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Aromatherapy offers non-pharmaceutical option for patients’ pain relief

June 30, 2021

Can something as common as peppermint relieve nausea after chemotherapy? Would something as simple as a pleasant scent calm down a frightened child before a stressful surgery or procedure? Could aromatherapy…

Leaders discuss how they are managing remote work/return-to-work strategies

June 29, 2021

A more open workspace for HITS at the 777 Building. The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how Michigan Medicine delivers care, conducts research and educates the health care leaders of the future.…

Pharmacy Department update

June 23, 2021

Over the past few years, the Pharmacy Department has made exceptional strides to optimize both operations and partnerships across the clinical enterprise. Chief Pharmacy Officer Stan Kent has provided extraordinary leadership, guiding the department to make significant improvements in controlled substance management, DEA compliance, compounding capabilities, drug distribution services in patient care areas and critical daily operations. Chief Medical Officer Jeff Desmond, M.D., has also provided guidance and leadership of Pharmacy Department activities and enhancements over the past few years. Since last year, the Strategy Department has been working with pharmacy leadership and many other stakeholders to evaluate opportunities to…

Additional adjustments to Birth Center surge accommodation strategy

June 22, 2021

As the volume of patients in the Birth Center at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital grows, additional adjustments have been made to the surge accommodation strategy that went into effect on June 7. Units that are impacted in C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, as well as some adult patient units from University Hospital and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center that are located in the children’s and women’s hospitals, have been notified of these updated adjustments that go into effect on June 22. Hospital leadership will continually assess the situation throughout the next three months and keep the affected…

Our shared experiences can help us stand together to build a better work culture

June 22, 2021

In his latest Minute with Marschall blog, Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., discusses how our shared experiences through this pandemic, along with the new data from the recent engagement survey, can help us build a more engaged, supportive workplace culture.  To share how your team is planning to improve your workplace culture, share a comment on the blog. For more information on the survey results, read this  2021 Vital Voices Headlines Article.   

Movement at Mott initiative encourages mobility and activity for patients

June 18, 2021

Last week, the 7 East team at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital kicked off a new initiative for patients in their unit: Movement at Mott. “Movement at…

Video: Leadership Town Hall from June 11

June 15, 2021

Michigan Medicine leaders hosted a virtual Town Hall last Friday, June 11. The information shared included updates on COVID-19 and human resources, a look at a new Hospital Care at Home initiative and guidelines from the Flexible First Workplace/Workforce committee. If you missed it, a video of the meeting is now available.

Reminder: Leaders to host virtual town hall this afternoon

June 11, 2021

Don't forget, Michigan Medicine leaders will host a virtual town hall this afternoon, June 11, from 2 – 3 p.m.  Updates from operations, human resources, the Flexible First Workforce Committee and marketing will be provided to faculty and staff. To join the meeting, click on the link below. https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/92478265278?pwd=SGVvMk1NeHZISlUyRlVZNUFxWkNldz09 Password: 657670

Quality Department transition

June 10, 2021

Five years ago, the Quality Department was established as a centralized, shared services department to support the health system business units. Since then, the department has helped the organization make great strides in safety and quality, including attaining a CMS 5-star hospital rating, launching and implementing high reliability, reducing hospital acquired conditions (HACs), and achieving consistently high rankings by national and international institutions. Looking to the next five years, it is anticipated that the Quality Department will continue to evolve to support the greater alignment and expansion of quality and safety across the health system. In order to facilitate that…