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MONDAY: TUESDAY: WEDNESDAY: THURSDAY: FRIDAY:
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MoJo becomes co-ed

45 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
(MARCH 20,1968):
The University's Board of
Governors of Residence Halls
approved the transformation of
Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall
into a co-ed facility in response
to a shortage of men's living
units across campus. A surplus
of women's housing occurred
because of the increased amount
of women being allowed to live
off-campus.
With sufficient discussion
and tours of the proposed modi-
fications, the women who origi-
nally expressed concern about
the hall's atmosphere said the
building changes "would satisfy,
their complaints."

30YEARSAGO THIS WEEK 15 YEARSAGO THIS WEEK
(MARCH 22,1983): (MARCH 23,1998):

In a 40-15 vote, the faculty
Senate Assembly agreed to
amend its policies for non-clas-
sified research.
Changes to the policy includ-
ed a prohibition on research in
which the "substantial purpose
is to destroy or permanently
incapacitate human beings."
The resolution amending
the policy also asked Univer-
sity administrators to appoint a
committee to monitor research
policies of individual col-
leges and schools, which were
encouraged to each create their
specific policies based on their
research activities.

After almost a full season
of being interim head coach of
Michigan basketball, Athletic
Director Tom Goss named Brian
Ellerbe to full-time status, mak-
ing him Michigan's 14th head
coach.
After a second-round loss
in the NCAA tournament to
UCLA, Goss said he talked with
many other possibilities around
the country, including Seton
Hall's Tommy Amaker and
Oklahoma's Kelvin Sampson.
Goss said he decided on Ellerbe
because he "showed us a lot over
the past several weeks."
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Jullien Gordon speaks about "Innerviews at the Ross
Life and Leadership Conference Friday.

CRIME NOTES

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

New driver Out of trouble Student

WHERE: Hill Street
WHEN: Friday at about
5:45 p.m.'
WHAT: A potential hit-
and-run incident was
cancelled after an officer
contacted the striking
driver, who was a new
driver and did not realize
the damage she had caused,.
University Police reported.
Impatient
patient
WHERE: University
Emergency Room.
WHEN: Friday at about
3:30 p.m.
WHAT: A patient spat in
the face of a nurse, who
was medically evaluated
following the incident of
non-aggravated assault,
University Police reported.

WHERE: Michigan Union
WHEN: Friday at about
2:30 p.m.
WHAT: Four subjects who
may have previously been
issued a trespass warning
were contacted by police
but allowed to stay if they
weren't causingtrouble,
University Police reported.
Under the
influence
WHERE: Maiden
WHEN: Friday at about
9:05 p.m.
WHAT: A driver was sus-
pected of driving under
the influence of drugs and
arrested, University Police
reported. He was released
pending investigation. The
case remains open.

architecture
WHAT: Student work will
be judged and given awards
totaling $15,000 by mem-
bers of the Taubman Col-
lege Alumni Society Board.
WHO: College of Architec-
ture.and Urban Planning
WHEN: Today at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Art and Architec-
ture Building
Rocky at
the Ark
WHAT: New Haven-based
blues guitarist Rocky Law-
rence will be performing at
the Ark. Lawrence is known
for his tours educating
university students on the
historical significance of the
Robert Johnson songbook
as it relates to the history of
popular music worldwide.
WHO: Michigan Union
Ticket Office
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.

Design lecture
WHAT: Ellen Lupton,
author and curator at the
Smithsonian's Copper-
Hewitt museum, will give
a lecture on the expansion
and increasing accessibility
of the graphic design field.
WHO: College of Architec-
ture and Urban Planning
WHEN: Today at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Art and
Architecture Building
Viewing night
WHAT: Bentley Historical
Library is partnering with
the University's Department
of Astronomy to host a
viewing night at the Detroit
Observatory. The event will
only take place if weather
permits. Check the Bentley
Library's website a few
hours before the event.
WHO: Department of
Astronomy
WHEN: Today at 9 p.m.
WHERE: Detroit
Observatory

The dog of a United
Airlines customer was
mistakenly put on a
flight to Ireland rather than
the intended destination of
Phoenix, Ariz., CNN report-
ed. The dog eventually made
it safely to Phoenix, and his
owner was given a refund.
The Michigan hockey
team is riding an eight-
game winning streak
heading to Joe Louis Arena
in -Detroit for the CCHA
Championship. The Wolver-
ines will play Miami (Ohio)
on Saturday.
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Lawmakers in Hart-
ford, Conn. are consid-
ering a bill that would
allow beer and malt bever-
ages to be packaged and sold
in pliable pouches more simi-
lar to juice boxes than beer
bottles, CBS Connecticut
reported.

