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Timely Topics module: Trauma-Informed Care for Adolescent Patients

December 2, 2020

Providers have the potential to create health care experiences that are comforting and reassuring to adolescents who’ve experienced trauma. They also have the potential to retraumatize. The Adolescent Health Initiative has developed a new Timely Topics module, entitled "Trauma-Informed Care for Adolescent Patients," which provides a brief outline of the impacts of trauma on adolescents and shares strategies for practicing trauma-responsive care in a primary care setting. Click here to learn more! Website: http://bit.ly/AHI_Topics.

COVID-19 saliva testing for employees

December 2, 2020

Saliva testing is available at Palmer Commons (M-F) and Pierpont Commons (T,W,Th) through the Community Sampling & Tracking Program through Dec. 18 for U-M faculty and staff working at least one day per week on campus, including Michigan Medicine employees. Testing is open to asymptomatic individuals without a recent close-contact exposure to someone with COVID-19. If you have not already signed up for CSTP, do so now by completing the signup Qualtrics survey. This must be completed by 5 p.m. the day before your test. Completing this registration is required prior to participating in testing. Michigan Medicine employees: Sign up…

You’re invited: 2020 Evan Newport HOPE & JOY Awards

December 2, 2020

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are warmly invited to the 2020 Evan Newport HOPE & JOY Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 2-3 p.m. This year’s event will be held virtually via Zoom. Please register at the link below for the login information and to add the event to your calendar. Register to attend here! All are welcome to join the celebration to honor the finalists and winners of the Evan Newport HOPE and JOY Awards, celebrating the ongoing and innovative practices and initiatives that are improving the patient and family experience at Michigan Medicine. These awards were…

Blood drives scheduled on Michigan Medicine’s campus

December 2, 2020

Blood donations are as important as ever. Fortunately, employees will have the chance to give blood at upcoming drives in two locations on Michigan Medicine’s campus. The drives will be held: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16, Towsley Lobby (this drive is only open to faculty, staff and medical students).9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17, NCRC Building 18, Room G064, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor (this drive is open to the public). To schedule an appointment to donate blood, log onto RedCrossBlood.org (sponsor code: goblue) or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Appointments are highly recommended. Please bring photo ID.…

ResponsiBLUE guest tool screens U-M visitors for COVID-19

December 2, 2020

Before entering any U-M building, all visitors, contractors and vendors will need to complete a preliminary health screening via the guest version of ResponsiBLUE, the health-screening tool developed to help keep the university healthy and reduce the spread of COVID-19. The expectation for guests applies to buildings on U-M’s Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses, as well as at Michigan Medicine and satellite facilities. It is effective immediately and expires on April 14, 2021. Guests can access ResponsiBLUE through the accessible, mobile-friendly website. Launched in the fall, all members of the campus community — including faculty, staff and students —…

Wellness Wednesday: Building strength from the inside

December 2, 2020

Oftentimes, we are aware or able to anticipate major events and situations in our lives. This year, that predictability was lost. The uncertainty regarding COVID-19 — and when it will “end”…

Take advantage of home meal delivery services with the Healthy Eating Tip of the Month

December 1, 2020

Security? Dependability? Right now, we hold these things in higher regard than ever before. Consider home meal delivery services this December — and beyond — for safe, dependable and healthy meals all winter long. There are options in your area! Learn more by clicking here.

Plan ahead: Temporary parking lot closures

December 1, 2020

Please be advised that, weather permitting, parking lots NC78 and W16 are expected to be temporarily closed for vacuuming of their porous pavement from 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 until 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6.  This project has been rescheduled from the previous November date due to snow.  Please make sure to remove all vehicles from these lots prior to the scheduled time for the project to begin. Signage will be posted at the entrances.

Michigan Medicine SharePoint upgrade: Learning opportunities, development freeze, community of practice

December 1, 2020

Michigan Medicine is upgrading its existing Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment to SharePoint Online, a cloud-based service that will provide new opportunities for teams to share and manage content, knowledge, and applications. Pilots and testing are happening now, and HITS plans to introduce SharePoint Online across all of Michigan Medicine beginning in early 2021. In addition to significantly improving the experience for Michigan Medicine SharePoint users, this upgrade is also an important first step toward adopting Microsoft 365 — a “digital workplace” suite of tools and services that will provide users with powerful new ways to communicate and collaborate. Upcoming learning opportunities…