Week in Review: Week of Jan. 7, 2019

January 11, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Start the year off right by getting caught up with the Headlines Week in Review!

This week, readers took a look back at the last month, when faculty and staff carried out festive activities to spread some holiday cheer to patients and their families.

Employees also learned how it pays to work for Michigan Medicine, as they got a complete rundown of exclusive discounts available to them, and Headlines shared information about digital signs located around the organization — and how they serve as a tool to communicate with colleagues. Finally, Health Information Technology & Services detailed its unique apprenticeship program for aspiring IT professionals.

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

Spreading good cheer: Employees help patients, families celebrate the holidays

The holidays can leave patients feeling particularly isolated and vulnerable if they are spending time in the hospital. That’s why faculty and staff stepped up across the organization to make the season as bright as possible. From hosting a toy store at Mott to passing out poinsettia plants to adult inpatients, learn how holiday cheer was shared throughout the month of December.

Cool deals for the cold weather: Check out exclusive discounts for faculty, staff

Even as the temperature drops, Michigan Medicine employees have plenty of reasons to think winter is cool. That’s because they are eligible for exclusive discounts and perks at area businesses and attractions, including skiing at Mt. Brighton. Further from home, faculty and staff can escape the cold and get reduced rates on vacations to Disney World, Universal Studios and other top destinations. Click for details!

Signs of the times: Digital signs help employees stay in the know

You’ve probably noticed them as you walk around Michigan Medicine — television screens in high-traffic areas with important messages for faculty and staff. But do you know the background of the digital signs and how to take advantage of the new communication tool? Find out all about the project, which is already enhancing the employee experience!

HITS offers apprenticeship program for aspiring IT professionals

Health Information Technology & Services is breaking ground with its new apprenticeship program for aspiring IT professionals. The program — which harkens back to the days of apprenticeships in the skilled trades — serves as a partnership with Washtenaw Community College. Click through to learn more about the program, which is described as a “new approach to a more modern job.”

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