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Last call: Get your flu vaccine ahead of Thursday’s deadline

November 28, 2016

The countdown is on. There are only three days left to get your free flu vaccine ahead of the health system’s Dec. 1 deadline! By getting your vaccination, you play a…

Last chance to register for women’s health course

November 28, 2016

Time is running out to register for the upcoming 24th Annual Primary Health Care of Women course. The course, presented by the Department of Family Medicine in partnership with the UMHS Adolescent Health Initiative, will be held Dec. 15-16 at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor. Registration ends this Friday, Dec. 2! The course offers health professionals the opportunity to learn from top-ranked speakers and physicians and focuses on comprehensive topics essential to the care of female patients. Attendees have the flexibility to register for individual days or to attend the full course. U-M faculty and staff receive a 25…

BioArtography holiday sale underway

November 28, 2016

Now through Dec. 14, the U-M BioArtography Project will be discounting its fascinating collection of scientific art.Prints, matted and framed pieces, canvas gallery wraps and note cards are all 20 percent off when using discount code “20off” at checkout. Help support scientific outreach and get a unique image to put on your wall or to give to someone special this holiday season. All proceeds from the sale of this work help support the training of the next generation of researchers at UMHS. Visit the online shop and don't forget to use the discount code when checking out.If you don’t find what you’re looking…

Plan ahead: Street closures for Ann Arbor Turkey Trot

November 23, 2016

Please be advised that the Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot will cause some streets to close temporarily on Thursday. Plan ahead and expect delays if traveling in the area.The following streets will be closed bewtween 5 a.m. and noon on Thanksgiving Day:Liberty from South Fifth to Main St.Main St. from Liberty to KeechKeech from Main St. to GreeneGreene from Keech to HooverHoover from Green to Mary St.Mary St. from Hoover to BenjaminBenjamin from Mary St. to DivisionDivision from Benjamin to HillHill from Division to Brown St.Brown St from Hill to HooverHoover from Brown to Main St.Thank you for your patience…

With winter coming, review the UMHS severe weather plan

November 23, 2016

With winter weather rapidly approaching, UMHS Emergency Management Operations reminds all staff that the health system has a Severe Weather Plan in place. The plan helps to ensure the safety of all patients, staff and visitors by preparing ahead of time. Employees can make sure they are prepared for severe weather by: Following weather reports and alerts Paying attention to Internal Homepage items and Global emails about weather Speaking with supervisors ahead of time about how they should prepare for severe weather Planning extra time to get to work on snowy or icy days Considering alternatives for child care in…

Panel to highlight rounding with employees

November 23, 2016

The management teams of several UMHS units have begun the practice of rounding with employees. Many of those supervisors and managers will come together on Wednesday, Dec. 7 to share their feedback regarding the practice and what they have learned. The session, which is part of the Leading Service Excellence Best Practices Panel Series, will be both a panel presentation and a networking opportunity to share ideas on rounding and other practices geared at improving employee engagement. If you have begun rounding recently, please come and share your knowledge. And if you have not yet done so, you are invited…

Compliance reminder: Don’t accept holiday gifts from vendors and patients

November 22, 2016

The Health System Compliance Office is reminding all health system faculty and staff that gifts from vendors may not be accepted. Gifts of nominal value and perishable gifts (like cookies, candy, etc.) from patients or patient family members may be accepted, but should be shared with all personnel in your area or unit. Click here for frequently asked questions about gifts from vendors, patients and their family members.

PICU takes on OSU in Goal Line Challenge

November 22, 2016

As football fans around the country gear up for the big Michigan vs. Ohio State game this weekend, another rivalry is heating up between the two schools.  The U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital pediatric intensive care unit is squaring off against Ohio State and the Nationwide Children's Hospital pediatric critical care team in the Goal Line Challenge, a campaign to raise vital funds for the respective programs.The U-M PICU provides advanced care for infants, children and young adults with a wide variety of life-threatening issues, such as severe infections, breathing difficulties, traumatic injuries and recovery from major surgery.Despite being rivals on the…

Applications sought for Interprofessional Leadership Fellows

November 22, 2016

If you are interested in becoming a U-M Interprofessional Leadership Fellow, fill out the quick and easy application by Wednesday, Nov. 30. The program is designed to provide U-M health sciences faculty…