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Delayed but not forgotten: Our Mission, Vision and Values

September 14, 2020

In late 2019 and early 2020, a team of senior leaders led discussion groups, held town halls, and conducted surveys to gather feedback from faculty, staff and learners across the organization.…

New Inpatient Heart Failure Service at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea optimizes recovery process

September 11, 2020

In partnership with St. Joe’s Chelsea, Michigan Medicine has developed an innovative program developed to provide heart failure patients with the optimal opportunity for success post-discharge and to minimize readmissions. During…

Diversity Means More: The far-reaching effects of discrimination

September 9, 2020

“Here is my experience as a mix of white and Pacific Islander: My first experience of being judged by my skin color was when I was 6 years old. I grew…

Second LCME virtual site visit is Sept. 14; first visit in July accomplished goals

September 8, 2020

The U-M Medical School will host a second virtual visit with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) on Sept. 14. This next step in the reaccreditation process follows the initial virtual gathering with the LCME from July 8-9, which was deemed a success by the team leading the medical school’s reaccreditation effort. “I believe our medical school faculty, staff and learners put our collective best foot forward with the LCME. For the past 2½  years, we have worked hard together, documenting change and implementing process improvement opportunities throughout the school,” said Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, M.D., associate dean for medical…

Update on policy governance reform at Michigan Medicine

September 3, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uarRXnFk4GM&feature=emb_title Policy governance reform is a much-needed initiative whose objective is to help Michigan Medicine better serve employees, patients and families. The effort began several years ago in response to employee frustration regarding access to policies, procedures and guidelines (PP&Gs), as well as confusion regarding overly complex approval pathways delaying implementation of PP&Gs. Since then, two workgroups performed a deep dive into Michigan Medicine’s policy governance landscape, and out of their work came two major recommendations: The formation of an Interprofessional Policy Committee (IPPC) to oversee the formation of a new policy governance framework for the development, approval and review…

Video: Michigan Medicine works toward Magnet redesignation

September 3, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO_piyuptns&feature=youtu.be In early 2017, Michigan Medicine earned the highest honor in nursing: Magnet designation. Only 6 percent of U.S. hospitals earn the coveted honor, given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to organizations that meet rigorous standards for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. The organization was prepping for Magnet redesignation at the beginning of 2020, prior to COVID-19. The pandemic ended up delaying the process for a year, as priorities shifted and workflows changed. Now, the organization is once again back to preparing for redesignation, with a new deadline of June 2021. Over the…

Raising awareness: September offers chance to improve cancer treatment, prevention

September 1, 2020

For most, the end of summer and beginning of fall brings to mind thoughts of returning to school (even if it’s virtually), or possibly trips to apple orchards or cider mills.…

Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., reflects on lessons learned during COVID-19

August 31, 2020

In his latest blog post, Marshall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., takes a look back at the last few months at Michigan Medicine and the lessons everyone has learned during COVID-19. In the end, these challenging times will prepare the organization for a brighter future: “Whatever the future holds, everyone at Michigan Medicine can take pride in how we have responded to this crisis,” Runge wrote. “Most importantly, know that we continue to remain nimble and resilient, while developing insights that will allow all of us to provide even better care in the years ahead.” To read the full blog post,…

Update: Executive vice dean for academic affairs

August 27, 2020

Carol R. Bradford, M.D., M.S., FACS, executive vice dean of academic affairs (EVDAA) at the U-M Medical School and chief academic officer at Michigan Medicine, has been recruited to The Ohio State University to serve as the dean of the College of Medicine and the vice president for health affairs. She will begin her term at OSU on Oct. 1. Bradford has been a leader and role model for a generation of the very best of Michigan Medicine. She has made countless contributions as an outstanding surgeon, as chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and in the…