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Butterfly release, themed activities today at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

June 4th, 2015
In partnership with the Healing Butterfly Program and Garden, a butterfly release is scheduled June 11 at 1:30 p.m. The release is in a new location—C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, in the courtyard near the new butterfly memorial statue. In addition to the release of more than 100 butterflies, the event will feature butterfly friendly plants and flowers, liveRead more

Remembering our team: Eighth anniversary of tragic Survival Flight crash

June 3rd, 2015
On June 4, 2007, the U-M Health System lost six heroes. These men, who died when their plane crashed into Lake Michigan, will always be remembered for their dedication and selflessness. The group was traveling to UMHS after they procured a pair of lungs for transplantation. On the flight were David Ashburn, M.D., a fellow (physician-in-training)Read more

Less than two weeks to the vote: Understanding the eight elements of the new curriculum

June 1st, 2015
On June 10, University of Michigan Medical School faculty will begin the process of voting on proposed changes to the medical student curriculum. The final proposal was approved by the Curriculum Policy Committee and endorsed by the Medical School Executive Committee during the past week, and is posted here. It includes eight key elements, whichRead more

U-M Food Allergy Center to be named after national food allergy advocate Mary H. Weiser

May 29th, 2015
Mary H. Weiser has watched in terror as her child was gripped by a severe allergic reaction after she ingested a simple food that most of us eat on a daily basis. It’s a moment that the Ann Arbor resident will never forget, and one she’d never wish on anyone. In the hope that familiesRead more

Crafting your path: this year’s Cancer Survivors’ Day theme at U-M

May 29th, 2015
What happens when a cancer survivor crosses paths with someone recovering from a serious motorcycle accident? In the case of Scott Miller and Jim Jacoby, their lives changed abruptly when they discovered a common goal: to redefine what is truly important in life, shed what isn’t, and help others to do the same. Miller andRead more

Like movies? Share your story and win tickets to the Cinetopia Film Festival

May 27th, 2015
You don’t have to be a movie star to tell your story. UMHS faculty and staff can win tickets to the Cinetopia International Film Festival simply by sharing a story about their work at the health system. Just email with your contact information and a brief description about why you work at U-M, your favoriteRead more

U-M recognized with two healthy workplace awards

May 21st, 2015
The University of Michigan and the U-M Health System recently received two awards for wellness efforts. This spring, U-M was named among the 2015 Healthiest Employers of Southeast Michigan. The university also earned an Edington Next Practice Award in Quality Assurance. “Our mission is to motivate and empower our faculty and staff to improve theirRead more

U-M Hospitals and Health Centers awarded for environmental sustainability for 12th straight year

May 20th, 2015
UMHHC receives Emerald Award from Practice Greenhealth for health care sustainability practices The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers has been awarded the Greenhealth Emerald Award by Practice Greenhealth. Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization of health care facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations, presented Environmental Excellence Awards in Portland, Oregon on May 14 atRead more

CHRT report: Cost drives consumers purchasing coverage on individual Health Insurance Marketplace

May 19th, 2015
A report released by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) shows that individuals selecting health coverage in Michigan are making their buying decision based on costs more than choice of physicians and network size. The report, “Health Plan Selection: Factors Influencing Michiganders’ Choice of Health Insurance,” shows that consumers purchasing individual health insuranceRead more