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Video: Children with disabilities compete in U-M’s first adaptive triathlon

May 21, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=RwqvIa4lGyI Born with cerebral palsy, Ptolemy “PJ” Weathersby walks with the assistance of leg braces. But recently, he was in a race that included swimming, biking and completing a walking course. And now, the 7-year-old can call himself a triathlete. PJ was among roughly 30 children who completed the first-ever adaptive triathlon organized by U-M's C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Participants ranged from ages 4 to 15 and all had conditions that restrict movement, including cerebral palsy and spina bifida. In traditional triathlon style, the event comprised of an adaptive swim leg, a bike leg and a walk/run leg, all at U-M’s MedSport…

$30M in gifts to establish Chad Carr Pediatric Brain Tumor Center

May 21, 2018

An incurable brain tumor took Chad Carr’s life when he was just 5 years old, but now his name will be synonymous with research to fight…

Michigan Journal of Medicine publishes third issue

May 17, 2018

The Michigan Journal of Medicine is proud to announce the release of its third issue! The publication is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, focused on bringing high quality scientific and clinical research generated by the members of the university to the scientific community at large. The journal is entirely operated by students at the U-M Medical School, serving additionally as a training tool to ensure medical students are armed with the necessary skills for academic success in their careers. Students occupy all editorial leadership roles for the journal and supply all content. The journal’s editorial work is conducted under the guidance of the world-class…

Outpatient infusion care now available 7 days a week/365 days a year

May 16, 2018

Ambulatory Care is pleased to announce the C&W Sunday Infusion Center, which is open on Sundays and holidays, making Michigan Medicine’s exceptional outpatient infusion care available 7 days a week/365 days a year! The infusion center — which is located on the 7th floor of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital — is valuable to patients for several reasons: It is available to adult patients needing infusions 7 days a week It provides outpatients with greater flexibility to arrange treatments that fit their schedules Here’s what you need to know about the C&W Sunday Infusion Center: Location:…

165 future leaders of medicine graduate from U-M Medical School

May 14, 2018

As they started across the stage of U-M’s historic Hill Auditorium last Friday, 165 future health care leaders were students. But when they stepped off the…

Michigan Medicine awarded $440,000 from Epic

May 10, 2018

Epic — the software behind MiChart — recently awarded Michigan Medicine with Magna Cum Laude status in its Honor Roll Program. The recognition program is based on achieving continuous improvements in patient outcomes, quality of care, workflow efficiency and financial performance. “Participating in the program ensures we draw the most value from MiChart,” said Karen Hollingsworth, senior director at Health Information Technology & Services (HITS). “This achievement is a reflection of Michigan Medicine’s devotion to excellence in health IT and and patient care.” To receive the financial credit, teams from HITS, the Office of Clinical Affairs, Nursing Informatics and Hospital…

Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems to visit Survival Flight

May 9, 2018

Please be advised that the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) will conduct an accreditation site visit of Survival Flight on June 7-8. The purpose of the site visit will be to evaluate the program’s compliance with nationally established medical transport standards. The site visit results will be used to determine whether, and the conditions under which, accreditation should be awarded to the program. CAMTS accreditation standards deal with issues of patient care and safety of the transport environment. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent or valid information about such matters may request a public information interview with…

Just kid-ding around: Children have fun-filled day at Michigan Medicine

May 8, 2018

Some children attended meetings for the first time. Others got to “perform surgery” on teddy bears and other stuffed animals or work on “research” projects at…

Michigan Medicine named one of nation’s top employers

May 1, 2018

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which earlier today was listed as one of the best employers in the nation by Forbes! The organization was lauded for receiving positive scores regarding current employees’ willingness to recommend Michigan Medicine to others. All of the respondents were anonymous and the employees who took part in the survey were consulted not via their employers but anonymously through several online access panels. The mix of respondents (gender, age, region, educational level, and ethnicity) in the sample is representative of the overall U.S. workforce. Only 500 large workplaces around the country received recognition from Forbes. To learn…