Diversion prevention programs help you do the right thing for patients, colleagues 

October 4, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Michigan Medicine is proud to be a drug-free workplace and is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees and patients.

If you think a colleague may be struggling with a substance use disorder, impaired in the workplace or diverting medication intended for patients, the organization has several options available to help you speak up.

Chain of command

First, you can try and address concerns with your colleague directly. If this is not the right course, or you don’t feel comfortable, talk to your supervisor. Confidentiality and privacy will be maintained throughout the process.

Compliance Hotline

The university has set up a confidential and anonymous option to report non-urgent concerns. Call 1-866-990-0111 or visit compliancehotline.umich.edu.

Employee Assistance Program

Michigan Medicine offers confidential counseling and consultation services for all employees. Contact the program directly by calling 734-763-5409.

Health Professionals Recovery Program

If you are struggling and want help in a confidential program designed to encourage licensed health professionals to seek treatment before impairment harms a patient or your job status, you can call 1-800-543-7384.

“Choosing to intervene may help save not only your colleague’s career, but his or her life,” said Carol Purcell, diversion prevention manager for Michigan Medicine. “That’s why we try to make it as easy, private and comfortable as possible for our employees to speak up and do the right thing for our patients and staff.”

For more information, contact the diversion prevention team at Pharm-DPT@umich.edu.

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