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Reminder – Electronic cigarettes prohibited at UMHS

In accordance with the University’s smoke-free policy update in January 2013, the use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited at all University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers as well as other UMHS buildings. The policy can be viewed here and … Continue reading

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Save the date – Employee Appreciation Breakfast and Dinner Buffet April 30

Please join Health System leadership for the annual Employee Appreciation Breakfast and Dinner Buffet on Wednesday, April 30 in the University Hospital Cafeteria. Members of Health System leadership will be serving breakfast from 6:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. for midnight … Continue reading

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Spirituality and health – Is there a connection?

Faith and support help people deal with stress, add to overall health Do religion and spirituality impact our health? Scientific researchers and clergy alike believe in the positive relationship between spirituality and health. Regardless of the religion, evidence points to … Continue reading

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2014 Dean’s Awards deadlines: Nominate faculty by May 1, staff by June 13

Members of the Medical School community are encouraged to nominate deserving educators, researchers and physicians by May 1, and staff by June 13, for the annual Dean’s Awards Program. The school currently is accepting nominations of faculty members in six … Continue reading

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Improving safety for patients on warfarin therapy

Orthopaedic Surgery/Anticoagulation Service partnership helps meet National Patient Safety Goals for high-risk medication A partnership between the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Anticoagulation Service improves patient safety for orthopaedic patients who are on high-risk/high-alert Warfarin therapy. Post-operative Orthopaedic Surgery … Continue reading

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U-M Health System recognizes volunteers for time and commitment

On Monday, U-M Health System faculty, staff and students came together to recognize and celebrate the important and selfless volunteer efforts we provide to so many in our surrounding community. “This formal recognition event acknowledges the many contributions that Health … Continue reading

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AMA conference shines spotlight on Medical School education

Ann Arbor became the epicenter for innovation in medical education on Monday, when dozens of leaders from top medical schools around the country, and from the American Medical Association, joined U-M’s own medical education leaders for a unique conference. The … Continue reading

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Protect yourself and our community – Use crosswalks and traffic signals near UMHHC

In recent months, a growing number of pedestrians have been observed jaywalking and not using traffic signals when commuting to the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers. Pedestrians often cross the street from the Arbor Heights Parking lot at the curve … Continue reading

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Google Chrome is coming soon to a CoreImage workstation near you

Starting mid-April, MCIT will begin deploying Google Chrome out to all Windows 7 UMHS CoreImage workstations. Google Chrome will become a supplemental browser to Internet Explorer (IE). IE 8 continues to be the standard browser for CoreImage computers and the … Continue reading

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Tell us how your department or unit advances the health of the community

The University of Michigan Health System has a dedicated history of improving community health and well-being. Now more than ever, hospitals nationally are engaged with the community to bring about positive public health outcomes. Called “Community Benefit”, these activities bring … Continue reading

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Learning opportunities abound April 7 during Medical Education Day, AMA seminars

On April 7, Medical School faculty will have several opportunities to interact and collaborate on the topic of medical education. First, UMMS will host its annual Medical Education Day, beginning with a plenary session at noon in the Towsley Center … Continue reading

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Stroke researchers mark 20 years of health disparity research

University of Michigan earns new cycle of federal funding to examine burden of stroke among Mexican Americans Partners in the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi (BASIC) project have earned a new cycle of funding that marks 20 years of … Continue reading

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Fostering Innovation Grants begins today – Submit your idea to win FIGS bucks

Can you catch lightning in a bottle? Send us your flash of inspiration and innovation. Submit your FIGs project idea online starting today through April 25. Since 2005, FIGs has been awarding our faculty and staff bucks for their innovative … Continue reading

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University Hospital traffic impacted during March 30 Ann Arbor Marathon

Temporary road closures will take place from 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 30 for the Ann Arbor Marathon. The marathon will travel on some medical campus roads and traffic may be slower than normal. Although the westbound … Continue reading

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Achieving health care equity begins with your voice

Posted by Carmen R. Green, M.D. on March 26, 2014 Ten years ago, I was surprised to hear from one of my patients that her local pharmacy couldn’t fill a prescription I had given her to treat her pain. It … Continue reading

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Countdown to coverage: Key dates next week for uninsured people

Michiganders who don’t have health insurance don’t have a moment to lose. Next Monday, March 31, is essentially the last day for uninsured people to enroll in a private insurance plan, and possibly get federal subsidies and tax credits to … Continue reading

