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Report your Community Benefit contributions by Aug. 21

June 23, 2020

Each year, Michigan Medicine’s faculty, staff and students show their commitment to improving the health of the local community by providing programs and services for free or at a lower cost. It’s an inspiring display of compassion by team members who spend hours caring for and promoting the well-being of the poor, underserved and underinsured members of the Ann Arbor area, Washtenaw County and the state of Michigan. These efforts are officially categorized as a “Community Benefit” (CB). Between now and Aug. 21, Michigan Medicine departments should submit reports for services they provided to the community during fiscal year 2019…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Broadway Street/Plymouth Road construction project

June 23, 2020

Please be advised that road work on Broadway Street at Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor is scheduled to begin tomorrow, June 24. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesdaay, June 24, the southwest end of Broadway Street is expected to be closed to through traffic at the Plymouth Road intersection for road reconstruction. Southwest-bound Broadway Street vehicle traffic will be detoured northeast on Broadway Street to the? northeast end of Broadway Street at Plymouth Road, then southwest on Plymouth Road. Local…

June 19: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE

June 22, 2020

NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic: DAILY PATIENT STATSDAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATSVISITOR POLICY ENFORCEMENTADDITIONAL EMPLOYEE SCREENING QUESTIONSMEDCONNECT SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR INPATIENTSUPDATED ENTRANCE LIST & REMINDER DAILY PATIENT STATS Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:  Discharges: 615 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 3 in the last 24 hours. These numbers include patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities but excludes deaths and discharges to hospice. DAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS* * Data from 3/10 through 6/19. The testing stats reflect just Michigan Medicine employees, not all…

June 17: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE

June 22, 2020

NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic: DAILY PATIENT STATS TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATSLIMITING ENTRANCES ON MAIN MEDICAL CAMPUS DAILY PATIENT STATS Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:  Discharges: 610 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 3 in the last 24 hours. These numbers include patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities but excludes deaths and discharges to hospice.  TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS* * Data from 3/10 through 6/17. The testing stats reflect just Michigan Medicine employees, not all University of Michigan employees. It also reflects only those who…

Parking and transportation update

June 22, 2020

To support the university community as activity levels begin to increase on campus, please be advised of the upcoming changes to transportation and parking. Transit University Transit will increase service as of Sunday, June 28. Riders should note the following safety measures in effect: Use the rear doors to board and exitUse face coveringsPractice social distancing while boarding and riding the busCleaning and disinfecting all surfaces in buses takes place dailyAdditional buses at peak times will be provided to supplement service from Glazier Way and Fuller Road lots (M75 and NC78) Service operating as of Sunday, June 28:  University transit: Summer…

Feedback requested: 2021 Annual Conference on Adolescent Health

June 22, 2020

The Adolescent Health Initiative is currently seeking feedback to inform the development of the 2021 Annual Conference on Adolescent Health. Fill out the 5-minute survey here. All interested survey responders will be entered to receive a complimentary conference registration. The AHI team is working to understand how to best facilitate an accessible event to the multidisciplinary adolescent health community. The feedback received will inform the decision-making process in determining the format and delivery of the upcoming conference, to be held on May 13-14, 2021. Website: https://bit.ly/AHI2021Survey

Faculty book discussion: ‘White Fragility’ by Robin DiAngelo

June 19, 2020

The Office of Faculty Development will host a book discussion of “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo. The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’” (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged…

You’re invited: ‘Just Mercy’ film screening and panel discussion

June 19, 2020

All Michigan Medicine team members are invited to rent for free and view online a film screening of “Just Mercy” and attend a panel discussion. Please visit www.justmercyfilm.com for the free…

Week in Review: Week of June 15, 2020

June 19, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4poDCGxl2pY&feature=youtu.be From monumental gifts to world-class recognition, it was certainly a busy week at Michigan Medicine! It kicked off with the creation of the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute, thanks to a $30M gift from U-M Regent Ron Weiser and his wife, Eileen. Later in the week, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was honored as one of only 24 hospitals nationwide to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all 10 pediatric specialties. Headlines also featured occupational and physical therapists, who are working hard to help COVID-19 patients get on the road to recovery; and fathers shared how extended…