Week in Review: Week of April 30, 2018

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It was a doggone fun start to May at Headlines! That’s because readers got to meet Finnegan, a 125-pound therapy dog who brings smiles and good cheer to University Hospital every two weeks.

Headlines also recapped the highlights of Patient Experience Week; readers were given insight into the importance of community among the Asian and Pacific Islander population; faculty and staff learned the story of nurse Danielle Rogosch and how her personal relationships have forged a successful career at Michigan Medicine; and employees were given fitness ideas to get moving this spring.

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

Large paws serve a great cause

Finnegan — a 125-pound Bernese Mountain Dog — certainly draws attention when he comes to Michigan Medicine. And he does so for all the right reasons. Click here to learn more about the therapy dog and to see photos from a recent day he spent visiting patients, families and employees at the academic medical center.

Quite an experience! Patient Experience Week a success at Michigan Medicine

Last week was full of events designed to discuss, celebrate and engage in all aspects of the patient experience. From a physician burnout and well-being panel to quiz bowl and the second annual Patient Experience Expo, faculty, staff, patients and families came together to highlight vitally important issues in health care. Check out a full recap of the week’s activities!

Diversity Matters: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), a celebration of both members of the Asian and Pacific Islander population in the U.S., as well as their contributions to society. Click through to read a Q&A with medical student Rohan K. Achar, treasurer of the United Asian American Medical Student Association at U-M, and learn why May is so significant to members of his community.

Our Nurses Know: Connections

When Danielle Rogosch’s son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at a young age, “I made it my mission to learn as much as I could … about diabetes so that I could help him,” Danielle said. That mission has led her down a successful path at Michigan Medicine, where the one-time inpatient nurse now works as a clinical nurse and diabetes educator. Learn Danielle’s remarkable story.

Warm up your workout routine: Fitness options available to faculty, staff

The weather has been beautiful all week! With the warmer weather upon us, now is a perfect opportunity to warm up your workout routine. From on-campus wellness centers to exercise classes and MCard discounts around the area, find out which options are available to help you get your exercise habits back on track.