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Submit your questions to UH/CVC leaders for May 1 Town Hall

March 14, 2019

University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center employees are asked to submit questions and comments to be addressed during the Spring 2019 Town Hall planned for Wednesday, May 1, from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. in the MCHC Auditorium. UH/CVC Chief Nursing Officer Devin Carr, Executive Director Shon Dwyer and Chief Clinical Officer David Miller will open the presentation with announcements, updates and recognition. The leadership triad plans to devote the bulk of the time to addressing faculty and staff interests. Employees are encouraged to submit questions in advance to allow the presenters to identify the topics of greatest interest and…

Recognition Done Right: Departments, units show off best practices at Michigan Medicine

March 14, 2019

National Recognition Month is rolling along and for the past few weeks, faculty and staff have taken the opportunity to honor those who inspire them by carrying out exceptional patient care,…

Improving sepsis outcomes at Michigan Medicine

March 11, 2019

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when an infection someone already has, such as in the skin, lungs, urinary tract or elsewhere, triggers a chain reaction throughout the body and injures other tissues and organs. Without treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), more than 1.7 million adults in the U.S. develop sepsis each year, and nearly 270,000 Americans die as a result of sepsis. The CDC also estimates that one in three patients who die in a hospital have sepsis. Teams across…

A leadership message in celebration of National Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 11, 2019

Dear colleagues, It is National Patient Safety Awareness Week, a time to engage health care providers, patients, and their families in conversations about safety and its critical role in health care delivery. Although patient safety is important year-round, Patient Safety Week is an additional opportunity to talk with your colleagues, patients and their families about patient safety and why it is our top priority. This year’s celebration takes on new meaning as we begin our journey to high reliability and focus on building a robust patient safety culture across our organization. Over the next three years, the Office of Patient…

Kirk J. Brower, M.D., appointed chief wellness officer

March 8, 2019

Kirk J. Brower, M.D., has been appointed as faculty director of the new Michigan Medicine Wellness Office and chief wellness officer for the U-M Medical School, effective March 1. In this capacity, Brower will lead the new Wellness Office toward its mission to improve the health and well-being of faculty, staff and learners. Brower is a professor of psychiatry in the Medical School. He was most recently the medical director for the Faculty and Physician Health Initiative for Michigan Medicine, psychiatric consultant to the Office of Clinical Affairs at the U-M Health System, and certified medical review officer for Michigan…

Introducing the Michigan Medicine Wellness Office

March 6, 2019

Last year, members of the Michigan Medicine community came together to study ways in which the organization could improve wellness for faculty, staff and learners. The Wellness and Civility Task Force surveyed employees and studied trends nationwide in order to come up with a set of recommendations, one of which was the establishment of an on-site Wellness Office. The new Michigan Medicine Wellness Office, which is now open, will provide centralized coordination, development and implementation of programs and initiatives designed to improve and support wellness on campus. This will involve working with offices and resources already in place, including MHealthy,…

Thank you, Michigan Medicine

March 1, 2019

To the Michigan Medicine community, Every day, I see talented people do incredible things to care for our patients and make their…

In honor of Black History Month, influential leaders celebrate diversity, keys to their success

February 28, 2019

Today concludes Black History Month, which has served as a valuable opportunity to reflect on the importance of diversity — both within the organization and across the U.S. To celebrate the…

Apply now for diversity, equity and inclusion mini-grants

February 27, 2019

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is seeking applications for its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Mini-Grant Program. The program provides an opportunity to acknowledge, inform, reinvigorate and refocus departmental and unit efforts on activities that promote respect for and learning about others. The grant program is funded by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and the Dean of the Medical School. Grant submissions should align with the strategic priorities of Michigan Medicine to enhance inclusion, increase diversity and promote equity across the institution for our patients, faculty and staff. All Michigan Medicine faculty,…