Week in Review: Week of Nov. 12, 2018

November 16, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Before you start prepping for Thanksgiving, the Week in Review is here with a feast of feature stories, information and resources available to Michigan Medicine employees!

For example, over the past few days, Headlines told the story of Zandra Kunzelman, who became the first staff member to win both the People’s Choice Award and Best in Show at the Gifts of Art Employee Art Exhibition.

Readers also learned about Interpreter Services, an essential team that must be brought in if a patient is not proficient in English or is deaf or hard of hearing; employees were given important tools to help them quit smoking or using tobacco during the Great American Smokeout; and a number of faculty and staff were recognized for making a difference last month.

Here’s the latest:

Double feature: Veteran quiltmaker makes history at Employee Art Exhibition

In her clerical role with the Department of Radiology, Zandra Kunzelman helps patients and their families every day. But it’s Kunzelman’s other talents — including her artistic ability — that earned her some kudos in recent weeks. Kunzelman won two awards at the 2018 Gifts of Art Employee Art Exhibition. Click through for Kunzelman’s story, and to check out all the award-winning artistry now on display at Taubman Center!

Service Spotlight: Interpreter Services

At Michigan Medicine, Interpreter Services is an essential part of the patient care team. The group of medical interpreters is there to ensure that proper communication is carried out between patients and providers. Learn more about Interpreter Services and find out why their services are required by federal law and The Joint Commission.

Don’t quit quitting: Recognizing the Great American Smokeout

Every year, the American Cancer Society and health care organizations around the U.S. celebrate the Great American Smokeout. It’s a day dedicated to helping the more than 38 million Americans who smoke or otherwise use tobacco. This year, MHealthy marked the occasion by offering vital resources to faculty and staff who are looking for help quitting. Click here to find out more about MHealthy’s initiatives!

Making a Difference: October 2018 highlights

Employees across the organization work hard to inspire their colleagues and make a difference in the lives of those they serve. Read about some of these remarkable faculty and staff members who were recognized by a patient, family member or coworker last month.

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