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Caird appointed interim chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

May 17, 2019

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Michelle S. Caird, M.D., has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery by the board of regents, effective May 1. Caird is the Larry S. Matthews, M.D., Collegiate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics. She takes over leadership of the department from James E. Carpenter, M.D., who served as chair since 2003. Under Carpenter’s leadership, the department has grown to nearly 50 faculty and 400 staff who collaborate with several disciplines at Michigan Medicine and across the state to treat patients with injuries and congenital, developmental or degenerative…

Mulholland appointed senior associate dean of clinical affairs

May 17, 2019

Michael W. Mulholland, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed senior associate dean of clinical affairs in the U-M Medical School by the board of regents, effective June 1. He has served as executive director of the U-M Medical Group (UMMG) since January. In his dean role, Mulholland will be responsible for executive leadership and oversight of UMMG, the organization’s multi-disciplinary faculty practice, as well as ambulatory care operations, eHealth initiatives, physician workforce planning and more. He will work closely with all relevant entities to develop, deploy and integrate clinical care with the research and educational missions of the medical school. Mulholland…

New security trainings designed to save lives

May 16, 2019

For more than 30 minutes last Tuesday, nurses from 7C and 7D sat through an important security training session in a classroom within the Clinical Simulation…

Save the date: DEI Staff Community Conversations

May 9, 2019

As U-M reaches the midway point of its five-year Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, faculty and staff have helped to cultivate a university community where all are welcome, and are provided with opportunities to thrive and excel. While acknowledging successes throughout this process, there is still much work to be done in becoming the university everyone in the community aspires for U-M to be. In support of shaping the future of the university, all members of the Michigan Medicine community are invited to save the date for one of the upcoming Staff Community Conversation events: Thursday, June 20: 9…

‘Nursing is a calling’: Q&A with Nancy May, D.N.P., RN-BC, NEA-BC, interim chief nurse executive

May 8, 2019

It’s Nurses Week and in celebration, Michigan Medicine is honoring the commitment that its nursing staff makes to ensuring the organization offers world-class care to patients and families. Whether it’s at…

Creating a culture of respect

April 30, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy7zG2jOHsQ&feature=youtu.be At Michigan Medicine, patient and employee safety is made a priority every day. With that in mind, and in alignment with the recent universitywide initiative to address issues of sexual…

Reminder: UH/CVC leaders to host town hall on May 1

April 25, 2019

University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center employees are invited to attend the Spring 2019 Town Hall on 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 have submitted questions, allowing the presenters to identify the topics of greatest interest and provide specific information in response. Questions and answers not addressed during the Town…

Meet Michigan Medicine’s new chief nursing informatics officer

April 25, 2019

Carleen Penoza, Michigan Medicine’s new chief nursing informatics officer, began in her role earlier this week. In her new position, Penoza said she is committed to simplifying nursing documentation. “The rapid rise of the electronic health record generated significant documentation burden for nurses,” Penoza said. “I want to engage with the nursing community to understand what they are currently experiencing and work together to make it more efficient while maintaining patient safety.” As CNIO, Penoza will lead strategic planning of information management processes, deployment of clinical technology and evaluation of…

Optimizing capacity and the patient experience: Checking in on St. Joe’s partnerships in Ann Arbor, Chelsea

April 25, 2019

Two unique collaborations with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) have paved the way for improved patient access to Michigan Medicine. Adults requiring inpatient admission are now being presented two new…