America’s opioid drug epidemic has struck hard in Michigan. But now, a team from the University of Michigan is striking back at a key factor: opioid prescriptions for patients before and after surgery.
The board of directors of Metro Health Corporation and the regents of the University of Michigan have each approved a definitive affiliation agreement setting the stage for Metro Health to join the U-M Health System.
Inside hospital walls, countless feats of healing and caring happen every day. But when something unexpected, or harmful, happens to a patient, a different kind of wall can sprout up almost instantly. A new toolkit based on the much-praised UMHS approach to these incidents is now available for hospitals across the country to use.
The University of Michigan Health System’s plans to construct a new 297,000-square-foot health center in Brighton moved forward with the U-M Board of Regents approval Thursday of schematic design and authorization to issue bids and award contracts.
An internationally-recognized head and neck cancer researcher and faculty leader with a proven track record in promoting diversity was named today as the new executive vice dean for academic affairs for the U-M Medical School.
This Thursday through Saturday, nearly 200 U-M Medical School students will hit the streets of Ann Arbor, and the halls of the U-M Health System’s hospitals and clinics, to collect money for a great cause.
The University of Michigan Health System – which includes three hospitals, the health centers, many basic science research departments and the UM Medical School – will be further integrated under a strategic approach outlined today to strengthen the university’s three-part health care mission of patient care, research and education.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued results showing that the Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) that includes all UMHS physicians continues to generate financial savings while improving the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries by fostering greater collaboration between doctors, hospitals, and health care providers.
Millions of times a year, UMHS teams test samples of tissue, blood and other bodily fluids for patients of all ages. The results can reveal risks or signs of disease -- or response to treatment -- and help make a major difference in doctors’ decisions. A new $160 million project will give U-M’s clinical testing teams the best possible facilities to work in. It will allow them to continue giving patients and doctors the high-quality test results they seek, faster and with higher reliability.
No matter where they come from, some of the nation’s most critically ill and injured adult emergency patients end up in one place: the UMHS Emergency Department. Now, the most critical emergency patients will go straight to a new unit designed just for them.
You won’t end up earning a medical degree or getting a license to treat patients. But if you sign up for the University of Michigan Medical School’s new session of its popular Mini Med School, you will learn a lot about the heart and circulatory system – from some of the top doctors in the field.
The U-M Board of Regents have unanimously approved the appointment of Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., as the university’s next executive vice president for medical affairs. He will take office to lead the U-M Health System on March 1.
Ten years ago, the federal government tapped U-M physicians to pioneer a new effort, aimed at getting more value out of every dollar spent on the care of Medicare patients. Today, the improvements and experience that grew out of that effort will now benefit all patients treated at U-M Health System’s hospitals and clinics.
Every day, more patients from every county of Michigan and beyond seek care from the University of Michigan’s hospitals – a rising demand that the U-M Health System has worked to keep pace with. Today, the U-M Board of Regents approved a $9 million project that will help that effort and make U-M’s advanced patient care available to even more patients, by renovating an existing hospital area to create a 22-bed short-stay unit.
Joseph E. Fournier has accepted an offer to become the next chief human resources officer for the U-M Health System. He will begin this leadership role in February 2015, with overall responsibility for human resources programs, initiatives and services in the Health System.