Week in Review: Week of Dec. 16, 2019

December 20, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

You made it, Michigan Medicine — it’s the final Week in Review of 2019 and, gasp, the decade! Speaking of decades, this week the newsletter celebrated 10 years of the Evan Newport HOPE and JOY Awards. Headlines also took a look back through the decades, as the organization began commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first university-owned hospital in the U.S.

Additionally, readers gained insight into the recent DEI Pulse Survey and employees learned about ways to get around campus over the holiday season.

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

Celebrating 10 years of HOPE and JOY

Every year, individuals across Michigan Medicine are honored for their commitment to patient and family centered care. In 2019, more than 100 members of the community were nominated for Evan Newport HOPE and JOY Awards, and a handful were named winners. Click through for a closer look at this year’s recipients!

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of U-M’s first hospital

In 1869, the first patients checked into U-M’s first hospital — a milestone that reverberated around the nation. As the first university-owned hospital in the U.S., the new facility expanded a medical school’s mission to include patient care. Find out more about the momentous occasion and dozens of other innovations that have taken place in Ann Arbor since that day.

Your voice: DEI survey shows progress in creating an inclusive culture

More than 12,000 faculty and staff recently participated in a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Pulse Survey. The survey gave employees the opportunity to share their opinion on topics such as communication, respect and teamwork, and how they feel about the current climate of inclusivity. Check out results from the survey and see how employees are making efforts to enhance DEI in their areas!

Plan ahead: Holiday parking and transportation schedules

With the holidays just around the corner, the organization has announced changes to its parking and transportation schedules. Click here for valuable information that will help you to plan ahead when parking your car or getting around over the next few weeks.