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Blood drives coming to Michigan Medicine campus

July 15, 2021

The American Red Cross will host upcoming blood drives at Michigan Medicine. The drives will be held: Tuesday, July 20, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Towsley Dining RoomWednesday, July 21, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Towsley Dining RoomWednesday, Aug. 25, 6:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Towsley Dining Room To schedule an appointment, log onto redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: goblue), call 1-800-RED-CROSS or email Erin Burns at erin.burns2@redcross.org. Appointments are required and please bring a photo ID. Additionally, the Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help at check-in and the canteen. Details about donating or volunteering at the drives can be found…

Plan ahead: Temporary closure of Glen Avenue entry lane in Glen parking structure

July 15, 2021

Please be advised that the Glen Avenue entry to Glen Structure is scheduled to be closed from Monday, July 19 until Monday, July 26 in order to repair a broken water line.  The exit lane at this location will remain available. During the repair work, parkers will be able to use alternate structure entries at Glen Court and Catherine Street.  Signage will be posted to provide notice to facility users. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Ann Arbor Art Fair parking and transportation update

July 14, 2021

Please be advised that the Ann Arbor Art Fair is scheduled to run from Thursday, July 15 until Saturday, July 17 and will lead to the closure of various streets in downtown Ann Arbor. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: ??The following street closures are now in place and are expected to continue through midnight Saturday, July 17. Downtown road closures for restaurants through Sunday will remain in place. ? South University from State to ForestState Street from East Washington to MadisonEast Washington from State…

Central Power Plant project to cause sidewalk closures and parking structure detours

July 14, 2021

In support of the Central Power Plant (CPP) Expansion Project, the steam pathway of the entire CPP will need to be cleaned, which will also require the closures of U-M sidewalks immediately adjacent to the CPP and along Palmer Drive and parking structure detours. This phase is expected to begin on Monday, July 19 and last through Sunday, Aug. 1. Please be advised that the CPP cleaning will produce a fairly continuous steam release that will result in temporary noise and visible steam at ground level, that may be noticeable to Michigan Medicine employees in the area. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic will…

Quality Month announces 2021 schedule

July 14, 2021

This October, faculty and staff from across the organization are invited to celebrate Quality Month. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Quality Month will remain virtual this year. Building on last year’s momentum, there will be a month’s worth of activities sharing quality improvement stories, recognizing teams dedicated to improvement, and learning how to continue building quality and safety into daily operations. The theme this year will be “Building High Reliability into our Daily Operations.” Highlights of this year’s events include: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Keynote speaker Bryan Sexton, Ph.D., M.A., a safety culture, teamwork and workforce resilience expert.His…

You’re invited: Discussion on ‘Caregiving and Living in the Moment’

July 14, 2021

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to join the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center for another virtual speaker series event. Laura Rice-Oeschger, LMSW, will present “Calm Connections: Caregiving and Living in the Moment” via Zoom on Wednesday, July 21 at 10 a.m. Rice-Oeschger is managing director for the Wellness Initiative in the MADC. She has worked in dementia care for more than 25 years. Registration is required here.

HITS to pause new non-urgent phone-related requests (July 16 – Aug. 1) to enable service upgrades

July 13, 2021

This summer, Health Information Technology & Services is working to improve the way it handles many phone-related issues and requests. This includes partnering with a new vendor — Optanix —  along with other changes that will make it easier for customers to report problems and request help. Soon, Michigan Medicine customers will no longer contact AT&T. Instead, they’ll use a set of customized, online forms designed to capture all the information that’s required up front — streamlining the process and ultimately reducing service wait times. Timeline/customer impact: To enable this upgrade, HITS is asking customers to pause any new, non-urgent phone-related…

Plan ahead: P5 (CVC) parking structure repair project

July 13, 2021

Please be advised that beginning on Monday, July 19, Logistics, Transportation & Parking plans to initiate critical repairs at the P5 (CVC) parking structure.  Plan ahead if you will be parking in the area. Here’s what you need to know: The project addresses leaking from the plaza Level, floor slab, beam and cable repairs, as well as waterproofing.Work will occur in three phases and is planned for completion by the end of October.The first two phases are each estimated at 4-6 weeks with the final phase at 3-4 weeks.During each project phase, portions of the CVC circle drive will be…

Medical school room capacity updates

July 12, 2021

To clarify information shared last week in Ops Update and the employee town hall, the U-M Medical School is following campus COVID-19 guidance for the use of conference rooms in its research and academic facilities (non-U-M Health). There are no capacity restrictions in any conference room in medical school buildings, including NCRC, for research or other non-clinical activities. On July 26, capacity limitations will be removed for the fall semester for conference rooms used as classrooms. The capacity for these rooms, as well as classrooms and auditoriums in medical school buildings, will be increased to 100 percent on that date for…