Week in Review: Week of May 15, 2017

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This week, Headlines covered recent med school graduates, a story about a stroke patient whose life was saved thanks to the efforts of statewide collaboration, tips for helping patients in “stick”y situations, and employees who received “gold” status through the Making a Difference awards.

Other than that, it was a really slow news week! Check it out:

Medical School graduates look to the future

The U-M Medical School Class of 2017 is a diverse group of scholars — including researchers, teachers, athletes and Americorps members. Click here to learn more about the new physicians, see pictures from the recent commencement festivities and find out what advice Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health, gave to the graduates.

Statewide collaboration saves patient’s life

Each day, the organization’s faculty and staff save lives across the state. With professional collaborations in dozens of cities, patients like Merrill Harvitt are able to get the specialized care they need no matter where they live. Learn Merrill’s story and how U-M experts in Traverse City and Ann Arbor worked together to save his life.

Service Spotlight

Let’s face it, needle pokes can lead to some “stick”y situations! That’s why Michigan Medicine offers the U-M Poke and Procedure Program, which aims to make receiving a vaccine, having blood drawn or undergoing similar procedures more comfortable for all. Find out more about the program and how you can offer it to the patients you serve.

Making a Difference: Employees go for gold

Employees across Michigan Medicine continue to make a difference through their hard work and dedication. Click through to see a rundown of “Gold” awardees — remarkable colleagues who received 10 or more Making a Difference awards between March 2016 and March 2017.