Week in Review: Week of Nov. 6, 2017

November 10, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This week, Headlines highlighted how Michigan Medicine team members make an impact both at work and in the community.

Readers heard from a military veteran who is committed to enhancing patient safety across the organization; Environmental Services shared how it takes hospitality up a notch; faculty and staff learned about a new program that will provide compassionate care at the end of life; and employees were given a number of ways to give back during the holiday season.

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

Veterans Week: Former Army nurse leading Michigan Medicine safety efforts

Saturday is Veterans Day, though U-M spent the entire week celebrating current and former military members across the organization. Individuals like Nicole Templeton, a former Army nurse who now works as the administrative director for the Office of Patient Safety. Click here to learn how Templeton’s military experience has helped her improve patient safety at Michigan Medicine.

EVS looks to find the ‘hospital’ in hospitality

From a new “room refresh” service to an increased emphasis on public spaces, department leaders in Environmental Services are looking to the hospitality industry for new ideas and best practices. Learn more about new initiatives recently implemented across the academic medical center that are enhancing the patient experience.

Service Spotlight: New program aims to give comfort at the end of life

Later this month, Michigan Medicine will implement “No One Dies Alone,” a new program designed to offer compassionate companionship to patients at the end of life. Click through for details of the program, which will be essential to the organization’s mission of providing patient- and family-centered care.

Get in the spirit of the season

‘Tis the season to be jolly — and to give back! With the holidays right around the corner, Headlines recently provided faculty and staff with a number of opportunities to give back to the community. From food and blood drives to volunteer openings, find out how you can make a difference to those in need over the next few months!