Week in Review: Week of April 15, 2019

April 19, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,


It’s the end of a high-quality week at Headlines! That’s because the week began with a call for posters to be displayed at the annual Quality Month celebration in October.

Also in Headlines, readers got to check out award-winning limericks from their creative colleagues; two nurses were recognized for their relentless pursuit of patient safety; and faculty and staff learned details of Passover, an important Jewish holiday that begins at sundown tonight.

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

Poster-palooza: Quality Month calling for participants in annual event

Every October, Michigan Medicine hosts Quality Month, a celebration of continuous improvement efforts made across the organization. This year is no different — and beginning this week, teams are being encouraged to submit posters that highlight their efforts to improve the safety and quality of care delivered at the academic medical center. Click here or listen to The Wrap above to learn more!

Leading limericks: Check out award-winning poems from Mcihigan Medicine employees

It’s National Poetry Month and in its honor, faculty and staff submitted limericks to the Headlines Health Care Poetry Contest. There were more than 150 fun and informative entries, touching on topics such as research, patient care, diversity, wayfinding and more. Find out which poems earned recognition as part of this year’s contest and who will be taking home a great prize!

A relentless pursuit of patient safety

The health care industry is extremely fast-paced and complex, which can make the delivery of health care more prone to error. Such errors that will impact patient care can occur anywhere, which is why it is important that all faculty and staff speak up for safety. Click through to read about two Michigan Medicine nurses who took that message to heart in their relentless pursuit of patient safety!

Diversity Matters: Passover

Beginning tonight, many members of the Michigan Medicine community will begin celebrating Passover, an eight-day festival marking the Israelites’ Exodus out of the land of Egypt. To better support patient, families and colleagues who observe the holiday, learn more about Passover — including the many traditions that begin with a ritual meal called the seder.

Stay in the know, on the go, by checking out The Wrap at the top of the page!

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