Week in Review: Week of Nov. 5, 2018

November 9, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,


It may be getting dark earlier and earlier outside, but don’t worry, the Week in Review is here to brighten your day!

This week, Headlines marked the arrival of Diwali — the festival of lights in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism — by giving readers information that will help them better support patients, families and colleagues who celebrate.

There was also a feature on M-SPAN, or the Military Support Programs and Networks, within the Michigan Medicine Depression Center; readers learned about the Department of Learning Health Sciences and the important role the team plays within the organization; faculty and staff took a look back at the Joint Institute Symposium; and the organization continued its journey toward high reliability.

Other than that, things were quiet around here! If you missed anything, here’s the latest:

Diversity Matters: Diwali

This week, many members of the Michigan Medicine community celebrated the five-day festival of Diwali. From feasts with family to traditional gift-giving, Diwali is full of festivities that recognize the triumphs of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. Click here to learn more!

Stronger at home: How Michigan Medicine experts help military veterans

Sunday is Veterans Day — and the 10th anniversary of M-SPAN at Michigan Medicine. This vital initiative is comprised of five programs, all aimed at ensuring the emotional and mental well-being of service members and their families. Find out more about M-SPAN, its history and how it has assisted more than 15,000 people since its inception in 2008!

Meet Michigan Medicine: Department of Learning Health Sciences

At Michigan Medicine and around the world, scientific advancements are made each day that affect the future of health care. But how do faculty and staff within the organization learn about these developments? And how do they then apply them to their daily work? The Department of Learning Health Sciences is working on these questions and more. Click through for more on this essential team!

Symposium draws nearly 100 from Beijing to advance Michigan Medicine partnership

Last month, nearly 100 of China’s top physician researchers visited Michigan Medicine for a meeting that highlighted collaborations between the organization and Peking University Health Science Center in Beijing. Learn more about the Joint Institute and how the unique partnership is helping Michigan Medicine experts make an impact across the globe!

The journey to high reliability

Consultants from Healthcare Performance Improvement (HPI) were recently on-site to meet with faculty and staff as Michigan Medicine continues its journey toward becoming a highly reliable organization. Check out why the focus groups were so important and learn about the next steps in the process by clicking here.

Want to stay in the know on the go? Check out a Veterans Week-edition of The Wrap at the top of the page!

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