Week in Review: Week of Nov. 3, 2019

November 8, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

The first full week of November was an eventful one at Headlines! There was a look back at festive Halloween and Service Award celebrations at Michigan Medicine; the introduction of exciting benefits available to U-M Health System and Shared Services employees in 2020; and even a feature on a multidisciplinary team that is improving partnerships — and outcomes for patients — at UH/CVC.

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

Theme teams: Employees treated to some festive Halloween celebrations

In Brighton, staff dressed up as the Spice Girls. At West Ann Arbor, they came to work decked out like Starbucks baristas. Everywhere you went at Michigan Medicine last week, faculty and staff were getting in on the Halloween spirit. Click through for a photo gallery of all the celebrations!

Reflections and recognition: Michigan Medicine employees honored for decades of dedication

Last week, staff members who have been with the organization for 30, 40 or 45 years gathered together to be recognized. The annual Service Awards dinner honored 249 such employees, who used the occasion as a chance to reconnect with colleagues and reminisce about their successful careers. Take a look back at the special night.

FY20 benefit enhancements introduced for U-M Health System and Shared Services employees

This fiscal year, U-M Health System and Shared Services employees will see their benefits improve, thanks to a number of changes recently announced. For instance, the university will increase its contributions to retirement savings; employees will have the chance to sell back some unused PTO; and holiday pay will be increased. Click for details!

Better Together: Provider, nurse and patient partnerships improve care

At UH/CVC, multidisciplinary teams are working hard to improve communication and professional partnerships. That’s because research shows that doing so increases patient safety, decreases patient and family anxiety, improves relationships among care teams and leads to higher job satisfaction. Learn more about the steps these teams are taking, which are aimed at creating better outcomes for everybody.

It’s Veterans Week at U-M. Learn about M-SPAN, a Michigan Medicine program that is impacting the lives of veterans, by listening to The Wrap above!