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Ohio couple welcomes Michigan Medicine’s first baby of new year

January 3, 2018

A rivalry was born on New Year's Day as Ohio parents welcomed son Brolin at 1:18 a.m., the first baby born in 2018 at Michigan Medicine. Parents Erika Manis, M.D., a…

Poll: Nursing homes should require flu shots for all staff and patients

January 3, 2018

As flu season swings into high gear, a new poll suggests that nursing homes and other long-term care facilities should be doing more to get their staff and patients vaccinated before…

Videoconferencing enables clinical education in Ethiopia

January 3, 2018

Ethiopia. It’s a country with limited bandwidth and just a single internet service provider — the government.…

Organization honored for great neurosurgery, spine programs

January 2, 2018

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which was recently named among the 100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs by Becker’s Hospital Review!The organizations featured on the list have extensive neuroscience and spine programs, providing treatment and cutting-edge research into neurosurgical disorders. Many were honored for medical excellence, positive health outcomes and for providing an outstanding patient experience.Becker’s examined national rankings and awards to help identify its honorees.To check out the full list, click here. 

Michigan Medicine receives Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence designation

December 13, 2017

Michigan Medicine is among the first recipients to receive the Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence designation from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The designation recognizes institutions that achieve standards established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for antimicrobial stewardship programs led by infectious diseases physicians and infectious diseases-trained pharmacists. “IDSA is committed to infectious diseases-led antimicrobial stewardship programs as an essential component in the fight against antimicrobial resistance that leads to more than 23,000 deaths per year and over $20 billion in unnecessary health costs,” said Paul Auwaerter, M.D., president of IDSA. “The IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of…

Wheelchair basketball a slam dunk for kids with disabilities

December 5, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcUjQbmcQGw A crucial turning point for Daniel Ellman was the day his wheelchair turned into a tool to play one of his favorite sports. Born with spina bifida, Ellman has used…

Record number of donors support university on fourth Giving Blueday

November 30, 2017

A record-breaking number of donors — more than 8,000 — gave to their favorite causes at U-M during the fourth annual Giving Blueday, held on Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of giving. Giving Blueday 2017 attracted 841 more donors than the previous year, growing the family of Michigan supporters. For 24 hours Tuesday, the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint and Michigan Medicine campuses encouraged supporters to help the university celebrate its 200th birthday by making gifts of all sizes to the cause of their choice. Giving Blueday focuses on expanding the university's community of donors. "Giving Blueday was a tremendous success…

Lack of communication puts older adults at risk of clashes between medicines 

November 29, 2017

Most older Americans take multiple medicines every day. But a new poll suggests they don’t get — or seek — enough help to make sure those medicines mix safely. That lack…

Opening act: West Ann Arbor-Parkland Plaza welcomes its first patients

November 27, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmUo4VsNzdc&feature=youtu.be Today, Michigan Medicine’s newest location — West Ann Arbor Health Center-Parkland Plaza — is opening its doors to patients for the first time. The facility, which has more than 75,000…