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Opipari set to complete service as chair of Pediatric and Communicable Diseases; Martin named interim chair

June 22, 2018

Valerie Opipari, M.D., will complete her service as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at the close of her current term on June 30. During her 15 years as chair, Opipari’s leadership has been felt throughout the department and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. She led a monumental expansion in the care of pediatric patients along with the opening of the current C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Under her leadership, the department launched more than 87 new clinical programs and expanded from 11 to 17 specialty divisions. All 10 pediatric disciplines are ranked in the top ten by U.S.…

Michigan Medicine shares expected positive financial results for fiscal year 2018

June 22, 2018

Michigan Medicine reported fiscal year-end results Thursday, with an anticipated 2.4 percent ($103 million) operating margin on budgeted operating revenues of $4.3 billion for the academic medical center. The financial results for Michigan Medicine include performance from the organization’s three hospitals, 125 clinics and the U-M Medical Group, as well as U-M Health, which represents Michigan Medicine affiliations. David Spahlinger, M.D., presented the projection of positive year-end results for fiscal 2018 along with the fiscal 2019 plan Thursday to the U-M Board of Regents during its monthly meeting. “We’ve created a strategic framework that allows us to execute our long-term vision of being…

Leadership event aims to help women reach the summit

June 22, 2018

Earlier this month, more than 400 women — and a handful of men — from across the U.S. came together in Ann Arbor to network, engage…

Ann Scanlon McGinity, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, joins organization as chief nurse executive

June 19, 2018

Ann Scanlon McGinity, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, has joined Michigan…

Manager training sessions help build healthy workplace culture

June 4, 2018

You likely know about MHealthy thanks to Active U, healthy recipes and the incentives you can earn through its Rewards program. These offerings (and many more) contribute to a culture of health and well-being at U-M. But did you know that MHealthy also trains managers and supervisors on how to build this culture in their own work areas? “Leaders Creating a Culture at Its Best,” MHealthy’s manager training program, teaches participants how to create thriving work teams where health and well-being contribute to success. The program is offered free of charge to U-M managers and supervisors. Meeting a need for…

Organization to show off learning environment

May 31, 2018

Every two years or so, Michigan Medicine has a chance to demonstrate how it provides an exceptional learning environment to future physicians. The next opportunity comes in just a few days,…

Help area high school students make the most of their summer

May 31, 2018

Every summer, faculty and staff across Michigan Medicine work to improve the lives of…

Cutting edge-ucation: Clinical simulations mimic real-life situations

May 30, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9rpzVAb-3A For doctors, nurses and other clinicians, preparation is paramount. “Simulation-based learning is the best way to ensure that caregivers are well-versed and comfortable carrying out their work,” said Jim Cooke,…

Earning and retaining trust: Q&A with Jeanne Strickland

May 29, 2018

The health care industry is highly regulated, with rules and guidelines designed to protect the safety of both patients and employees. Helping to ensure that Michigan Medicine complies with these regulations…