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2020 Conference on Adolescent Health canceled

April 3, 2020

In consideration of recommendations by federal and state governments and the CDC, the 2020 Conference on Adolescent Health has been canceled. The Adolescent Health Initiative is disappointed to cancel this year’s event, but is grateful to exist within a committed community of health care professionals who are actively working to create safe and supportive environments for patients and community members. Click here for more information. Website: http://bit.ly/AHIConfer

OHEI offers virtual Community Conversations

April 3, 2020

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is monitoring the spread of COVID-19, and the office wants to assure the organization that it is taking proactive steps to flatten the curve.  With that in mind, OHEI is now offering a reformatted Community Conversations approach that is virtual. At an unprecedented time in the organization’s history, it is vitally important to carve out space for dialogue, provide support for one another, promote self-care and share valuable resources.   Here's the upcoming schedule of virtual events, including brief descriptions. Please visit OHEI Events to join! “Self-Care: Tips for Navigating Social Isolation and…

Kids home from school the rest of the year? Michigan Medicine experts provide tips and resources

April 3, 2020

Parents, it’s official. Due to COVID-19, school is out in Michigan for the rest of the year. Michigan Medicine has compiled some resources for parents to help you navigate this unusual circumstance, and to keep you and your family as happy and healthy as possible in the process. If you have questions like, “My kids seem to want to snack all day while we are home, then meals are a joke. Any tips to keep them from snacking all day?” and “How does structure for kids work when they are home, and you are working from home?” – check out…

Parking and transportation update

April 3, 2020

To support faculty and staff during this unprecedented time, please note the following important parking updates. Parking permit holders (with payroll deductions) For active faculty and staff permit holders with payroll deductions, your payroll deductions for the months of April and May 2020 will be suspended based on your monthly permit expense (please refer to your previous pay stub). You do not need to return your parking permit. Departmental university contributions ("UC") will also be suspended for April and May 2020. Parking permit holders who do not participate in payroll deductions For active faculty and staff pay-in-full parking permit holders,…

Week in Review: Week of March 30, 2020

April 3, 2020

As the calendar flipped from March to April, Headlines stayed busy keeping employees informed about all that’s happening at the academic medical center. The newsletter shared notes of gratitude sent by…

April 2: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE

April 3, 2020

NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic: DAILY STATSALL HANDS ON DECKNEW PTO BENEFITSPPE UPDATE (VIDEO)HIGH RELIABILITY SKILL: COMMUNICATE CLEARLYTEMPORARY LODGING UPDATESCRUBS SHORTAGETRAVEL SCREENINGPATIENTS WITH VREVIRTUAL TOWN HALL FRIDAY DAILY STATS Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:  ALL HANDS ON DECK  Michigan Medicine faces tremendous challenges during the next several months as we work, together, to battle this pandemic and save lives. All Michigan Medicine employees received an earlier message today from Drs. Runge, Bradford and Spahlinger about an “all hands on deck” mandatory deployment…

CLER Tip of the Week: Supervision

April 2, 2020

“Supervision” is one of the major domains assessed during a CLER visit. The ACGME expects sponsoring institutions to have processes in place to guarantee appropriate supervision to ensure patient safety as well as progressive autonomy for residents. A site visitor may ask, “What would you do if an intern asked for a procedure kit to perform a procedure, and you are concerned that she doesn't have the experience to perform the procedure without supervision?” The right answer would be taking steps to confirm and verify. Michigan Medicine uses a system called MedHub, which is a database that allows anyone to…

New COVID-19 paid time off bank supports faculty and staff

April 2, 2020

The University of Michigan is providing a new bank of 80 hours of paid time off for COVID-19-related absences as guided by the federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. This new time, effective April 1, is in addition to the university’s COVID-19 emergency paid-time-off bank and can be used for child care due to school or day care closure, lack of work associated with COVID-related isolation, personal illness, quarantine or care of an ill or quarantined family member. Part-time and temporary staff are eligible for a proportional amount of the 80 hours. For faculty and staff working from home, these…

Update: Personal Protection Equipment at Michigan Medicine

April 2, 2020

Please be advised that Michigan Medicine currently has enough Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and no employees have been denied proper PPE.   There is a world-wide shortage of PPE, and with an expected continued surge of patients, PPE conservation is essential. The organization is following the CDC’s recommendations on how to use PPE in these circumstances. Please take a few minutes to watch this video regarding PPE conservation.   PPE training, including drop-in, continuous PPE demos, is occurring 24 hours a day from now through April 3, and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on April 4 through April 7. All training…