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History in the making: Michigan Medicine introduces hospital of the future

September 20, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4-kALzJGNo&feature=youtu.be The U-M Board of Regents has approved a project to build a new adult hospital on Michigan Medicine’s main medical campus that will increase patient access and transform medical and…

New skin biology and diseases center is enhancing collaboration to accelerate advances

September 17, 2019

U-M Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center leadership: Lam Tsoi, Ph.D.; Andrzej Dlugosz, M.D. (UM-SBDRC Associate Director); Johann Gudjonsson, M.D., Ph.D. (UM-SBDRC Director); J. Michelle Kahlenberg, M.D., Ph.D. Skin disease researchers are making more discoveries today than ever before, with vast amounts of data being collected and analyzed. And in the spirit of collaboration, experts at U-M are working to bring researchers together so these advances deliver better treatments to patients faster. This summer, the U-M Medical School Department of Dermatology was awarded $3.9 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish the U-M Skin Biology and Diseases…

Diversity Matters: Improving equity in academic medicine

September 16, 2019

Christina Chapman, M.D., spoke at the recent ASCO annual meeting. Christina Chapman, M.D., studies ways to improve equity in health care systems and the medical workforce to better meet the needs…

On World Sepsis Day, Michigan Medicine celebrates ‘tiny’ successes

September 13, 2019

Earlier this year, a pediatric patient was brought to the emergency department (ED) at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital by her parents because she had been experiencing multiple symptoms following a recent…

Save the date: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit Community Assembly

September 12, 2019

The 2019 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit Community Assembly and Discussion will highlight Year 3 progress of the U-M DEI Strategic Plan and kicks off the Year 4 implementation. This year's event will take place on Oct. 7 and feature keynote speaker Van Jones, a political commentator, author, and host of CNN's The Redemption Project and The Van Jones Show. He will be followed by a roundtable discussion involving campus-based initiatives. The event will also include remarks from U-M President Mark Schlissel and senior leadership. All Michigan Medicine community members are invited to attend this free event! When: 10 a.m.…

Michigan Medicine serves as partner on new health care transportation service in Livingston County

September 11, 2019

Livingston County is taking a major step toward improving health equity for residents through a collaborative partnership to increase access to needed resources and health care services. The Livingston Essential Transportation Service (LETS) is launching a new health care-focused transportation service this fall thanks to a three-year funding commitment from Michigan Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Health System and Ascension Providence Health System. By providing adequate, reliable and affordable transportation, more members of the community will have better access to services and vital care at facilities such as Michigan Medicine’s hospitals and health centers. The Livingston County Health Department’s 2015-2020 Community…

Michigan Medicine expands women’s health services at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

September 10, 2019

Last year, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Michigan Medicine announced a joint venture for the 133-bed St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC) hospital. This partnership has enabled more Michigan Medicine physicians…

MDiabetes: Advancing the journey of diabetes research and care

September 9, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, and approximately 12.4 percent…

Culture of Safety Survey launches today!

September 9, 2019

Starting today, Michigan Medicine is launching the 2019 Culture of Safety Survey. The survey will run until Friday, Sept. 20. This survey, which happens every other year, enables the organization to assess what faculty and staff think about various aspects of the organization’s patient safety culture. This year, Michigan Medicine is utilizing an abbreviated version of the SCORE tool — a validated tool that has also received accreditation through Leapfrog and Magnet organizations to reduce overlap with employee engagement surveys. This change makes the survey much shorter and quicker to fill out! The data will also be managed internally by…