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Launching today: Zoom for Health at U-M, HIPAA-aligned video conferencing

April 2, 2020

Zoom video conferencing, which launched across U-M on March 17, is now available for use with HIPAA and PHI information. Known as Zoom for Health at U-M, it can be used for patient/provider appointments, medical center meetings and research collaboration involving patient information.  All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff, and School of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, and School of Nursing received a Zoom for Health account. You can confirm you are in Zoom for Health by going to your profile at login, and looking for the URL umich-health.zoom.us in your profile.  Michigan Medicine users with an existing U-M Zoom account…

Laundry and dry cleaning services available to front-line faculty, staff

April 2, 2020

In these challenging times, having control over the simple, everyday needs can provide some stress relief to front-line faculty and staff. To support employees who are spending long hours at the hospital, Michigan Medicine has identified local laundry and dry cleaning services that are able to pick-up and deliver laundry at employees’ homes or near Michigan Medicine.  Please contact the service that is most convenient for you. There is no charge for the pick-up or delivery, only for the laundry/cleaning services. Thank you for all you do for patients and families always, and especially during this unprecedented time. Iris Dry Cleaners: 2268…

April 1: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATES

April 2, 2020

NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic: DAILY STATSNEW ON PPE – VIDEO AND TRAINING SESSIONS (VIDEO)YOUR SAFETY DURING A CODE BLUEVIRTUAL TOWN HALLSCRUBS SHORTAGEUNIVERSAL ACCESS FOR GLUCOMETERSENTRANCE REMINDERSCONTACTS FOR SUPPLIERSCONVENIENT DELIVERY OF LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANINGOUR COMMUNITY CHIPS IN! (VIDEO) DAILY STATS Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:  NEW ON PPE We want to respond to rumors and published reports concerning access to PPE. Employee safety is our top priority.  We currently have enough Personal Protection Equipment and have not denied anyone proper PPE. …

You’re invited: Clinical-Pathological Correlation Conference

April 1, 2020

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to the next Clinical-Pathological Correlation Conference, which will be streamed via BlueJeans on Friday, April 10 from noon until 1 p.m. The conference will present the clinical and pathological history and diagnosis of patients with neurodegenerative diseases. One hour of CME credit will be offered for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Please be sure to check in using the QR code to the right. You will be prompted to create a MiCME profile, if you have not done so already, to claim credit. More information on how to join the conference via…

Temporary Housing Program announced for employees providing patient care services

April 1, 2020

Michigan Medicine continues to look at ways to keep faculty and staff safe during the current COVID-19 pandemic. One such way is in providing temporary housing to employees who provide patient care services in the case of respite, quarantine/self-isolation related to COVID-19. Lodging can also be used if an employee has been exposed to COVID-19 positive patients during care delivery and have immunocompromised family members at home. Lodging will be provided in designated on-campus and commercial locations that have space available. Employees will not be charged for use of the temporary housing, but will responsible for any incidental expenses. And they can…

Radiation dosimeters due

April 1, 2020

Monthly and quarterly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) are due for exchange today, April 1. If you have not yet done so, please return your March (or first quarter) dosimetry to your departmental…

Healthy Eating Tip of the Month focuses on kidney health

April 1, 2020

Take some time to learn about your kidneys, all they do, and how to keep them healthy with handouts and recipes as part of the Healthy Eating Tip of the Month. You can visit the HETM website to view online materials from this month and previous months, too! If you’re in the hospital, visit the display in the UH Cafeteria for information about the DASH diet, portion control and more.

March 31: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE

April 1, 2020

NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic: DAILY STATSTHANK YOUCARE TEAM CHANGESPPE REPROCESSING AND SUPPLYSCARCE RESOURCESDMS HUDDLES#HailToTheFrontLine DAILY STATS Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:  THANK YOU The past few weeks have brought unprecedented challenges for our teams and prompted dramatic changes in our system. So many of our employees have come through with amazing dedication to caring for our patients and keeping each other safe. It’s hard to express in words how much gratitude your leadership has for all the work you’ve done and…

Blood drive to be held April 22-23 at Towsley Center

April 1, 2020

The supply of blood donations remains critical.  To help aid the American Red Cross, there is a blood drive planned for Towsley Center at University Hospital on Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23. The drive will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day and is only open to Michigan Medicine employees. You can schedule an appointment online at redcross.org (sponsor code: goblue), by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by contacting Erin Burns at erin.burns2@redcross.org.  Other upcoming drives at U-M include: Wednesday, April 1: Noon – 6 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom (530 S. State Street)Friday, April 3: 9 a.m. –…