Monthly Archives: June 2012

Lloyd Carr meets peregrine falcon named in his honor

When legendary football coach Lloyd Carr learned that one of four falcon chicks recently born on campus was named in his honor, he had one request: to meet the rare, endangered Michigan bird. Carr got his chance Thursday morning when … Continue reading

Posted in: Quality, Safety and Environment, Top Stories, UMHS in the News

U-M faculty member discusses surgical benefits of clementines with NPR

There’s a connection between clementines and pelvic anatomy. In a story on NPR.com, Pamela Andreatta, Ed.D., M.F.A., M.A., an assistant professor in both the Department of Medical Education and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynocology, revealed that residents could be … Continue reading

Posted in: UMHS in the News

UMHS honored for community wellness efforts

The University of Michigan Health System’s Hope@UMHS program was honored for its work providing community health services, winning the Michigan Health & Hospital Association’s 2012 Ludwig Community Benefit Award today.Others honored were programs led by Harbor Beach Community Hospital; Metro … Continue reading

Posted in: Accolades & Milestones, UMHS in the News

Sale on Sunglasses at Kellogg

The Kellogg Eye Center Optical Shops are offering a 50 percent discount on all prescription and non-prescription sunglasses frames, including designer brands like Calvin Klein, Gucci, Juicy and Kate Spade. Health System employees are eligible for 20 percent off prescription … Continue reading

Posted in: Benefits & Perks, Events for Faculty, Staff and Students, Public Events

ITS urges switch to Microsoft antivirus software before June 30 deadline

Computer users still running U-M’s version of McAfee VirusScan on their personal Windows computers should switch to Microsoft Security Essentials this week. Switching is important, easy and free. Simply go http://safecomputing.umich.edu/antivirus/ to uninstall McAfee and install Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). … Continue reading

Posted in: Computing & Technology

Hot weather energy update – Please conserve

The recent hot weather in Ann Arbor and surrounding communities is expected to place great demand on the electrical and air conditioning systems throughout the medical campus and other U-M Health System facilities. The U-M Health System needs to ensure … Continue reading

Posted in: Quality, Safety and Environment, Your Health & Wellness

Upcoming July 2 Blood Drive

Imagine if giving blood was a part of everyone’s life – what a significant difference it would make!As you can see in your daily work, blood products are critical for saving and maintaining lives. In our health system alone we … Continue reading

Posted in: You Can Make a Difference

Dr. Pescovitz responds to Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act

A message from Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, U-M, and CEO, UMHSYesterday, the Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act, upholding the health care reform legislation.Check out the interesting conversation on the health care … Continue reading

Posted in: Leadership & Administration

U-M orthopedic physical therapy residency program receives credentialing from APTA

After a little over a year of waiting, the orthopedic physical therapy residency program at the University of Michigan Health System has received credentialing from the American Physical Therapy Association.Michigan is now one of more than 200 credentialed programs in … Continue reading


Take the Paging and Information Services department survey – your voice counts

Each year the Paging and Information Services department (the hospital’s primary call center) conducts a customer satisfaction survey to try and help measure the quality of our customer service. Please consider taking the 7 question survey which takes less than … Continue reading

Posted in: Clinical Care, Computing & Technology, Quality, Safety and Environment