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The envelope, please – U-M medical students find out where they’re going for residency

Annual Match Day ritual loaded with suspense, excitement Imagine opening an envelope that tells you where you will spend the next three to seven years of your life – starting four months from now. That’s what 161 University of Michigan … Continue reading

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Johns appointed interim head of U-M Health System

Michael M.E. Johns, M.D., a University of Michigan Medical School graduate and former chancellor of Emory University, was appointed interim executive vice president for medical affairs by the U-M Regents Thursday. He also will serve as the interim chief executive … Continue reading

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Keep our community safe – Use new employee entrance at Cancer Center

Beginning Monday, March 31, a new entrance and exit to the east side of University Hospital will be available to U-M Health System employees. All UMHS employees entering the Cancer Center are expected to use this new entrance rather than … Continue reading

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Thousands of Michigan doctors join statewide effort to improve the health of people covered by Medicare

All U-M faculty physicians and hundreds of others join POM ACO, an Accountable Care Organization founded under the Affordable Care Act More than 2,900 Michigan doctors have joined a growing organization that seeks to improve the health and health care … Continue reading

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Baby’s life saved after 3D printed devices were implanted at U-M to restore his breathing

Bioresorbable splints used for just second time ever, successfully improved breathing so baby can go home for the first time In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to … Continue reading

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A message from Dr. Pescovitz – My Role as EVPMA

A message from Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., executive vice president for Medical Affairs, U-M, and CEO, UMHS Dear Health System Faculty and Staff: As my five-year appointment as the University of Michigan’s executive vice president for Medical Affairs nears conclusion, … Continue reading

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Be ready – Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER)

The U-M Health System will soon be visited by representatives from the ACGME to conduct a Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) site visit. This type of site visit has been established to assess the graduate medical education (GME) learning environment … Continue reading

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Changes to Retirement Savings and Paid Time Off programs

This morning UMHS announced changes to Retirement Savings and Paid Time Off programs. Read the message from Doug Strong, CEO, U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, and Deborah Childs, Chief Human Resource Officer, UMHS, here: http://med.umich.edu/u/hsh/BenefitsMsgMarch2014.html

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MLearning announces winners of Learning Catalyst Awards

MLearning has announced the winners of the first Learning Catalyst Awards, which recognize excellence in staff education, teaching and fostering learning among UMHS faculty and staff. These annual awards are presented to individuals or teams who demonstrate passion, excellence, creativity … Continue reading

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Medical School ranking highlights

Today, U.S. News & World Report publishes its annual Best Graduate Schools rankings, including new rankings for research and primary care medical schools and the first ranking of biomedical Ph.D. programs in four years. Also recently, an informal ranking of … Continue reading

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Safety Huddles – Sports tactic makes U-M hospitals safer, more efficient

University of Michigan hospitals are using a classic team tactic—huddles—to make things safer and more efficient for patients and staff.These huddles are safety huddles—daily morning meetings that prep staff on necessary information, including patient admissions and discharges, problems with equipment, … Continue reading

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U-M nurse anesthetist leads medical relief trip in Kenya with U-M and Henry Ford health systems

As a nurse anesthetist at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, as well as Henry Ford Health System, Elizabeth Studley closely monitors patients each day to make sure they are safe, comfortable and relaxed. … Continue reading

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Depression on college campuses annual conference held next week

University of Michigan Depression Center to host its 12th annual conference in Rackham Graduate SchoolWhile many college students define success as measured by their GPA, there are other outcomes which may be more important for long-term student well-being. Research shows … Continue reading

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Free health screenings offered at World Kidney Day event in University Hospital

  In observance of National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) and the U-M Health System’s Division of Nephrology have partnered to host a World Kidney Day event on Thursday, March 13, 10 … Continue reading

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Change to Employee Engagement Survey date

The launch of this year’s Employee Engagement Survey has been moved back one month. The survey will now launch on Monday, April 28, 2014, and close on Friday, May 16. For three weeks, the survey will be open to allow … Continue reading

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EVPMA February Newsletter – In Pursuit of Health Equity & Inclusion

A message from Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., executive vice president for Medical Affairs, U-M, and CEO, UMHSImagine the fear of experiencing a medical emergency in a hospital where nobody looks like you, speaks your language or knows your culture.Imagine the … Continue reading

