Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Celebrating U-M Hospitals and Health Centers being named one of the 2011 Leapfrog Top Hospitals are, from left: Marsha Manning, manager of health care initiatives and public policy, General Motors; Richard Boothman, chief risk officer, UMHS; Dr. Darrell Campbell Jr., chief medical officer and Henry King Ransom Professor of Surgery Transplant, UMHS; Regent Andrea Fischer Newman, U-M; Maureen Naszradi, medical staff peer review coordinator, UMHS; Heather Wurster, chief administrative officer medical affairs, UMHS; Leah Binder, chief executive officer, The Leapfrog Group; and Keith Reissaus, board chairman, The Leapfrog Group. (Photo courtesy of The Leapfrog Group)

U-M hospitals win award for being among the nation's safest
U-M hospitals are among the safest and most effective hospitals in the country, according to a new national ranking from the independent health care quality rating organization, The Leapfrog Group. This is the second year in a row, and third year overall, that Leapfrog named the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers a top hospital.
The U-M Health System has expanded its website that posts data about the quality and safety of patient care.

Renewed activism is a focus of 2012 MLK Symposium
The fresh contributions by activists throughout the world to ongoing equality, economic, political and civil rights struggles are a key focus of the 26th Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium opening in January. This annual series of lectures and other activities is known as one of the most prominent observances nationally of King's life and legacy. This year's symposium theme is "Building on the Past to a New Generation of Activism."

Innovation incubator helps UM-Flint students start new businesses
An innovative program at UM-Flint helps students start their own business while still in school. Funded through the support of the C.S. Mott Foundation, the Student Innovation Incubator is a place to nurture emerging businesses and/or social enterprises.

UPDATED CRIME ALERT: Sexual assault
A suspect has been identified and interviewed in connection with a sexual assault reported Monday at Baits I residence hall.

The Michigan Difference

Ethnic connections
Metropolitan Detroit, while ethnically diverse, also is effectively segregated, often preventing young people from connecting with others who are different from themselves. To combat this situation, a team of faculty members at the School of Social Work started Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity in Metropolitan Detroit to bring together young people from various ethnic backgrounds.