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U-M medical students meet their match

March 21, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjZCRpD16zI&feature=youtu.be 3, 2, 1 match! On Friday, March 17, 170 fourth-year medical students at U-M discovered where they will continue their professional medical journey. As part of Match Day, the students…

Conference on campus focused on health disparities, underserved populations

March 17, 2017

Michigan Medicine’s Office for Health Equity and Inclusion — also known as OHEI — is committed to providing opportunities for populations currently underserved in health care. The office sponsors a number of organizations that help carry out this mission — organizations like the Latin American Native American Medical Association (LANAMA). LANAMA was founded to increase the enrollment and success of Latino and Native medical students at the U-M Medical School through service, mentorship and community. It also strives to address the alarming health disparities in both of those communities. Toward those ends, LANAMA recently hosted the Midwest Regional Conference of the…

Stroke Rehabilitation Program earns Joint Commission certification

March 17, 2017

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which is the first institution in the state to be both Comprehensive Stroke Center certified and Stroke Rehabilitation certified! A Joint Commission reviewer recently carried out an on-site certification survey, which served as an opportunity for the Stroke Rehabilitation Program to demonstrate the outstanding work done by all the members of the inpatient rehabilitation facility team. The successful survey — and ensuing certification — reflects the organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care to individuals recovering from stroke. It also verifies that Michigan Medicine is compliant with national stroke-specific care standards. The reviewer noted…

Big Ten Network highlights Gifts of Art

March 16, 2017

The Big Ten Network's Live B1G segment features stories about programs, breakthroughs and initiatives at Big Ten universities. Recently, the network created a video about the Michigan Medicine Gifts of Art program. The segment will air during the televised pre- and postgame coverage of the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament. For a sneak peek at the segment and to learn more about the Gifts of Art program — which provides bedside music, bedside art, public performances and more for patients and families at Michigan Medicine — click here. Website: http://btn.com/2017/03/12/michigan-gives-patients-gifts-of-art-btn-livebig/

Organization earns statewide patient safety award

March 15, 2017

In the midst of National Patient Safety Week, Michigan Medicine has once again earned a prestigious statewide honor for excellence in patient safety.The organization is the recipient of the Economic Allegiance for Michigan (EAM) Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award. The award recognizes hospitals that consistently attain high marks in patient safety and quality of care.Only three hospitals statewide achieved the honor this year.To learn more about the award, click here.

U-M Medical School again ranks among top 10 in nation

March 14, 2017

The U-M Medical School moved up two notches on the 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings and continues to be one of the country's best training grounds for future physicians. Tuesday’s results placed the Medical School ninth in the nation for research-based medical schools, in a tie with Yale University. U-M’s results in the ranking also included: A No. 5 ranking for training primary care physicians. Top-tier rankings for training in geriatrics (8th) internal medicine (6th), women’s health (9th) and family medicine (4th). A rank of 10th for graduate training in biomedical engineering, in a department…

Genetic defect makes cardiac care a family affair

March 9, 2017

Teamwork is the name of the game when it comes to the Aleo family. And that’s…

Organization hosting Joint Commission Disease Specific Care certification visit for stroke rehabilitation

March 6, 2017

Please be advised that a stroke rehabilitation certification survey by The Joint Commission is underway. This is a one-day survey until 4:30 p.m. with one reviewer and will primarily be held in…

Medical School graduate confirmed to cabinet post

March 3, 2017

U-M Medical School graduate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, M.D., was recently confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Carson in his new role on Thursday morning.