Week in Review: Week of Jan. 8, 2018

January 12, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

This week, Headlines featured the many ways employees strive to improve the lives of those both within the organization and in the surrounding community.

Faculty and staff shared how they stepped up to bring holiday cheer to neighbors in need; employees were recognized for going above and beyond for patients, families and coworkers; David J. Brown, M.D., highlighted the important work being performed by the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion; and readers learned the story of Karen Hollingsworth, whose nursing background helps her provide vital technology to clinicians and other staff members.

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

Employees get into the holiday spirit

Over the past few weeks, Michigan Medicine employees made the holiday season merry and bright for thousands of individuals in the Ann Arbor area. From volunteering at a local food pantry to decorating patient rooms at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, check out a number of ways faculty and staff got into the holiday spirit!

Making a Difference: December 2017 highlights

Employees across the organization work hard every day to make a difference in the lives of those they serve. Click here to read about some of the remarkable colleagues who were lauded by a patient, family member or coworker last month.

Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion: Q&A with David J. Brown, M.D.

From creating employee resource groups to hosting special events, faculty and staff in the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) work hard to ensure equity exists in all facets at Michigan Medicine. The head of OHEI, David J. Brown, M.D., recently sat down with Headlines to discuss his office’s important work to advance diversity, equity and inclusion on campus. Find out what he had to say!

Our Nurses Know: Technology

Decades after earning a nursing degree from U-M, Karen Hollingsworth is still making an impact on patients at Michigan Medicine — though not as a bedside nurse. Click through to learn Hollingsworth’s remarkable story and to find out how her nursing background served as a springboard for a successful career in information technology!