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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…

Large paws serve a great cause

May 1, 2018

When you think of therapy dogs, Finnegan is probably not what you have in mind. In fact, he’s not often what anyone has in mind when picturing…

Michigan Medicine earns another ‘A’ for patient safety

April 24, 2018

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which has earned another patient safety honor! Earlier today, the organization received an “A” for its spring 2018 Hospital Safety Score. The national report card, issued by the Leapfrog Group, places Michigan Medicine among the best hospitals in the U.S. in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. In fact, the organization has earned an A grade in every Leapfrog report since it began to be published twice a year in 2012. The report card is intended to give patients a quick way to understand how well health care institutions are doing on a…

State representative promotes Project Healthy Schools

April 23, 2018

State Rep. Jeff Noble visited East Middle School in Plymouth, Michigan last week to learn more about Project Healthy Schools — a community-Michigan Medicine collaborative designed to improve the present and future health of youth through school-based education, environmental initiatives and engagement of the school community. “We had a great conversation about the PHS program and discussed other opportunities for education reform within our Michigan schools,” said Ben Ransier, curriculum and training coordinator for Project Healthy Schools. “This program is an excellent tool for students and teachers to learn about healthy habits inside and outside the classroom,” Rep. Noble said.…

Driven and devoted: Celebrating volunteers at Michigan Medicine

April 18, 2018

At any given moment, there are more than 2,000 active volunteers…