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Healthy Eating Tip of the Month focuses on kidney health

April 1, 2020

Take some time to learn about your kidneys, all they do, and how to keep them healthy with handouts and recipes as part of the Healthy Eating Tip of the Month. You can visit the HETM website to view online materials from this month and previous months, too! If you’re in the hospital, visit the display in the UH Cafeteria for information about the DASH diet, portion control and more.

March 31: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE

April 1, 2020

NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic: DAILY STATSTHANK YOUCARE TEAM CHANGESPPE REPROCESSING AND SUPPLYSCARCE RESOURCESDMS HUDDLES#HailToTheFrontLine DAILY STATS Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:  THANK YOU The past few weeks have brought unprecedented challenges for our teams and prompted dramatic changes in our system. So many of our employees have come through with amazing dedication to caring for our patients and keeping each other safe. It’s hard to express in words how much gratitude your leadership has for all the work you’ve done and…

Blood drive to be held April 22-23 at Towsley Center

April 1, 2020

The supply of blood donations remains critical.  To help aid the American Red Cross, there is a blood drive planned for Towsley Center at University Hospital on Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23. The drive will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day and is only open to Michigan Medicine employees. You can schedule an appointment online at redcross.org (sponsor code: goblue), by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by contacting Erin Burns at erin.burns2@redcross.org.  Other upcoming drives at U-M include: Wednesday, April 1: Noon – 6 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom (530 S. State Street)Friday, April 3: 9 a.m. –…

U-M drive-up donation site will collect food for community members in addition to protective gear for health workers

March 31, 2020

In just one week, U-M has collected tens of thousands of masks, gloves and other pieces of protective gear from the community to keep front-line health workers at Michigan Medicine safe while they treat an ever-rising number of patients with COVID-19. Now, the donation drive will take on an added dimension, to address food insecurity and other basic needs, serving community members affected financially by coronavirus-related closures. Starting today, March 31, the donation site will begin accepting non-perishable food and toiletries from the community. These will be given to Food Gatherers, which will distribute them to more than 100 local…

Reminder: Remain vigilant for cybercrimes related to COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Michigan Medicine encourages everyone to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19.   Cybercriminals have been sending malicious files disguised as video instructions on how to protect oneself from the coronavirus. They have also sent malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Some of these communications have even been carefully designed to appear as though they are coming from the World Health Organization and other trusted government agencies.  Click here and here for two examples of recent scams. Exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19-related…

MiChart Clinical and Aspect training going virtual starting this week

March 31, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID pandemic, Michigan Medicine is offering remote options wherever possible. Beginning yesterday, faculty and staff started to receive MiChart Clinical Applications and Aspect Call Center training through real-time virtual training sessions rather than in-person. These classes are live and held at their regularly scheduled times through an “online webinar” in which attendees will interact with an instructor as well as have opportunities to practice skills in a training environment. Visit the HITS website for more information.

March 30: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE

March 31, 2020

NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic: DAILY STATSEMERGENCY CHILD CARE SERVICESCOVID-19 TESTING FAQSOCCUPATIONAL HEALTH UPDATEPPE USE UPDATESSOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINESUSED PPE DISPOSAL DAILY STATS Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:  As of March 30, 7  p.m.  EMERGENCY CHILD CARE SERVICES If you are a parent who provides direct patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic, or essential support that helps to facilitate care, there are priority child care options for you. Kids Kare at Home, Family Helpers and offerings through the Washtenaw Intermediate School District and…

RISE wants to learn about education innovations created during COVID-19

March 30, 2020

COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges to our society, health care systems and education structures. To face these challenges, the Michigan Medicine community has moved beyond traditional ideas, rules and patterns to generate meaningful alternatives in health sciences education.  RISE (Research. Innovation. Scholarship. Education) is interested in learning about these alternatives as it continues to address new and changing needs for health sciences learners. RISE is particularly interested in: New education processes, modalities and content that have been adopted and should continue after COVID-19;Rapid implementation of education activities you have witnessed or been part of during COVID-19;Education activities that have challenged…

Hand sanitizer available for clinics to order

March 30, 2020

The hand sanitizer that the Michigan Medicine Department of Pharmacy and students from U-M’s College of Pharmacy began compounding last week to help the health system meet its critical need is now available for clinics to order! This pharmacy-made product will be used to fill clinic orders first, so please note that the product will be in different packaging.   There are three ways to order this item from Supply Chain: Email the CSR team at  MS-CSR-STAFF@med.umich.eduCall CSR office at 936-6077, Option 1Page the 24/7 Supply Chain Warehouse Supervisor at hospital pager #2574 When placing orders, you will need to…