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Diversity Means More: Weaving advocacy, professional development into huddles and team meetings

April 13, 2021

The Advocacy and Professional Development subcommittee of the Anti-Racism Oversight Committee (AROC) seeks to integrate the values of anti-racism into everyday work at Michigan Medicine. Indeed, the ultimate goal is for…

Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., discusses doing the right thing with integrity

April 13, 2021

When does doing the right thing become natural? When we begin to live the core value of integrity, according to Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D. In his Minute with Marschall Blog, Runge shares examples of how little things can make a big difference for our community and our organization. And he invites others to share how they demonstrate courage, truth and transparency in their words and actions. Check out his latest entry today. 

Video: April 9 virtual town hall

April 12, 2021

Michigan Medicine leaders hosted a virtual Town Hall last Friday, April 9. In case you missed it, you can view the video by clicking here. To help you navigate the video, here are the topics that were discussed, along with their timestamps: Welcome: 0:13Medical school updates: 2:37COVID-19 updates: 7:30Vaccine updates: 2:51HR updates: 34:10Q&A: 39:16

Reminder: Leaders to host virtual town hall this afternoon

April 9, 2021

Michigan Medicine leaders will host a town hall discussion on Zoom this afternoon, April 9, at 2 p.m. Among the topics to be discussed include COVID-19/vaccine updates, human resources updates and more. There will also be a Q&A session. To join the webinar: https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/92478265278?pwd=SGVvMk1NeHZISlUyRlVZNUFxWkNldz09 Passcode: 657670 Or iPhone one-tap:     US: +13017158592,,92478265278#  or +13126266799,,92478265278# Or Telephone:         US: +1 301 715 8592, Webinar ID: 924 7826 5278

‘In it for the right reasons’: Rogel Cancer Center provides outreach, support to minority community

April 8, 2021

Michigan Medicine strives to provide excellent care to members of the surrounding community. But who encompasses the “community?” Indeed, that one broad reference is actually made of several groups who have…

In breakthrough for regional cardiovascular collaboration, second open-heart program approved for Grand Rapids

April 7, 2021

A collaboration to expand cardiovascular services in west Michigan has taken a big step forward with state regulators giving the go-ahead to launch a second open-heart surgery program for the Grand Rapids area — the largest market in the state with a single open-heart program. The services would be provided through the Cardiovascular Network of West Michigan, a proposed collaboration of Metro Health – University of Michigan Health, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, and Mercy Health Muskegon. This innovative network is being designed to leverage the expertise of Michigan Medicine’s Frankel Cardiovascular Center, one of the nation’s highest-rated centers for cardiology and…

Michigan Answers TV ads to debut this week

April 5, 2021

The new Michigan Answers advertising campaign kicks off to external audiences this week, with the debut of three new television commercials. Each 30-second ad demonstrates the concept of Michigan Answers through a patient story. Carter and his mom Kasey were the first patients in the State of Michigan to undergo fetal surgery for spina bifida. The “Carter” TV ad shows a now 6-year old Carter running, jumping on the couch, and wearing out his parents. https://youtu.be/cdToNKruJV4 Another ad features Candice, an athlete whose four open heart surgeries left her on the sidelines, until she found Michigan Medicine. The aortic valve…

Making MRIs less scary for kids

April 5, 2021

An MRI machine made to look like a treehouse. Emma Thompson has had more than 30 MRIs in her seven and a half years — enough time to learn that she…

Diversity Means More: Facilitating conversations to transform culture at Michigan Medicine

April 2, 2021

Each Anti-Racism Oversight subcommittee has worked diligently to bring forth sustainable action items that contribute to anti-racism and cultural climate change at Michigan Medicine. The Opportunities for Conversation subcommittee has an overall…