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A message from Michigan Medicine leaders: National Preparedness Month

September 8, 2022

Dear U-M Health community, Every year during September, National Preparedness Month, we remind you of the important role that you play in keeping U-M Health a safe and secure workplace. We ask that each of you take a moment to recommit to this by reviewing and acting on the information below. U-M Health is a busy and active environment and keeping our students, faculty, staff, patients, visitors, and vendors safe is our top priority. Successful preparation for potential emergencies or critical events is dependent on all of us knowing what to do, where to get information and how to assist…

Wellness initiative provides support and resources for caregivers

September 8, 2022 Approximately a 5-minute read with additional time to watch/listen to podcast Key takeaways: Each year, the Wellness Office selects six faculty associates who aid in the understanding of workplace stressors…

Update on negotiations with MNA/UMPNC

September 6, 2022

Last week, nurses at U-M Health participated in a strike authorization vote with their union, MNA/UMPNC. Below is additional information on what this means for the health system and next steps as negotiations continue. What the vote means The vote gives MNA/UMPNC the authority to call for a strike on behalf of their members. If MNA/UMPNC is going to call for a strike, they must provide Michigan Medicine with 10-days’ notice. This authorization has no expiration date, so MNA/UMPNC can call for a strike at any point during the remainder of the negotiations until a new contract is reached. This…

Act fast, save lives — and always ask ‘could this be sepsis?’ September is Sepsis Awareness Month! 

September 1, 2022 Approximately a 2-minute read plus time to watch/listen to podcast Key takeaways: Today is the beginning of Sepsis Awareness Month.Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to infection and can lead…

Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., discusses systemic issue of burnout in latest blog  

August 31, 2022

“Burnout is a cultural, systemic issue, and we cannot check a box and call it done,” said Chief Executive Officer Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D. In his recent Minute with Marschall blog, Runge discusses the hard work that needs to happen to “build a more resilient workforce that can reconnect more deeply with the joys of medicine.” The blog discusses wellbeing resources, engagement action planning, wellness initiatives and more flexible organizational processes.

Save the date: 2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit

August 30, 2022

President Mary Sue Coleman and Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Tabbye M. Chavous are pleased to invite you to attend the Community Assembly and Discussion for the 2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit. The event, entitled “DEI: Nurturing the heart, mind & soul,” will be held from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. It will feature compelling speakers, a roundtable discussion and performances. Additional details and ways to engage will be shared in the weeks ahead.

Rogel Cancer Center support grant renewal submitted

August 30, 2022

The Rogel Cancer Center has submitted the 2022 grant renewal application for the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Center Support Grant. Every five years, the cancer center must submit a renewal application for continued…

Coaching ’em up: How safety coaches are improving the culture at Michigan Medicine

August 24, 2022 Since our journey to becoming a highly reliable organization began in 2018, nearly all U-M Health staff have become trained to do their part in preventing errors and improving safety.…

Touching down 34 miles from Detroit

August 23, 2022

Participants in the program got an up-close look at a Survival Flight helicopter. Chris Mosley, a patient advisor in the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, wrote this article as part of his role…