Week in Review: Week of April 16, 2018

April 20, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

It’s Friday! This week at Headlines had something for everyone — from volunteers (Happy National Volunteer Week!), to poets (readers learned the winners of the first-ever Michigan Medicine poetry contest), to stewards of the environment (as the organization preps for Earth Day). Faculty and staff also found out how they could show off their commitment to quality by submitting a poster for Quality Month 2018.

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

Driven and devoted: Celebrating volunteers at Michigan Medicine

One Michigan Medicine volunteer spends her time looming at the Rogel Cancer Center. Another comforts babies and families in the NICU, while a third preps for a career in medicine by stocking patient rooms at University Hospital. As Volunteer Week comes to a close, find out what motivates these individuals — and thousands of others — to give their time and effort and make the organization a great place to work and heal!

Poetry in motion: Check out award-winning haikus from faculty, staff

When Headlines put out a call for haikus in honor of National Poetry Month, creative colleagues sprang into action. The team received hundreds of responses — some happy, some sad, some funny and some serious. But they were all unique, just like the faculty and staff who make up the organization. Click here to read the award-winning selections from the Michigan Medicine poetry contest!

Protecting the planet: Help create a sustainable future at Michigan Medicine

Sunday is Earth Day, making this week the perfect opportunity to highlight sustainability efforts being carried out at Michigan Medicine. From a new blue wrap recycling pilot at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital to the campuswide Planet Blue Ambassadors program, click through to find out ways you can help protect the planet while at work.

Highlight your commitment to quality: Submit your Quality Month poster today

From now through June 22, posters are being accepted for Quality Month — a yearly celebration of the hard work that faculty and staff demonstrate every day toward continuous improvement and enhancing the quality and safety of care provided to patients. Thinking of submitting a poster but have some questions? Check out this Q&A with two teams who submitted last year and find out why they encourage others to do the same!