Week in Review: Week of Aug. 12, 2019

August 16, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

This week, Headlines featured a number of stories designed to strengthen the Michigan Medicine community, the care provided within the organization and — most importantly — you!

For instance, employees were given tips and resources to help them become more balanced and resilient in both their work and personal lives. Faculty and staff also got their first look at the brand-new Employees @ Michigan Medicine Facebook page — which will help team members engage as part of a strong online community; readers heard from Chief Nursing Informatics Officer Carleen Penoza, who stopped by to discuss how innovative technology can enhance patient care; and child life specialist Jessica Riederer shared how she provides comfort and support to patients at Mott.

Here’s the latest!

Finding balance, building resilience: Take steps to protect your mental health

Every day, employees are faced with situations that test their emotions and abilities to cope. In a fast-paced environment, it can be difficult to handle feelings or thoughts while still being present at work or home. Click through for a few ways to manage yourself — and your actions — during difficult situations.

Something to ‘like’: Join the new Employees @ Michigan Medicine Facebook page!

Engaging stories, news updates, employee recognition, fun contests — all of those can be found at the brand-new Employees @ Michigan Medicine Facebook page! Be sure to like and follow the new page, which will serve as an online community for faculty and staff across the organization. Learn more about the page by clicking here or listening to The Wrap above!

Deploying technology, enhancing care: Q&A with Carleen Penoza, MHSA, B.S.N., R.N.

At Michigan Medicine, employees at all levels are always looking at new and innovative ways to improve patient care. That is especially true of Carleen Penoza, MHSA, B.S.N., R.N., the organization’s chief nursing informatics officer. Penoza recently sat down with Headlines for a wide-ranging Q&A that touched on the challenges and opportunities she faces in her role. Check out what she had to say!

A Day in the Life: Jessica Riederer, child life specialist

At Michigan Medicine, child life specialists play a valuable role — helping provide comfort and support to children going through a stressful time in their lives. One such expert is Jessica Riederer, who earlier this week shared what a typical shift looks like for her and others in her field. Find out more about Riederer’s work and how she collaborates with all other caregivers at Mott.

Take a look back at Thursday’s Employee Appreciation event by listening to the latest episode of The Wrap above!