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Service Spotlight: Break out of your cocoon!

June 11, 2018

For the past four summers, faculty, staff, patients and families have gathered in the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Butterfly Garden to release monarch butterflies. The annual…

You’re invited: Lean Thinker’s Series to focus on daily management systems

June 11, 2018

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to attend the next talk in the Lean Thinker's Series, to be given by Terry Platchek, M.D. Platchek is a clinical associate professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and serves as the vice president for performance improvement at Stanford Children’s Health, as well as the fellowship director of the Clinical Excellence Research Center. Together with hospital medicine, Platchek's career focuses on using continuous improvement systems and Lean thinking to improve quality, safety, experience, cost and appropriateness in health care delivery. Platchek is co-author of the…

Joint Commission to carry out recertification review for comprehensive stroke care

June 11, 2018

Please be advised that the organization has received notification that The Joint Commission On-Site Review for comprehensive stroke care will take place on June 12 and June 13. There will be two reviewers for two full days. As stroke patients are cared for throughout the institution, patient tracer activities by the reviewers can occur anywhere within University Hospital or the Frankel Cardiovascular Center. On Day One, there will be an opening session followed by individual patient tracer activities. During the tracer activities, TJC reviewer teams will visit various patient care units and procedure/support areas following the path of the patient.…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Road closures around Ann Arbor

June 11, 2018

Please be advised that upcoming maintenance work and special events are expected to cause road closures around Ann Arbor. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Between now and Friday, June 15, North Fifth Ave. between Catherine and Beakes is scheduled to be closed from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily for curb, gutter, sewer and sidewalk work. Traffic will be detoured onto Beakes, North Fourth Ave. and Ann St. Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, Thursday, Aug. 2, and Thursday,…

Reminder: Upcoming Dean’s Seminar to focus on health care policy and innovation

June 8, 2018

Throughout Michigan Medicine, there are remarkable stories of discoveries and achievements in basic science, clinical and translational research. The Frontier Seminar Series, hosted by Bishr Omary, M.D., Ph.D., chief scientific officer and executive vice dean for research, provides a platform for storytelling and sharing important work. The next seminar in the series will be held Wednesday June 13, at 4 p.m. at Ford Auditorium in University Hospital. The event will feature Sarah Miller, Ph.D.; Renuka Tipirneni, M.D., M.Sc.; and John Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P. The trio will discuss health care policy and innovation. The seminar will be followed by a catered reception. Learn more or RSVP here.

Workshop: Time Management – Getting Things Done

June 8, 2018

Research shows that mental clutter, or information overload, has significant negative effects on productivity, relationships, happiness and overall quality of life. It’s the stuff that keeps people up at night, reduces their focus on what is important and prohibits them from getting things done. Getting Things Done (GTD) fundamentals training teaches a behavior?based skillset thatindividuals can immediately apply to create focus, organize information and master workflow. What is GTD training? Getting Things Done (GTD) training is a one-day course that teaches individuals the skills to focus their attention on things that matter most, prioritize commitments, increase personal productivity and create more…

Plan ahead: Fuller Road parking lot closures

June 8, 2018

Please be advised that a community lacrosse tournament will be held at Fuller Park from Friday, June 15 until Sunday, June 17. This event is expected to impact employee parking in the area. Plan ahead, follow all signed parking information and note that the following areas will not be available for employee parking at the following times: M71 (Fuller Road at E. Medical Center Drive): This lot is unavailable for employee parking from 4 p.m. Friday until the end of day Sunday M78 (Fuller Pool): This lot is unavailable for employee parking from 5 p.m., Friday until the end of day Sunday. For those parking on Friday, the East Ann…

Community Benefit contributions: Submissions due Friday, June 29

June 8, 2018

Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and students continually show their commitment to improving the health of the local community by providing programs and services for free or low cost. Team members spend hours caring for and promoting the well-being of the poor, underserved and underinsured. These efforts are categorized as “Community Benefit” (CB), and are an important factor in the continuation of the organization’s tax-exempt status. Between now and June 29, Michigan Medicine departments should submit reports for services and programs they provided to the community during fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017). Submissions for fiscal 2018…

Week in Review: Week of June 4, 2018

June 8, 2018

Miss anything during the first full week of June? If so, get caught up with the Headlines Week in Review! Over the past few days, faculty and staff met Kim Smith,…