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Plan ahead and expect delays: Road work around Ann Arbor

August 12, 2019

Please be advised that construction projects and special events are scheduled around Ann Arbor in the coming days. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: From today through Friday, Oct. 25, Dhu Varren Road from Omlesaad Drive to 200 feet east of Foxridge Court, is scheduled to be reduced to one lane during daytime work hours. Traffic will be controlled by a flagperson. Beginning today and lasting until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, Church Street from Hill to Willard is expected to be closed.…

Learn about the Michigan Medicine News Break on latest episode of The Wrap

August 9, 2019

Listen up — this week’s employee podcast gave readers a closer look at another important audio program, the Michigan Medicine News Break. Learn about the News Break, which offers listeners a daily, quick, digestible way to learn about the innovation, cutting-edge research and patient stories that take place at Michigan Medicine. Of course, Wrap listeners were also given the Employee Perk of the Week and there is the trivia contest. Check it out below!

‘Fairy Doors’ artwork on display at University Hospital

August 9, 2019

One of Jonathan's Wright pieces, on display at Michigan Medicine. Two U-M alums, Jonathan B. Wright, a life-long Ann Arborite, and his wife Kathleen Wright, have been finding evidence of fairies in their home since 1993. In 2005, fairy doors began to appear in downtown Ann Arbor and Jonathan began documenting them in earnest as a certified fairyologist. He studied graphic design, architecture and illustration, while Kathleen is a teacher of young children, a writer and professional storyteller. Together they discover the stories behind the fairy doors. Though Jonathan’s multi-media works require no shortage of labor, he said, "imagination is…

Week in Review: Week of Aug. 5, 2019

August 9, 2019

This week at Headlines was all about three Ps: pride, perks and partnerships! That’s because readers learned how Michigan Medicine provided outreach at the recent Ann Arbor Pride event; faculty and…

Reminder: Changes take effect Monday as organization shares efforts to improve parking, transportation for employees, patients

August 9, 2019

As Michigan Medicine continues to grow, efforts are made daily to improve patient care and patient access. With that in mind — and with the acknowledgement that there is a very challenging parking situation on the main medical campus for both patients and employees alike — the organization is planning to increase patient parking by about 600 spaces to accommodate current and future needs. Here’s what you need to know: Changes to take effect soon Beginning Monday, Aug. 12, several transitions are planned in terms of parking space allocations. These include: In the Taubman P3 parking structure, 280 gold spaces…

Workshop: A3 problem solving for clinical leaders

August 9, 2019

When it comes to diagnosing and treating their patients, most clinicians are superb problem solvers.  But can they apply this rigorous scientific thinking to all aspects of their work?  A3 problem solving is an effective, flexible approach to analyzing a problem and developing countermeasures to close the gap. This two-session, hands-on workshop will introduce you to the elements of A3 thinking, and how an A3 can be used to close gaps in safety, quality, timeliness, efficiency and satisfaction. During the workshop, you will: Use the A3 approach to investigate a problem that’s important to you.Practice defining a problem, gaining an…

Faculty, staff invited to Crucial Conversations Skill Practice Lab

August 8, 2019

All Michigan Medicine employees who took a Crucial Conversations course will have an opportunity to practice what they learned. The Crucial Conversations Skill Practice Lab will allow participants to: Recall key concepts of CCApply STATE skills and other critical techniquesReview real-life Crucial Conversations The lab will be held on Monday, Sept. 23 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in training rooms A/B in the North Campus Administrative Complex. It is free. To register, visit MyLINC and search for course code MMHR, CCSPL8000.

Plan ahead: P4 parking structure project

August 8, 2019

Please be advised that weather permitting, deck coating work is scheduled to be completed in the P4 parking structure this coming weekend. From 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9 until 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 12: Approximately 30 patient/visitor spaces will be closed on Level G.Approximately 60 spaces on the roof level will be closed.   Signage will be posted to notify parkers.

You’re invited: Burn Injury Awareness Picnic at Gallup Park

August 8, 2019

Burn survivors, family members, firefighters, medical professionals and friends of the Trauma Burn Center are invited to an upcoming picnic at Gallup Park! The picnic — which will help raise awareness and funds for burn injuries — will be held on Sept. 22 in the Fast Pavilion, located at 3174 Gallup Park Road in Ann Arbor. There is a volleyball net on-site and there will be an annual walk as part of the event. Lady Darla the Great Dane and Therapaws will be joining the festivities again this year! Please bring camping chairs and blankets for you and your family’s…