November 28, 2012


Re: CVC Tech Squad Schedule - Winter 2013 / Please reply

Thank you for your help during Fall 2012. Please contact Beverly at to confirm if you’re also volunteering Winter 2013. If you’re returning, I need to know which day and shift. I will then forward your confirmation info to Volunteer Services. Our contact there is Karen Shill ( or 734-763-9567) before Friday, 12/14/2012.


To renew your placement and/or change the time of your shift, contact us via phone, email, or walk-in during the Grace Period to discuss your schedule with a Volunteer Coordinator. Grace Period for Returning Student Volunteers (for Winter Term, 2013): Tuesday, November 27, 2012 through Friday, December 14, 2012 (Monday thru Friday between 9:00am 4:00pm.)

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June 14, 2011

Emergency Preparedness Plan and Communications

It's important to be prepared for emergencies- whether a weather emergency, an electrical failure, or any other type of system failure, we at MWRC need to know what to do when our usual means of communication and movement through the building are compromised. In order to ensure that staff and volunteers are prepared for an emergency, I will be posting resources to this intranet, and also going over emergency plans on an individual basis with staff and volunteers, so that we all know what to do (or where to look for instructions) in the event that we need to use emergency procedures and communication channels.

Emergency fire and safety information are posted and are always available in my office in the MWRC. I invite you to review these resources and make yourself aware of emergency exits and evacuation plans for the Center.

UMHS has compiled a list of helpful resources available online at:

In the event of system failures, here is a list of contacts and procedures that have been established by UMHS:

Watch this space for a formal emergency response policy and procedure in the weeks to come.

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April 27, 2011

Hello from the new MWRC Librarian

I wanted to post a quick introduction to myself, Alexandra Sarkozy, the new MWRC Patient Education Librarian. I'm excited to be here: I am already learning the ropes, and I'm especially looking forward to working with the wonderful staff and collections at the Wellness Resource Center.

I most recently worked in the research library at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where I worked with doctors and research scientists conducting literature searches, selecting materials, teaching classes on databases and research management, and creating subject guides on a range of hospital, cancer, research and technology topics. Previously, I worked as a science reference librarian at Brooklyn Public Library, where I helped maintain and provided access to a large collection of books and electronic resources on science, social science, philosophy, psychology and medicine, including consumer health.

I graduated from the School of Information ten years ago, and it feels good to be back at UofM!

Thank you, everyone, for the warm welcome. Watch this space for more updates!

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December 04, 2009

Important: H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Vaccine Update

H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccine update

As of today, H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccine are now available to all faculty, staff, volunteers and trainees who work in patient care areas or in departments that support patient care in any way. Other faculty/staff may receive seasonal flu vaccine now as well.

Who’s eligible for vaccine?
More details on patient/employee eligibility for both vaccines are available here:

Employee vaccination schedule from Occupational Health:

For more information on flu-related issues at UMHS, visit

Last updated: December 4, 2009
Direct questions to: Applause! Daily Bulletin Inside View M-News Now

Also, the next on-site H1N1 flu clinic is schedule for December 7 betwwen 7am-11am in UH Dining Room A . A current UMHS ID badge is required, and a blue (hospital) registration card is extremely helpful.

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September 24, 2009

UMHS Flu Shots

Influenza Program (UMHS)

UMHS volunteers and employees are encouraged to get the flu vaccine early for protection for the entire season. We should not endanger our vulnerable patients by exposing them to flu virus while they receive care from us. There is no charge for flu shots for UMHS employees and volunteers. Below is the current schedule for October.

Flu clinics held at UMHS:
October 23 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Dining Rooms A & B
October 28 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CVC, room 4317
October 29 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Cancer Center, room B1286

More flu clinics and information about the flu will be added as the season progresses, so please check the Influenza Program website for updates.

H1N1 Flu Shots:
When the H1N1 flu shot becomes available, OHS will offer vaccination for this as well. More information about H1N1 vaccine, supply and opportunities for vaccination should be known in early October, so please check back to see what additional information has been posted on the Influenza Program website.

Influenza Program (UMHS)

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July 20, 2009

TEMPO presentation

Dear volunteers,
TEMPO, is a program that continues the CVC's focus on improving the overall culture of the Cardiovascular Center. Combined with our core values of Respect and Compassion, Collaboration, Innovation and a Commitment to Excellence, this new program is designed to create safe interactive moments among all professionals working together as part of our patient care team.

Please review the TEMPO page on our intranet and view the presentation.


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March 11, 2009

March 11, 2009

Dear volunteers,
We recently updated the Intranet to include the volunteer contact information database. It is accessible through the "Resources & Contact lists" section of the Intranet.

When you click on the page "Volunteers Contact Info" you will get a search form where you can enter a term and do a search. You can search by first and last names, as well by by shift (day of the week) and type of volunteer (to restrict your search to a reference or an iPod Squad volunteer). Since this is on the Intranet now, you can access it from home and we hope that it will make it easier to find replacements.

I hope you like this new feature,

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February 17, 2009

MIOSHA Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illness report

In compliance with MIOSHA posting requirements, the MIOSHA Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illness report (MIOSHA Form 300A) must be posted in an area accessible to employees from February 1, 2009 through April 30, 2009.

I posted the document on the Intranet at:
on the fire and safety page


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February 10, 2009

Passwords changed

Please note the passwords to access the EOS catalog have been changed. Please check the Volunteers page on the Intranet to find out the passwords.

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e-Books in the catalog

Dear volunteers,

Our new catalog has enabled us to catalog e-books. If you select e-book as a media when you do a search, you will find a record with a URL that connects to the e-book. So far I only cataloged a few encyclopedias, so if you search for an * and the media e-book it will bring you the list of all e-books currently in our catalog.

I hope to add more e-books in the future.


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January 29, 2009


Welcome to our new MWRC blog,

This will be our communication tool: a central place to update our staff on the MWRC operations.

Please check the blog at the beginning on each shift.
iPod Squad volutneers should also check the blog, but only need to look at the iPod Checkout Program entries.

Thank you all for volunteering with us. You time and effors are essential to the resource center.


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