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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…

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…

Report Concerns: The University of Michigan Compliance Hotline

June 20, 2016

The University of Michigan is committed to the highest ethical standards and actively works to both educate faculty and staff about the institution’s compliance policies and ensure that there is a…

How Dads Can Cope When a Child is Sick

June 17, 2016

As his daughter endured two heart transplants, countless rejection scares, a brief coma and even cardiac arrest, Brett Butcher’s devotion never wavered. But the emotional toll of watching his child go from…

Don’t Wait – Order your 2017 Parking Permit!

June 17, 2016

If you have a Yellow or Orange annual permit (windshield or hang tag) and have not purchased your new 2017 parking permit yet, you are strongly encouraged to do so.  Go…