Community & Other Practice Initiatives

Overview

The U-M School of Nursing’s practice initiatives are one way the school acts on its commitment to service and provides healthcare for the community on a local to global scale. Staffed and in some cases entirely managed by nursing faculty, these facilities provide high quality direct patient care, addressing a spectrum of healthcare needs as well as population specific concerns.
 

Beaumont Health System

Beaumont Health System is currently has three hospitals with 3,100 doctors, including 500 employed physicians. Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak has been named the top hospital in Michigan and the Detroit area as well as a top-ten hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. In addition to its hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe, Beaumont has 54 community-based sites of care including medical centers in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties, family practice and internal medicine practices, five nursing centers, home care services and hospice. The Beaumont Research Institute has 1,100 active research studies with more than 82,000 participants. Beaumont also leads the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Auburn Hills. Beaumont Children's Hospital offers more than 30 medical subspecialties and services to our patients, and features a staff of more than 80 medical and surgical subspecialists.

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Centro de Salud Guamani and Affiliated Local Health Centers

Centro de Salud Guamani is located at the southern end of metropolitan Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, in South America. It provides primary care, obstetric, and emergency services, as well as public health services for a population of more than 85,000 people. Undergraduate students have participated in community health and clinical activities as part of their community health nursing or global health coursework. They have assisted with in-services for patients, clinical staff, and community outreach workers.

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CB Dunbar Hospital in Gbanga, Liberia

Open since 2011, the CB Dunbar Hospital, provides clinical experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in Gbanga, Liberia (Bong County).  With 55 beds, CB Dunbar aims to become the hospital to which all obstetric and neonatal emergencies in the county are referred. It has specific support from Doctors of the World, both in terms of logistics and human resources.  In 2011, 1,022 babies were born at CB Dunbar Hospital and 93,758 outpatient visits were conducted.
 

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Kmofo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kumasi, Ghana

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) is a 1000 bed teaching hospital located in Kumasi, the Regional Capital of Ashanti Region with a total projected population of 3,204,609 (1998). The Obstetrics & Gynecology service has six wards; with three designated as labor and delivery wards. The three labor wards are general, official, and high risk wards. The wards in the service have a bed capacity of 160. The average turnover per bed is 118. The average length of stay in the ward is 4 days with a bed occupancy rate of 132%.  Specialist clinics in asthma in pregnancy, sickle cell clinic and diabetes mellitus commenced in 2008.  There is a busy family planning unit, antenatal care unit, and pediatrics department.

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Livingston Pediatrics

Livingston Pediatrics has been providing care to infants, children, and adolescents in Brighton, Michigan and the surrounding area for over twenty-five years. The facility provides well child examinations and acute illness care to children. Having a longstanding relationship with the U-M School of Nursing, Livingston Pediatrics is a center where Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioner students have their clinical rotations and where a faculty member practices.
 

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Manhyia District Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana

Manhyia District Hospital is a Ghana Health Service facility located in the urban area of Kumasi.  Reproductive Health Services include outpatient antenatal care, family planning clinic, in-patient labor and delivery, and adolescent friendly services.  In 2012, over 4000 deliveries and 40,000 thousand outpatient antenatal care visits took place at Manhyia District Hospital.

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Phebe Hospital & Bong County Health Team, Suakoko, Bong County, Liberia, West Africa

Located in north central Liberia, Bong County has a population of 328,919 making it the third largest county in Liberia. This county experienced some of the heaviest fighting and destruction during the most recent civil war. There are numerous rural clinics within Bong and two major referral hospitals, including Phebe Hospital, which is capable of providing emergency obstetric and newborn care services (in 2011, there were more than 1,000 deliveries recorded at Phebe). Both undergraduate and graduate nursing students have completed clinical rotations on inpatient units and in outpatient settings at Phebe Hospital.
 

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Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) School Based Centers

 
RAHS School Based Centers’ mission and vision is to provide high quality physical, emotional, and preventive healthcare services to Washtenaw County’s most vulnerable youth in an easily  accessible, supportive, and caring environment that is sensitive to the needs of diverse populations. RAHS nurse managed clinics provide care to middle and high school aged adolescents in six Washtenaw County schools: Pathways to Success High School and Scarlett Middle School in Ann Arbor, as well as Ypsilanti Community Middle School, Ypsilanti Community High School, Lincoln Middle School and Lincoln  High School in Ypsilanti. The staff at each center varies but generally includes Family and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Social Workers, Nutritionists, and Community Outreach Workers. See the RAHS website for more information.
 

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School of Nursing Community Outreach Clinic - Ozone House

The U-M School of Nursing collaborates with regional organizations to bring healthcare services to diverse populations. Ozone House is a specialty clinic which provides residential and program services for homeless and runaway youth. See their website for more information.
 

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Shelter Association of Washtenaw County (SAWC) at the Delonis Health Clinic

The SAWC Health Clinic provides primary care, acute care, and chronic medical care to a variety of vulnerable populations, including underinsured and homeless patients. One unique feature of the Nurse Practitioner faculty’s practice is their holistic approach in which health promotion, risk reduction, and psychological assessment/treatment are routinely incorporated into overall healthcare practices. This holistic approach is extremely accommodating for the vulnerable populations served by this clinic. See their website for more information.
 

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Taylor Teen Health Center

The Taylor Teen Health Center is a School-linked Health Center that provides high quality primary healthcare to youth 10-22 years of age and a practice where no one is denied care due to an inability to pay. Family planning services are provided for those 14 years of age and older. In addition to basic healthcare services, an on-site Social Worker offers adolescent and family counseling and the Center's health education staff provides in-school wellness programs. The Taylor Teen Health Center also serves as a clinical site for U-M School of Nursing Nurse Practitioner students. See their website for more information.

 

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Towsley Village Memory Care Center

Towsley Village is a 100-bed memory care center designed to look and feel like home.  It consists of four distinct neighborhoods, each with its own team of healthcare professionals who provide exceptional care and treat each resident like family.  The assisted living facility also provides primary care, palliative care, hospice, and gero-psychiatry services.  See their website for more information.
 

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University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Congenital Heart Center

The University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center is an integrated medical, surgical, nursing, and administrative program within the University of Michigan Health System specializing in the care of patients with congenital heart disease. Located in C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the Center offers state of the art diagnostic and treatment facilities. As an international referral center for children with complex congenital heart problems, approximately 850 heart operations and 600 heart catheterizations are performed here each year. See their website for more information.
 

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University of Michigan Emergency Observation Unit

The Adult Medical Observation Unit is an 18-bed unit specializing in the care of short stay medical and procedural patients, most of whom come from the Emergency Department. Care is provided for a range of medical patients that require brief, but intensive monitoring and is individualized to each patient and/or family in order to address and meet their unique needs. See their website for more information.
 

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University of Michigan Health System (UMHS)

As one of the nation’s leading health systems, UMHS is a huge network of healthcare facilities and includes clinics, hospitals, and health centers throughout southeastern Michigan. School of Nursing faculty practice in a number of different departments within UMHS. See their website for more information.
 

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University of Michigan Turner Geriatric Clinic

 
The Turner Geriatric Clinic is an outpatient program of the UMHS Geriatrics Center that provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of older adults. The Program provides quality patient care, health and wellness promotion activities, learning programs, and community resource information. All of the Clinic's staff have special training and an interest in working with older adults. In addition to primary care, the Clinic's other specialties include palliative care, neurology, and gero-psychiatry. See their website for more information.
 

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