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Planning for success: West Ann Arbor engages employees in improvement efforts

July 17th, 2019

Performance measures are generally defined as a regular measurement of outcomes and results which generate reliable data on the effectiveness and efficiency of an organization. At Michigan Medicine, these measures also help ensure that the organization is meeting its strategic priorities, which help align actions to the overall mission, vision and values. Some may believe that only leadership is invested in performance measurement — but that can’t be further from the truth. Click through to see how West Ann Arbor recently took that mentality to heart!

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100 years of safety: Units honored for quality care all day, every day

July 16th, 2019

An important aspect of providing world-class care is keeping patients safe from health care-acquired conditions (HACs). At Michigan Medicine, the 365 Days of Safety Award recognizes outstanding practice within a unit, area, clinic or department which eliminates patient harm and HACs for a full year. Recently, the organization gave out its 100th such award. Click through for more on this exciting milestone!

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Chill out: Important cheats to beat the summer heat

July 15th, 2019

In just three days, one of the city's biggest summer traditions kicks off: The Ann Arbor Art Fair. That means thousands of visitors will descend upon the city for art, music, food and fun in the hot sun. If you’re planning to be one of those fair-goers — or if you have any other outdoor activities scheduled across the state over the next few months — there are important things to keep in mind to ensure you protect yourself against the elements. Click through for details!

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Week in Review: Week of July 8, 2019

July 12th, 2019

There was no horsing around this week at Headlines! The newsletter was full of stories that showed how caring and committed members of the Michigan Medicine community are to those they serve, from a patient reflecting on employees collaborating to bring her favorite horse to the hospital, to a Survival Flight communication specialist sharing how his team helps critically-ill individuals get the care they need. In case you missed anything, hold your horses — and click through for the Week in Review!

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Making a Difference: June 2019 highlights

July 11th, 2019

Employees across Michigan Medicine continue to make a difference and inspire colleagues through their hard work and dedication. Recognizing the contributions employees make to the organization helps the team to become more motivated, drives better teamwork and gives each individual a sense that they are an integral part of achieving organizational goals. Click through to check out a few faculty and staff who helped Michigan Medicine provide exceptional care and service last month!

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A new look at performance reviews

July 10th, 2019

It’s that time of the year again. Performance review time, yay! (Said no one ever.) While the anxiety levels can be high during this time, it’s important to remember that this is a prime opportunity for reflection, feedback, prioritization and improvement. The Organizational Learning team has taken a closer look at the performance evaluation process and implemented several changes to ensure that everyone has a more valuable and purpose-driven experience. Click through for details!

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A Day in the Life: Chad Hall, Survival Flight communication specialist

July 9th, 2019

Across the organization, thousands of employees spend their days carrying out exceptional patient care, education and research. But each individual’s role is unique — and with that in mind, the A Day in the Life Headlines series introduces an employee and gives readers a snapshot of their daily life at Michigan Medicine. Today, click through to meet Chad Hall, a communication specialist with Survival Flight, who helps the organization provide essential transportation to critically-ill and injured patients!

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A horse is a horse (and so much more to Michigan Medicine patient)

July 8th, 2019

The staff on 6C are used to receiving questions from families about visiting hours, but recently they received their first inquiry about a visiting horse. Even more surprising than the question was the answer staff were able to provide: “Of course you can bring a horse to the hospital!” Click through for the story of patient Rebecca Billiel and her favorite horse, Madira, who recently visited her at Michigan Medicine!

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Ooh! Ahh! Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

July 2nd, 2019

Employees across Michigan Medicine will be having a blast later this week as they celebrate Independence Day! With picnics, get-togethers and of course, fireworks, it’s one of the most festive holidays of the year. If you plan to put on your own spectacular fireworks show, be sure to have fun while staying safe. To help you do just that, click through for important tips from a Michigan Medicine expert!

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