MEDIC recognizes that we are all working in an unprecedented moment in healthcare. We want to be helpful to all
of you as you manage your respective EDs and adjust your operations in what are often uncertain and ever
MEDIC hosted a series of Virtual Grand Rounds and Town Hall Conference Calls to provide a forum for EDs
across our state to share challenges and successes so we can learn from each other and to leave this
meeting with ideas and strategies useful to your local COVID-19 work.
Grand Rounds featuring emergency medicine faculty from Spectrum Health Lakeland, Hurley Medical Center, Beaumont
Health Royal Oak, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor, and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Each speaker provides
a brief discussion of how they are planning for emergency medicine operations moving forward with COVID-19, and
how they are using lessons learned from the pandemic peak at their facilities.
Downloadable PDF of 5.1.2020 Grand Rounds Notes
Grand Rounds featuring medical staff from Henry Ford Health System, the Detroit Medical Center, and Michigan
Medicine. The discussion focuses on the clinical learning and experiences of these southeastern Michigan
hospitals as they are dealing with a surge of COVID-19 patients.
Downloadable PDF of 4.13.2020 Grand Rounds Notes
Supporting the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of frontline ED team members is critical to the outcome
of this pandemic. This virtual town hall features ED team members from sites across Michigan sharing what they,
their colleagues, departments, hospitals, and communities are doing to help ensure that those who care for the
community’s health are cared for in return.
Downloadable PDF of 4.1.2020 Town Hall Notes
During the third MEDIC virtual town hall, 30+ attendees representing ~19 different EDs, hospitals, and health
systems met to discuss some special considerations for ED providers caring for the pediatric population during
the COVID-19 pandemic. Key topics discussed included criteria for testing children for COVID-19, PPE standards
for pediatric patients, visitor policies, and management of treatments considered to be aerosolizing.
Downloadable PDF of 3.26.2020 Town Hall Notes
30+ participants from 12+ EDs across Michigan came together virtually on 3.24.2020 for the second town hall in
the MEDIC COVID-19 town hall series. Participants discussed their level of concern regarding supply of personal
protection equipment (PPE) in the ED, and shared innovative and practical approaches their EDs and health
systems are taking to conserving PPE while staying safe in the ED.
Downloadable PDF of 3.24.2020 Town Hall Notes
On 3.19.2020 the MEDIC Coordinating Center hosted the first in a series of virtual town halls focused on the
current state of ED operations vis-a-vis COVID-19 throughout our MEDIC community of EDs and hospital systems
across the state of Michigan. Participants included physicians and nurses actively caring for patients in the
ED, hospital administrators, and quality improvement staff who are being redeployed to support other areas of
clinical care during this time. Participants shared live updates on their facility approaches to patient care
and ED operations.
Downloadable PDF of 3.19.2020 Town Hall Notes
MEDIC COVID-19 Infographics & Resources – click to download!
Just Being You Is What I Need
Conserving PPE in the ED
ED Workforce Wellness