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The University of Michigan Health System serves patients, health care providers and communities throughout the state of Michigan. We work to improve health care in the state with our initiatives, affiliations and partnerships, and health research.

 

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Helping Patients

We have many clinics throughout Michigan.

  • Our Cancer AnswerLine provides callers with personalized information on the entire spectrum of cancer issues - from warning signs and detection tests to clinical trials and physician referrals.
  • We offer many medical research studies that patients can participate in. Check out our clinical research website.
  • U-M Transplant Center provides care for progressive organ failure and transplantation, including heart, lung, kidney, liver and pancreas. It holds a Kidney Transplant Evaluation clinic in Kalamazoo once a month to complete an initial assessment of a patient's potential for kidney transplant.
  • We provide home medical supplies through our Home Care Services Scheduled Supply Program.

    We conveniently deliver many commonly used medical supplies directly to patients' homes all over the state, using UPS, U.S. Postal Serice or FedEX. These supplies include: diabetic, ostomy, CPAP/BiPAP, wound care, trach and urological. Patients can pre-arrange delivery by contacting a Home Care Services/MedEQUIP Customer Service Representative to get started at 800-530-0714. New patient participation is subject to insurance guidelines and requirements.      

Helping Health Care Providers
  • We have specialists assigned to help referring physicians with their needs and help them navigate our Health System.
  • We provide educational resources, including CME activities, to help physicians and others keep up-to-date about the latest medical treatments and discoveries.
  • Through the Lean Clinical Redesign Coordinating Center, we provide Lean training to physicians throughout the state to build internal capabilities for continuous improvement for health care organizations and clinic teams.
  • Helping with adoption of Electronic Health Records, UMHS is an active part of the Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption - or M-CEITA, a consortium set up to help health care providers across the state with electronic health records.
  • Survival Flight, the University of Michigan's air medical transport service that transports critically ill or injured patients, also provides quality training programs for firefighters and EMS professionals all over the state with, including a bimonthly “EMS Night Out” and a mobile training unit.
Helping Communities
  • The U-M Trauma Burn Center's Community Outreach programs address the medical and social consequences of injury and disability. Prevention programs address preventable injuries to children, adolescents, and adults, including drug and alcohol prevention for adolescents, juvenile fire prevention, and senior safety. Its team also present sat community health fairs, fire safety open houses and school programs K-12.
  • As the State Burn Coordinating Center, the Trauma Burn Center plays a crucial statewide role should a burn disaster occur anywhere in the state of Michigan. In addition to having expert multidisciplinary teams available for deployment to assist other institutions with secondary triage, its staff trains and prepares burn center personnel throughout the state to respond to disasters.
  • The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Outreach Program provides evidence-based health information, tailored programs and special events to educate communities about cancer prevention and early diagnosis.

Improving Health Care in Michigan
Affiliations and Partnerships
  • Radiation Oncology Network is a group of seven centers partnering with the University of Michigan to provide radiation therapy in Alpena, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Lansing, Mt. Pleasant, Novi, Southfield and Wyoming (Grand Rapids area). We treat patients with brain, head and neck, breast, lung, liver, pancreatic and prostate cancer.
  • Pennant Health Alliance is a joint initiative between Metro Health, Trinity Health and the University of Michigan Health System to strengthen independent community hospitals and physician practices in Western Michigan and elsewhere.
  • Physician Organization of Michigan (POM): created by the Physicians' Organization of Western Michigan and the University of Michigan Health System to enable doctors and doctor groups in the state to stay independent and focus on caring for patients.
  • Partnership with nursing homes in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti & Canton. The U-M Health System provides medical support for 5 nursing homes, independently owned and operated skilled nursing facilities. The medical records for the patients are fully accessible to the U-M Health System.
  • Several West Michigan hospitals are participating in six different efforts coordinated by U-M teams, all aimed at improving the quality of health care while also containing costs and avoiding complications.
  • U-M and hospitals such as the Meijer Heart Center, Metropolitan Health and St. Mary's Healthcare are making great strides in improving how angioplasties, breast cancer operations, open-heart operations, bariatric surgeries, heart-imaging scans and artery-clearing procedures through "value partnerships" are allowing hospitals to share data and best practices.
  • Clinical Collaborations Research Collaborations: The U-M Health System has numerous clinical and research collaborations in West Michigan.
  • The U-M Health System and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System are joint sponsors of the Washtenaw County Health Initiative, a voluntary county-wide collaboration focused on how to improve access to coordinated care for the low-income, uninsured and Medicaid populations. The initiative also includes representatives from the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, health plans, county government, community services, physicians and safety net providers.
  • In June 2011, the U-M Health System and the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System announced a new milestone in a long history of collaboration between the two institutions. U-M Survival Flight began serving as the air medical ambulance provider for the seven SJMHS hospitals. For 25 years, the U-M Survival Flight air ambulance program has safely transported tens of thousands of critically ill and injured patients of allages from hospitals and accident sites across the state to the U-M Health System and other hospitals for specialized care, as well as aiding in rescue operations and transporting teams involved in organ donations.
Health Research
  • Clinical research studies: The University of Michigan Health System Web Portal for Clinical Research provides a searchable database of UM Clinical studies includes eligibility criteria and contact information and explains what clinical research is all about, why you might want to volunteer, and how your health and safety are protected if you take part in a study.

 

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