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Clinical Engineering Services opens new Call Center

September 10th, 2015
Opening September 15, the new Clinical Engineering Call Center will be staffed Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (after hours & weekends there is an automated paging process). Customers can call 65056 for service.  After in-depth assessments of the Biomedical Engineering and Radiology Engineering Services (RES) groups last year, significant opportunities were identified to help reduceRead more

Labor Day swimmers: Remember to jump in feet first

September 4th, 2015
More than a million Michiganders will head out to a pool or Great Lake this long Labor Day weekend, soaking up the 80-degree temperatures for perhaps the last time before the pool toys get packed away in favor of packing up the backpacks. Whether it’s a body of water your family swims in every summer,Read more

Fuller Road construction continues, alternate routes available for employees

September 3rd, 2015
After a temporary stop in work, the city of Ann Arbor has resumed bridge maintenance on Fuller Road. Construction is expected to last until mid-October. Please allow extra time when traveling to and from the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers and share this information with patients and visitors. UMHS employees are encouraged to seek alternateRead more

Saving lives at 2,000 feet: Meet a U-M Survival Flight Nurse

September 2nd, 2015
Elaine Philipson was afraid of heights before she became a Survival Flight Nurse at the U-M Health System. Now she works in jets and helicopters daily, helping patients while flying through the air at 160 miles per hour. Watch this video about Elaine and her work. Video link:

CHRT, IHPI members share Michigan’s Medicaid expansion experience

September 1st, 2015
How did Michigan become one of just six states with a fully Republican-led state government to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act? Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation staff and members of U-M’s Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation explain. How did Michigan become one of just six states with a fullyRead more

Saving millions for Medicare across Michigan: POM ACO reports second-year results

September 1st, 2015
A statewide effort by more than 6,300 doctors and other providers, including all U-M physicians, has saved American taxpayers more than $27 million in Medicare spending while improving care for more than 133,000 Michigan seniors, according to new data released last week by the federal government. The results mean that the effort, called POM ACO,Read more

Student Move-In brings traffic, parking changes Sept. 3-5

August 27th, 2015
With this year’s student move-in taking place over part of the holiday weekend, community members can expect changes to the usual traffic and parking patterns. Move-In 2015 will take place Friday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Sept. 5. The campus community should also anticipate increased traffic and rerouting on Thursday, Sept. 3, as preparations for Move-InRead more

Mott patient worried heart surgery might make him a Michigan fan

August 26th, 2015
Toledo fourth grader’s story makes him a local celebrity and receives national news –from ESPN to Washington Post What started as a UMHS blog post has turned into a national story about a little boy treated for a congenital heart defect at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. As pediatric cardiologist Dr. Ronald Grifka showed 10-year-old IvanRead more

Be prepared for the Joint Commission survey

August 26th, 2015
Sometime between now and the end of March 2016, the U-M Health System will be visited by surveyors from The Joint Commission for an assessment of our entire clinical operation. It is important for all UMHS faculty, staff and students to help our institution get ready and stay read for this unannounced survey. The Joint Commission findingsRead more