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EVPMA February Newsletter – In Pursuit of Health Equity & Inclusion

A message from Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., executive vice president for Medical Affairs, U-M, and CEO, UMHSImagine the fear of experiencing a medical emergency in a hospital where nobody looks like you, speaks your language or knows your culture.Imagine the … Continue reading

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Patient, visitor parking rate change begins March 3

As announced last month, the fare for all-day patient parking at the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers will be changing effective Monday, March 3. The following rates will be in effect for patient parking, with the changed rate in bold: … Continue reading

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Uninsured parents don’t take breastfeeding classes, even though breast is best

Only 12 percent without coverage take classes; suggests more breastfeeding support needed, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health Just 12 percent of parents without insurance coverage take breastfeeding support classes that can offer crucial support and encourage new … Continue reading

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Expansion of UMHS drug testing policy begins March 3

In October 2013, the University of Michigan sent their annual email with their commitment to maintaining a community free of the adverse effects from the misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs. (Policy) As the Health System has a … Continue reading

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Registration open for MHealthy’s new webinar-based weight loss program

Registration is now open for “Ready to Lose,” MHealthy’s new, free webinar-based weight loss program for university employees and their spouses/other qualified adults (OQAs) with a body mass index (BMI) above 25. “We took the collective wisdom of our weight … Continue reading

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There will be much to learn about UMMS education at Feb. 25 town hall

Over the past five months, Medical School leadership has hosted a series of town halls for faculty, staff, trainees and students to engage in a dialogue about the school’s future in the areas of research, clinical care, finance, and faculty … Continue reading

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Public awareness and use of online doctor ratings on the rise

Two-thirds aware of online ratings sites for physicians, about one-third of those have used them, according to U-M research featured in JAMAOnline ratings that review physicians – just like ratings for restaurants, movies and mechanics – can influence what doctor … Continue reading

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UMHS prepares for the ICD-10 transition

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have chosen October 1, 2014 for ICD-10 compliance, and UMHS is implementing a plan to ensure the organization is prepared for the transition to the new code set. UMHS will begin using ICD-10 codes … Continue reading

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Want to see your Wolverines live in action from Yost or Crisler?

Well, here’s your chance to win tickets and help craft our UMHStory!A message from Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., executive vice president for Medical Affairs, U-M, and CEO, UMHSI often share my experiences, perspectives and thoughts via this website, in emails, … Continue reading

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U-M startup AlertWatch gains FDA clearance to sell patient monitoring software

AlertWatch Inc., a University of Michigan startup company, has gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to sell its patient monitoring software to hospitals.AlertWatch helps anesthesia providers monitor patients in the operating room. The software aggregates data from physiological monitors, … Continue reading

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Award season hits UMHS as Programs of the Year are announced

Amidst the glitz and glamour surrounding awards season in Hollywood, it’s time for the red carpet to roll out in honor of the Programs of the Year for the clinical and support areas of the U-M Hospitals & Health Centers. … Continue reading

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United Way campaign tops $1.39M; U-M wins Spirit of Michigan

The U-M community raised more than $1.39 million in the 2013 United Way campaign to help children, families, senior citizens and others who need assistance. Campaign co-chairs Martha E. Pollack, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, and Doug … Continue reading

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U-M leads state effort to create new standards for kids’ medicine, reduce medication errors

New website and campaign promotes first-time standards for children’s liquid prescription concentrations; survey shows significant potential for dosage errorsA statewide initiative led by a University of Michigan team to reduce pediatric medication errors will make Michigan the first state to … Continue reading

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Medical education at Michigan is changing; find out how and why Feb. 25

The University of Michigan Medical School is changing student, resident and fellow education, and also enabling our faculty to strengthen the learning environment and their role as teachers.During a special town hall meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in Dow … Continue reading

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Breaking the Ice with U-M’s Team USA Figure Skating Physical Therapist

U-M MedSport’s Kristen Schuyten offers a behind-the-scenes look at competitive figure skating As an off-ice trainer for several Olympic figure skaters and former dancer herself,” href=”http://www.med.umich.edu/medsport/index.htmlhttp://” target=”_blank”>U-M MedSport physical therapist Kristen Schuyten knows first-hand what kind of toll those seemingly … Continue reading

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Celebrate Go Red for Women – Wear Red, learn your risk for heart disease

