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Sidewalk replacement project scheduled for this weekend at University Hospital

August 11, 2020

Please be advised that a sidewalk replacement project is scheduled for this weekend at University Hospital. Beginning Thursday, Aug. 13 and lasting until Sunday, Aug. 16, the sidewalk along East Medical Center Drive across from the adult Emergency Department will be replaced. There will be minimal impact to vehicle traffic and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the sidewalk closest to the hospital buildings. See the map above for more information on where the project will take place.

Sign up for City of Ann Arbor emergency alerts

August 11, 2020

The City of Ann Arbor is encouraging all residents and individuals who work in the city to sign up now to receive critical communications and emergency messages through a new alert system, Everbridge. Please note, this system is separate from the university’s alert system. The city will change over to this new system, joining Washtenaw County, and replacing CodeRED, beginning Thursday, Aug. 13.

Reminder: Fall MiChart upgrade coming Oct. 18

August 11, 2020

The next MiChart upgrade is planned for Sunday, Oct. 18. This will be the second planned upgrade for 2020 with a goal to reduce downtime duration and impact to the organization. The fall upgrade will include updates, system maintenance and new features to the MiChart application.  The newest upgrade will enable some significant changes and enhancements, including: Personal spell-check dictionaries for every MiChart userNew ICU Liberation tools to monitor sedation levels, integrating orders and flowsheet documentation into specialized tasks, activities, alerts and specialized storyboard displaysImproved process for clinicians to reconcile orders for discharge right from Manage Orders with reconciliation on the…

You’re invited: Virtual lecture on how art aids those with memory loss

August 10, 2020

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to the next community lecture hosted by the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center. The talk is part of the Dementia Lecture Series and is entitled “Connecting Through Art: Exploring Art Initiatives for People Living with Memory Loss.” It will be delivered from noon until 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27 by Anne Mondro, M.F.A., associate professor at the U-M Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design. Registration is required here.

Plan ahead and expect delays: Road work to begin later this week

August 10, 2020

Please be advised that upcoming construction projects are planned to begin around Ann Arbor this week. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 12, work is scheduled to start on West Stadium Boulevard.Once complete, progress of the work will go in the following order: to Dexter Avenue, East Liberty Street, Thompson Street, Boardwalk Drive, Victors Way, Glazier Way and Pittsfield Boulevard.Traffic on these streets will be maintained via intermittent lane closures in each directions and flagging operations.Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be…

Give blood at upcoming drives at Michigan Medicine

August 7, 2020

The need for blood during the pandemic remains vital. Michigan Medicine employees will have multiple opportunities to donate at upcoming blood drives hosted in Towsley Center by the American Red Cross. The events will take place from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on the following dates: Monday, Aug. 10Monday, Aug. 24Tuesday, Aug. 25 Please note, this drive is only open to employees in accordance with COVID-19 visitor policy. Drives have been filling up fast, so it is recommended that individuals make an appointment as soon as possible. Walk-ins will not be accepted and your MCard will be required. Click here…

Week in Review: Week of Aug. 3, 2020

August 7, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giHL12tPBRk&feature=youtu.be This week, Headlines featured those who are making a difference today at Michigan Medicine, as well as those who helped shaped the past and those who can change the future.…

The Wrap gives you an inside look at caring for COVID-19 patients in the SICU

August 7, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giHL12tPBRk&feature=youtu.be Two members of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital are giving listeners an inside look at what it's like on the front line of caring for critically-ill COVID-19 patients at Michigan Medicine. Medical director Lena Napolitano, M.D., and clinical nurse supervisor Jennifer Siev joined The Wrap employee podcast to share their perspectives, along with inspiring tales of teamwork and a rundown of the emotionally draining work that is taking place each and every day. Check it out via the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below. Please note, the media player is…

Workshops: Explore mindfulness through techniques and a guided meditation

August 7, 2020

This workshop is open to all faculty and staff. Learning mindfulness methods is a great tool for those wanting to connect to a place of inner peace and calm. In these sessions, attendees will discuss mindfulness techniques and apply them with a 20-minute guided meditation. Each one will address a different skill but are also stand alone. Appropriate for beginners or those with experience. The session will be led by Frank Anderson, M.D., M.P.H., professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Anderson has been meditating for 25 years and has hosted numerous meditation courses in Michigan and across the country. He is…