Week in Review: Week of Feb. 18, 2019

February 22, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,


The Headlines Week in Review is back, highlighting the various ways employees contribute to making Michigan Medicine a great place for patients and colleagues alike.

For instance, over the past few days, readers checked out an informative Q&A with Brian Uridge, the director of Michigan Medicine Security. Employees also recognized the MVPs and superstars in their area of the organization; the Virtual Care Team shared how they are providing pediatric e-visits to primary care patients; and nursing described many of the efforts they have made in the wake of the 2018 Employee Engagement Survey.

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

Keeping our neighborhoods safe: Q&A with Brian Uridge, director, Michigan Medicine Security

Brian Uridge, M.P.A., C.P.P., CHPA, took over as director of Michigan Medicine Security about four months ago. Since then, he’s implemented new initiatives that focus on the principles of trust, training and technology. Click here to find a Q&A with Uridge — and listen to this week’s episode of The Wrap to learn more about the security team as a whole.

Meet your Michigan Medicine MVPs

Over the past few weeks, faculty and staff have sent Headlines dozens of nominations of superstars and MVPs in their unit or department. Find out who was recognized by colleagues for their contributions to patient care, education and research, and see who was randomly selected by Headlines to win a great prize!

A more convenient option: E-visits launched for primary care pediatric patients

E-visits are written consults designed to diagnose and treat minor illnesses or conditions that are initiated through the online patient portal. Recently, the service — which had already been in place for adult primary care patients — was expanded to pediatrics. Click through for details of the new program, which will help families get the care they need without ever having to leave home.

Improving engagement: Nursing units focus on professional development, enhanced communication

With the next Vital Voices Employee Engagement Survey a little more than a month away, it’s the perfect time to look at enhancements that have been made in the wake of last year’s survey. In nursing, for instance, team members have worked hard to improve professional development opportunities, while also strengthening communication channels. Learn more about these important changes!

Want to stay in the know on the go? Check out the latest edition of The Wrap at the top of the page!

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