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COVID-19 update: A message from Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.

November 3, 2020

Dear colleagues, As we begin November and colder weather pushes us to move our activities inside, we are seeing the anticipated increase in COVID-19 inpatients. The good news is that we are prepared and fine-tuning plans based on lessons learned. As importantly, we are committed to keeping you informed and providing transparent and timely data on COVID-19 admissions, staff infection rates, equipment supplies and overall occupancy. Plan overview Our COVID-19 Resurgence Plan has transitioned from the Chronic level, where we were seeing a census of fewer than 20 inpatients/day, to the Acute level, where we are caring for more than 30 inpatients/day,…

Maintaining respect, professionalism at work: A message from Deloris Hunt, chief human resources officer

November 3, 2020

Dear colleagues, On Election Day, I want remind all of our commitment to maintaining and upholding a respectful and professional atmosphere in the workplace. It has been a year like no other, rattled by a series of tumultuous events, immense personal and professional challenges, heartache and intense passions around the election cycle. Regardless of our own political views and the outcomes of the election, we must remain united in our common mission and core values. We must continue to advance health to serve Michigan and the world — especially during a pandemic. And, we must demonstrate caring, integrity, inclusion, innovation…

Sharing successes, honoring legacies: Wrapping up Quality Month 2020

October 29, 2020

The format of this year’s Quality Month celebration may have looked different but one thing stayed the same — the enthusiasm of faculty and staff participating and sharing their quality and…

A decade of friendship: Joint Institute leaders gather for 10-year anniversary celebration

October 22, 2020

A global pandemic changed the venue, but couldn’t stop Michigan Medicine and Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC) from celebrating their longstanding partnership. Almost 200 faculty and leaders from both the…

Video: Virtual Town Hall Hosted by Michigan Medicine Leaders (10-16)

October 20, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur5pXP2Kkgs&feature=youtu.be Leaders hosted a virtual Town Hall last Friday to provide updates on COVID-19 preparedness, family care issues, and the work of the Anti-Racism Oversight Committee.  If you missed it, you can watch the video above or by clicking here.

Reminder: Leaders to host virtual Town Hall this afternoon

October 16, 2020

Don't forget, Michigan Medicine leaders will be hosting a virtual Town Hall this afternoon, Oct. 16, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Topics discussed will include updates on COVID-19 resurgence planning, Family Care Committee recommendations, September financials and Anti-Racism Oversight Committee work. To join the Town Hall, click here: https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/92478265278?pwd=SGVvMk1NeHZISlUyRlVZNUFxWkNldz09 Password: 657670 To join via iPhone one-tap:     US: +13017158592,,92478265278#  To join via telephone:     Dial: +1 301 715 8592      Webinar ID: 924 7826 5278

U-M United Way campaign announces fundraising goal

October 15, 2020

The U-M United Way campaign that kicked off Oct. 12 has announced its fundraising goal of $1 million. U-M faculty, staff and retirees are asked to pledge to the campaign to support this goal and the important work of the United Way of Washtenaw County. This year’s campaign co-chairs T. Anthony Denton, senior vice president and COO at the U-M Health System and Michigan Medicine, and Cynthia H. Wilbanks, vice president for government relations, encourage colleagues to make a pledge by Dec. 31. “Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the yearly campaign is critically important to the underserved…

Leaders to host virtual Town Hall on Friday

October 13, 2020

Leaders will be hosting a virtual Town Hall on Friday, Oct. 16 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Topics discussed will include updates on COVID-19 resurgence planning, Family Care Committee recommendations, September financials, and Anti-Racism Oversight Committee work. To join the Town Hall, click here: https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/92478265278?pwd=SGVvMk1NeHZISlUyRlVZNUFxWkNldz09 Password: 657670 To join via iPhone one-tap:     US: +13017158592,,92478265278#  To join via telephone:     Dial: +1 301 715 8592      Webinar ID: 924 7826 5278

A focus on caring: Send us your stories

October 12, 2020

Over the next several months you will be hearing stories about how faculty, staff and learners embrace Michigan Medicine’s five core values. This month, the focus is on CARING. In his…