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Go Blue. Live Green: Michigan Medicine deepens commitment to sustainability

January 24th, 2023

Ever since the removal of large waste incinerators back in the 1990s, Michigan Medicine has been an active advocate for improving environmental sustainability and stewardship of resources. Over the years, the organization has made important strides in areas such as energy conservation, waste reduction, material recycling, food composting and sustainability. Click through to learn about comprehensive and engaging initiatives that will soon be launched to help the organization better protect the environment!

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Happy Lunar New Year!

January 23rd, 2023

The Lunar New Year began yesterday, as those who follow the lunar calendar ushered in the Year of the Rabbit. The holiday – also known as the Spring Festival – is celebrated by an estimated 20 percent of the world’s population. Click through for a quick glance at this important time of year and find out how you can celebrate at Michigan Medicine!

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Prioritizing safety: A look at the Michigan Medicine Safety Promise

January 20th, 2023

Through High Reliability training, we have adopted skills and tools to help reduce errors and ensure systems are as safe as possible. We have begun to use them in our everyday work, and this dedication is what makes Michigan Medicine a better place to work and receive care. Click through to learn even more about the organization's Safety Promise and to find examples of colleagues putting this promise into action!

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‘Be a lifelong learner’: How Brook Watts, M.D., M.S., is encouraging improvement at all levels

January 19th, 2023

Brook Watts, M.D., M.S., completed her residency at U-M nearly 20 years ago. Back in September 2022, she began her tenure as the new U-M Health chief quality officer. As Watts gets reacclimated to the organization, Headlines spoke with her about the first few months in her new role, areas of focus for the Quality Department and advice for aspiring leaders. Click through to check out what she had to say!

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Listening to concerns helps build new spaces for staff  

January 18th, 2023

Having a long heritage and broad reputation for providing exceptional health care, outstanding research and esteemed education brings with it a bustling population of visitors. That means our faculty, staff and learners are often short on space. Click through to learn how Michigan Medicine leaders have listened to concerns and are taking action to increase break room space for various groups across the organization!

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It’s time for a fresh start: Here’s what you’re leaving behind in 2022

January 17th, 2023

2022 is now firmly behind us. And hopefully, some of the habits and negative influences in your life that you faced last year are in the past as well. That’s the idea behind Headlines’ chuck-it bucket. Readers were asked what they wanted to leave behind in 2022 in order to make this year better than the last. Click through to see what your colleagues had to say!

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Campuswide lectures and events return in-person this MLK Day

January 16th, 2023

For the first time in three years, the University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine will host numerous in-person lectures and events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All the events are designed to improve belonging within the organization, a crucial element to employee and patient well-being and a U-M Health strategic priority. Click through to learn how you can honor Dr. King's legacy on this important day!

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New year, new Microsoft 365 features!

January 13th, 2023

Health Information Technology & Services is pleased to announce new features and capabilities within Michigan Medicine's Microsoft 365 environment designed to make your work experience even better and more productive. Click through for details!

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Data analysts test their mettle in competition to benefit Mott Patient Technology

January 12th, 2023

Recently, a Michigan Medicine community of practice sponsored a contest for data analysts. The goal was to create dashboards that would help Mott’s Patient Technology Department better serve patients and families. Click through to learn more about the contest and how data analysis is helping enhance the patient experience across the organization!

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