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Michigan Medicine Celebrating Nursing Magnet Honor

Congratulations to the Michigan Medicine community, including the entire nursing staff. On Friday, the health system was notified that it had earned Magnet recognition, the highest honor in nursing.





Spring Career FairWhat's New in Nurse Recruitment and Retention...

Nursing Spring Career Fair


Spring Career Fair


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Nursing Career Fair - Spring 2017


Who Should Attend:

  • Experienced RNs
  • New Graduate Nurses graduating by August 2017
  • Advanced Practice Nurses


The Kensington Hotel
3500 South State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108


Sunday, March 19, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

SPACE IS LIMITED: Registration is online at







Dave Dempsey published Journal of Infusion Nursing survey tool

Dave Dempsey, MSN, RN, VA-BC, ACNS-BC who works in the Ambulatory Diagnostic Treatment Units. In the Jan/ Feb issue of Journal of Infusion Nursing, article " Vascular Access Specialist Training, Experience, and Practice in the US" one of the Access RN's in the Ambulatory Diagnostic Treatment Unit (ADTU) in the Taubman Center, Dave was acknowledged for his active participation in developing and testing the survey tool used in this recently published study.


Michelle Fernamberg joins technical expert panel AAACN/CALNOC

Michelle Fernamberg, MHA, RN is participating on an Ambulatory Endorsed Measures Technical Expert Panel with AAACN and CALNOC to help define and test pilot nurse sensitive indicators with other ambulatory care nursing leaders across the country.


Nancy May presents Case Management Society of America

Nancy May, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC recently did a podium presented at the Case Management Society of America conference in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on the Implementation of the LACE Index Tool on February 9, 2017.


Debby Roisen awarded AAACN Scholarship

Debby Roisen, MSN, RN (Educational Nurse Coordinator, Ambulatory Care Educational Services) for being selected as the recipient of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing, Candia Laughlin Certification Award. This scholarship is awarded annually to one member AAACN to cover the exam fee, study materials, and other expenses related to achieving certification.


Dr. Stephen Strobbe inducted FIAAN Fellow

Dr. Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, and the Department of Psychiatry, was inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Addictions Nursing (FIAAN). That same month, he assumed the Presidency of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA), to serve a two-year term. Most recently, Dr. Strobbe was selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Brazil (2017-2018), receiving a Teaching/Research Award. There, he and his colleagues will focus on a project related to Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for substance use, in collaboration with the University of São Paulo (USP) in Ribeirão Preto.


Jan Doolittle, Lorelei Papke, Jan Pugh and Deb Schmidtke selected to present AAACN Conference

Four Michigan Medicine ambulatory nurses who were accepted to present at the annual AAACN Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in May of 2017. Deb Schmidtke, RN and Jan Pugh, RN will be presenting their poster on the role of the care coordinator and outcomes related to decreasing readmission rates in Primary Care. Lorelei Papke, MSN, RN will be doing a podium presentation on the Ambulatory Diagnostic Treatment Unit and its impact on cost avoidance with Emergency Room and visits. Jan Doolittle, MSN, RN will be presenting a poster on care coordinators in surgical specialty care.


Val Spotts authors AACN Procedural Manual chapters

Procedure ManualVal Spotts, RN (7C Educational Nurse Coordinator) authored chapters 48, 49 and 51 in the 7th edition of the AACN Procedure Manual. You can purchase the book here.









Michelle Churches published ASORN journal

BookMichelle Churches, RN (Kellogg Eye Center) was published in the ASORN (American Society of Ophthalmic Nurses journal January 2017. You can find the journal here.







The Daisy AwardThe Daisy Award

Wendy Ogren, RN (MSSU)

Wendy Ogren, RNCongratulations to Wendy Ogren, RN (MSSU) for receiving the DAISY award in October! The DAISY Award is given through a nationally known program currently in place in over 2,124 healthcare facilities. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and this award was established by a family whose son succumbed to a disease of the immune system. During his prolonged hospital stay, he and his family greatly benefited from care provided by superb RNs. This award was established to honor nurses who exemplify that compassionate, thorough care. Within the University of Michigan Health System, candidates for the Daisy Award are nominated by patients and/or their families. This is a wonderful honor. Paul has received multiple Daisy nominations.
This nomination letter was sent by a very grateful patient on MSSU, in November.

"I was a patient in the MSSU this past November, and my overnight nurse was amazing! I am very soft spoken and don't like to complain, but I was in a great deal of discomfort. Wendy took the time to listen to my concerns and issues, then went out of her way to communicate with my doctors. You may say, "she was just doing her job", but in my previous experiences, my issues had not been communicated to the appropriate medical staff. Wendy also took the time to comfort me when I was afraid. She showed so much concern that even though I was in the hospital alone, I felt as though I had someone that actually cared about my health, safety and recovery with me. Not everyone is capable of expressing that type of empathy, and I will never forget the kindness showed to me. Wendy was also a calming presence to my mother and reassured her that she only had my best interests at heart. This made my mother feel comfortable enough to leave my bedside. I would love nothing more than to nominate Wendy for the Daisy Award. She was the most caring, honest, reliable nurse that I have ever encountered. I truly appreciate her!"

Here is the link for Wendy's story and pictures from the Daisy Award last week. Please feel free to share the link with co-workers, family and friends.

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Please note: on the bottom of each DAISY Spotlight page, there is a link that says "Congratulate". This feature is activated in the first week of the month following your registration date, after that anyone can click on this button and send a "shout-out" to your Honoree.

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Have you recently completed a manuscript, book chapter, or presentation? Have you received a grant or award? If so, we’d like to hear about it! Please take a few minutes to tell us about your achievement by completing the survey linked below. Nursing Contribution Submissions:

This information will be used to recognize contributions made by UMHS nurses. It will be posted on the external Nursing Cited Work website (updated quarterly) and will also be included in Marge’s Monthly Nursing Updates, Nursing Services’ annual reports, Nurse’s Week activities, and shared at other appropriate venues. Thank you for your contributions!

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