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Michigan Medicine remains dedicated to providing full spectrum of women’s health services

May 6, 2022

The news cycle this week has been dominated by the Supreme Court and the future of abortion rights. Michigan Medicine experts have been quoted in prominent media publications, stating Michigan Medicine’s…

Video: April 29 virtual Town Hall

May 4, 2022

Leaders hosted a virtual Town Hall on Friday, April 29 with updates on operations, COVID-19, implicit bias training and research priorities. In case you missed it, a video of the meeting is now available.   Please note, this is a corrected link as the incorrect link was included in the May 3 Ops Update.

Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., discusses strong link between patient and employee experience  

May 3, 2022

How much does your experience as a Michigan Medicine employee impact the patient experience? Chief Executive Officer Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., believes employee engagement serves as a foundation for the patient experience. He discusses this connection in the latest Minute with Marschall blog. Have you seen this strong connection first-hand? Share your thoughts in the blog discussion box by clicking here.

Do you know your HRO?

May 2, 2022

Over the next few months, the HRO leadership team will focus on leadership rounding. When leaders round consistently with their teams, everyone involved can benefit in the following ways: Leaders receive a first-hand understanding of front-line operations, while giving employees an opportunity to be heard.A mutual purpose is established related to both unit/local goals and organizationwide initiatives such as high reliability and safety.The team feels heard and supported so members can feel psychological safe to speak up or stand up for those who speak up.Rounding provides more opportunities to celebrate team and individual achievements.Team members closest to the work are…

Reminder: Leaders to host virtual Town Hall this afternoon

April 29, 2022

Don't forget, Michigan Medicine leaders will host the next virtual Town Hall from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. this afternoon, April 29. The topics covered will include: operations updates, the COVID-19 BA.2 variant, research priorities, implicit bias training, HR updates and a Q&A. You can attend the discussion via this link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/94755979528?pwd=RU8ycUVhby9HYUJvUWNpcnBJSTdVdz09 Passcode: 657670

Building Toward Belonging: Implicit Bias Training begins May 2

April 26, 2022

To build a more compassionate and inclusive culture, we are launching a new educational program beginning May 2. Building Toward Belonging: Michigan Medicine Implicit Bias Training (LARA Compliant) is our first step of a continuous curriculum to educate our community on why inclusion matters, identify ways to serve as an ally to others, and teach strategies for reducing bias in our decision making and our daily work. The course meets new guidelines of the mandatory LARA Implicit Bias Training while also supporting the BASE strategic priority of Belonging, and the Michigan Medicine strategic initiative of diversity, equity and inclusion. Additionally,…

New video highlights safety strategies for health care workers

April 26, 2022

https://youtu.be/AxjpVg0TdHc The U-M Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) recently partnered with Adult Emergency Services to create a Proxemics video demonstrating body positioning and safety strategies for health care workers.…

Books for belonging: Congenital Heart Center uses grant to diversify collection of children’s books for Little Victors

April 21, 2022

The Congenital Heart Center (CHC) in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology was awarded the Phyllis M. Blackman Innovation Grant for their diversity, equity and inclusion initiative, “Books for Every One of Us.”   At C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in the Congenital Heart Center’s clinics and inpatient settings, children and families can select books through the Check Out with a Book program and the CHC’s Book Babies™ program.  “Books for Every One of Us” creates the opportunity to serve diverse patient populations by providing books where all patients can see themselves.  Indeed, the new program gives Michigan Medicine the opportunity to enhance…

Saying ‘thanks’ to our Michigan Medicine volunteers

April 21, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g42e_rFLrOE National Volunteer Week is celebrated annually the third week of April to acknowledge the impact of volunteer service across the country. Earlier this week, readers learned all about Volunteer Services and met some of the volunteers who give their time to Michigan Medicine and Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels.   To conclude the week, members of the Michigan Medicine leadership team created a video to recognize our volunteers for all they do in support of patients, families, faculty and staff. Check it out above.