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The Joint Commission CSC Recertification Survey a Success!

June 16, 2016

Great news! The Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center recertification survey, which ended Tuesday afternoon, was completed without any requirements for improvement (citations). The reviewers noted that the stroke program is extremely well run and that employees are invested and engaged in stroke patient care. A few best practices/accolades included: Involvement of patient-centered care representatives in the program quality committees Leveraging the medical record for capturing and reporting on quality metrics, especially through the Stroke Navigator Staffing resources for running four procedures simultaneously in the neurointerventional suite Tremendous data with consistent application of the PDCA improvement process Care provided by all…

Break out of your cocoon at Mott

June 16, 2016

Patients, families and staff are invited to celebrate the release of more than 150 butterflies in the new butterfly garden in the Mott Outdoor Courtyard. Because of today's forecast, this fun-filled event will be held Friday at 1 p.m., and includes music, storytelling, nature displays and more. So wish the rain away and we'll see you all there! 

2016 Taubman Prize honorees named

June 15, 2016

Two clinician-scientists whose groundbreaking work has shown how the human body’s own immune system can fend off cancer will share the 2016 $100,000 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science, the University of Michigan’s A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute announced. Suzanne L. Topalian, M.D., professor of surgery and oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Jedd D. Wolchok, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the immunotherapeutics service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, associate director of the Ludwig Institute, director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at MSK, and professor of medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell…

Plan to Attend: Requiem for Orlando

June 14, 2016

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The Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center Recertfication Survey

June 13, 2016

Please be advised that the Joint Commission is onsite today and tomorrow for a scheduled review of the Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) program at UMHS. This is the recertification of the CSC for cerebrovascular care.There will be two review teams onsite utilizing patient tracer methodology, which includes interviewing faculty and staff that interact with stroke patients and reviewing educational competencies (checking blue folders for staff). This review is more encompassing than prior disease-specific reviews and the teams will be throughout the hospital.  Please prepare your respective areas/units per UMHS and Joint Commission standards.For further information, please contact the Operations Director for the CSC, Jenevra…

Seeking design projects for biomedical engineering class

June 13, 2016

The U-M Biomedical Engineering Department seeks faculty, physicians, and clinicians who have ideas for medical devices to sponsor student team design projects during the 2016-2017 academic year for BME 451/452. This is a good opportunity to have a team of BME seniors vet an idea for a novel medical device or biomedical research device.Project sponsors mentor these BME student teams through the process of problem identification, brainstorming, detailed design, prototype building and testing. Projects should be defined to the extent that the problem is known and the sponsor has some idea of device requirements, but should also be open-ended enough to allow students to…

Community Benefit Contributions

June 10, 2016

For years, our faculty staff and medical students have shown their commitment to improving the health of our community by providing programs and services for  free or at a low cost. Our employees actively spend hours to care for and promote the health of the poor, underserved and underinsured. These efforts are categorized as "Community Benefit" (CB). Between now and July 15, 2016, UMHS departments should submit reports for services they provided to the community during fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016). The reporting form can be downloaded on the UMHS Community Benefit website. The UMHS…

Gifts of Art presents The Whimsical World of Bechler Pottery

June 10, 2016

The mixed media work of Stacey and Corey Bechler is whimsical, colorful and fun. They use popular icons such as fish, birds, dogs and landscapes as their subjects, and they make them…