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Show your heart: Big Hearts for Seniors invites you to annual fundraiser

May 13th, 2022

Do you love storytelling, entertainment and giving back to the community? If so, an upcoming event at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre is perfect for you! “Big Hearted Stories: Journeys” is a unique live performance that will benefit Big Hearts for Seniors, which helps fund Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels,  Housing Bureau for Seniors, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Silver Club Memory Programs and Turner Senior Wellness Program. Click through to learn more about this important fundraiser!

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Paul Lee, M.D., J.D., named interim executive director of UMMG

May 12th, 2022

This week, U-M Health President David C. Miller, M.D., M.P.H., announced that Paul Lee, M.D., J.D., will be assuming the interim executive director position for the U-M Medical Group (UMMG), effective July 1. Click through to learn more about Lee's new role!

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‘We Are Health Care’ — Thank you for your contribution to our mission

May 11th, 2022

This week marks Hospital Week and its theme, “We are Health Care,” reminds us that together all of us contribute to the organization’s mission to advance health to serve Michigan and the world. Whether you are on the front line or behind the scenes, your contribution counts. Click through to learn how the organization plans to celebrate you in the days and weeks ahead!

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Rounding: A game-changer that builds teams and a sense of belonging

May 10th, 2022

The High Reliability Organization (HRO) manual describes rounding as “a method for connecting with front line employees to reinforce our commitment to safety and creating an exceptional experience for patients and employees.” This is an accurate definition but, if you talk to anyone consistently engaged in rounding — both leaders and staff — they will tell you it goes deeper than that. It is a game-changer. Click through to learn how rounding is helping make intuitive connections and building teamwork across Michigan Medicine.

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Recharge Rooms redefining relaxation and rejuvenation

May 9th, 2022

According to research, a chance to rest shows a decrease in stress. And one year after first opening, Michigan Medicine’s Recharge Rooms have redefined the ways staff can relax and rejuvenate at work. With 12 months of reflection, consultation and a pile of data, click through to learn how Nursing at Michigan and partners have created the next generation of experiences to help faculty and staff enhance their mental health.

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Michigan Medicine remains dedicated to providing full spectrum of women’s health services

May 6th, 2022

The news cycle this week has been dominated by the Supreme Court and the future of abortion rights. Michigan Medicine experts have been quoted in prominent media publications, stating Michigan Medicine’s dedication to providing the full spectrum of women’s health services, including abortion care. Click through for details.

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Celebrating Mother’s Day with many new Little Victors

May 5th, 2022

In Spring 2021, researchers at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital predicted a COVID-19 baby boom, with a surge in births that summer and fall. Indeed, from June 7 through Dec. 7, 2,545 babies were born at Von Voigtlander — a 17 percent increase from the year before. Click through for more on the newest Little Victors as they prepare for the first Mother’s Day with their moms.

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May the 4th be with you: C&W celebrates Star Wars Day

May 4th, 2022

Faculty and staff at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital are celebrating National Star Wars Day today! Thanks to a donation from Disney, Child & Family Life passed out fun Star Wars toys to patients throughout the hospital. There was also a special themed virtual story time and other fun activities. Click through for details!

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It’s ok to talk about mental health 

May 3rd, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a time dedicated to raising awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma associated with mental health. It is encouraged that departments across Michigan Medicine use this month to provide resources to their employees, have open dialogue about mental health, find ways to check-in and have designated pause hours. Click through to learn more.

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