Week in Review: Week of May 20, 2019

May 24, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Happy holiday weekend everyone! Before you fire up the grill or start planning out your summer, be sure to get caught up on all that’s happening around Michigan Medicine.

Earlier this week, Headlines featured Shannon Spicer, a nurse tech at Mott who now works on the same unit where she was treated for leukemia 19 years ago. Former participants in a youth mentoring program also described how the initiative helped forge their career path; readers learned how a research clinical subjects coordinator spoke up for patient safety; and employees were given tips and perks to help them make the most of their summer.

In case you missed any of that, here’s the latest!

Pediatric leukemia patient returns to cancer unit as nurse tech

Shannon Spicer stands as a testament to the power of medicine. The former pediatric leukemia patient at Mott has returned to the organization as a nurse tech, helping patients and families on the same unit where she was treated. Click through for Spicer’s remarkable story and learn how she is helping give “people hope and comfort.”

Set up for success: Mentorship program helps area youth pursue careers in health care

Benjamin Case, Aleigthea Telfair and Tiere Emerson all have something in common — they found their way to Michigan Medicine thanks to a youth mentoring program administered by Human Resources. Learn about the program, how you can participate, and how these three program graduates have gone on to make a difference both within the organization and across the globe.

Close call in the OR: Speaking up prevents patient harm

Speaking up for safety is everyone’s responsibility. That’s the mindset research clinical subjects coordinator Joseph Brooks took when he was in the operating room observing a recent procedure. In the darkened room, Brooks noticed the patient slipping off the table. Find out how Brooks’ ensuing actions prevented patient harm and exemplified the organization’s values of caring, teamwork and integrity.

Savoring the summer: Reminders to pause and reconnect with what matters most

Believe it or not, Memorial Day is here! With longer days and better weather ahead, you may be hitting the road or just planning a “staycation” or two. No matter what your plans are, be sure to check out these tips that will help you make the most of your summer — and even find a few discounts and perks that will make it easier to savor the warmer weather even more!

Want to stay in the know on the go? Check out the latest episode of The Wrap above!