‘Be a lifelong learner’: How Brook Watts, M.D., M.S., is encouraging improvement at all levels

January 19th, 2023

Brook Watts, M.D., M.S., completed her residency at U-M nearly 20 years ago. Back in September 2022, she began her tenure as the new U-M Health chief quality officer. As Watts gets reacclimated to the organization, Headlines spoke with her about the first few months in her new role, areas of focus for the Quality Department and advice for aspiring leaders. Click through to check out what she had to say!

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Quality Forum to spotlight improvement and safety work

January 17th, 2023
The first Quality Forum will be held next Thursday, Jan. 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Taking place every other month, the forum will be open to anyone interested and allows different teams to present their quality improvement or patient safety work.  This month’s presentation focuses on postpartum hemorrhage. The presentation will run forRead more

Problem-solving in pathology produces results for patients and employees

January 11th, 2023

All issues brought to the Practicing Healthcare Improvement class are related to U-M Health’s BASE strategic priorities, which creates problem-solving opportunities that contribute to organizational success. Emily Schwedler, an administrative manager in pathology, was able to solve a long-running issue in her department thanks to her participation in the course. Click through to see how she found success and learn how the innovative class may benefit you and your colleagues!

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