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Michigan Medicine named best employer in state of Michigan by Forbes

June 11, 2019

Michigan Medicine was recently named the top employer in the state by Forbes! The rankings were compiled based off an independent and anonymous survey of nearly 80,000 employees working for companies employing at least 500 people. The evaluation was based on two distinct criteria: Direct recommendations: Employees were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. The responses were analyzed on a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means “I wouldn’t recommend my employer under any circumstances” and 10 means “I would definitely recommend my employer.” Indirect recommendations: Participants were also prompted to…

Acting ‘F.A.S.T.’ at the first sign of a stroke could save a life

June 11, 2019

Last Oct. 9 began as a stressful day for Linda and Bill Sanders. But they had no way of knowing just how stressful…

Flower power: Massive peony bloom near medical campus (photo gallery)

June 11, 2019

Just steps away from the main medical campus, on Washington Heights near C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, thousands of peony flowers have burst into bloom. The annual…

Music therapy helps 8-year-old girl cope with medical visits

June 6, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=64&v=ST4fJ1lV8d0 For 8-year-old Everlyse “Evie” Hurst, who was born without eyes and has always feared doctors and hospitals, even simple medical appointments are terrifying. So when she recently needed seizure monitoring…

Celebrating survivors: Rogel Cancer Center event marks 25th anniversary

June 5, 2019

Each year, the Rogel Cancer Center’s outreach team hosts a Survivors Day celebration on the first Sunday in June. It serves as a chance for any…

Study explores why prostate cancer mortality is higher in black men

June 3, 2019

Black men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and nearly 2.5 times more likely to die of the disease compared to non-Hispanic white men. The question is why. Are black men more likely to carry genes that drive deadlier forms of the disease? What societal disparities might be affecting outcomes? In a new JAMA Oncology study, a team led by the U-M Rogel Cancer Center analyzed data from more than 300,000 prostate cancer patients in order to better understand outcomes and what factors might be driving them. For example, in addition to their prostate cancer diagnosis, black men were…

U-M buildings receive statewide awards for energy reduction

May 30, 2019

Three buildings on U-M’s Ann Arbor campus earned recognition for reducing energy in 2018 through a statewide competition hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan. U-M buildings earned awards in the following areas: The Carl A. Gerstacker Building placed first in the water category with a 53 percent reduction in water consumption. Weill Hall placed second in the education category with an 11 percent energy reduction. Medical Sciences II placed second in the “other” category with an 8 percent energy reduction. “It's great to see the impact that proactive facility managers and occupants can have on energy…

Michigan HouseCalls launches in-home transition of care service to improve patient access, decrease hospital readmission

May 30, 2019

Patients are particularly vulnerable when moving between levels of care. Transition of care (TOC) visits help to safely bridge these transitions. Such…

‘A Heartbeat of Grace’: Patient recounts journey at Michigan Medicine

May 29, 2019

At Michigan Medicine, faculty and staff are proud to make a difference in patients’ lives. Countless employees dedicate their careers…