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Our Nurses Know: Technology

January 10, 2018

As a freshman in high school, Karen Hollingsworth, R.N., M.S., CPHIMS, knew two things for certain…

Making a Difference: December 2017 highlights

January 9, 2018

Employees across Michigan Medicine continue to make a difference through their hard work and dedication. Recognizing the contributions employees make to the organization helps the team to become more motivated, drives…

Amplifying voices: Thomas commits her career to the community

January 4, 2018

Over the past few decades, Maria Thomas has traveled the globe, working to make an impact and help people improve their lives. In 2006, that passion brought her to Ann Arbor,…

Rosie the Riveter world record has connections to Michigan Medicine

January 4, 2018

Recently, more than 3,700 women and girls dressed as the iconic Rosie the Riveter — dark blue work clothes, red socks and an effervescent red and white polka dot bandana. Together, they gathered in Ypsilanti to set a new world record of the most people dressed as Rosie the Riveter in one place. Several of these women work or study at U-M. The organizing chairwoman for the event, Alison Beatty, is a joint Ph.D. student in political science at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. “Acting as the chairwoman was a labor of love, and…

New year, new goals: Show off your resolutions for 2018

January 2, 2018

The confetti has fallen, the champagne bottles are empty and the lyrics for Auld Lang Syne have been stored away for another year. Now the real work of 2018 begins: Carrying…

7A, 7W earn hand hygiene compliance honors

December 20, 2017

Congratulations to 7A and 7W, last month’s highest performing units for hand hygiene compliance! The two teams were recently presented with a treasure chest filled with goodies by Infection Prevention and Epidemiology and added to the department’s hand hygiene honor roll. Other units added to the honor roll include: Pediatric Emergency, 5B, 8E, CVC operating rooms, 8DNS, 11W, Radiology prep/recovery, MSSU blue, MSSU maize, 6C, 5A, PICU, 7B, Brandon NICU, Medical Procedures Unit prep/recovery, 7E, Mott PACU, 4A, PT/OT, CICU, CVCS, Neuro ICU, 4B and Pediatric Dialysis. Click here to check out the latest numbers…

Our Nurses Know: Perspective

December 20, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZobOZyYoQH0 Kim Zapor, R.N., has spent most of her 35-year career helping cancer patients and their families seek answers. The oncology nurse and representative for the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer AnswerLine has…

Award winners inspire hope, joy in Michigan Medicine patients

December 19, 2017

Last week, Michigan Medicine was filled with hope and joy. The annual Evan Newport HOPE and JOY awards — honoring individuals and teams who have gone…

Meet Michigan Medicine: Community Benefit

December 18, 2017

Meals on Wheels, Project Healthy Schools, Safety Town — these are just three of the dozens of community programs run or sponsored by Michigan Medicine each…