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Stroke technology wins 2019 Biomedical Innovation Cup

May 24, 2019

The Vortex Catheter Technology, a new platform for minimally-invasive treatment of stroke patients, was chosen by a panel of investors as the winning project at the 2019 Biomedical Innovation Cup, an…

Photo gallery: Raising awareness around clinical research

May 20, 2019

Clinical Trials Awareness Day takes place May 20 each year in honor of the first randomized trial that James Lind performed on sailors aboard the HMS…

Michigan Medicine earns recognition for environmental excellence

May 16, 2019

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which was recently recognized for its long-standing and active role as stewards of the environment. The organization earned two awards from Practice Greenhealth, an organization that champions environmental sustainability in health care. The first award was the “Partner for Change Award,” an honor earned by health care facilities that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improving environmental performance and achieving a standard of excellence in sustainability. Next, Michigan Medicine earned a “Greening the OR Award,” which lauds hospitals that have made substantial strides in improving environmental performance in the operating room. “In all areas of the organization,…

Michigan Medicine again honored for patient safety

May 15, 2019

Thank you, Michigan Medicine faculty and staff, for helping the organization achieve yet another patient safety honor! Earlier today, the organization earned an “A” grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group.  It is one of only two hospitals in the state to earn an “A” on every safety report Leapfrog has released since 2012. The reports come out twice yearly. To compile its grades, Leapfrog looked at a 28 measurable data points, including: Infections Problems during and after surgery Patient falls and other trauma Outcomes data from patients who receive care Additionally, Leapfrog looks at the practices in place…

ResearcHERS campaign aims to uplift women in cancer research

May 14, 2019

While identifying barriers that prevent women from continuously advancing in their careers has been widely studied, efforts to eliminate those barriers have not been as readily…

The future of health care: 164 students graduate from U-M Medical School

May 13, 2019

The excitement was palpable in historic Hill Auditorium last Thursday, as 164 beaming medical students walked across stage and into their futures, as both health care…

CVC hosts Mother’s Day program to honor PPCM survivors and their families

May 10, 2019

On Saturday, May 4, Melinda Davis, M.D., and the Frankel…

Duo collaborates on patient communication app with help from new Aikens Innovation Academy

May 9, 2019

Being a patient in the hospital is already difficult. Imagine trying to communicate with clinical staff when there is a language barrier…

Photo gallery: Nursing community shares stories, successes during Nurses Week kick-off event

May 7, 2019

Last Friday, members of the Michigan Medicine nursing community came together to celebrate at the first-ever Nurses Week kick-off event! During the festivities, interim Chief Nurse…