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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…

Michigan Medicine’s Clinical Pastoral Education Program earns full accreditation

May 6, 2019

Congratulations to the newly-established Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program within the Department of Spiritual Care at Michigan Medicine, which has been recommended for full accreditation by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE)! The official announcement will be made at the ACPE conference later this month. In recognition of this effort — and the work of so many throughout the Michigan Medicine community who have made it possible — Spiritual Care is hosting a celebration event on Thursday, May 16. The festivities will take place from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. in C&W 12-745DF (the conference room to the…

Life science researchers across Michigan to pitch innovation ideas at 2019 Biomedical Innovation Cup

May 2, 2019

What if a stroke could be treated faster and more completely? Or what if cancer treatment options could be improved for patients with resistant tumors? Breakthrough innovations like these could take another step on the path to commercialization and eventual patient impact at the 2019 Biomedical Innovation Cup, a Shark Tank-style competition that will take place on May 15 at the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium. Teams from the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) for Life Sciences Innovation Hub, funded by the Michigan Development Economic Corporation, will pitch their biomedical innovations to investment “sharks” for a chance to be crowned…

Child’s play: Kids have memorable day at Michigan Medicine

May 2, 2019

Last Thursday, hundreds of kids visited Michigan Medicine for a chance to learn, play and check out the commitment their parents or grandparents make to patient…

New high-sensitivity test for detecting heart injury arrives May 7

April 29, 2019

The new high-sensitivity Troponin T Assay, launched in the Emergency Department this February, will be rolled out across the health system on Tuesday, May 7 at 9 a.m. The new test…

Michigan Medicine named among 100 greatest hospitals in America

April 29, 2019

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which was recently named among “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review! The hospitals on the list were all recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction. They are considered industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties. The list also includes industry innovators that have sparked trends in health care technology, hospital management and patient satisfaction. Click here to check out the entire list — and thank you for helping make Michigan Medicine a nationally-recognized leader in patient care!

Project Healthy Schools program expands to Arizona

April 18, 2019

Thanks to a partnership with the University of Arizona, Project Healthy Schools, a Michigan Medicine-community collaboration designed to reduce childhood…

Heritage Project looks back at 150 years at the hospital

April 16, 2019

What started as 20 beds in a converted house after the Civil War has developed into a nationally recognized system of care. The Heritage Project looks at the 150-year history of U-M’s health care operation, from a facility that could barely be called a hospital to the wide-ranging enterprise now known as Michigan Medicine. Click here to check out this in-depth look at history!