Meet three women meeting the challenges of heart disease Ask women when they’re at risk for heart disease, and they may say they have until after menopause to start thinking about their cardiovascular health.  Not only is this wrong, it’s … Continue reading

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U-M named one of nation’s healthiest employers

The University of Michigan has been named one of the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The award recognizes employers who have comprehensively incorporated the most effective employee wellness programs and practices. The recognition resulted from a year-long assessment process. … Continue reading

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Transplant Center celebrates grand opening of new, streamlined clinic

New facility lets patients get multiple treatments in one locationKidney, liver and pancreas transplant patients used to need a map to navigate the multiple locations they’d travel to for various treatments in University Hospital.But with the grand opening of the … Continue reading

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Protecting the brains of Team USA – U-M concussion expert heads to Sochi Olympics

Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher to provide neurological care to all American athletes & all NHL players from any country participating in 2014 Olympic Winter GamesTeam USA will soon take to the ice and snow in Sochi, Russia, to compete with the … Continue reading

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Understanding concussions – Testing head-impact sensors

The head of a crash-test dummy wore a football helmet as it hung upside-down on a laboratory drop tower. James Eckner, M.D., stood on a ladder next to it holding its tether. He counted to five and let go. The … Continue reading

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Understanding concussions – Testing head-impact sensors

The head of a crash-test dummy wore a football helmet as it hung upside-down on a laboratory drop tower. James Eckner, M.D., stood on a ladder next to it holding its tether. He counted to five and let go. The … Continue reading

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Understanding concussions – Testing head-impact sensors

The head of a crash-test dummy wore a football helmet as it hung upside-down on a laboratory drop tower. James Eckner, M.D., stood on a ladder next to it holding its tether. He counted to five and let go. The … Continue reading

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EVPMA January Newsletter – Succeeding in Health Care’s “New Normal”

A message from Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., executive vice president for Medical Affairs, U-M, and CEO, UMHS With a tripartite mission of education, clinical care and research, academic medical centers (AMCs) have long held a unique role in higher education … Continue reading

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Parents unclear about process for specialist care for kids

Answers vary about the roles of parents and care providers in referral process, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health Parents vary widely in views about their responsibilities in getting specialty care for their children, according to a new … Continue reading

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Tips for saving your fingertips – How to survive ultra-cold temperatures

Dr. Brad Uren, M.D., FACEP, hails from the third-snowiest city in the country – Hancock, on the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.Down here in Ann Arbor, he tends to frostbitten fingers and toes as an emergency physician at the … Continue reading

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Campus leaders express enthusiasm about presidential choice

Dr. Mark Schlissel’s selection as the next U-M president sparked excitement among leaders from around the university, on hand to witness the board’s announcement Friday in the Michigan Union.“This is wonderful news for the University and for our Health System,” … Continue reading

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New service desk line launched for MiChart providers

Providers can quickly talk to analysts specializing in MiChart applications and associated provider-focused workflows by pressing 4 at the MCIT Service Desk (734-936-8000) prompt. The MiChart Provider Line is open Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The MCIT … Continue reading

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Battle of the bulge – Make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and cut your health risk

One in every three Americans is fighting the weight loss battle. Being overweight or obese puts you at an increased risk for serious health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, heart and gallbladder disease and some cancers. Did … Continue reading

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U-M receives $4.35M from Davidson Foundation to fuel innovation driven by research & entrepreneurial spirit

Three projects will speed U-M research discoveries and ideas to market, and support startup companies launched by recent U-M graduates The William Davidson Foundation has awarded $4.35 million to the University of Michigan, to support programs that will accelerate the … Continue reading

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Answers to your questions about flu vaccination and prevention

Bottom line – It’s not too late to vaccinate We reported our first case of influenza this season to the public health department in Oct. 2013 and have since hospitalized hundreds of patients with suspected or confirmed flu. Many of … Continue reading

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Academic medical centers need to respond to a challenging future

Academic medical centers must find a way to continue their missions of educating future physicians, providing complex care and hosting ground-breaking research in the midst of upheaval for the healthcare industry. With so many ongoing changes, health care leaders are … Continue reading

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MLK Symposium focuses on message of love

The theme “Power, Justice, Love: Heal the Divide” will guide the 28th annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium through Feb. 7 at the University of Michigan. The theme was selected by the MLK Symposium Planning Committee, which also is … Continue reading

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Improved look and usability for patient safety reporting coming Jan. 21

