Medical School Dean James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., recently launched an online discussion board to provide faculty, staff and students with an opportunity to share their thoughts on current topics and ask questions. Specifically, Woolliscroft has challenged the Medical School—and greater Health System community—to think beyond our state and region, and offer their ideas on how the U-M Medical School can become a global player and achieve maximum worldwide presence and impact. Be part of the board, view vodcasts and access messages from the Dean.
The UMHS Child Care Center is an inclusive, play-based early childhood center for children, newborn through age 5, of hospital and Medical School employees. The center focuses on social and emotional growth for each child using hands-on activities with appropriate cognitive goals. There are nine classrooms and each summer the Center hosts camp programs for elementary-aged children. The center is open Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for full day enrollment. Part-time care (two or three days per week) is also available.
Darrell “Skip” Campbell Jr., M.D., Henry King Ransom Professor of Surgery, and chief of staff and senior associate director of U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, conducted his milestone 100th patient safety round Nov. 8. Campbell and his team have been conducting these visits since 2002 to provide a way for the chief of staff and frontline caregivers to talk openly and frankly about patient safety issues. His particular commitment to making the Health System the safest medical center in America and his national leadership in helping other hospitals measure and improve the quality of their surgical care have won Campbell multiple awards, including one of two prestigious 2007 Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards for Individual Achievement.
The Community Benefit Web site is the online hub of information about direct patient care services, community health programs, and research and education initiatives that illustrate UMHS’ commitment to the community. These efforts go beyond our focus on traditional patient care and share a common goal to improve the overall health status and increase access to care for everyone, regardless of insurance status or if they have been—or will become—our patients.