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Michigan Medicine ranked among best hospitals in the nation

February 14, 2019

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which was named one of the top 250 hospitals in the U.S. by Healthgrades! That puts the organization in the top 5 percent nationwide. Healthgrades ranked hospitals solely on clinical quality outcomes for 32 conditions and procedures. More than 45 million patient records were analyzed by Healthgrades over the past three years to help them develop their list. Being recognized among this distinguished group exemplifies that Michigan Medicine consistently carries out exceptional patient care year-after-year. To learn more about the distinction and see the entire list, click here.

Heartbeat songs offer young transplant patients a special gift

February 13, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Df5BXtpIxk Stethoscope in hand, Meredith Schlabig listened intently to the steady rhythm of 8-year-old Matthew Myers’ second heart. Schlabig, a music therapist, was recording the young heart transplant patient’s heartbeat. But not…

Gene therapy treatment targets rare mutation tied to blindness

February 7, 2019

Eye troubles detected at infancy began to take their toll when…

A young woman shares her battle with heart valve disease

February 6, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC728Idjn1o Candice Tarter was only 16 when rheumatic fever led to serious heart issues and four open-heart surgeries over the next 12 years. It was a devastating blow. Tarter had dreamed…

Nearly $1.5 billion in private support bolsters Michigan Medicine’s mission to advance health

February 4, 2019

https://vimeo.com/314543033 Michigan Medicine concluded its most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of the health system having raised $1,497,027,267 — the largest amount ever during a campaign — and substantially exceeding…

Faculty helping hospital in India address antibiotic stewardship

January 31, 2019

A hospital in southern India demonstrated significant reductions in the…

U-M joins the MHWFAC in support of students with food allergies

January 30, 2019

The U-M Office of the President has joined forces with the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center (MHWFAC) in its quest to improve the lives of individuals with food allergies. Under the direction of James Baker, M.D., director of the MHWFAC, and Royster Harper, vice president for student life, U-M will initiate a program to help students with food allergies. Two areas of Student Life, Michigan Dining and University Housing, are taking a number of specific steps to assure safety and improve the daily life of food-allergic students. Michigan Dining will be placing epinephrine auto-injectors into all dining facilities as…

International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative implemented at Michigan Medicine

January 29, 2019

Michigan Medicine recently implemented the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI). The IDDSI is a global standard with terminology and definitions to describe texture-modified foods and thickened liquids used for individuals with dysphagia of all ages, in all care settings and for all cultures. The IDDSI framework consists of a continuum of 8 levels (0-7). Levels are identified by text labels, numbers and color codes to improve safety and identification. The standardized descriptors and testing methods allow for consistent production and easy testing of thickened liquids and texture modified foods. In January 2018, an IDDSI taskforce was convened consisting of…

11-year-old girl receives lifesaving gift

January 28, 2019

Rose Hajjar was on stage in the middle of a play rehearsal when her parents walked…