New name for University of Michigan academic medical center: Michigan Medicine

Monday, January 09, 2017

The new name, which takes effect Jan. 9, includes the Medical School, and U-M’s hospitals and health centers

Michigan Medicine launch

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan Medicine is the new name of the University of Michigan’s academic medical center, a change that better reflects our three-part mission of patient care, education and research.

The new name, which takes effect today, also reflects recent organizational changes, including the appointment of a single leader for both the U-M Medical School and Medical Affairs for the University of Michigan. Marschall S. Runge, M.D., serves in the combined role.

“Becoming Michigan Medicine is more than a name change. This new name reflects a growing trend among world-class academic medical centers to showcase the integration of their missions: medical education, health care research and patient care,” said Runge, dean of the University of Michigan Medical School, executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of Michigan Medicine.

“We remain committed to extraordinary patient care, world-class medical education, being an employer of choice for faculty and staff, and moving groundbreaking research from bench to bedside in order to save and improve lives.”

The new name replaces the University of Michigan Health System. The U-M Medical School name will not change, but the school is a part of Michigan Medicine.

To read more about the launch of Michigan Medicine, click here