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Steve Kunkel, Ph.D., appointed interim executive vice dean for research and chief scientific officer

October 19, 2018

Steve Kunkel, Ph.D., has been appointment by the…

Year-two report shows U-M’s progress toward DEI goals

October 18, 2018

U-M leaders recently announced notable progress in the university’s efforts to recruit and retain a diverse community, build an inclusive campus environment, and ensure students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds can thrive at U-M. The year-two progress report for U-M’s five-year Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion was outlined by Chief Diversity Officer Robert Sellers during a community assembly that began the university’s 2018 DEI Summit. Sellers said the report reflects the university’s progress to date and opportunities for continued growth in realizing specific goals outlined in the strategic plan. “As we approach the midpoint of our initial…

Breaking the rules for better care

October 18, 2018

In June, the Office of Patient Experience’s…

Providing quality leadership: Q&A with Linnea Chervenak, M.H.A.

October 16, 2018

Linnea Chervenak, M.H.A., joined the Quality Department when it was formed in 2016, and she and Chief Quality Officer Steve Bernstein, M.D., M.P.H., have played a major role in the department’s…

Reminder: Join the conversation about Michigan Medicine’s core values

October 15, 2018

During Leadership Day in September, Michigan Medicine leaders came together and discussed the new institutional mission statement and core values. The new mission statement, “We advance health to serve Michigan and the world,” will reflect the entire organization’s overarching goal. Also, three core values were introduced — integrity, caring and collaboration — and the final two were put to a vote. In addition to hearing from those attending Leadership Day, Michigan Medicine wants to hear from the rest of the organization. Three town hall meetings are scheduled to discuss the organization’s core values and get your feedback on the final two…

A mighty effort: Afternoon focuses on transforming health care for individuals with disabilities

October 12, 2018

Last week, members of the Michigan Medicine community came together to focus on transforming health care for individuals with disabilities. The half-day event – called M.I.G.H.T.,…

Nurses approve contract agreement with Michigan Medicine

October 11, 2018

Nurses represented by the University of Michigan Professional Nurses Council (UMPNC) have ratified a three-year contract with Michigan Medicine. The competitive employment agreement provides a commitment to patient safety and high-quality care, according to leaders from Michigan Medicine and the UMPNC, which represents the 5,700 registered nurses at U-M hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities. “This ratification is good news for the entire Michigan Medicine community: our nurses, our patients and all of our staff. We are grateful to all who worked tirelessly to bargain a fair agreement,” said David Spahlinger, M.D., president of the U-M Health System and…

Join the conversation about Michigan Medicine’s core values

October 8, 2018

During Leadership Day in September, Michigan Medicine leaders came together and discussed the new institutional mission statement and core values. The new mission statement, “We advance health to serve Michigan and the world,” will reflect the entire organization’s overarching goal. Also, three core values were introduced — integrity, caring and collaboration — and the final two were put to a vote. In addition to hearing from those attending Leadership Day, Michigan Medicine wants to hear from the rest of the organization. Three town hall meetings are scheduled to discuss the organization’s core values and get your feedback on the final…

At Leadership Breakfast, Schlissel touches on carbon neutrality, Victors for Michigan campaign

October 5, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=YSKyN83IxV8 U-M will further its commitment to sustainability by pursuing a path toward carbon neutrality for the university and helping others in the region, state and nation reach the same goal,…