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Seconds save lives: Be sure to clean your hands!

May 5, 2021

Today is World Hand Hygiene Day, an annual reminder of the importance of keeping your hands clean. For World Hand Hygiene Day 2021, the World Health Organization calls on health care workers and facilities to achieve effective hand hygiene action at the point of care. “The point of care refers to the place where three elements come together: the patient, the health care worker, and care or treatment involving contact with the patient or their surroundings,” according to the WHO. Click here for more information regarding WHO’s recommendations and check out the latest hand hygiene compliance numbers from your unit at Michigan…

Gifts of Art presents May featured concerts and watch parties

May 5, 2021

For the month of May, Gifts of Art presents two 60-minute free concerts.  You can enjoy jazz/swing, bluegrass and new acoustic by Grant Flick & Friends, and chamber music by Vox3Machina Duo. Both full-length concerts are available on demand on the Gifts of Art Performances webpage. Also from that page, you can select from other concerts and learn how to have a watch party with friends and coworkers: www.med.umich.edu/goa/performances.htm.  Gifts of Art features two concerts every month in partnership with the Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates, https://www.greatlakespaa.org/. 

Create a culture of connection within your team

May 4, 2021

Have your team members expressed feelings of isolation or pandemic fatigue? Are they feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Are you wondering how to best support your colleagues? Whether working remotely or onsite, MHealthy’s free “Leaders Creating a Culture of Connection” virtual workshops can help. Facilitated by an MHealthy training specialist, these workshops are customized to your team’s needs and provide strategies and tools needed to feel connected, manage well-being challenges and fully thrive in today’s work environment. ‘Renewed sense of excitement’ More than 1,200 managers, supervisors and influencers have attended “Leaders Creating a Culture” workshops to date, applying what they learned…

Valuation information sessions to help you get the most out of your end-of-the-year review

May 4, 2021

FY21 is quickly coming to an end, which means it will soon be time to conduct final check-ins for the FY21 Valuation. To help both staff and leaders learn more about the FY21 Valuation and how to successfully complete the year-end process, several information sessions have been scheduled. Anyone is welcome to register and attend these sessions. Understanding the FY21 Staff and Leadership Valuation sessions: Wednesday, May 5, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.Thursday, June 24, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Also, a special leader-focused valuation information has been created to support leaders who may have questions or want more information about how to use…

You’re invited: ‘Children’s Mental Health and the Pandemic’

May 4, 2021

On Thursday, May 13, Michigan Medicine experts will discuss the impact the pandemic has had on children’s mental health and suggest coping strategies for children and families. They will address the challenges of distance learning, the effects of school closures and disruptions on children who previously received mental health care at school, impacts on special populations, complications involving access and equity, and the long-term effects the pandemic might have on children. The event will begin at 1 p.m. Moderator:Gregory Dalack, M.D.Daniel E. Offutt III Professor of PsychiatryChair, Department of Psychiatry Panelists:Angela Fish, Ph.D.Assistant professor of psychiatryTraining director, Child and Adolescent…

Healthy Eating Tip of the Month helps you manage PCOS

May 3, 2021

Have you recently been diagnosed with Polycystic ovary syndrome — or PCOS? Take a look at the following recommendations to make the most out of life with PCOS! If you’re looking for fresh ideas on how to manage symptoms through healthy eating and exercise, May’s Healthy Eating Tip of the Month is just what you might be looking for! Check out the information online.

Plan ahead and expect delays: Road work around Ann Arbor

May 3, 2021

Please be advised of ongoing road work that is expected to cause traffic delays around Ann Arbor. Plan ahead and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Beginning today, Ashley Street is scheduled to be closed at the intersection of Liberty Street to allow for streetscape improvements.Vehicles traveling northbound on Ashley will be detoured east on William Street, then north on Fourth Avenue, west on Huron Street back to Ashley.Vehicles traveling eastbound on Liberty will be detoured south on First Street, east on William Street, north on Fourth Avenue back to…

Wrap up Patient Experience Week with The Wrap!

April 30, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cur7IueoK8 Faculty and staff can help celebrate Patient Experience Week by checking out The Wrap employee podcast! This week, two members of the Office of Patient Experience — Darnysus Jackson and Nancy Kuemin — shared details of this year's virtual events and why focusing on the patient experience is even more vital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, you can also participate in the weekly trivia contest! Listen to the podcast via the YouTube video above or media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open this story in a new browser or…

Don’t forget! Create your U-M Dropbox account now

April 30, 2021

Do you use U-M Box to store or share files? Then now is the time to create your U-M Dropbox account! Data migration from U-M Box to U-M Dropbox is set to begin in May, using the self-service migration tool. Learn more about the move here.    Who should create a U-M Dropbox account? Create an account if: You own files or folders in U-M Box that you plan to moveYou rely on U-M Box files or folders that are shared with you to do your work If you do not use U-M Box now, you do not necessarily need to…