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Community benefits by
UMHS rise 18 percent

Hospital to continue
assistance for those
without coverage
By MOLLY BLOCK
Daily StaffReporter
The University of Michigan
Health System has significantly
increased the amount of hospi-
tal-based community benefits,
including outreach and reduced-
fee services, which grew 18 per-
cent in just one year.
The Michigan Health &
Hospital Association's report,
released on Monday, disclosed
that UMHS provided about $362
million worth of donated servic-
es in the 2011 fiscal year.'
This yearly report assesses
the health system's community
donations as a springboard for
enhancedbenefits.
The report states that hospi-
tals across the state of Michi-
gan are improving the safety,
efficiency and quality of patient
care in addition to making an
economic impact by providing
affordable health care.
Efforts such as Meals on
Wheels, free or reduced-price
screenings, health classes and
training for new doctors and
medical research have fed
into the statewide 33-percent
increase in hospital-based com-
munity benefits over the past five
years, according to the report.
Community benefit services
and programs are self-report-
ed through an online form for
each department and through
the financial office, said Maria
Thomas, community benefit and
community health assessment
director to the hospital..
"It's a duo-capturing structure
in that the programs and services
themselves are self-reported, but
for the financial and uncompen-
sated care piece is tracked by the
financial department," Thomas'
said.
She also said there is a possibil-
icy that the actual figures maybe
larger than the reported number.
"Because it is self.-reported,

.

it's likely that we're not captur-
ing all of the community benefits
we provide," Thomas said. "We
imagine a fair amount of it goes
unreported and the actual figure
is larger than reflected."
UMHS's community benefits
are largely the costs of provid-
ing health care to people with-
out health insurance or people
whose insurance doesn't cover
the full cost of their care. The
unpaid hospital-care costs.
totaled $197 million in 2011, with
about 10 percent coming from
UMHS, according to the report.
Educating new doctors and
devoting hospital funds to
research and other community-
oriented programs led by UMHS
faculty accounts for the rest of
the donated services, about $165
million.
The Affordable Care Act
has permitted more uninsured
Michigan residents to be eligi-
ble for Medicaid or discounted
insurance rates. UMHS plans to
continue to offer discounts and
assistance to those participating
in the programs to help those
still without coverage.
While these services and pro-
grams are beneficial for the sur-
rounding communities, Thomas
said it sends a signal that there is
a gap in access to health care.
"It's a double-edged sword,"
Thomas said. "On one hand, the
fact that figures have risen con-
sistently over a year reflects a
deep-rooted commitment on the
part of the health system to the
community, but there is clearly a
need."
Inaddition,UMHSisapartner
in the Washtenaw Community
Health Organization; which pro-
vides the Medicaid-eligible and
uninsured population with men-
tal health and substance abuse
services.
The Washtenaw Health Initia-
tive is a voluntary collaboration
aiming to find ways to improve
access to health care services for
residents who are low-income,
uninsured and utilizing Medic-
aid. WHI is composed of UMHS,
Saint Joseph Mercy Health Sys-

tem, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare
System and other community
services.
Outside of the four walls of the
hospital, UMHS faculty and med-
ical students provide free health
care in the area surrounding Ann
Arbor. Theyvolunteer in facilities
such as the Corner Health Clinic,
Robert J. Delonis Center, Hope
Clinic, Packard Community Clin-
ic and Migrant Health Clinics.
UMHS also partners with gov-
ernment-run initiatives includ-
ing the Michigan Department of
Community Health and Michigan
Department of Education. It does
work in the Ann Arbor, Willow
Run and Ypsilanti public school
systems, running school-based
health centers in the Regional
Alliance for Healthy Schools.
Meals on wheels, a senior
nutrition program, is supported
by the organization's fundraising
efforts and funds from the health
system. In addition, the hospital
aids in food preparation creating
a mutually beneficial relation-
ship for patients, the organiza-
tion and the health system, said
Beth Adams, director of Ann
Arbor Meals on Wheels.
"I think it's a great partner-
ship," Adams said. "There is such
a strong linkage between health
and nutrition that it really makes
sense for this program to be sup-
ported by the health system and
the community. For a lot of our
clients, the meals are the source
of their most nutritious food."
Inthe futurethe organization
is hoping to add an alternative
vegetarian entree and expand
services to more seniors with
Ann Arbor addresses. Last year's
increase in donated programs
and services is a good omen for
expansion efforts, Adams said.
"I'm not surprised, especially
the percentage around uncom-
pensated and charity care,
with the economy, Medicare
and Medicaid reimbursements
changing there's going to con-
tinue to be a greater demand for
programs like Meals on Wheels,"
she said.

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