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The journey to reduce postpartum hemorrhage at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital

June 8, 2022

On May 2, a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and administrative staff from Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital (VVWH) – also known as the Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) Optimization Team – celebrated their 18-month journey to optimize the prevention, recognition and management of postpartum hemorrhage in the VVWH Birth Center. Maternal hemorrhage leading to blood transfusions is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and remains a leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide.Reducing the need for blood transfusions reduces risk for a patient to develop further complications and decreases the use of a precious and limited resource. Why change? In May 2020, Vizient results…

Time out: The importance of taking a pause at work

June 8, 2022

Every day, there are hundreds of examples when you take a quick pause to make sure you’re doing the right thing. Whether it’s confirming someone’s email address before you hit send,…

Taking research and care on the road

June 6, 2022

Chang and her team. For those challenged by a speech disorder like stuttering, life can be difficult, even overwhelming. Soo-Eun Chang, Ph.D., Rosa Casco Solano-Lopez Research Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and associate…

Our No. 1 priority: Keeping you safe

June 3, 2022

The safety of faculty, staff, learners, patients and visitors is the top priority at Michigan Medicine. And recent events nationwide have many asking how they can feel safe coming to work…

Emerging leaders set the agenda for next generation

June 1, 2022

In 2020, the Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) was formed by the Rogel Cancer Center Senior Leadership Committee (SLC) with a mission to develop and support the next generation of leaders. The council first…

Exposing kids to the ‘diversity of health care’: Inaugural Youth Summit a rousing success

May 26, 2022

The weather may have been dreary, but it was all smiles and laughs at the inaugural Youth Summit at the Big House regional outreach event. On Saturday, May 21, Michigan Medicine…

University creates task force to focus on abortion access

May 25, 2022

A universitywide task force on abortion care access is working to mitigate the impact of a potential statewide abortion ban. A ban has potential impacts across all of the University of Michigan’s missions including health care at Michigan Medicine and University Health Service, medical education and other areas. The task force is making plans to manage in a post Roe v. Wade environment, by determining how an abortion ban could affect clinical care, educational instruction, student health and more. A draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that became public earlier this month, indicates the court could overturn the landmark 1973…

Organization taking new approach to Valuations, engagement survey results

May 25, 2022

As Memorial Day approaches, faculty and staff across Michigan Medicine are preparing for summer. In fact, a Headlines story earlier this week highlighted some of the top things faculty and staff…

Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., gives us permission to pause in June

May 24, 2022

Chief Executive Officer Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D. — with the help of the Michigan Medicine leadership team and the Time & Stress Management Task Force — has come up with suggestions on how to reduce stressors that often accompany the end of the fiscal year. To learn about schedule adjustments and pause suggestions for June, click on his latest Minute with Marschall blog.