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Sally Camper, Ph.D., appointed interim chair of Department of Human Genetics

March 29, 2019

Sally Camper, Ph.D., has been appointed interim chair of Department of Human Genetics, effective March 1. Camper’s appointment was approved by the board of regents on Thursday. Camper had previously served as the department’s chair from January 2005 through December 2015. Currently, Camper is the Margery W. Shaw Distinguished University Professor of Human Genetics, and is also professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. She joined the U-M faculty in 1988 and has since contributed to the medical school in a variety of roles, including director of the U-M Transgenic Animal Core and associate director of the graduate program in…

Michigan Medicine, Sparrow Health System sign affiliation agreement

March 29, 2019

On Thursday, the board of regents approved a master affiliation agreement between Michigan Medicine and Sparrow Health System, paving the way for ongoing collaboration between the two systems. The first implementation of the agreement will be a joint venture integrating the pediatric services offered through Sparrow Children’s Center in Lansing. The joint venture is expected to launch in early May. “It’s a privilege to partner with Sparrow to provide care for children and families in the communities of mid-Michigan,” said Chris Dickinson, M.D., interim executive director of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. “Our commitment is always to keep care close to…

Leadership change: Chief nurse executive

March 29, 2019

Ann Scanlon McGinity, chief nurse executive (CNE) for Michigan Medicine, is leaving the organization effective today. McGinity had been in the CNE role since June 2018 and has since shared unique strategies and energy to assist in completing several goals the organization had in place. The current chief nursing officer for the U-M Medical Group and Ambulatory Care services, Nancy May, has agreed to serve as the interim chief nurse executive, effective immediately. May has been with Michigan Medicine for more than three years. She previously held both acute care and ambulatory leadership positions at Baylor Scott and White Health and…

Making recognition ‘part of our daily routine’: Q&A with Dee Hunt, M.S.

March 28, 2019

Dee Hunt, M.S., joined Michigan Medicine as the Chief Human Resources Officer in early 2018. For the past year,…

U-M launches new website to integrate compliance resources

March 25, 2019

U-M’s Ethics, Integrity and Compliance website makes it easier to learn about compliance activities across the university and to report concerns through the existing compliance hotline. “Thanks to the diligence of the faculty, staff and students of this university, U-M’s reputation is built on a foundation of integrity,” said President Mark Schlissel. “It’s up to each of us to continue those high standards.” The new website was developed by the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel and Michigan Creative, incorporating user feedback and input from compliance officers across the university. It’s designed to make it easier to find…

Submit your questions to UH/CVC leaders for May 1 Town Hall

March 14, 2019

University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center employees are asked to submit questions and comments to be addressed during the Spring 2019 Town Hall planned for Wednesday, May 1, from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. in the MCHC Auditorium. UH/CVC Chief Nursing Officer Devin Carr, Executive Director Shon Dwyer and Chief Clinical Officer David Miller will open the presentation with announcements, updates and recognition. The leadership triad plans to devote the bulk of the time to addressing faculty and staff interests. Employees are encouraged to submit questions in advance to allow the presenters to identify the topics of greatest interest and…

Recognition Done Right: Departments, units show off best practices at Michigan Medicine

March 14, 2019

National Recognition Month is rolling along and for the past few weeks, faculty and staff have taken the opportunity to honor those who inspire them by carrying out exceptional patient care,…

Improving sepsis outcomes at Michigan Medicine

March 11, 2019

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when an infection someone already has, such as in the skin, lungs, urinary tract or elsewhere, triggers a chain reaction throughout the body and injures other tissues and organs. Without treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), more than 1.7 million adults in the U.S. develop sepsis each year, and nearly 270,000 Americans die as a result of sepsis. The CDC also estimates that one in three patients who die in a hospital have sepsis. Teams across…

A leadership message in celebration of National Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 11, 2019

Dear colleagues, It is National Patient Safety Awareness Week, a time to engage health care providers, patients, and their families in conversations about safety and its critical role in health care delivery. Although patient safety is important year-round, Patient Safety Week is an additional opportunity to talk with your colleagues, patients and their families about patient safety and why it is our top priority. This year’s celebration takes on new meaning as we begin our journey to high reliability and focus on building a robust patient safety culture across our organization. Over the next three years, the Office of Patient…