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February 19, 2010

A patient referral form for the American Cancer Society

Dear volunters,
In the past we advised patients to contact their local American Cancer Society if they were looking for support groups or local services. We have worked with our local ACS chapter to expand this service. From now on, instead of providing the patient with the number to call we will fax a Patient Referral From to the ACS. In response the ACS resource center will contact the patient with information and resources.

The ACS representatives explained that the ACS can help cancer patients and families with many practical needs, even with mowing the lawn, cleaning the house, getting childcare etc. Please do not hesitate to refer patients to them with these concerns.

A new page on our Intranet explains the procedure in detail.

I has been added to the Procedures section.



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February 10, 2010

Be A Survivor DVD

This message is mainly for Monday volunteers:

The breast cancer class that meets on Monday mornings uses a DVD called "Be A Survivor". We own one copy of this DVD and may add more. Occasionally, patients ask if they can check out this DVD; as a result, the class facilitator will start referring them to PERC. If the DVD is out, please refer patients to the website:


This site has the same content as the DVD. Since Lange Productions will no longer be updating the DVD, this website will contain the most updated content and videos.



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February 08, 2010

Amnesty for lost ID badges

The Hospitals and HealthCenterspolicy requiring the visible
presentation of identification badges is essential to maintaining a
customer-friendly approach while reinforcing our commitment to safety
and security for staff, patients and their families. It is imperative
that staff immediately report all lost or stolen ID's to Security
Services and get a replacement to demonstrate the importance of

In an effort to ensure full compliance, there will be an upcoming
"amnesty" week for staff who have *lost* their badges and have not yet
replaced them. There is never a charge to replace expired or about to
be expired (30 days) ID badges. Stolen badges should be reported to
Hospital Security as soon as possible so an incident report can be
filed. There is no charge to replace a stolen ID badge.

All staff who have lost their ID badge should go to theKey/ID office at
Med-Inn on Level 1 (C158) to obtain replacement identification. There is
normally a $20 fee for this service. However, If your card is lost,
there willbe no charge for replacement during the below dates and times,
so please plan accordingly:

(M-F) February 15-19 from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Key/ID office phone number is 763-6376.

We do offer other amenities for employees looking to renew their badges

· Until further notice, NCAC is offering to renew your ID badge
during the following days/times as an addition to their services:
Ø Tuesdays 8-9:00 AM(exept when a holiday falls on a Monday –
Labor Day and Memorial Day)
Ø Wednesdays 8-9:00 AM
Ø Thursdays 3-4:00 PM

· To better assist the off-site patrons of the KEYID Office
needing to find parking, Parking Services has provided a 15-minute
“KeyID Office Only” parking space on the surface lot behind the Med
Inn Bldg.

Employees need to bring their M-Card along with a signed form, if any
department changes. Forms can be found at
(http://www.med.umich.edu/security/keyid.htm). Otherwise, they can
fill out paperwork on-site. The only other requirements will be turning
in your old ID card and being prepared to take an updated picture.

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February 04, 2010

Survivorship Care Plans

Hi Volunteers,

The new toolkit refers patients to the PERC to find samples of a Survivorship Care Plan. You can find sample Survivorship Plans online at the ASCO site:

This ASCO site has a generic plan and also a few plans that are specific to different cancers.

In addition, on the Lance Armstrong LIVESTRONG site, a person can create their own personal plan through an online form. The URL is:


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