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The University of Michigan Board of Regents has named former Emory University chancellor Dr. Michael M.E. Johns as interim chief of the school's health system. 

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Police say that a 29-year-old nurse found dead in December at a University of Michigan hospital three months ago, overdosed on drugs she took from her patients.  

 The Ann Arbor News says an autopsy shows  the nurse  died from a mix of two drugs that are frequently used together to sedate patients before surgery. The autopsy classifies the death as accidental. 

The University of Michigan Health System is expanding its reach with an affiliation with Allegiance Health in Jackson. A letter of intent has been signed by both health systems.

Doctor Ora Pescovitz is the CEO of the University of Michigan Health System.  She says if the partnership is finalized, Allegiance health will become part of the UMHS.  Pescovitz says, by partnering together, the two health systems will benefit from shared expertise. This will mean a higher level of care, improved quality, and improved safety as a lower cost to patients. She says both health systems are extremely excited about the potential this affiliation has.