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Grief Awareness Week for Staff 2016 a success!

June 15, 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in and or attended the recent UMHS 2016 Grief Awareness Week for staff, which featured daily events, helpful tips, the annual grief wall, unit-based activities and more. The weeklong event, hosted by the Grief Awareness Week Committee, was a great success touching more than 1,000 staff members. The committee was comprised of multiple disciplines (nursing and medicine, social work, spiritual care, security, unit hosts, child life among others), and chaired by Lisbeth Harcourt, LMSW-Program Manager Office of Decedent Affairs (ODA) and, Meghan Thiel, LMSW-Adult Palliative Care social worker. If you attended one or more of…

MICHR Offers Translational Research Education Certificate

June 14, 2016

MICHR has a program designed for doctoral students in basic research programs as a complement to their graduate studies. The Translational Research Education Certificate (TREC) provides students with an overview of…

Comprehensive Stroke Center Recertification Survey Continues

June 14, 2016

The first day of the Comprehensive Stroke Center program recertification survey was a success! The survey is scheduled to continue through today, so please ensure your respective units are prepared and ready for the reviewers to potentially visit your areas. Be sure to reinforce how to find the stroke clinical practice guidelines through the clinical home page or unit website.  Staff have shown familiarity with locating the CPG when in an individual patient record but needed assistance to find the CPG through other means. For more information, please contact Operations Director for the CSC program Jenevra Foley at jenevra@med.umich.edu. Thanks in…

Security Update: Change in Wireless Access Policy

June 14, 2016

Please be advised that beginning August 2016, all Wireless Access Points that are not installed, configured, and maintained by MCIT are to be removed from operation in all buildings and real…

Fuller Road lots to be temporarily closed to U-M parkers

June 10, 2016

The City of Ann Arbor and U-M Recreational Sports are co-sponsoring a large Lacrosse Tournament at Mitchell Field & surrounding City park property next weekend beginning Friday, June 17 at 4 p.m.  through Sunday, June 19 at 10 p.m. The Mitchell Field (M75) Lot, the M71 Lot on Fuller Road and the Fuller Pool Lot will be closed to U-M parkers in order to accommodate tournament participants and fans.  Per the U-M lease with the City for the M71 Lot & the Fuller Pool Lot, parking during those times is prohibited. Alternative free parking (no permit required) can be found as…

Summer Safety Tips

June 10, 2016

It’s the beginning of summer and people are naturally thinking about outdoor recreation and fun. As an emergency physician, Dr. Brad Uren knows that seasonal recreation can sometimes end with a…

Final step for shared file system upgrade

June 9, 2016

MCIT is taking the final step to retire the old Novell file share system and implement the new Network Attached Storage or “NAS” infrastructure. This involves the removal of the Novell client so that employees can access shared drives easier and faster. There will be little impact to standard desktop workstations, but CoreImage laptops and Kiosk mode machines will see a change from the current red “N” icon to a new blue “N.” Standard desktops: Desktop users will continue to enter their Level-2 user name and password to log in just as they do currently. The login screen will change…

Plymouth Road/US-23 Park & Ride Lot – closure

June 9, 2016

Please be advised that the Plymouth Road/US-23 Park & Ride Lot is scheduled to be closed Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12 for resealing. The Green Road Park & Ride Lot (Green Road, south of Plymouth Road, near Baxter Road) may be used as an alternative. From that lot, you can take the AAATA #23A or 23B to the Medical Campus or to Central Campus (CCTC).Thanks in advance for your patience and cooperation.  Website: http://pts.umich.edu/

Beyond Readability Formulas: Writing Clear and Effective Patient-Centered Educational Materials

June 8, 2016

All health system clinicians are invited to participate in the Patient Education Center’s class “Beyond Readability Formulas: Writing Clear and Effective Patient-Centered Educational Materials."  The class will take place on Tuesday, June 28 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Over-reliance on readability formulas and readability scores is a common mistake healthcare professionals make when writing materials for patients. This class will focus on proven principles and guidelines of writing in plain language.  Through the use of real life examples, participants will learn to recognize elements that hinder understanding, and what language, layout, formatting and design methodologies aid learners with all…