits, and workforce planning due to operational ramp downs. If you would like to submit questions in advance, send them to coronavirus-info@med.umich.edu with Subject: TOWN HALL QUESTION. The event will take place Friday from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. To access the town hall, follow these instructions: To join on your computer, click here.…

M-LINE helps create ‘seamless system of care’

March 25, 2020

The M-LINE team visits Metro Health last fall. In 2016, Michigan Medicine and Metro Health joined forces under an affiliation agreement. This partnership was a critical part of Michigan Medicine’s strategic priority…

Michigan Medicine physician on the pandemic: ‘This is a marathon, not a sprint.’

March 24, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2RAYXCbgok&feature=youtu.be David Miller, M.D. is part of the team of Michigan Medicine doctors who have been working daily to plan for the hospital’s response to COVID-19. “This is a marathon and not a sprint,” said Miller, a urologist and leader with Michigan Medicine's emergency response team. “Here at Michigan Medicine, we’re doing all we can to plan for patients and you can help us by following this advice. Together we’ll get through this.” Following Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “stay home, stay safe” executive order Monday, Miller shared his top three messages with the community. Take the executive order seriously“One of…