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Michigan Medicine named one of nation’s greenest hospitals

December 13, 2018

Michigan Medicine has been named one of the nation’s greenest hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review! Hospitals featured on this year’s list have made community stewardship at the environmental level a top priority, have incorporated green building efforts into expansions, and have embraced projects to reduce waste and energy consumption. Several of the hospitals featured on this list, including Michigan Medicine, have been recognized with awards from agencies such as Practice Greenhealth. To check out a complete look at the greenest hospitals in America, click here.

CDC to model U-M Medical Group hypertension program

December 10, 2018

High blood pressure causes a slew of health problems, and physicians, pharmacists and researchers are always seeking new ways to control it. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control recognized the U-M Medical Group as having the top hypertension control program in the country that incorporates team-based pharmacy care. For the next two years, the CDC will evaluate the program, with the goal of sharing a replicable model nationally. The UMMG hypertension program was chosen for the CDC partnership from 39 nominations around the country. Roughly 40,000 patients today at U-M clinics have hypertension and for years, only 72 percent met…

Center for the Discovery of New Medicines now known as Michigan Drug Discovery

December 7, 2018

In a reflection of the changing landscape for academic drug discovery at U-M, the Center for the Discovery of New Medicines will now be known as Michigan Drug Discovery. Along with…

Greetings are a gift: Holiday cards benefit Silver Club, members who make them

December 5, 2018

Every fall, members of Silver Club — a Michigan Medicine program designed for adults with dementia…

Hoop dreams: New wheelchairs help youth team prep for competition

December 4, 2018

Next month, Michigan Medicine’s first-ever competitive youth sports team will be hitting the road for its inaugural tournament. The Michigan Rollverines — a wheelchair basketball team…

Michigan Medicine named one of nation’s top teaching hospitals

December 4, 2018

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which has just been named one of the top teaching hospitals in the nation by the Leapfrog Group! Leapfrog’s standards mean the organization is exemplary in patient safety, quality and accountability. Only 53 hospitals nationwide earned the distinction. Leapfrog utilizes a number of methodologies in order to compile its list. Among them, a top hospital must: Meet vigorous standards when it comes to preventing infections Utilize technology to reduce errors Provide exemplary leadership Receive an ‘A’ in the recent Leapfrog Hospital safety grade report To read more about Leapfrog’s top hospital rankings and to see a…

Michigan Medicine awarded prestigious opportunity to participate in ACGME-sponsored health disparities collaborative for house officers

November 30, 2018

Michigan Medicine is one of nine institutions chosen to participate in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Quality Improvement Collaborative Focused on Health Care Disparities. The goal of the collaborative is to increase resident and fellow engagement in quality improvement, with a particular focus on health care disparities using a framework developed by the National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE). NCICLE identifies foundational elements for engaging new clinicians in quality improvement efforts to eliminate health care disparities. Over the course of the 18-month collaborative, participating institutions will use the NCICLE framework to develop, implement and…

U-M receives more than 12,600 gifts on fifth annual Giving Blueday

November 29, 2018

Donors made 12,635 gifts to U-M on the fifth annual Giving Blueday, held on Giving Tuesday — a worldwide day of giving. For 24 hours Tuesday, all three university campuses — Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint — along with Michigan Medicine encouraged supporters to make gifts of all sizes to causes of their choice. Donors gave $3,638,612 to the university on Giving Blueday this year. The event focuses on expanding the university’s community of donors. “Giving Blueday speaks to the power of the community,” said Jerry May, vice president for development. “Each year, donors demonstrate the significant impact we can…

After high-risk birth and health scares, young triplets thriving

November 26, 2018

Rosalie, Josephine and Eleanor Buursma often spend their days watching Disney’s Frozen, singing and dancing in circles together and trying on new shoes and bows. The blue-eyed triplets have also become…