U-M hospitals rank among nation's finest in two surveys
The University of Michigan’s hospitals have been ranked by two newly released major national surveys as among the top health care institutions in the United States – and U-M is the only Michigan hospital to make both lists.
Both the Consumers’ Checkbook ranking, published by AARP The Magazine, and the Thomson/Reuters Top 100 Hospitals ranking, published in Modern Healthcare, cite U-M’s Hospitals and Health Centers for high-quality care.
Corey receives grant for spinal cord research
The Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America Chapter, headquartered in Novi, was the place to be on April 16, 2009, as people from around the state joined the Chapter in celebrating nearly five decades of service during its annual open house. The MPVA recognized the outstanding research work that the University of Michigan is conducting in order to support and improve the lives of those with spinal cord injury and disease; it awarded Joseph M. Corey, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Neurology, with a $150,000 grant from the PVA Research Foundation.
Gold research paper recognized by Society of Teachers in Family Medicine
Katherine J. Gold, M.D., MSW, clinical lecturer in Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, received a Society of Teachers in Family Medicine best research paper award for her work in stillbirths. At the annual meeting in Denver in May 2009, the STFM Research Committee recognized Gold, as having the best paper submitted by a fellow for completed research. The presentation entitled, "An obstetrical challenge: Psychosocial and medical complications associated with the delivery of stillborn infants," discusses a study of 600 stillbirth deliveries in Southeastern Michigan over the last decade to examine the medical management of stillbirth. As there is no other data set like this on stillbirth, it is valuable to study how patients are being cared for as well as socioeconomic and racial variations in care.
Mott Pediatric Trauma Program receives level 1 re-verification
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has been re-verified as a pediatric Level 1 trauma center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
The three-year verification recognizes the hospital’s ability to provide the best care for the most severely injured children 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Mott Hospital's Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Program is one of only 23 programs of its kind in North America and three in Michigan. The hospital’s trauma program was re-verified without any weaknesses or deficiencies, which is highly unusual and a testament to the care and quality of the program.
U-M health student team selected to participate in Clinton Global Initiative University
Nejay Ananaba, School of Dentistry; Stephanie Munz, School of Dentistry; Matt Simpson, Medical School; and Kathleen Ludewig, School of Information and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy were among eleven U-M students selected to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University, which was held at The University of Texas at Austin from February 13-15, 2009.
Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, the Clinton Global Initiative University hosts a meeting for students, national youth organizations, and university officials to discuss solutions to pressing global issues. Out of 3,500 applications, nearly 1,000 students were invited to implement their proposed “Commitments to Action” in five focus areas: education, energy & climate change, global health, peace & human rights, and poverty alleviation.
The commitment outlined by Ananaba, Munz, Simpson, and Ludewig presented a plan to make comprehensive health curricula available as open educational resources to healthcare educators and students.
MHealthy ergonomics program awards $45,000 in grants
Twelve University units received grants totaling $45,000 from the MHealthy Ergonomics Awareness program to help implement ergonomic solutions that promote safety, health, productivity and job satisfaction at work.
Recipients of the Ergo Grant Incentive Program received grant money to purchase equipment, train staff or redesign work processes. Winners include Plant Building Services, Construction Services, Dearborn Facilities Management, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Pathology, Dermatology Clinic, Pediatric Cardiology, Holden Nursing, Housing Facilities, UMHS Materiel Services, University Center for the Development of Language Literacy, Social Work and Community Programs Geriatrics Center, and Marketing and Conference Services.
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