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Adult Hospitals achieve 90th percentile in overall patient care rating

August 10, 2022

This week, the executive leadership team for University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center announced that the Adult Hospitals at U-M Health have achieved a new all-time high ranking in overall patient…

Mott opens state-of-the-art studio to expand music therapy programs for kids

August 8, 2022

Children at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital can now leave hospital rooms to write, record and perform their own music in a state-of-the-art recording studio. Last week, the organization celebrated the grand…

CMS awards U-M Health prestigious five-star quality rating

August 3, 2022

U-M Health received the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’ highest possible quality designation — a five-star ranking — in the agency’s most recent release of its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. The CMS star ratings, publicly available on the Hospital Compare website, provide patients and families with information about the quality of hospitals and care facilities in their area. Of hospitals evaluated in Michigan, only 18 received the prestigious five-star ranking. Chelsea Hospital, a joint venture between U-M Health and Trinity Health, also joined the list of five-star hospitals. U-M Health has received the five-star designation every year since…

Telehealth proves a lifeline for veterans with opioid addictions; does your child have anxiety? — and more health stories

August 2, 2022

A roundup of articles from both the Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab blogs, which cover stories on breaking news and research, health tips and wellness that you won’t want to miss. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Michigan Health Lab blog Telehealth by phone & video proves a lifeline for veterans with opioid addictionPatient deterioration predictor could surpass limits of traditional vital signsMany older adults look beyond conventional medicine for help, but few talk to their doctors about itHighlights from DDWResearchers find link between genetic mutations and cancer treatment resistanceA shortage with a silver lining: A…

TRAILS school mental health program enters new chapter

July 27, 2022

On June 30, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan state legislature demonstrated a continued commitment to youth mental health by including $50 million for TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) in the budget for fiscal year 2023. That budget has now been signed into law. This appropriation will allow for an expansion of state-funded work started last year, which enabled TRAILS to partner with a subset of schools in 50 of Michigan’s 56 intermediate school districts. TRAILS, which was founded at U-M, equips schools with the training, materials and implementation support they need to offer research-driven prevention…

U-M Health’s adult hospitals ranked best in Michigan and top 20 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report

July 26, 2022

U-M Health’s adult hospitals were ranked best in Michigan and 17th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2022-2023. This prestigious honor measures excellence in…

Study provides evidence of link between opioid use disorder, chronic pain; one mother’s journey with melanoma — and more health stories

July 25, 2022

A roundup of articles from both the Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab blogs, which cover stories on breaking news and research, health tips and wellness that you won’t want to miss. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Michigan Health Lab blog Study provides first evidence of link between opioid use disorder, chronic painSurgery risks go up depending upon the anesthesiologist’s workloadThe unique origin of a neutrophil’s chemical messaging systemHospital collaboration reduces cardiac arrests among critically ill pediatric heart patientsOlder adults are missing out on a crucial medication review servicePatient deterioration predictor could surpass limits of traditional…

Climbing that Hill for the first time: 168 medical students take the stage, begin journey at Michigan

July 25, 2022

Hill Auditorium holds a special place in the hearts of all U-M medical students. The hallowed hall is the place where all who earn a medical degree here spend their very…

Student researchers translate survey findings about young peoples’ sunscreen habits into community action

July 21, 2022

A student-led study on the sun protection habits of young people, published through the support of Department of Family Medicine faculty and staff, has blossomed into a multi-department initiative at the University of Michigan (U-M). Ten sunscreen dispensers are being installed across six sport facilities on the Ann Arbor campus to protect spectators at U-M sporting events from sun exposure, thanks to a unique collaboration between the Department of Family Medicine, Impact Melanoma, Rogel Cancer Center, and U-M Athletic Department. The initiative had its origins in the MyVoice project, a long-term research initiative spearheaded by Family Medicine faculty member Tammy Chang, M.D., M.P.H., M.S. The…