Week in Review: Week of Sept. 18, 2017

September 22, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Shanah Tovah to all of those who celebrated Rosh Hashanah this week!

That holiday — along with Yom Kippur — was highlighted in Headlines as faculty and staff learned about the Jewish High Holy Days. Also this week, colleagues recognized the superstars and MVPs in their unit; employees found out how the Daily Management System makes patient safety a part of everyday conversations; and readers were given details of a new patient placement algorithm aimed at decreasing wait times and improving operational efficiency at UH/CVC.

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

Diversity Matters: Jewish High Holy Days

Many in the Michigan Medicine Jewish community are in the midst of the High Holy Days, which began with Rosh Hashanah and will end with Yom Kippur, the annual day of atonement. To help you provide better care and services to patients, families and colleagues, learn more about the High Holy Days and the traditions they inspire.

Meet your Michigan Medicine MVPs

From all areas of the academic medical center to clinics across the state, Michigan Medicine is full of superstars and MVPs. That was never more evident than earlier this week, when colleagues nominated the standouts in their unit or department. Click here to see a full list of MVPs and to learn which ones are taking home a fantastic prize!

Fostering a culture of collaboration

Patient safety is a priority across Michigan Medicine, and the Daily Management System — or DMS — is ensuring that safety and quality are a vital part of everyday conversations between colleagues. Find out more about DMS and how it is improving communication, elevating patient care and empowering employees in every unit.

New patient placement algorithm aims to improve patient flow

Assigning patients to a hospital bed is often a complex, multidisciplinary process. That’s why faculty and staff at University Hospital and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center recently put in place a new patient placement algorithm designed to decrease patient wait times and improve operational efficiency. Click through for details of the new-and-improved process!