Week in Review: Week of Jan. 23, 2017

January 27, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

It may be cold outside, but it was certainly a heartwarming week at Headlines.

The Congenital Heart Center and everything its faculty and staff do to help patients and their families was profiled this week; colleague Fiona Linn shared the story of her four-month-old daughter, who recently had successful open-heart surgery; and the organization recognized employees who take patient safety to heart.

Here’s the latest:

Meet Michigan Medicine: Congenital Heart Center

Did you know the Congenital Heart Center treats patients from within a mother’s womb all the way through adulthood? Or that it runs one of the largest pediatric cardiology fellowship programs in the country? Click here to find out more about the CHC and to check out a photo gallery of your colleagues who make it a beacon of cardiac care.

Fixing a tiny heart

After a fetal ultrasound revealed a common congenital heart defect in her daughter, Nina, Fiona Linn and her family turned to experts at the Congenital Heart Center. From nurses to child life specialists, doctors to technicians, find out why Fiona’s family “was in good hands from the moment Nina was diagnosed.”

Units honored for commitment to patient safety

How many of your colleagues were recently honored for their commitment to patient safety? One unit went an entire year with no misadministration, while another recorded zero cases of CAUTI for the past 12 months. Click through to see the units, areas, clinics or departments that received Michigan Medicine’s 365 Days of Safety Award. 

Chinese New Year: Help to ring in the Year of the Rooster

Welcome to the Year of the Rooster! Ok, Chinese New Year may not officially start until Saturday, but Michigan Medicine is getting in on the festivities on Friday, with a special event in the Family Center at Mott. Learn more about that celebration, along with the customs, symbols and beliefs surrounding Chinese New Year as the organization celebrates the cultural diversity of its faculty, staff, students and patients.