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Check out our top stories of 2015

December 29th, 2015
2015 was a big year for the U-M Health System. We improved lives through custom-made vocal cords, lung transplants, valve replacements, and an artificial heart. One of our nurses saved a stranger on a plane and our innovative diagnoses and treatment gave new hope to stroke patients. From groundbreaking research to life-changing care, here are ourRead more

365 days infection free: Congrats to the Brandon NICU & 4A/4AS Unit!

July 30th, 2015
Every year, central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) lead to thousands of illnesses and deaths throughout the U.S. These serious, but common infections are caused when the catheter tube (central line) used to give patients medicines and fluids or collect blood samples, lets germs into the bloodstream. Although CLABSIs are prevalent, they are still preventable. Last week,Read more

Nurturing Mind, Body and Spirit

July 30th, 2015
Our care goes beyond medicine Many know us for great care and research, but we’re also home to employees who help patients in unique and unexpected ways. Just being there Social Worker Rhonda Fields always knew she wanted to help others.  She began her career helping children get a better education and now works toRead more

Music in your room?

July 23rd, 2015
Greg Maxwell helps patients heal through music While the U-M Health System is known for providing world class clinical care, there are many ways our non-clinical employees help patients heal.  Therapeutic music is near the top of the list. Greg Maxwell works for the Health System’s Gifts of Art program as a Certified Music PractitionerRead more

Saving lives after work: U-M nurse helps fellow traveler during miscarriage on plane

June 11th, 2015
U-M Health System employees make a positive impact on the lives of our patients and families every day. Whether it’s through literally saving a life, providing clean and quiet accommodations, or offering a kind word of support, the Michigan Difference can be seen in each of our team members, sometimes even after their shift hasRead more