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Care at Home combines hospital-level care with benefits of home

December 1st, 2021

Care at Home, the Initiative of the Year for U-M Health, offers patients hospital-level care combined with the opportunity to recover surrounded by the comforts of home. The program provides eligible patients with the option to receive nurse and physician visits, plus a wide array of tests, treatments and monitoring, in their homes. Offering Care at Home will achieve a number of important goals, like increasing bed capacity in the hospitals for complex, high-acuity patients and reducing emergency room utilization and readmissions. Click through for more on this important program.

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Don’t forget: Flu shot deadline is Dec. 1

November 30th, 2021

Time is running out to help protect patients, families and colleagues this flu season! That’s because Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, students and volunteers are reminded that the organization’s influenza vaccination policy requires them to receive their annual vaccine by tomorrow, Dec. 1, or have received an approved exemption or declination. Click through for details.

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Faculty, staff shine at Thanksgiving Day parade

November 29th, 2021

A cold, rainy Thanksgiving morning couldn’t take the shine off what turned out to be a remarkable day for Michigan Medicine. That’s because more than 20 faculty and staff from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital paraded down Woodward Avenue during America’s Thanksgiving Day parade in Detroit. Even more cheered them on from the grandstands. Click through for a look back at the festive day!

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Little acts make big differences

November 24th, 2021

When Chief Executive Officer Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., shared his blog about kindness and compassion, several Michigan Medicine employees reached out to add their thoughts about how random acts of kindness and moments of compassion toward one another can make a big difference in a hectic work day. So, in honor of Thanksgiving, a holiday meant to embrace gratitude, Headlines decided to provide just a few examples of workplace compassion — through the words of faculty, staff and learners. Click through to see what they had to say!

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Have you heard the pitter patter of eight new furry paws?

November 23rd, 2021

The organization recently added eight new paws to the employee roster. Bugle and McCoy, who are brothers, joined the Paws4Patients program in June and August, respectively.  Click through for more on the new furry team members and learn why these unique colleagues are so important to patients, families and employees at Michigan Medicine!

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Reducing stress, improving recognition among areas of focus following engagement survey

November 22nd, 2021

Earlier this year, faculty and staff from across Michigan Medicine made their voices heard as part of the 2021 Vital Voices Faculty and Staff Engagement Survey. Now, leaders across the organization have started the real work — listening to the feedback and implementing improvement plans designed to address key areas of concern identified in the results. Click through for details!

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Week in Review: Colleagues honored for decades of service; Employee Art Exhibition — and more!

November 19th, 2021

While Thanksgiving isn’t until next week, there was plenty to celebrate this week at Headlines! For instance, Michigan Medicine team members were recognized for decades of dedicated patient care, education and research; while faculty and staff showed off their creative skills in the Gifts of Art Employee Art Exhibition. On top of that, Survival Flight shared how it is innovating to enhance safety and readers learned the HRO tools of the month that will help them in their daily work lives. Click through for the latest!

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Michigan Medicine Service Awards: Celebrating more than 4,740 years of combined service

November 18th, 2021

Every year, Michigan Medicine Human Resources combines efforts with University Human Resources to host a virtual Service Awards event. This year’s event, held Wednesday night, invited 269 staff members from across U-M who celebrated 30, 40, 45, 50 or 55 years of service in 2021. Of those staff members, 143 work for Michigan Medicine. Click through to learn about — and hear from — some of these dedicated colleagues!

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Employee art exhibition is back and better than ever

November 17th, 2021

This year’s Gifts of Art Employee Art Exhibition is unlike any other. That’s because after a year hiatus due to COVID-19, the gallery of artwork created by Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and family members is back, this time in both an in-person and online form. Click through for a closer look at the exhibition, where colleagues are showing off their incredible creativity and talents — and find out who took home coveted awards in every category!

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