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Team members, advisors recognized for ‘amplifying the voices of patients and families’

December 13th, 2022

Last week the Office of Patient Experience celebrated the 13th annual HOPE and JOY awards. These awards recognize faculty, staff, patients and families who go over and beyond to elevate the patient experience. Click through to find out which of your colleagues earned the prestigious honors!

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Using inclusive language: A handy guide to discussing religion

December 12th, 2022

When using the written or spoken word, language is essential when it comes to creating a welcoming, inclusive and equitable environment. To help you support a more engaging culture, the Department of Communication has created a handy guide to make sure your language does not intentionally or unintentionally create an unwelcoming atmosphere at Michigan Medicine. With some folks’ holidays right around the corner, click through to learn how to better communicate about religion.

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Michigan Medicine receives $50M; will name new hospital after philanthropists D. Dan and Betty Kahn

December 9th, 2022

Celebrating one of the largest gifts ever to Michigan Medicine of $50 million, the health system will name its new hospital for longtime philanthropists D. Dan and Betty Kahn. Click through for more on the transformational gift and the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion, scheduled to open in fall 2025.

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Sparrow to join U-M Health under proposed agreement

December 9th, 2022

Sparrow Health System will join U-M Health under a proposed agreement that will expand services to Mid-Michigan residents, provide access to the highest level of care, improve facilities and technology, and begin a new chapter in Sparrow’s storied history. Click through for details!

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Appreciative Inquiry case study shows guide to positive workplace culture at Michigan Medicine

December 8th, 2022

With data now available from the annual Vital Voices Employee Engagement Survey, the Michigan Medicine Wellness Office identified 12 East as one of the clinical units that scored exceptionally well across all survey indices, including domains of well-being and building a positive culture. Click through to find out what has worked for them and how it can apply to your area of the organization!

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Mott and Von Voigtlander kick off the holiday season!

December 7th, 2022

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital kicked off the holiday season last week with plenty of cheer for patients, families and staff. Click through for a look back at a special party, Santa Day and employee recognition events that got everyone in the holiday spirit!

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Better Together: Strengthening relationships one tool at a time

December 6th, 2022

Over the past year, our work environments have all been unique. Some have collaborated in-person, many from home offices and others directly in patient care settings. No matter where we accomplish our work, one thing remains the same: the idea that we are “better together.” Click through for a recap of high reliability skills we learned over the past year that helped us become better communicators, strengthened relationships and prevented patient harm.

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Chief Medical Officer Jeff Desmond, M.D., reflects on nearly 30 years at Michigan Medicine

December 5th, 2022

Jeff Desmond, M.D., began his career at Michigan Medicine in 1993 as a lecturer in the Department of Surgery. Since then, he has taken on a number of different roles, including becoming the organization’s first director of clinical quality and, most recently, as U-M Health’s chief medical officer. In the days leading up to his retirement, click through to learn what Desmond had to say about his lengthy career, what has changed over the past 30 years and what advice he has for the next generation of health care leaders.

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Buying new tech this holiday season? Wipe those old devices and data

December 2nd, 2022

The holiday shopping season is in full swing and for many of us, it’s time to take advantage of all the great tech deals. Upgrading devices and gadgets is an exciting (and nowadays, necessary) endeavor, but be careful not to just throw your old phone, laptop, tablet, etc. in the trash bin. Click through for tips and tricks and that will make getting new tech as seamless as possible!

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