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Update: Critical IV fluid shortages continue; medications, supplies also affected

January 5, 2018

Shortages of intravenous (IV) solutions, some medications and supplies continue as a result of the impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Manufacturing has been slow to return and expected shortages will continue well into the spring. Small Volume IV infusions are most affected, but all IV solutions have become vulnerable to shortages. Many medication shortages have surfaced, as well as IV tubing and other supply challenges. Continued diligence in conservation of all affected items remains a priority. Alternative options for IV solutions, meds and supplies continue as a means to maximize inventory with the least impact to clinicians. Michigan…

AT&T orders now required to move Cisco phones

January 4, 2018

Please be advised that all personnel and departments throughout Michigan Medicine are now required to contact AT&T and submit a service request order for all Cisco telephone equipment moves. Departments and users are no longer permitted to move Cisco telephones on their own.This includes moving a phone within the same building. Official vendor equipment move requests represent a new requirement primarily for safety reasons. Michigan Medicine must reliably provide telephone location information to emergency responders. Michigan Medicine’s managed service vendor, AT&T, is responsible for maintaining the location database. It is essential that these relocations be handled appropriately through service order activity. To…

Radiation dosimeters due

January 3, 2018

Monthly and quarterly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) were due for exchange at the beginning of the month — on or around Monday, Jan. 1. Please return your December (or fourth quarter) dosimetry…

Healthy Eating Tip of the Month to help you stick to resolutions

January 2, 2018

With every new year, many people resolve to set goals with the hope of bettering themselves in some way. Too often, though, these goals are abandoned after just a few weeks or months. Most people fall off the resolution bandwagon, not because of a lack of motivation, but more so because the goals are not specific enough, they cannot be measured or they are unrealistic compared to where the individual’s starting point is. Come visit the Healthy Eating Tip of the Month display in the UH Cafeteria to learn how to make a New Year’s Resolution that you can stick…

W-2 reminder: Consent now, print later

January 2, 2018

If you have not done so already, please visit Wolverine Access no later than Tuesday, Jan. 23 to consent to receive an electronic PDF copy of your 2017 W-2 instead of an identical mailed copy.In order to do so, go to Wolverine Access> Faculty & Staff tab >Employee Self-Service > Payroll and Compensation tile > View Paycheck. You will be prompted to provide your consent before you can select a paycheck. Your 2017 W-2 will be available for viewing and printing in Wolverine Access on Friday, Jan. 5.When you choose the electronic PDF copy, you will:Avoid having sensitive W-2 information,…

OHS to close for holiday break

December 22, 2017

Please be advised that Occupational Health Services will be closed for the year-end break beginning Friday at 4:30 p.m. The office will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 7 a.m.Those who need immediate assistance should go to the Emergency Department or, for a Body Substance Exposure, page #5356.

Kellogg to host future of vision research meeting

December 22, 2017

The Kellogg Eye Center is bringing together leaders and researchers to jointly plan the future of vision research on campus.The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences will host a meeting on Jan. 18, 2018 to connect with faculty interested in vision research and to learn about their perceptions of the research needs and goals for vision research at U-M. The initiative is in line with the university’s emphasis on connected, cross-unit research.The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in room 610 at the Kellogg Eye Center.Vision researchers are present throughout a number of departments and schools…

2017: Michigan Medicine Headlines Year in Review

December 22, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to take a look back at the past 12 months at Michigan Medicine — and what a year it was! It was a…

Don’t accept holiday gifts from vendors or patients

December 22, 2017

The Michigan Medicine Compliance Office reminds all faculty and staff that they may not accept gifts from vendors. You may accept gifts of nominal value (like cookies or candy) from patients or patients' family members, but they should be shared with all personnel in your area or unit. Click here for frequently asked questions about gifts from vendors, patients and patients' family members.