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With winter coming, review the UMHS severe weather plan

November 23, 2016

With winter weather rapidly approaching, UMHS Emergency Management Operations reminds all staff that the health system has a Severe Weather Plan in place. The plan helps to ensure the safety of all patients, staff and visitors by preparing ahead of time. Employees can make sure they are prepared for severe weather by: Following weather reports and alerts Paying attention to Internal Homepage items and Global emails about weather Speaking with supervisors ahead of time about how they should prepare for severe weather Planning extra time to get to work on snowy or icy days Considering alternatives for child care in…

Panel to highlight rounding with employees

November 23, 2016

The management teams of several UMHS units have begun the practice of rounding with employees. Many of those supervisors and managers will come together on Wednesday, Dec. 7 to share their feedback regarding the practice and what they have learned. The session, which is part of the Leading Service Excellence Best Practices Panel Series, will be both a panel presentation and a networking opportunity to share ideas on rounding and other practices geared at improving employee engagement. If you have begun rounding recently, please come and share your knowledge. And if you have not yet done so, you are invited…

Compliance reminder: Don’t accept holiday gifts from vendors and patients

November 22, 2016

The Health System Compliance Office is reminding all health system faculty and staff that gifts from vendors may not be accepted. Gifts of nominal value and perishable gifts (like cookies, candy, etc.) from patients or patient family members may be accepted, but should be shared with all personnel in your area or unit. Click here for frequently asked questions about gifts from vendors, patients and their family members.

PICU takes on OSU in Goal Line Challenge

November 22, 2016

As football fans around the country gear up for the big Michigan vs. Ohio State game this weekend, another rivalry is heating up between the two schools.  The U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital pediatric intensive care unit is squaring off against Ohio State and the Nationwide Children's Hospital pediatric critical care team in the Goal Line Challenge, a campaign to raise vital funds for the respective programs.The U-M PICU provides advanced care for infants, children and young adults with a wide variety of life-threatening issues, such as severe infections, breathing difficulties, traumatic injuries and recovery from major surgery.Despite being rivals on the…

Applications sought for Interprofessional Leadership Fellows

November 22, 2016

If you are interested in becoming a U-M Interprofessional Leadership Fellow, fill out the quick and easy application by Wednesday, Nov. 30. The program is designed to provide U-M health sciences faculty…

Help Survival Flight beat OSU’s MedFlight

November 21, 2016

Help the UMHS Survival Flight team beat Ohio State University's MedFlight! Through kickoff of the Big Game between U-M and OSU on Saturday in Columbus, the two air medical teams are competing to see who can get the most likes, comments and shares on the top post on their Facebook page. The post will look exactly like the image shown in this article. The team with fewer likes, comment and shares will pose in front of their helicopter wearing the winning team’s colors. Don’t make your UMHS colleagues wear the scarlet and gray! Please visit Survival Flight on Facebook and…

When to refer a patient to a Financial Counselor

November 21, 2016

Any time a patient wants to pay 100% in full for an item or service and asks not to submit a bill to his or her insurance, immediately refer the patient to a Patient Financial Counselor (PFC). Email: PFC-counselors@med.umich.edu Phone: 734-232-2621 (local) or 877-326-9155 (toll free) Due to an expanded patient right under HIPAA, health care providers are required to restrict disclosure to a patient’s health plan if the patient asks that the provider not bill insurance for an item or service and the patient agrees to and does pay 100% in full for that item or service. A patient may…

Thanksgiving parking and transit update

November 21, 2016

Please be advised that the Thanksgiving holiday will impact parking enforcement around the health system campus.On Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25, parking enforcement will be suspended for all parking areas except:The Cancer Center (P1)Taubman South (P3)Mott/Simpson (P4)CVC (P5)Arbor Heights (M95) Lot All other areas will be free parking (no permit required), including the following structures:Wall St.Catherine St.Ann St.Glen Ave. Additionally, there will be no U-M bus service on either day. For that reason, the yellow AVI program will operate as it does on weekends –- access to P3 will be available from Wednesday. Nov. 23 at 5:15 pm until Monday,…

Workshop: Improving your coaching skills

November 18, 2016

This workshop is intended to expose faculty and senior level administrators to foundational concepts and applicable tools for one-on-one developmental coaching. Coaching is defined as a formal one-on-one collaborative relationship between a coach and a staff member or student where there is accountability and support for:Understanding the coachee's developmental needs;Creating a plan to address current challenges and explore possibilities; andReaching goals and engaging in continuous learning.The workshop agenda will include an introduction to coaching, the coaching process, coaching skills and competencies, and coaching practice with peer assistance. The objectives of the workshop are to:Describe the differences between mentoring and coaching.Outline the…