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University of Michigan, VA Hospitals Strengthen Ties

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team

Ann Arbor residents have always had access to excellent health care facilities, but the level of care just increased for area veterans because of the strengthened alliance between the University of Michigan and the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in Ann Arbor.

The University of Michigan (U of M) and the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital announced in late October their plan to Lease a new 24,600-square-foot research facility on the U of M campus and to staff it with 150 researchers from the Ann Arbor VA's Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR.)

Benefits of New UM/VA Alliance

The move will consolidate research work at the facility to the benefit of veterans throughout the U.S. Said Dr. Eve Kerr, director of CCMR, in a recent press release: "From improving treatment of chronic conditions to preventing suicides and enhancing hospital care, all of us are eager to make an impact on care through research."

About the UM/VA Research Partnership

The majority of the researchers tapped for this initiative have joint appointments to CCMR and U of M Medical School, the School of Public Health or the School of Nursing. The primary goal of the project is to find cost-effective ways to manage common chronic health conditions like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. These include increasing the ways that patients can self-manage their care. A second group of researchers will focus on ways to manage veterans' mental health problems and to help reduce suicides and drug overdoses. The move to the new space is expected to be completed by early 2013.

About Ann Arbor VA Hospital

In addition to the research facility, the Ann Arbor VA Hospital offers a wide range of health care services, including a 105-bed acute care hospital, a 40-bed extended care facility, a mental health care center and a program to offer quality health care to homeless veterans. The center also manages satellite health care facilities in Flint and Jackson, Michigan and in Toledo, Ohio.

The number of veterans using VA facilities across the United States has increased dramatically within the last five years. More than 57,000 southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio veterans used the Ann Arbor VA health care facilities in 2012, up 24 percent from 2007.


by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team


There are many retail businesses in Ann Arbor that have FREE merchandise and services provided to patrons on their Birthday.  Check out this Video showing some of the FREE birthday deals in Ann Arbor.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY  and have a great day !


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by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team

Get a Taste of Ann Arbor Michigan Dining Choices: Start with simple: Le Dog, elevating soup and hot dogs to haute cuisine. Or engage in gursha—eating from the same plate and sharing the same bread—at the Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant. For pizza, Food and Wine recommended Mani Osteria in their recent list of the USA’s Best New Pizza Places.’ If you prefer liquid calories, the Grange Kitchen & Bar offers the GKB Manhattan, a bacon-infused bourbon masterpiece. And if you can’t make up your mind, there’s still a destination for you: Mark’s Carts—eight delicious food carts in one lively (and lovely) outdoor courtyard.

Ann Arbor’s breweries are ready to wet your whistle: Working up a thirst? Leave the food aside (or bring your own) atWolverine State Brewing Company’s pub quiz night. Or “go eco” with the ground breaking solar brews at Arbor Brewing Company. And, if you’re still hankering for a lil snack, Original Gravity can help—with mouthwatering brews and bites.

Every Ann Arbor beginning should end at the Big Z: From the world famous Ruben at Zingerman’s Deli, to award-winning fare at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, to the sweet satisfaction of the Zingerman’s Creamery, the “Big Z” is truly an Ann Arbor institution. They even ship their offerings via mail order. But we suggest you make the trip—and see how Zingerman’s earned a spot on USA Today’s “Best Off the Interstate road trip list.

What’s your specialty?: Unfortunately, you have to eat at Home sometime. So Get help—from prep to post-meal—at Ann Arbor’s specialty stores. You can Peruse the coolest chefs’ supplies at Hollander’s Upstairs at Kerrytown Market & Shops, gather scrumptious seasonal ingredients at Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market, pick out a bottle of fine wine at Morgan & York, or maybe sample and purchase sweet and savory cherry treats at Cherry Republic.

If you’re hungry to engage in the art of dining, there’s only one destination—Ann Arbor Michigan.


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