Week in Review: Week of Jan. 6, 2020

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The first full week of 2020 is over, but Headlines has still been in the holiday spirit over the past few days! That’s because on Monday, employees shared their families’ unique holiday traditions, while the next day, readers were given a closer look at the Poinsettias for Patients program, which brought cheer to patients in the adult hospitals.

Also this week, Michigan Medicine lead police officer Theo Chalogianis sat down to discuss his new role, and faculty and staff were recognized for making a difference in December.

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

Merry and meaningful: Faculty and staff share their unique holiday traditions

One staff member marches as a tribute Rosie the Riveter in the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade. Another celebrates Noche Buena on Christmas Eve with their Cuban family. And yet another combines both Christmas and Hanukkah to create “Hannimus” in her house. Click here to learn how colleagues from across the organization make the holidays special in their own unique ways.

Poinsettias for Patients program brings warmth to holidays and beyond

Thanks to the generosity of faculty and staff, more than 600 adult patients received a poinsettia plant to help decorate their hospital room over the past few weeks. That’s due to the success of Poinsettias for Patients — a program funded by donations from Michigan Medicine employees. Learn more about the program and see how it made an impact across the adult hospitals.

‘Here to serve the Michigan Medicine community’: Organization welcomes an on-site police officer

To continue broadening its approach to creating the safest environment possible, the organization is introducing a new lead police officer position to serve the Michigan Medicine community. Click through to check out a Q&A with Theo Chalogianis, who shared details about his new role and how it differs from the way the organization was previously patrolled. 

Making a Difference: December 2019 highlights

Employees across the organization work hard to inspire their colleagues and make a difference in the lives of those they serve. Read about some of the remarkable faculty and staff members who were recognized by a patient, family member or coworker for their work in December.

Stay in the know on the go! Check out an interview with new lead police officer Theo Chalogianis on the latest episode of The Wrap at the top of the page.