Photo gallery: Colleagues collaborate at inaugural Internal Program and Resource Fair
Last month, hundreds of faculty and staff came together for one cause: To improve patient outcomes. And they did so by carrying out a very simple task — collaboration.
“The easiest way to improve patient outcomes at Michigan Medicine is to take advantage of all the incredible resources the organization already has in place,” said Kelly Reid, administrative assistant for the Complex Care Management Program.
With that in mind, Reid and a multidisciplinary team of Care Team Coordinators planned the first-ever Internal Program and Resource Fair, where staff members could learn about all the ways colleagues help patients across Michigan Medicine.
In all, 70 different programs representing 58 departments showcased their work. Among them was social work, security, palliative care, Community Health Services and the HIV/AIDS Program.
Another, the ADTU — which stands for Adult Diagnostic Treatment Unit — felt the fair served as a great way to get information out there to the greater community.
“We were able to connect with many satisfied providers who have used us previously, as well as meeting a lot of new faces that weren’t as familiar,” said Eric Dockus, ADTU administrative manager. “We felt like this was a great environment to reiterate our goal of guiding patients to the right place at the right time.”
Reid agreed that the fair served as a way to inform employees about programs, and in turn, create a higher likelihood that they will refer patients to them in the future.
“This was all about improving care and improving the patient and work experience at Michigan Medicine,” Reid said. “And this year’s event was such a success that we’ve had several departments already request to be added next year.”
If you would like to participate in the next fair, contact Reid at 734-936-0710