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UMHS becomes equity partner in Together Health Network

August 5, 2016

UMHS is taking the next step in its partnership with Ascension and Trinity Health — the founding sponsors of Together Health Network.The health system is now a minority equity partner in the statewide, physician-led clinically integrated network of health care providers. The network, which launched in 2014, has providers readily accessible to 75 percent of all Michigan residents.“This partnership strengthens the ability of the citizens of Michigan to obtain access to the highly specialized services available at the University of Michigan,” said David Spahlinger, MD, president of the UMHS clinical enterprise.The new partnership adds a UMHS representative to the Together…

Discussing the path forward at UH/CVC

August 3, 2016

All staff at University Hospital and the Cardiovascular Center are invited to join a discussion with the UMHS leadership team. The meetings will take place tomorrow, Aug. 4 and Friday, Aug. 5 and feature Jeff Desmond, MD, chief medical officer; Shon Dwyer, MBA RN, executive director; and Marge Calarco, Ph.D RN, chief nurse officer.The leadership team will discuss the recent restructuring and realigning of the two hospitals as well as tackling issues such as why the UH/CVC community created by the faculty and staff is essential to future success. Here is what you need to know:What: Discussions with UMHS leadershipWhen: Aug.…

Looking to the future: A Q&A with Carol R. Bradford, M.D.

July 6, 2016

Change is in the air at the U-M medical school as the school welcomes Carol R. Bradford, M.D. to the leadership team. Dr. Bradford, who has spent her entire academic and…

Metro Health and UMHS plan affiliation

June 21, 2016

Metro Health Corporation of Wyoming, Michigan and University of Michigan announced yesterday their intent for Metro Health to join the U-M Health System (UMHS). In a statement to UMHS leadership, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean Marschall Runge shared that the two organizations have signed a letter of intent. The potential affiliation with Metro Health will help us provide additional care to patients and their families in western Michigan. “An affiliation with Metro Health will allow us to collaboratively provide more comprehensive health care services in western Michigan. By joining forces, we can improve health care access and increase the availability…

UMHS reports strong financial results, growth

June 17, 2016

The University of Michigan Health System reported positive fiscal year-end results today, with an anticipated 4.2 percent ($129 million) operating margin on budgeted operating revenues of $3.1 billion for the U-M Hospitals,…

Talk to the Hand…Hygiene: U-M Doc’s TED Talk Speaks to Infection Prevention

June 9, 2016

UMHS isn’t the first institution to grapple with the issue of hand hygiene. In fact, hand hygiene has been driving people crazy (literally and metaphorically!) since its benefits were first discovered…

UMHS Applies for Magnet Designation

June 1, 2016

This week marks a milestone in the journey toward Magnet recognition for UMHS. Magnet status is an award given by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American…

Patricia Hurn, Ph.D., named next Nursing dean

May 20, 2016

Patricia D. Hurn, Ph.D., will serve as the next dean of the University of Michigan School of Nursing, effective August 1. Her five-year appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.…

New “Coach” colleagues to help emphasize culture across UMHS

May 10, 2016

Behind every successful team is a great coaching staff, leaders who cheerlead, inspire, motivate, and occasionally make us run up and down the stadium bleachers for being late to practice. Except…