Week in Review: Week of Aug. 20, 2018

August 24, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

TGIF! This week at Headlines featured a number of stories highlighting the importance of partnerships across the organization.

Interpreter Services, for instance, shared how they partner with patients to ensure everyone at Michigan Medicine receives the world-class care they deserve; the organization celebrated its new partnership with St. Joseph Mercy in Chelsea; and Human Resources partnered with vendors and organizations to give employees a day to remember during the recent Ice Cream Social employee appreciation event.

For all of that and more, here’s the latest Week in Review!

Breaking down barriers: The essential role of interpreters on patient care teams

Did you know that medical interpreters go through a rigorous training program that includes a course on medical terminology and palliative care? Or that interpreters at Michigan Medicine can translate more than 20 spoken languages? Click through for more on Interpreter Services, the team dedicated to breaking down language barriers between patients and caregivers.

Laying down roots: U-M Health, St. Joseph Mercy celebrate new partnership in Chelsea

In early July, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea began operating as a joint venture between U-M Health and St. Joseph Mercy Health. Recently, leaders of both organizations came together to celebrate the new partnership, planting a maple tree on the campus of the 133-room facility in western Washtenaw County. Click here for a recap of the important event.

Faculty, staff treat themselves at annual Ice Cream Social

A record 20,000 employees enjoyed a delicious dessert during this year’s Ice Cream Social employee appreciation event. But there was a lot more to the day than simply ice cream. Faculty and staff were given five-minute massages, took part in yoga in the hospital courtyard and even got to taste samples from an MHealthy chef demonstration. Take a look back at the day’s festivities!

Plan ahead: Student move-in is almost here!

Road closures, parking lot conversions and more are on tap for Ann Arbor next week as undergraduates make their way back to campus for the new school year! Find out how Student Move-In 2018 — scheduled for Aug. 29, 30 and 31 — is set to impact faculty and staff near the academic medical center.