Week in Review: Week of April 24, 2017

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This week in Headlines, it was all about families.

The week began with tips to help employees make a difference for patients and families. Readers also learned about the Jamersons, a father-daughter team at Michigan Medicine for whom health care is a family affair; the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility shared how it helps families grow; and the organization carried out a mass casualty exercise to ensure it is better prepared to serve the community in the case of a real-world emergency.

In case you missed it, here’s the latest:

Celebrate Patient Experience Week

From going the extra mile to bringing a patient a blanket or glass of water to lending an empathetic ear to a family member, there are gestures every team member can make to improve the patient experience at Michigan Medicine. Click here to see five daily acts of kindness that faculty and staff were asked to perform during Patient Experience Week.

For this Michigan family, medicine is a way of life

Taylor Jamerson — a future U-M med student — has her sights set on reducing disparities in health care. Her father, Kenneth Jamerson, M.D., spends his days helping patients in his clinic at Domino’s Farms. Click through to learn more about this remarkable family and how their special bond is leading to better outcomes for a diverse group of patients.

Meet Michigan Medicine: Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Did you know that nearly one in eight couples face challenges when it comes to fertility? Fortunately, there is a dedicated group of faculty and staff determined to help couples manage their struggles through patient-centered care and cutting-edge treatment. Learn more about the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Worst-case scenario: Mass casualty events call for massive preparation

On Tuesday, departments across the organization worked together to carry out an exercise aimed at saving the lives of future patients. The mass casualty drill called upon faculty and staff to respond to a local mass shooting scenario, ensuring that everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in the case of a real-world disaster. Click through for a photo gallery and to learn more about this important exercise.