Next week, the Patient Safety Reporting System will undergo an upgrade to improve the appearance and performance of the service. The Patient Safety Report Form, which allows all staff to report any patient safety issue, will be updated with the … Continue reading

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Important updates to MyUofMHealth.org

MyUofMHealth.org gives patients controlled access to components of their own medical records. This convenient, self-service tool allows patients to take an active role in their care. Through the system, patients are able to view their medications and allergies, review test … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act Update – Plans we accept, Medicaid expansion and more

  Only two weeks into the New Year, the first people covered under new Affordable Care Act insurance plans have begun to come to UMHS hospitals and health centers for appointments and procedures.   UMHS accepts most of the plans … Continue reading

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Stories of the Staff celebrates staff contributions to U-M History

The Stories of the Staff project celebrates the contributions of University of Michigan staff members, current and past, to the history of the university.An initiative of Voices of the Staff in collaboration with University Human Resources, Stories of the Staff … Continue reading

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Learn to build a strong promotion and tenure package at Jan. 14 town hall

A flawless curriculum vitae (CV) is a must for any Medical School faculty member to be considered for promotion and tenure. In addition, a selection of talking points — a single page commentary by the candidate describing his or her … Continue reading

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Traffic changes begin Jan. 13 for vehicles and pedestrians near Taubman Health Sciences Library

The construction site for the renovation of the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library (THSL) will begin to take shape the week of Jan. 13, resulting in closures to one lane of traffic on Catherine Street and changes to a … Continue reading

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JDRF, Brehm Center partner to explore the fate of beta cells in type 1 diabetes

Collaboration will accelerate work on new hypothesis about lost beta cell function JDRF announced yesterday the funding of an approximately $1 million collaboration with the University of Michigan’s Brehm Center and the Brehm Coalition to evaluate a new hypothesis on … Continue reading

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Help prevent infections at the U-M Health System

During this time of the year, cold, flu and GI viruses are easily spread. However, there are many ways for clinical and non-clinical staff to reduce employee illnesses from infectious diseases. Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds and Flu) Common viruses: Coronovirus, … Continue reading

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UMHS, Ann Arbor campus to remain open; Flint and Dearborn closed

Despite the winter storm and deep freeze, the U-M Health System’s hospitals and health centers in Ann Arbor, as well as clinics in Washtenaw, Wayne and Livingston counties will remain open. The university’s Ann Arbor campus also will be open. … Continue reading

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MHealthy Fitness Center can help you stay fit in the New Year

Help meet your New Year’s fitness resolutions by taking advantage of limited-time special offers from the MHealthy Fitness Center and MHealthy Personal Training. One free month MHealthy Fitness Center membership with purchase of 3-, 6-, or 12-month membership. One free … Continue reading

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Local flu cases increase – Important information for patients, visitors and staff

The U-M Health System and surrounding community are reporting increased levels of Influenza. UMHS reported its first case to the public health department the week of Oct. 24, 2013 and since then has seen 140 new cases, with more than … Continue reading

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Attention UMHS BRIO users – Important changes coming soon

Microsoft is ending its support of Windows XP in April 2014, and UMHS is upgrading to Windows 7. BrioQuery is an application that is not compatible with Windows 7. MCIT and MSIS leadership have been working together to determine a … Continue reading

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EVPMA December Newsletter – At UMHS, the season of giving lasts 365 days a year

  A message from Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., executive vice president for Medical Affairs, U-M, and CEO, UMHS   Once again, it’s the ‘season of giving.’ At UMHS, we don’t have to look beyond our own walls to witness and … Continue reading

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Gift to University of Michigan supports creation of a new hybrid operating room

Victors for Michigan campaign gains momentum with $7.5 million gift from Robert and Ann Aikens A $7.5 million gift to the University of Michigan will advance research and discovery toward curing aortic disease, and support creation of a new hybrid … Continue reading

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Perioperative wall project debuts at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

An underwater fantasy that includes frogs, fish and some local icons is bringing new life to the walls of the perioperative floor of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, with the installment of a mural that offers patients and families a diversion … Continue reading

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Parking and transportation updates this holiday season

A number of parking and transportation changes will be implemented this month to accommodate the upcoming holidays. Information about bus service, permit parking and patient/visitor parking can all be found in the PTS Holiday Brochure: http://pts.umich.edu/news/2013holidaybrochure.pdf. The brochure also includes … Continue reading

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