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Hitinder Gurm, M.D., named next chief clinical officer for UH/CVC

May 14th, 2021

Hitinder Gurm, M.D., will serve as the new chief clinical officer for the University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center (UH/CVC) segment of Michigan Medicine, effective June 1. In his new role, Gurm will provide clinical operational leadership related to all clinical processes, systems, people and practices, focusing on improving safety, quality, timeliness and financial stewardship. Click through for details!

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Phoning it in: New devices improve patient safety, care at Michigan Medicine

May 13th, 2021

Most clinicians have been there before: They page a colleague and then wait, wait and wait some more for the person on the other end to get back to them. Now, a new system — with the help of brand-new iPhones — makes the paging process easier and more efficient at Michigan Medicine. And that will lead to better patient care and outcomes. Click through for details!

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Honoring Michigan Medicine’s award-winning nurses

May 12th, 2021

Across the organization, nurses have stepped up in extraordinary ways amid various waves of the pandemic. And they’ve done so with compassion, caring and collaboration. Such a commitment to excellence hasn’t been lost on patients and families, many of whom nominated their nurses for a DAISY Award, which are given to nurses who go above and beyond in their role. To close out Nurses Week 2021, click through for a look at a few of the award-winning nurses at Michigan Medicine — along with excerpts from their nominations!

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Balancing many titles: How three former gymnasts apply lessons learned to medical career

May 11th, 2021

For Deborah Berman, M.D., Aimee Rolston, M.D., M.S., and Katherine Zurales, M.D., M.B.A., collegiate gymnastics drew them to professional careers in medicine. Now, all three are physicians in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. Click through to learn how the skills they learned in the gym are helping patients, families and colleagues at Michigan Medicine!

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National Hospital Week celebrates Michigan Medicine’s health care heroes

May 10th, 2021

This week, Michigan Medicine is recognizing and celebrating all of its health care heroes as part of National Hospital Week 2021. The annual event highlights the hospitals, health systems and all of the people contributing to keeping patients and the community healthy. Click through for a full rundown of virtual employee appreciation events, including programs designed to improve wellness, self care, professional development and more!

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Mother knows best: Doctors, midwives, nurses share advice, insight into motherhood

May 7th, 2021

In honor of Mother’s Day, experts from Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital — who are also fellow moms — shared the best part about being a mom, what it means to help others start their journey as a parent and their best advice for new mothers. Click through to see what they had to say!

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Wellness Wednesday: With changing times, wellness check-ins are needed

May 5th, 2021

A few weeks ago, Headlines asked readers how often they practice self-compassion. The responses made it clear that there is an important need for wellness check-ins in order to enhance mental health. After all, life is a major balancing act and this past year has added many more variables to your everyday routine. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, click through to learn important facts and find vital resources that will help you support both yourself and your colleagues.

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A pregnant liver transplant recipient conquers COVID-19

May 4th, 2021

Yolanda Roberson received a liver transplant at Michigan Medicine in 2013. That, in addition to her pregnancy late last year and history of diabetes, put her at high-risk of complications from COVID-19. So when the coronavirus struck her and her family, it took the expertise of the organization's faculty and staff to get her on the right track just months before her due date. Click through for Yolanda's story!

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‘De-fanging’ the virus: Why getting the COVID-19 vaccine is so important

May 3rd, 2021

Since the first COVID-19 vaccines arrived at Michigan Medicine, roughly 50 percent of adults in Michigan have received at least one dose. But still more will be required to achieve herd immunity and allow the community to get closer to a sense of normalcy. If you have questions about the vaccine, click through to hear from your colleagues — both infection disease experts and those who received the vaccine — and find out why vaccinations are such a vital step to take.

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