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Stay safe: Avoid dirt path between M-29 parking lot and Fuller Field lot

June 21, 2022

To keep you and your colleagues as safe as possible, it is important that ?everyone avoid use of the dirt pathway between the M-29 parking lot and Fuller Field parking lot on the main medical campus. Please see the map at right for the location of this path, which is used primarily by those who park in the M-75 and NC-78 lots. Please note, the pathway is not an authorized footpath — and there are injury and safety risks for those who use it. The path also comes in close proximity to railroad tracks that are utilized by Amtrak. To access…

Michigan Medicine to host live Q&A on COVID-19 vaccines for babies and kids under 5

June 21, 2022

Michigan Medicine experts will answer questions about the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for kids under age five during a live Q&A session on Thursday, June 23. The live discussion will be held at 1 p.m. on both the @MottChildren and @MichiganMedicine Facebook pages as well as the @MottChildren and @UMichMedicine Twitter accounts and the Michigan Medicine YouTube channel. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children ages six months up to five years, paving the way for millions of babies, toddlers and preschoolers to get their first COVID-19 vaccination this…

Report your Community Benefit contributions by Aug. 12

June 21, 2022

Each year, Michigan Medicine’s faculty, staff and students show their commitment to improving the health of the local community by providing programs and services for free or at a lower cost. It’s an inspiring display of compassion by team members who spend hours caring for and promoting the well-being of the poor, underserved and underinsured members of the Ann Arbor area, Washtenaw County and the state of Michigan. These efforts are officially categorized as a “Community Benefit” (CB). Between now and Aug. 12, Michigan Medicine departments should submit reports for services they provided to the community during fiscal year 2021…

You’re invited: Bioethics Grand Rounds

June 21, 2022

Patients experiencing acute mental health crises in the community setting may not have access to crisis management services. Clinicians may call upon law enforcement to facilitate mental health wellness checks to handle such emergencies. Through a case presentation followed by a multidisciplinary panel discussion, this week’s Bioethics Grand Rounds will review the practice of mental health wellness checks and consider the risks of unnecessary police exposure for these patients. The talk — which will take place on Wednesday, June 22 at noon — is entitled “Ethics and Equity Considerations for Clinicians Requesting Mental Health Wellness Checks for Patients in the…

What’s in a preferred name?

June 21, 2022

Why is using someone’s preferred name so important? In a word: respect. As we welcome new team members this summer, we will be learning some new names. Some may be unfamiliar,…

Reminder: Performance valuations due June 30

June 20, 2022

Don’t forget, performance valuations are due on June 30! “At this point in the year, I find that people want to know how to cross the finish line as efficiently as possible,” said Brian Cole, interim director of operations and planning for Organizational Learning.  With that in mind, Cole said he likes to share an approach that helps make end-of-the-year meetings more effective. That approach includes: Having staff fill out the self-evaluation portion of the valuation and send it to their leaderHaving the leader provide their input and send the valuation back to the staff member before the end-of-year meetingAt…

HITS Help Me Now locations to close briefly in June and July

June 20, 2022

Please note, all three HITS Help Me Now locations are scheduled to be closed for upcoming holidays and/or special events. Here’s what you need to know. July 4 holiday closures  All three HITS locations are scheduled to be closed on Monday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. The HITS Paging Office will be closed, but drop-offs can still be made.  June and July orientation closures  In addition, two of the three Help Me Now locations – North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) and Taubman Health Science Library (THSL) – will be closed to accommodate Office of Medical Student Education and…

New Patient Experience (PX) 101 classes now open for registration

June 20, 2022

Newly added summer and fall sessions of Patient Experience 101 (PX 101) are now open for registration to all faculty, staff and learners! Nursing and Social Work CEs are provided as part of this learning opportunity. Click here to register for a session in MLearning. About Patient Experience (PX) 101 PX 101 is a foundational, engaging educational offering to support and enhance our culture of patient experience excellence. This 90-minute instructor-led course was designed to ensure that all faculty, staff and learners have a fundamental understanding of patient experience, and the skillset to positively impact the patient and family experience. Participants…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Lane closures around Ann Arbor

June 20, 2022

Please be advised of ongoing and upcoming road work that may cause lane closures around Ann Arbor. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: From now until mid-July, Huron Parkway lane closures are expected to be in effect between Geddes Avenue and Fuller Road for city road maintenance.Two-way traffic will be maintained during this work.It is anticipated that road will continue this summer along Huron Parkway from Fuller Road up to Plymouth Road.Expected to occur throughout the month, the following rolling single lane closures will…