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August 31, 2009

A message from Volunteer Services

Dear Volunteers
The Volunteer Services office asked us to remind our current volunteers to check the date on their ID badge...badges need to be updated annually. It your badge is more than one year old please visit the volunteer services office to update your credentials. Its a very quick process.

Also, if you ever forget your ID badge at home, please get a temporary one at the Mott Badging Desk by the Mott West elevators.



Posted by rvolk at 10:57 AM | Comments (0)

August 19, 2009

Congratulations Ruti Volk - Recipient of Medical Library Association Award

Ruti has earned the 2009 Outstanding Consumer Health Information Service Award from the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association.

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of consumer health librarianship. Ruti's expertise in her field also includes her recent publications, "The Medical Library Association Guide to Cancer Information: Authoritative, Patient-Friendly, Print and Electronic Information Sources" and "Expert Searching in Consumer Health: An Important Role for Libraries at the Age of the Internet and the Web”.

Posted by bmckinne at 01:25 PM | Comments (0)

Amputee Support Group New at CVC

Meetings of the Amputee Support Group are now being held at the CVC. This group is open to all amputees, their family members and CVC staff interested in learning from others and sharing their concerns. Just show up for a meeting; no need to RSVP ahead of time. Please share this information with any patients who may be interested in attending.

All meetings are held on Wednesdays from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the CVC; however, the room location changes. Here is the schedule for the rest of the year:

July 22 Danto 2561B
Aug 5 CVC 5 Waiting Room
Aug 19 CVC 5 Waiting Room
Sept 2 Danto 2516B
Sept 16 Danto 2516B
Sept 30 CVC 5 Waiting Room
Oct 14 Danto 2516B
Oct 28 CVC 5 Waiting Room
Nov 11 CVC 5 Waiting Room
Dec 2 CVC 5 Waiting Room
Dec 16 Danto 2516B
For information, call or email Shauna Mote, Limb Loss Support Coordinator, or Maggie Kelly, Clinical Social Worker, at 975-7449 or email amputeesupportgroup@med.umich.edu.
(this was published in the CVC E-brief)

Posted by rvolk at 09:21 AM | Comments (0)

U-M Cardiovascular Center Best in State

The 2009 U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals report released today ranks the heart and heart surgery programs at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center as the best among Michigan hospitals. The specialty of heart and heart surgery's ranking rose by two spots from 18th last year to 16th this year. The CVC now leads the state as the highest ranked heart and heart surgery hospital in Michigan.

Other Michigan hospitals who ranked in heart surgery were Beaumont Hospital (21 down from 14 last year), Harper University Hospital (46) and Henry Ford Hospital (50). The rankings cover 170 hospitals in 16 adult specialties and the top 50 U.S. hospitals are listed.

We would like to thank and congratulate all the staff and faculty in the Cardiovascular Center who helped make this improvement possible as we continually strive to be the "best academic heart and vascular center in the world."

(This was published in the CVC E-brief)

Posted by rvolk at 09:18 AM | Comments (0)

August 07, 2009

New tutorial for medical terminology

Dear volunteers,
I recently learned about a great new tutorial for medical terminology:
Understanding Medical Words by the National Library of Medicine.
Check it out. I think you will enjoy it.


Posted by rvolk at 02:59 PM | Comments (0)