Week in Review: Week of Jan. 27, 2020

January 31, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

This week at Headlines was brought to you by the letter “S.”

That’s because there were features on simulations that improve patient safety and a closer look at shifts that take place long after most employees go home for the night. Employees were also given tips to manage seasonal depression, and a colleague shared information on study sessions that break down cultural and language barriers.

In case you missed anything, it’s time for the Week in Review!

Filling in the gaps: How simulations help improve patient care

Health care is a complex industry, in which split-second decisions are needed to save lives. Nowhere is this more true than in the operating room. When breakdowns do occur during a procedure, Michigan Medicine experts come together to perform simulations — which help to improve processes and minimize the risk of the adverse event happening again. Click through for details!   

Michigan Medicine After Dark, Part 2

At Michigan Medicine, providing an ideal experience to patients and their families is a 24/7 responsibility. Recently, Headlines caught up with a few staff members who work overnights to shed some light on what they do and how it impacts those they serve. Check out what they had to say!

Managing seasonal depression: Tips and resources to help you navigate the season

With shorter days and colder temps, winter can be challenging for even the most hardened Michigander. And what often accompanies winter is seasonal depression — or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Within the organization, however, employees have tools and resources at their disposal to help manage SAD. Learn more by clicking here.

Speaking of success: Colleague helps remove language barriers in the workplace

Janelle Stewart is working hard to help her colleagues thrive at the Rogel Cancer Center. And she’s doing it in a very simple way — by removing language and cultural barriers that may impede their progress. From English lessons to sessions devoted to learning about U.S. customs and traditions, find out how you or your coworkers can benefit from Stewart’s efforts.