Week in Review: Week of April 29, 2019

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As the calendar flipped to May, Headlines took the opportunity this week to look back at some of April’s biggest events.

For instance, the newsletter recapped Patient Experience Week, which was filled with programs designed to improve the way patients and families are treated and cared for at Michigan Medicine. Headlines also highlighted Bring Your Child to Work Day, during which hundreds of kids across the organization learned, played and had a great time visiting their parents’ or grandparents’ workplace.

Also this week, employees were informed of significant steps being taken to create a culture of respect within the organization, and physician assistant Diane Collin gave an inside look at the work she performs every day at the Livonia Center for Specialty Care.

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

Engaged in the experience: Patients, families, employees celebrate Patient Experience Week

Beginning with a workshop on managing stress and burnout, and culminating with the third annual Patient Experience Expo, last week at Michigan Medicine had it all. Click here for a full rundown of Patient Experience Week and find out how it shined a light on so many important resources within the organization.

Child’s play: Kids have memorable day at Michigan Medicine

Some children had the chance to tour a fire truck and ambulance. Others worked on manikins within the Clinical Simulation Center. Still more learned Photoshop and other office skills. No matter what they did, kids of all ages had a blast during Take Your Child to Work Day last Thursday. Check out a photo gallery from the festivities!

Creating a culture of respect

At Michigan Medicine, patient and employee safety is made a priority every day. With that in mind, the organization has taken several significant steps to ensure it maintains a safe and respectful community. Click through for more about ongoing projects and to view an important message from Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the U-M Medical School.

A Day in the Life: Diane Collin, physician assistant

Each day, Diane Collin meets with, and creates treatment plans for, patients with urinary tract infections, stones, prostate cancer and other urological disorders. It’s all part of her work as a physician assistant at the Livonia Center for Specialty Care. Learn more about a typical day of work for Collin — and find out what drove her to become a PA and join Michigan Medicine by listening to the latest episode of The Wrap at the top of the page!