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How the new hospital stacks up

January 31, 2023

Put simply, the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion at U-M Health is one of a kind. Featuring specialized neuroscience, cardiovascular and thoracic care, ICU-capable rooms, LEAN design principles and a Michigan meets Michigan themed interior, the new inpatient facility will offer many services and amenities supporting the organization’s mission to advance health for Michigan and the world. A new stacking diagram provides high-level information about the layout of the hospital. Designed as a graphic representation only and not to scale, the diagram provides a visual overview of programs and services planned for each floor of the Kahn…

U-M Medical School to no longer participate in annual U.S. News & World Report medical school rankings

January 30, 2023

The criteria used by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) to rank medical schools have long been a concern for the University of Michigan and many medical schools across the country. In fact, in recent years, prior to the recent surge in attention focused on this issue, Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the U-M Medical School, has worked with several groups of deans from peer institutions in an effort to effect change in the approaches used by USNWR.  In addition, Runge interfaced directly with USNWR leadership urging change in their methodologies. Ultimately, however, all of these discussions yielded only…

Go Blue. Live Green: Michigan Medicine deepens commitment to sustainability

January 24, 2023

Approximately a 4-minute read Key takeaways: The Environmental Sustainability & Carbon Neutrality program will inspire a number of initiatives that will enable planetary health.Future plans will build on previous success, as…

Prioritizing safety: A look at the Michigan Medicine Safety Promise

January 20, 2023

Approximately a 4-minute read Key takeaways: This month, Headlines is highlighting the Michigan Medicine Safety Promise. The promise means that the safety of patients, families and employees is priority one.No matter…

‘Be a lifelong learner’: How Brook Watts, M.D., M.S., is encouraging improvement at all levels

January 19, 2023

Approximately a 4-minute read Key takeaways: Brook Watts, M.D., M.S., began serving as chief quality officer in September 2022.Watts said the goal of the Quality Department is to empower staff to…

Shahzad I. Mian, M.D., appointed interim chair of Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

January 19, 2023

Shahzad I. Mian, M.D., has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in the Medical School, effective Jan. 15. The provost has provided interim approval of the appointment, which will be reported at the February 2023 U-M Board of Regents meeting. Mian is a professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences in the U-M Medical School and has served the department as vice chair for clinical sciences and learning since 2019. He also serves as the ambulatory care clinical chief for the Un-M Medical Group (UMMG). Mian joined the U-M faculty in 2002 as a clinical…

U-M President Santa J. Ono recognizes Michigan Medicine faculty, staff in monthly message

January 18, 2023

In his monthly video message to the U-M community, President Santa J. Ono turned the spotlight on Michigan Medicine team members for the work they have performed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, for achieving Magnet distinction and for work around inclusion and sustainability. “These dedicated individuals, and so many like them, are what makes Michigan Medicine great … and they make us an exceptional university,” Ono said. Check out his complete message below.

Want to know where we’ve come from and where we’re headed in residency education? Read Dean Weinstein’s guest blog

January 18, 2023

Debra Weinstein, M.D., executive vice dean for academic affairs in the U-M Medical School, discusses U-M’s legacy for building unique residency experiences in her guest entry as part of the Minute with Marschall blog.  That strong legacy is why she believes U-M is now poised to innovate and expand in the area of Graduate Medical Education (GME).  To learn more about her GME vision for the medical school, click on Weinstein’s guest blog. 

Listening to concerns helps build new spaces for staff  

January 18, 2023

Approximately a 5-minute read Key takeaways: The main medical campus and off-site facilities are often crowded with faculty, staff, learners, patients and family members.The Time + Stress Management Task Force listened…