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C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital hosts ‘Public Safety Day’ for patients

October 9, 2019

Security officers and other safety partners met with patients and families last week at Mott. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, patients at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital were invited to meet public safety partners that work to keep them safe both in and outside of the hospital. Officers from Michigan Medicine Security and the U-M Police Department, firefighters from the Ann Arbor Fire Department and paramedics from Huron Valley Ambulance greeted the children and their families with stuffed animals, coloring books, bracelets, stickers, hats and more. “We are so thankful that many of our public safety partners were able to come together…

Clinical Pastoral Education Program introduces newest team members

October 9, 2019

Earlier this year, the Michigan Medicine Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program earned full accreditation. The new program offers interfaith and multicultural educational opportunities for ministry to earn training and hands-on experiences in a hospital setting. Recently, the newest group of interns and residents joined the CPE team. CPE interns, L-R: Chaplain Karrington Norris, Fr. Mark George, Rev. Robert Smith, Cantor Debbie Bletstein, Andrea Siegel, Ph.D. CPE residents, L-R: Brigette N. Kemink, M.Div., Rev. Brooke Pickrell, M.Div., Rabbi Benyamin Vineburg, Fr. Josh Genig, Ph.D. The group will be managing the Spiritual Care Pager and will be visiting patients’ bedside throughout inpatient…

Michigan physicians save Medicare $43.1 million, while improving care for Michiganders

October 8, 2019

A team of Michigan physician organizations improved care for more than 77,500 Medicare participants across the state, while making a positive difference in the cost of that care, according to new data just released by the federal government. In fact, the Medicare system saved $43.1 million on the care of those Michiganders in 2018. At the same time, that care met high quality standards. The data, released by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, show the results of a concerted effort by nearly 6,000 physicians and other providers who take part in the statewide Physician Organization of Michigan Accountable…

Virtual medical visits get wary welcome from older adults, poll finds

October 1, 2019

The technology is there. The funding is nearly there. And the health providers are getting there. But a new national poll suggests that people over 50 aren’t quite ready to fully embrace virtual…

A mighty swim and The Beat Goes On

September 27, 2019

Tim McDonnell finishes the Mighty Mac Swim last month. On Sunday, Aug. 11, Tim McDonnell made his second successful swim across the Straits of Mackinac in the 2019 Mighty Mac Swim. …

Milestones at Mott

September 26, 2019

Fifty years ago this month, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital opened its doors for the first time. The hospital was created thanks in part to a $6.5…

Michigan Medicine program helps 18 schools win school wellness awards

September 24, 2019

Some of the recent award winners. Out of 46 schools that received 2019 Michigan School Wellness Awards, 18 of the schools (or 39 percent) are using the Project Healthy Schools (PHS)…

Postdoctoral fellows share research in three minutes

September 24, 2019

The postdoctoral fellows who presented at the recent event. Last week, eight U-M Medical School postdocs presented their research using non-technical terms in one slide and 180 seconds during the 2019…

7-year-old receives new FDA-approved retina gene therapy

September 18, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cWFMlHzx6E&feature=youtu.be When Zion Grant was 3 months old, his mother Daisy Dodd noticed he wasn’t tracking her with his eyes. Zion would fixate on a light in the room, but not…