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Wall St. Parking Structure project

June 28, 2016

A project to install floor drains within the two elevator/stairwells in the Wall St. parking structure is scheduled as follows:Friday, July 1, 7 a.m. - Tuesday, July 5, 7 a.m.: East stair tower and elevator will be closed. The west stair tower and elevator will remain in operation.Friday, July 8, 7 a.m. - Monday, July 11, 7 a.m.: West stair tower and elevator will be closed. The east stair tower and elevator will remain in operation.Website: http://pts.umich.edu/

Workshop: Making the Most of Your Presentation

June 24, 2016

Making the most of your presentation requires a systematic approach to preparing and delivering effective oral presentations, especially at conferences. Among others, this approach covers structure, slides, delivery and stage fright. It also endeavors to be a model of the principles it advocates – an oral presentation that attendees can learn from by way of example.The facilitator, Jean-luc Doumont, is an articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking speaker who successfully reaches a wide range of audiences worldwide, as a trainer or invited speaker at companies, top-ranked universities, research laboratories, and major conferences. He is an engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering…

See something, say something: Hospital security is everyone’s business

June 24, 2016

The No. 1 priority for all members of the UMHS community is to keep each other and our patients safe. In light of the recent tragedy at the Orlando nightclub, it’s…

Workshop: Communicating Science to Non-Scientists

June 24, 2016

Faculty often have to describe their research to non-scientists such as donors or media.  This can often prove difficult when the employee is fully immersed in the science.  Back by popular demand, Jean-luc Doumont will come to the university for a new session on communication and offer advice that works well for addressing both scientists and nonscientists alike. Doumont is an articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking speaker who successfully reaches a wide range of audiences worldwide, as a trainer or an invited speaker at companies, top-ranked universities, research laboratories and major conferences. He is an engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering in…

Colorful Choices: An easy way to eat smarter

June 23, 2016

It may be the simplest nutrition program ever – no calorie or fat gram counting, no weighing and no measuring. In Colorful Choices, a point-based program, your goal is to eat…

29th Annual Cardiology Update Coming in August

June 22, 2016

The U-M 29th Annual Cardiology Update course will take place August 19-21 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.The conference will be of particular interest to physicians providing adult primary care, cardiologists and other health care professionals, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants, who work with cardiology patients. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to implement state-of-the-art lipid treatment options, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapy approaches to atrial fibrillation, an increased knowledge of the new pericardial disease guidelines and a safe exercise program for the cardiac patient. Participants will also gain knowledge of current approaches to evaluating…

Grief Awareness Week Committee wants your feedback!

June 21, 2016

Remember, the Grief Awareness Committee wants your feedback!  If you haven't already done so, please take a moment and fill out the short Grief Week Survey. The purpose of Grief Awareness Week is to increase awareness and acknowledge staff losses across the health system. The awareness events held at UMHS this year focused on grief related to patient loss, staff loss and personal loss. Events were open to all staff and provided an opportunity for them to take a break from their work to laugh, reflect, gain insight, and learn helpful coping strategies. In case you missed it … During…

When to Refer Patients to a Financial Counselor

June 20, 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…

You’re invited: Memorial event honors Orlando

June 20, 2016

All UMHS employees are invited to attend the Honoring Orlando, a memorial event to remember those whose lives were lost in the recent Orlando shooting.  The event takes place today from noon to 1 p.m. at MCHC Auditorium-UH South. This is a great opportunity to pay tribute to the victims and families affected by this tragic event that targeted the LGBTQ and Latino communities, as well as the first responders and healthcare providers who cared for them.Though the sorrow and hurt felt by many will not be quickly dispelled, sharing a few moments together will demonstrate love, compassion and support for…