Week in Review: Week of Aug. 7, 2017

August 11, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

It was a celebratory week at Michigan Medicine, as the organization’s adult hospitals were ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report.

Headlines also featured a patient at Mott who helped build an accessible treehouse for campers with special needs; PM&R department members shared how they help people regain lost function with the help of video games; and Kara Morgenstern, J.D., M.P.H., deputy general counsel, discussed her office’s role in helping faculty and staff navigate complex health care laws.

In case you missed it, here’s the latest:

Michigan Medicine hospitals ranked No. 6 in the country by U.S. News & World Report

Ranked No. 1 in Michigan and No. 6 in the country, Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals were recently recognized as one of the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s “Best Hospitals” rankings distinguish hospitals that provide high-quality patient care and treat the most challenging conditions. Click for details and to see how faculty and staff played a major role in earning this impressive honor.

Mott heart patient fills big role on TV show

Nearly 15 years after open heart surgery at Mott to treat a congenital heart condition, Dominic Weber helped design a special — and fully accessible — treetop retreat for campers in Pinckney, Michigan. Check out his story, which was documented on a recent episode of the DIY Network show “The Treehouse Guys.”

Regaining lost function with the help of video games

It’s not all fun and games for patients in the Michigan Medicine computer therapy lab. Indeed, while patients play video games, staff members are also ensuring that they learn essential tools to help them reach their rehab goals. Click through to read — and watch — how Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation employees are changing the game for those they serve.

Navigating the complexities of health care: Q&A with Kara Morgenstern, J.D., M.P.H.

Health care is a highly-regulated, complex and ever-changing field. That’s why Headlines caught up with Kara Morgenstern, associate vice president and deputy general counsel, to discuss how her office provides faculty and staff counsel for legal and regulatory issues. Find out what she had to say!

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