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Donate blood at upcoming drive on June 10 in Towsley Center

May 22, 2020

The American Red Cross will hold another blood drive at Michigan Medicine on June 10. The drive will be held in Towsley Center from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Please be advised that the drive will be limited to Michigan Medicine employees only in order to comply with the organization’s COVID-19 visitor policy. Drives have been filling up fast, so individuals are recommended to make an appointment as soon as possible. Walk-ins will not be accepted. All donors will be given a ticket to Cedar Point, while supplies last. Tickets are good for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Details about…

Reminder: Memorial Day parking and transportation update

May 22, 2020

Please be advised that permit enforcement in campus parking lots and structures will remain suspended on Memorial Day (Monday, May 25) with the exception of the P1, P2/P3, P4 and P5 structures. Individual parking spaces signed for 24/7 enforcement (such as Accessible, Gold, Service or Business Vehicle) or areas signed for 24/7 enforcement will still remain enforced on all campuses.   Yellow permit parkers will have what is usually considered weekend access to the P3, P4 and P5 structures. On Tuesday, May 26, Yellow permit parkers must exit P4 and P5 by 8 a.m. and exit P3 by 9 a.m. Please…

Health and wellbeing resources available at Wellness Office website

May 22, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners, as well as members of the larger community, to take care of themselves. A wealth of health and well-being resources is now available in the COVID-19 Well-being Help Center on the new Michigan Medicine Wellness Office website. The Wellness Office website currently is home to the COVID-19 Unified Mental Health Group, which coordinates the Stress Response Team through the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience (OCWR). This team provides direct (on the hospital floors) and virtual counseling and stress first aid to front-line faculty and staff.…

Week in Review: Week of May 18, 2020

May 22, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIK01_SJx4Q&feature=youtu.be The week began with a musical tribute to faculty and staff at Michigan Medicine. That was followed up by written tributes to team members who have been making a difference…

Faculty workshops: COVID-19’s effect on dual career families and a ‘new normal’

May 22, 2020

In partnership with Natalie Burns, LMSW, M.A., the Office of Faculty Development is offering virtual small group discussion sessions for faculty to talk with one another about a variety of topics. Managing Feelings Related to a “New Normal”Tuesday, June 2Noon - 1 p.m.Held online - link will be sent after registration Dual-Frontline Career FamiliesFriday, June 12Noon - 1 p.m.Held online - link will be sent after registration Looking for more resources on coping with COVID-19? Faculty Development has a COVID-19 section with support resources and other resilience workshops. Looking for professional development opportunities that you can do online (and free…

May 20: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE

May 22, 2020

NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic: DAILY PATIENT STATSDAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATSMASK/FACE COVERING USAGE FOR EMPLOYEES IN ENCLOSED AND PUBLIC SPACESMASK USE FOR PATIENTS, FAMILIES AND VISITORSRICU RAMP DOWNNO PPE TRAINING IN TOWSLEY LOBBY ON MEMORIAL DAYVIRTUAL TOWN HALL SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MAY 22 DAILY PATIENT STATS Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:  Discharges: 506 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 8 in the last 24 hours. These numbers include patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities but excludes deaths and discharges to hospice.  DAILY TEAM…

Memorial Day parking and transportation update

May 20, 2020

Please be advised that permit enforcement in campus parking lots and structures will remain suspended on Memorial Day (Monday, May 25) with the exception of the P1, P2/P3, P4 and P5 structures. Individual parking spaces signed for 24/7 enforcement (such as Accessible, Gold, Service or Business Vehicle) or areas signed for 24/7 enforcement will still remain enforced on all campuses.   Yellow permit parkers will have what is usually considered weekend access to the P3, P4 and P5 structures. On Tuesday, May 26, Yellow permit parkers must exit P4 and P5 by 8 a.m. and exit P3 by 9 a.m. Please…

The Wrap will help you stay physically active during COVID-19

May 20, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIK01_SJx4Q&feature=youtu.be Want to stay in shape during COVID-19? This week's employee podcast will help you do just that! In honor of National Employee Health and Fitness Day, which is today, May 20, Wendy Dolen from MHealthy stopped by to give you tips and resources to stay in shape. She even included some family-friendly ideas. On top of that, there’s the weekly trivia contest. Check it out today via the YouTube video above or media player below. Please note, the media player is no longer compatible with Internet Explorer, so open in a new browser or find it on your personal…

Wellness Wednesday: Social distancing during the holiday

May 20, 2020

It's been more than two months since social distancing was enforced and as Memorial Day weekend (the unofficial start of summer) approaches, there are plenty of reminders that this year is…