Week in Review: Week of July 24, 2017

July 28, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Happy Friday!

This week, employees learned about Valeria Valbuena, a resident who was drawn to U-M for its steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion. Readers also found out about the Sibling Program, which gives non-patient children at Mott an outlet for summer fun; the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation shared how it helps patients regain their independence; and UMHS’ chief nurse executive celebrated the past year and the many accomplishments in nursing.

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

Diversity Matters: Welcoming a diverse community

From conferences to recruiting fairs, surgery resident Valeria Valbuena has seen for herself that “Diversity in every front is being sought and welcomed at U-M like nowhere else in the country.” Click here to read Valbuena’s story and find out why the Colombia native chose to continue her educational journey in Ann Arbor.

Curing the summertime blues: Program supports brothers, sisters of Mott patients

For parents of children at Mott, it can be a struggle to balance caring for a child in the hospital with making time for their other children, too. That’s why the Sibling Program aims to provide time and space for the brothers and sisters of Mott patients to have some fun. Find out more about the program and check out a photo gallery of some recent activities!

Meet Michigan Medicine: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Did you know that Michigan Medicine has a team that creates prosthetics and orthotics for those who need them? Or that rehab specialists help inpatients enjoy the great outdoors at an annual picnic? Those are just a few of the services provided by Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Click through for more on the department that works together to help patients regain their independence.

Chief nurse executive details milestone year in Grand Rounds session

Last week, Chief Nurse Executive Margaret Calarco, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, delivered her annual Grand Rounds address, focusing on the successes of the past year and highlighting the supportive, inclusive and collaborative environment that allows nurses to excel within the organization. Click here to check out what Calarco had to say and to watch highlights from the presentation.