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20 years of celebrating improvement: Michigan Medicine commemorates Quality Month 

October 1, 2019

As Quality Month kicks off, Michigan Medicine is set to celebrate two decades of quality improvement, safety efforts and top-notch patient care! “This October marks the…

You’re invited: Inaugural Margaret M. Calarco Leadership Lectureship

October 1, 2019

For more than 17 years, Margaret (Marge) M. Calarco, Ph.D., R.N., served as the chief nurse executive at Michigan Medicine. In honor of her many contributions to the health system and nursing community, health system President David Spahlinger, M.D., established an endowment to support an annual leadership lectureship in her name. It was Calarco’s wish that all staff be invited to attend the event, which is planned in partnership with the health system and the U-M School of Nursing. Therefore, all staff are invited to attend the inaugural Margaret M. Calarco Leadership Lectureship on Friday, Oct. 4. The event will…

‘Ahead of the curve’: Michigan Medicine a national leader in cardiovascular training, simulation

September 30, 2019

L-R: David Sturmer, C.C.P., Anna Watterworth, M.S., B.S.N., R.N., Greg MacLean, C.C.P. Michigan Medicine recently received recognition from the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) as a high-fidelity perfusion simulation center.…

HITS publishes Year in Review

September 26, 2019

This month marks three years since Health Information Technology & Services formed. To commemorate the anniversary, HITS published a Year in Review, an interactive website highlighting some of the organization’s major accomplishments and inspiring staff. “As we look back at the past year with pride, I want to thank our staff for their enthusiasm, support and dedication,” said Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., chief information officer for Michigan Medicine. “The stories highlighted this year reflect our partnership with the Michigan Medicine community and the state of Michigan to improve access to care, design research IT services, drive professional growth and support accessibility.” Click…

Steven J. Kasten, M.D., MHPE, named surgeon in chief for C&W

September 26, 2019

Steven J. Kasten, M.D., MHPE, has accepted the position as Surgeon in Chief for the Children’s and Women’s (C&W) Hospital, effective Sept. 1.  In his new role, Kasten will lead process…

UH/CVC leaders to host Oct. 2 Fall Town Hall

September 24, 2019

University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center employees are invited to attend a Fall 2019 Town Hall planned for Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Dow Auditorium, located in the Towsley Center between University Hospital and UH South. UH/CVC Chief Nursing Officer Devin Carr, Executive Director Shon Dwyer and Chief Clinical Officer David Miller will share important updates and information specific to UH/CVC as well as addressing questions from faculty and staff. This event is open to all Michigan Medicine employees, but will be most relevant to those working in the UH/CVC segment. Employees are encouraged to…

Michigan Medicine named ‘top performer’ for LGBTQ+ health care equality

September 23, 2019

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which was recently designated as a “top performer” for LGBTQ+ health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign! The Human Rights Campaign has created the Health Care Equality Index to assess a health care system’s ability to deliver LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and services for patients, visitors, and employees. The index has four major objectives: To ensure foundational protection for patients, visitors and staff in patient and staff policies and provide cultural competency training on LGBTQ+ inclusionTo demonstrate progress toward inclusion on LGBTQ+ patient care and supportTo cultivate an inclusive workforce by providing LGBTQ+-inclusive employee support and…

Brian J. Zink, M.D., confirmed as associate dean for faculty and faculty development

September 20, 2019

Brian J. Zink, M.D., has joined the U-M Medical School leadership team as senior associate dean for faculty and faculty development, effective Sept. 1. The board of regents confirmed his appointment on Thursday. Zink is a professor and senior associate chair for education and faculty development in the Department of Emergency Medicine. A founding member of the department, he has extensive experience in mentoring, faculty and leadership development, education, medical humanities, history of emergency medicine and current policymaking in health care. In his new role, he will serve as senior advisor to the medical school leadership team on faculty issues,…

Steve Kunkel, Ph.D., appointed permanent executive vice dean for research, chief scientific officer

September 20, 2019

Steve Kunkel, Ph.D. Steve Kunkel, Ph.D., has been appointed as the permanent executive vice dean for research and chief scientific officer, effective Sept. 1. Kunkel has served in this role in…