Week in Review: Week of June 4, 2018

June 8, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Miss anything during the first full week of June? If so, get caught up with the Headlines Week in Review!

Over the past few days, faculty and staff met Kim Smith, a geriatrics nurse who is impacting lives across the globe. Readers also learned how dedicated team members provide unparalleled health care to transgender individuals (just in time for LGBTQ Pride Month); Headlines spread some knowledge with its Acronym of the Month; and employees were given tips on how to safely beat the summer heat.

Here’s the latest:

Our Nurses Know: Impact

Over the past 32 years, Kim Smith has worked in a number of departments across the organization, from the surgical ICU to the PACU to her current role as a geriatrics nurse. But her influence stretches far beyond the walls of Michigan Medicine. Click through to learn why Smith commits herself to improving lives both at home and abroad through volunteer efforts in the rural villages of Haiti.

Diversity Matters: LGBTQ Pride Month

Every June is LGBTQ Pride Month, a time to celebrate the collective strength of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer population. At Michigan Medicine, there is one group that embodies the themes of Pride Month 365 days a year. Learn more about the Comprehensive Gender Services Program and find out how it provides equitable and inclusive care to transgender individuals.

LOL: Learn Our Lingo!

The Headlines Acronym of the Month returned on Wednesday, this time focusing on terms and phrases associated with patient safety. For instance, employees learned the definition of HACs, along with a breakdown of various types and the importance of preventing them at Michigan Medicine. Want to take a look for yourself? Click here!

The heat is on! Stay safe while enjoying the summer

Do you have fun family trips scheduled over the next few months? Do you plan to visit some beaches or go on a hike to take advantage of the warmth? If so, be sure to check out summer safety tips from Frank Wang, M.D., associate professor of clinical dermatology. Wang gives you ways to protect your skin, tips on treating sunburns and even suggestions on staying hydrated during the hottest time of the year!