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Join UM Health-West’s Nursing Team

The nurses of University of Michigan Health-West are caring healers, trusted and respected professionals who touch every life we serve. With warmth and skill, they ensure the safety of patients. They comfort and educate families. They empower our care teams to deliver excellence. Through their training and dedication, nurses exemplify the best of University of Michigan Health-West. They uphold our promises to treat each patient as an individual and to make advanced healthcare excellence available to all. Join our Nursing team today.

Our Pledge to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

University of Michigan Health-West is an inclusive environment, where we believe every individual deserves respect, belonging, and health care rooted in anti-racism and equity.

Sign-on Bonuses

As an employer consistently named to regional and national lists of “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,” University of Michigan Health-West is pleased to announce sign-on bonuses for new hires at multiple positions across the organization.


Nursing Excellence

Bee Award recognizes non-registered nurse (RN) team members who demonstrate exceptional care and exemplify the “UM Health-West Way” through extraordinary experiences for patients, families, visitors, and co-workers. Eligible for quarterly nominations, the award is monitored and voted on by the Professional Nursing Council, with two winners selected each quarter.

DAISY Award is a recognition program celebrating and honoring licensed, registered nurses (RN), nursing faculty, and nursing students for their exceptional compassionate care. The Nurse Advocacy Council reviews nominations and honorees receive a certificate, a hand-carved sculpture, an honoree pin, and other benefits, fostering nurse engagement, improving satisfaction, and positively impacting patient and family experiences. 

DAISY Leader Award recognizes extraordinary nurse leaders who positively impact compassionate patient care by modeling exemplary behavior, fostering an environment of trust, compassion, mutual respect, professional development, and ethical conduct. These leaders motivate staff with a shared vision, enthusiasm, and contribute to better outcomes for staff and patients, while also promoting the image of nursing at UM Health-West, community, and the profession.

Nurse Exemplar Award is an annual recognition acknowledging registered nurses (RNs) who have demonstrated exceptional practice. The Nurse Advocacy Council and the Professional Nursing Council reviews nominations anonymously, considering specific examples of outstanding direct care, assistance to peers, mentorship, and positive influence on the healthcare team. The award aims to honor exemplary nursing practices that significantly enhance patient care within the last 12 months. 

2023 Winners:

  • DAISY Award (spring): Matt, a Clinical Nurse Coordinator in the Progressive Care Unit.
  • Nurse Exemplar winner (spring): Teresa, an RN at the HealthPark East Surgical Center.
  • Nurse Exemplar winner (spring): Travis, a Clinical Nurse Coordinator in the ICU.

Nursing Newsletter

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December 2023

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April 2023