Week in Review: Week of Aug. 14, 2017

August 18, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

It’s time to get caught up with another Headlines Week in Review!

This week, one dedicated nurse shared how Michigan Medicine has changed — and stayed the same — during her 42 years with the organization; faculty and staff learned how they can help area children have a successful school year by donating much-needed supplies; employees were introduced to the Guest Assistance Program to help them take service to the next level; and impressive colleagues were honored for making a difference to patients and families.

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

Our Nurses Know: Dedication

From new medications administered to patients to the implementation of computers in every aspect of health care, Gretel Quitmeyer has seen a lot of things change since she joined Michigan Medicine in 1975. But over the years, she’s also seen some things stay constant, including the impressive people she works with and their focus on patients and families. Click here to read Gretel’s story of dedication and perseverance.

Give back: Help our community kids go back-to-school

Every year, Michigan Medicine employees help kids in the area go back-to-school through the organization’s school supply drive. New this year, faculty and staff are also encouraged to assist support Maggie’s Marketplace, a first-of-its-kind food pantry at the Ypsilanti Health Center. Find out how you can support both of these worthy causes!

Service Spotlight: Guest Assistance Program

Patients often have a lot on their mind, such as learning about a diagnosis or understanding how to implement treatment plans. While focusing on their health care, the Guest Assistance Program (GAP) has a dedicated team of social workers working to assist visitors with nonmedical needs like transportation, lodging and insurance concerns. Take service up a notch by learning more about GAP!

Making a Difference: July 2017 highlights

Employees across Michigan Medicine continue to make a difference through their hard work and dedication. Click through to read about some of your remarkable colleagues who received recognition from a patient, family member or coworker last month.