Week in Review: Week of Oct. 14, 2019

October 18, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Diversity, equity and inclusion took center stage this week at Headlines! On Monday, employees learned about the ongoing DEI Pulse Survey, which will help make the organization a better place to work. Then on Wednesday, readers were given a closer look at the recent DEI Gratitude Symposium, which celebrated people’s differences and the role those differences play in making Michigan Medicine more dynamic.

On top of that, long-serving team members shared why they’ve stayed with the organization for so long, and faculty and staff were given details of the After-Hours Nurse Triage Program, which makes a medical expert available to primary care patients 24/7.

In case you missed anything, here’s the Week in Review!

2019 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pulse Survey now underway

From now until Oct. 25, you can help shape the future employee culture at Michigan Medicine. And you can do so with just a few mouse clicks! Click here for more about the ongoing DEI Pulse Survey and find out how you can make your voice heard on topics such as communication, respect and teamwork.

Bridging across difference: OHEI hosts sixth DEI symposium

From keynote addresses to panel discussions to table-top exercises, this year’s DEI Gratitude Symposium ignited conversation around how to embrace each other’s differences — and explored how to further diversify thought at Michigan Medicine. Take a look back at the important event and find out how it will shape DEI efforts moving forward.

Saluting service: Long-time employees share secrets to their success

On Oct. 28, some of Michigan Medicine’s longest-tenured staff members will be recognized at the annual Service Awards dinner. Before then, however, Headlines caught up with a few employees who have been here 45 years, and asked them why they’ve stayed committed to the organization for so long. See what they had to say!

An added convenience: After-Hours Nurse Triage now offered at Michigan Medicine

Often, patients or family members seek medical advice long after their doctor’s office has closed for the day. Fortunately, there’s a new program in place to assist with these needs. Click through for more on After-Hours Nurse Triage, a convenient service that connects patients with a Michigan Medicine nurse who can help them manage symptoms and answer questions over the phone.