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UMHS is nation’s top destination for kidney transplants

September 30, 2016

When it comes to kidney transplants, UMHS is the top destination in the U.S.Our health system was recently ranked No. 1 in the nation for medical excellence in kidney transplants by Quantros’ CareChex 2017 Hospital Quality Ratings Analysis.CareChex ranks health systems in a variety of categories, including mortality rate, complications and patient safety.  The ratings come from a national database of nearly 40 million discharges covering nearly 5,000 hospitals across all 50 states.The honor would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of everyone at UMHS. You continue to help our organization set the national standard for…

President Schlissel invites campus to public conversation Sunday

September 29, 2016

U-M President Mark Schlissel sent an email to all members of the campus community Wednesday, inviting their participation in a public conversation this Sunday to help work toward a more hospitable community. The conversation follows the discovery of racially insensitive fliers posted around campus earlier this week. Click here to read President Schlissel's message and learn more about Sunday's event, which is open to the entire U-M community, including all members of UMHS.

Identical twins fight identical cancers

September 29, 2016

Since the day they came home from the hospital in matching newborn monkey outfits, Zane and Zac Taylor…

Summer symposia yield partnerships with two Taiwan institutions

September 29, 2016

The U-M Medical School can now count the leading clinical and research institutions in Taiwan among its prominent international partners. New relationships with Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan’s largest health system, and Academia Sinica, the country’s premier research…

Investing in Ability campaign tips off on the hardwood

September 28, 2016

Paul Schulte still remembers the day of his accident: May 6, 1989. He had just turned 10…

UMHS set to show off clinical learning environment

September 23, 2016

Next week, our institution will have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership when it comes to improving patient safety and creating a quality learning environment. Surveyors from the Accreditation Council for Graduate…

Outpatient occupational therapy is on the move

September 19, 2016

Soon, Occupational Therapy's outpatient Hand Therapy and Lymphedema Services will be moving to a new location. The program's offices will be relocating on Monday, Oct. 3 to the third floor of the Burlington Building at 325 E. Eisenhower in Ann Arbor. Hours of operation will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.Walk-in appointments for hand therapy will be available daily and appointments may be scheduled by calling 734-936-7070 or 734-763-6464.  The referral process for ordering therapy services remains unchanged.Everyone at Hand Therapy and Lymphedema Services has had the pleasure to service employees and patients at University Hospital and Med Rehab Briarwood for many years. They look…

Tradition at Mott Skyline Cafe earns television spotlight

September 15, 2016

Every week, patients at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and their families take a break from hospital rooms to enjoy music, food and camaraderie at the Skyline Café. Music therapists and the child life team open the cafe every Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m., offering families a free meal of pizza or sandwiches, live music performances and even a chance to come up and sing a song or two. It's fun for the entire familyl Recently, WDIV-Ch. 4 recently got an inside look at this special tradition that has become a haven for many Mott familes. See the story here.

MCIT and MSIS unify, become ‘Health Information Technology & Services’

September 14, 2016

Today, more than 700 U-M IT professionals gathered to hear UMHS Chief Information Officer Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., announce the launch of Health Information Technology & Services -- a new organization designed…