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St. Joe hospitals transition to Trinity Health brand

May 20, 2022

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and all their employed medical groups, including IHA Medical Group, are undergoing a rebranding process to better align with Trinity Health. St. Joe hospitals have been…

$1M gift from Yuvaan Tiwari Foundation to accelerate pediatric brain tumor research

May 19, 2022

The Tiwari family A loving, funny and smart 2-year-old, Yuvaan “Yuvi” Tiwari’s life changed in the blink of an eye. A busy toddler always trying to keep up with his older…

U-M, Michigan Medicine are ambassador sponsors to Washtenaw County’s new program ‘Embracing Our Differences SE Michigan’

May 18, 2022

To elevate the diversity of our experiences, stories and identities through creative expression, U-M and Michigan Medicine became major sponsors of the new non-profit organization, Embracing Our Differences SE Michigan. Embracing…

Class of 2022 — ‘I hear compassion, I hear courage, I hear passion, I hear leadership’

May 16, 2022

In a rite of passage for U-M doctors-to-be, each May the medical school hosts a commencement ceremony for its graduating seniors. In 2020 and 2021, the lights of Hill Auditorium went…

Graduation awards honoree, M.D./Ph.D. to be, eager to serve vulnerable populations

May 13, 2022

Devika Priya Bagchi Fourth-year medical student Devika Priya Bagchi acknowledges that she is fortunate to have had access to top-quality health care, education, and social support during her life, factors which…

Michigan Medicine nationally recognized for an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

May 10, 2022

Michigan Medicine received an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Michigan Medicine’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. “One of our strategic priorities as a health system is to continuously improve our safety and quality outcomes,“ said David Miller, M.D., president of U-M Health. “This is part of our journey to become a highly reliable organization that reduces medical errors and optimizes patient and employee safety.”  The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C,’ ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to general hospitals across the…

Department of Anesthesiology launches initiative to minimize the field’s impact on climate change

May 9, 2022

Michigan Medicine Anesthesiology delivered anesthesia services for more than 100,000 surgical cases last year. But alongside the lifesaving and life-enhancing care patients receive comes an unwanted consequence: release of greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting agents into the atmosphere. The Department of Anesthesiology has launched a new initiative to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and minimize its impact on climate change. The Green Anesthesia Initiative (GAIA) aims to implement environmentally sound health care practices while continuing to protect public health and provide excellence in patient care. Department Chair George Mashour, M.D., Ph.D., said the impact of health care on the climate has…

A surgery resident’s breastfeeding story; living better with severe asthma and allergy — and more health stories

May 5, 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 Artificial intelligence helps physicians better assess the effectiveness of bladder cancer treatment A surgery resident's breastfeeding story Operating rooms are the climate change contributor no one’s talking about Just over half of Michigan pharmacies offer overdose-fighting naloxone without prescription What has the pandemic taught us about public health? Michigan Health blog COVID-19 coverageCouple shares two-year…

Celebrating Mother’s Day with many new Little Victors

May 5, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTSRvu3H63M In Spring 2021, researchers at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital predicted a COVID-19 baby boom, with a 10-15 percent surge in births that summer and fall. Indeed, from June 7 through…