Week in Review: Week of June 19, 2017

June 23, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This week, Headlines focused on how faculty and staff are improving patient care, education and research both at home and across the globe.

Readers learned about a new food pantry in Ypsilanti aimed at increasing food security for patients and families. Also featured was a group of faculty and staff who launched a research workshop in Kenya to teach skills that will bolster patient care in resource-scarce areas; the Office of Patient Experience shared how it can help faculty and staff improve a patient’s visit to Michigan Medicine; and employees were asked to submit process improvement ideas as part of Quality Month 2017.

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

Providing food security: Celebrating a one-of-its-kind food pantry in Ypsilanti

After screening their patients to find out if they could afford healthy food and quality produce, the faculty and staff at the Ypsilanti Health Center saw a need in their community — and they came up with a solution. Click here to read about Maggie’s Marketplace, the first food pantry offered by a Michigan Medicine health center!

U-M faculty launch research workshop for Kenyan partners

More than 100 doctors and health care leaders in Kenya got a crash course in clinical research thanks to some committed partners at U-M. Faculty and staff trained Kenyan partners in a number of areas from designing studies to analyzing results and data. Find out why the successful two-day workshop may soon provide a model for improving health care in other resource-scarce areas.

A helping hand: OPE gives faculty, staff the tools to succeed

Did you know that the Office of Patient Experience provides training sessions, leadership coaching, consultations and other valuable resources for any department looking to improve the patient experience? Levar Thomas, a performance consultant with OPE, caught up with Headlines to talk about the services he and his colleagues offer. Click through to see how OPE can collaborate with your team!

Deadline approaching: Quality Month 2017 submissions due July 1

Every day, faculty and staff work hard to create and implement process improvements that promote patient care and enable team members to do meaningful work. Click here to learn how you can share the quality improvements in your area by submitting a story during Quality Month 2017.