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Reminder: Leaders to host virtual Town Hall this afternoon

December 10, 2021

Don't forget, Michigan Medicine leaders will be hosting a virtual Town Hall at 2 p.m. this afternoon, Dec. 10. Among the topics to be discussed will be: employee well-being, an update on the omicron variant, nursing updates and a Q&A session. Additionally, the organization is seeking your feedback in order to make the Town Halls more effective and informative. Please complete this very brief survey to help the leadership team improve. To join today's meeting: Passcode: 657670

U-M Health leaders: COVID-19 surge putting strain on faculty, staff

December 9, 2021

U-M Health leaders held a press conference on Wednesday. On Wednesday, leaders from U-M Health went public with the dire situation the organization is facing due to the recent wave of…

U-M Health update

December 7, 2021

The state of Michigan is experiencing a fourth wave of COVID-19 illness with near record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state.  Michigan Medicine is also experiencing high demand for both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 care at U-M Health. As a result, several operational changes will be made in order to continue balancing the health care needs of patients with COVID-19 and patients with other conditions. These changes strike a delicate balance between meeting emergent patient needs, managing staffing and anticipating additional volumes in the future due to deferred care. The primary areas that have been impacted include: Adult Hospitals Operating…

Leaders to host virtual Town Hall on Friday, Dec. 10

December 6, 2021

Michigan Medicine leaders will be hosting a virtual Town Hall at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10. Among the topics to be discussed will be: employee well-being, an update on the omicron variant, nursing updates and a Q&A session. To join the meeting: Passcode: 657670 Let us know what you think of the Town Halls. Please complete this very brief survey to help the leadership team improve.

Care at Home combines hospital-level care with benefits of home

December 1, 2021

Care at Home, the Initiative of the Year for U-M Health, offers patients hospital-level care combined with the opportunity to recover surrounded by the comforts of home. The Care at Home…

A message from Michigan Medicine leaders: Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2021

As we enter the holiday season, it is a time for us to pause and reflect on what is most important and valued in both our professional and personal lives. While we began the year with optimism, 2021 presented many challenges for our teams. It is with the deepest gratitude that we express our appreciation for your contributions to solving many new problems and achieving many significant milestones. Despite the multiple surges of the pandemic and current challenges such as staffing, we have persevered in our teamwork and innovation, a true reflection of how we practice our core values every…

Reducing stress, improving recognition among areas of focus following engagement survey

November 22, 2021

Earlier this year, faculty and staff from across Michigan Medicine made their voices heard as part of the 2021 Vital Voices Faculty and Staff Engagement Survey. Now, leaders across the organization…

‘Our words matter,’ writes CEO Marschall Runge in his latest ‘Kindness and Compassion’ blog

November 16, 2021

In his Minute with Marschall blog, Chief Executive Officer Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., discusses how critical it is to be more tolerant of each other’s opinions and shares how we can become more compassionate and less judgmental within our challenging, hectic work environment. Share your own stories about workplace compassion as part of the discussion in his latest blog. Click here to check it out.

Amy Cohn, Ph.D., appointed Michigan Medicine’s chief transformation officer

November 11, 2021

Amy Cohn, Ph.D., has been appointed as Michigan Medicine’s chief transformation officer, in addition to her current role as professor and faculty director of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS) within the College of Engineering. In this new role, Cohn will bring her expertise in engineering techniques to improve operations and problem solving in the health care area. She will lead a health care operational engineering team that will collaborate with executive leadership to define project priorities, provide rapid response to critical operational events, and improve outcomes by studying and implementing process re-design and enhancements. This appointment began…