Transforming Emergency Medicine A LETTER FROM THE CHAIR It was nearly five years ago that I began my tenure as Chair of the University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine. Then, as now, the department was nationally recognized for its across-the-board excellence in patient care, research, education, and outreach. Our goal since then has been to build on that excellence—and it is a goal we are achieving with notable success. In this annual report, we reflect on the significant growth of our capabilities—and our impact— not only in 2016 but in the prior five-year period. We look ahead to the challenges, changes, and opportunities of the next five years. And we share our strategies for creating the future of emergency medicine.