Week in Review: Week of July 23, 2018

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This week was quite a “treat” at Headlines! Faculty and staff learned how they can treat themselves at the upcoming ice cream social; nurse Jane Sprayberry explained why she’s so focused on treating her patients well; children and families have a new treat at Mott (Bindi the hospital dog); and the Deaf Health Clinic team shared how they give exceptional treatment to members of the Deaf community.

Miss anything? Here’s the latest!

Treat yourself at upcoming employee appreciation event!

This year’s annual employee appreciation event — the ice cream social — is coming Aug. 8, and it is certain to have something for everyone. From Zumba and line dancing to healthy cooking demonstrations, the day will be filled with activities focused on the wellness and well-being of faculty and staff. Click here for details!

Our Nurses Know: Advocacy

Jane Sprayberry’s path to Michigan Medicine began nearly 20 years ago as she cared for critically-ill family members. Find out what drove Sprayberry to leave a career in business and become a nurse, eventually landing her a role with Michigan Visiting Nurses — a program that treats patients from the comfort of their own homes.

Thrice as nice: Michigan Medicine adds third hospital dog

The organization recently brought in some paws-itive reinforcements! Bindi, a young golden retriever, is now a part of the Wayne and Shelly Jones Family Center at Mott. Bindi joins Anna and Denver as Michigan Medicine’s full-time hospital dogs. Learn Bindi’s story and find out why she is able to bring such joy to patients and their families.

Diversity Matters: Deaf Health Clinic

Did you know that Michigan Medicine provides a unique, one-stop clinic for members of the Deaf community? Indeed, the Deaf Health Clinic in Dexter is one of the few clinics in the U.S. that offers primary care services from physicians fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), as well as an ASL-fluent mental health clinician. Click through for more on the team behind this important initiative!

WIFI options for employees

One of the many benefits of working for Michigan Medicine is access to a free, secure high-speed internet connection. However, Health Information Technology & Services has determined that almost 30 percent of employees are connecting to the MGuest wireless network by default. Check out faster, safer options for faculty and staff by clicking here.