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‘Nursing is a calling’: Q&A with Nancy May, D.N.P., RN-BC, NEA-BC, interim chief nurse executive

May 8, 2019

It’s Nurses Week and in celebration, Michigan Medicine is honoring the commitment that its nursing staff makes to ensuring the organization offers world-class care to patients and families. Whether it’s at…

Creating a culture of respect

April 30, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy7zG2jOHsQ&feature=youtu.be At Michigan Medicine, patient and employee safety is made a priority every day. With that in mind, and in alignment with the recent universitywide initiative to address issues of sexual…

Reminder: UH/CVC leaders to host town hall on May 1

April 25, 2019

University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center employees are invited to attend the Spring 2019 Town Hall on 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 have submitted questions, allowing the presenters to identify the topics of greatest interest and provide specific information in response. Questions and answers not addressed during the Town…

Meet Michigan Medicine’s new chief nursing informatics officer

April 25, 2019

Carleen Penoza, Michigan Medicine’s new chief nursing informatics officer, began in her role earlier this week. In her new position, Penoza said she is committed to simplifying nursing documentation. “The rapid rise of the electronic health record generated significant documentation burden for nurses,” Penoza said. “I want to engage with the nursing community to understand what they are currently experiencing and work together to make it more efficient while maintaining patient safety.” As CNIO, Penoza will lead strategic planning of information management processes, deployment of clinical technology and evaluation of…

Optimizing capacity and the patient experience: Checking in on St. Joe’s partnerships in Ann Arbor, Chelsea

April 25, 2019

Two unique collaborations with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) have paved the way for improved patient access to Michigan Medicine. Adults requiring inpatient admission are now being presented two new…

UH/CVC leaders to host Town Hall on May 1

April 17, 2019

University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center employees are invited to attend the Spring 2019 Town Hall on Wednesday, May 1, from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. in the MCHC Auditorium. UH/CVC…

Medical School community asked to take brief survey on new strategic plan

April 17, 2019

The U-M Medical School (UMMS) is rolling out a new strategic plan — a vision that will guide faculty, staff and learners in their pursuit of excellence across the tripartite mission. The foundation of the plan is formed by five strategic pillars: People, Discovery, Education, Care and Service. Each pillar has a goal and various strategies and tactics that have been developed by focus groups as areas of potential improvement. UMMS leadership is gathering input on that work for three of the pillars: People, Education and Service. The Discovery pillar tactics have already been vetted with multiple stakeholders and the…

Thank you, volunteers!

April 8, 2019

A message from Tony Denton, senior vice president and chief operating officer Our Michigan Medicine community is filled with thousands of individuals who have a passion for carrying out our mission.…

Medical school leadership renews commitment to invest in research strategy focused on people

April 2, 2019

Last month, the chairs from the departments of the U-M Medical School met for a forward-looking ceremony — the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a 10-year agreement to finance a Research Strategic Investment Fund. The objective is to provide ongoing financial support for a number of strategic investments, especially the retention, recruitment and retraining of research faculty. The groundwork for the Research Strategic Investment Fund was actually laid more than 10…