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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

Health care’s future leaders: U-M Medical School graduates 165th class

May 15th, 2015
Today, 181 future health care leaders will graduate from the University of Michigan Medical School, one of the largest classes in the school’s history. Read more about the graduating class, including the first U-M medical graduates to complete a specific concentration focused on global health and disparities. And, see our blog post about the unique tradition of the U-M Medical School graduation diploma.Read more

UMHS among first in nation to use new device for stroke prevention

May 14th, 2015
WATCHMAN offers patients with atrial fibrillation alternative to warfarin therapy The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is among the first heart centers in the nation to use the WATCHMAN implant to help prevent stroke among patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, resulting in a too fast or irregular heartRead more

UMHS staff receive grief relief with programs, support

May 12th, 2015
Like many UMHS faculty and staff who work in clinical care settings, the nurses, technicians and administrative staff on the 8D Progressive Care unit at University Hospital experience loss and grief on a regular basis. The 20-bed, 24-hour unit provides care for acutely ill medical-surgical patients as well as patients in transition from the intensiveRead more