Week in Review: Week of Oct. 29, 2018

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If you didn’t get your fill of candy on Halloween, Headlines is here with some sweet stories to finish your week off right!

Over the past few days, readers learned about a popular NICU reunion that doubles as a Halloween party for kids of all ages; some of the organization’s longest-tenured employees were honored at the annual Service Awards dinner; faculty and staff shared how they collaborated to save a cardiac patient’s life; and team members took a look back at Quality Month 2018.

In case you missed anything, here’s the latest!

All treats, no tricks: Children have fun-filled afternoon at NICU reunion

On a recent Saturday, “graduates” of the Brandon Neonatal Intensive Care Unit came together for trick-or-treating, face painting, games and more. It was all part of the annual NICU reunion, where patients and families meet up with the Michigan Medicine faculty and staff who helped saved their lives. Take a closer look at the festivities and find out why the event brings “a smile to everyone’s face.”

A night of gratitude: Employees earn recognition at annual Service Awards

Michigan Medicine is full of team members who have spent decades providing excellent service to patients and their families. Earlier this week, 254 of those individuals were honored at the Service Awards dinner. Click here for more on the annual celebration, which recognized employees who have been with the organization for 30, 40, 45 or 50 years!

‘Team effort’ saves cardiac patient’s life

When a regional hospital reached out to Michigan Medicine for help treating a critical cardiac patient, dozens of employee sprang into action. From the Survival Flight nurses who flew more than 100 miles to pick up David Lossing, to the doctors, nurses, fellows and technicians on the ground in Ann Arbor who greeted him once he arrived, click through to learn about the remarkable teamwork that saved Lossing’s life.

A month in a day: Organization celebrates Quality Month 2018

October is recognized each year at Michigan Medicine as Quality Month, a time to recognize and honor teams that are working to continuously improve the quality and safety of patient care. This year, Quality Month was highlighted by a daylong event featuring panel discussions, a poster session and keynote address. Find out more about the activities, which drew hundreds of participants to the North Campus Research Complex.

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