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Deadline extended for PFCC HOPE Awards!

October 3, 2016

The deadline has been extended to submit nominations for the annual Evan Newport HOPE Awards. The nominations are now due by Friday, Oct. 7.The Evan Newport HOPE Awards were established to…

MiChart Go-Live begins this weekend

October 3, 2016

The MiChart upgrade, along with several new modules for Radiology, Diagnostic Vascular Unit and Home Health, will be implemented this Friday, Oct. 7 at 11 p.m. and are expected to be completed by Saturday morning, Oct. 8, at 5:15 a.m. This upgrade will affect all MiChart users and is intended to enhance the overall look and feel, customizability and usability of the Electronic Health Record. All MiChart users should ensure they have finished the “MiChart Upgrade Certification October 2016” eLearning, found by logging into the MLearning Learning Plan. This eLearning is required by all MiChart users prior to the upgrade.…

Reminder: Free flu fair this weekend at UH South (Old Mott)

September 30, 2016

This weekend, employees will have a chance to get a free flu shot at one of this year’s UMHS flu fairs! The fair will be held on the 6th floor of UH South (Old Mott). Get your vaccine as soon as possible to help protect our patients, families and each other from the spread of disease. Here is this weekend’s schedule: When: 5 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1; 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 Where: F6663, UH South (Old Mott), 6th floor Please make sure you have your ID badge with you when you arrive for the vaccination.…

Radiation dosimeters due Saturday, Oct. 1

September 30, 2016

Monthly and quarterly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) are due for exchange on Saturday, Oct. 1. Please return your September (or third quarter) dosimetry to your departmental dosimetry contact and retrieve your October (or…

Plan ahead: Two UH elevators to be out of service

September 30, 2016

Please be advised that two elevators in University Hospital are scheduled to be out of service on Sunday, Oct. 2. Staff members are asked to make other arrangements if in the area. Here's what you need to know: UH West staff elevators Nos. 12 and 13 are scheduled to be out of service on Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. to facilitate the wiring of new up-down hall buttons on every floor. Elevator No. 14 in the same bank will remain in operation for patient transportation. Staff not transporting patients are asked to use the East staff elevators or the…

Workshop: Conflict management: How to have difficult conversations

September 30, 2016

This course teaches a straightforward, step-by-step process for identifying and resolving performance gaps, strengthening accountability, eliminating inconsistencies and reducing resentment. It uses video, group discussions, skill practice, and real-life application to make the course entertaining and engaging.Here are some of the skills attendees will gain from the course:Learning to focus on what you really want, rather than shifting to unhealthy emotional reactions such as trying to win others over to your view, discrediting others or even causing them grief.Gaining control over your emotions by cutting off disappointment, anger and fear at the source.Learning to dispel misunderstanding and distrust by clarifying…

UMHS employees asked to update personal information

September 29, 2016

Beginning this fall, members of UMHS will be prompted to review and update their personal information in Wolverine Access.Once a year, faculty, staff and students will receive a prompt from Wolverine Access to review their addresses, emergency contacts and U-M Emergency Alert notification preferences.“When an emergency strikes, it is essential for university officials to be able to reach out quickly to members of our campus community,” said Eddie Washington, executive director of the Division of Public Safety and Security. “By keeping your information updated in Wolverine Access, you help ensure that we can locate you in an emergency."Faculty and staff…

Attend the 24th annual Save A Heart event

September 28, 2016

From food samplings to a variety of entertainment options and an outstanding array of wine and microbrews, the 24th annual Save A Heart celebration will be a blast for everyone in attendance. All health system members are cordially invited to attend the event, presented by the U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Center, in conjunction with Conor O’Neills Traditional Irish Pub and Restaurant and Running Fit. This event will feature some of the best restaurants and caterers in the area. If you are unable to attend, please consider purchasing tickets to support the cause. You may click here to register…

Teach-Back: What does your patient really understand?

September 28, 2016

Many leading health care organizations, such as the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, mandate the use of “Teach-Back” to ensure patients understand medication schedules, self-care instructions and the risks and benefits of therapies. Research has shown that utilizing the Teach-Back technique raises patient satisfaction, increases trust in health care providers and helps patients feel more relaxed.The Patient Education Center is providing in-service sessions to help clinicians master the skills and strategies of Teach-Back.The sessions are available by request to all units and areas that request it. To kick-off the program,…