Week in Review: Week of Feb. 10, 2020

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It’s Valentine’s Day! And that’s quite appropriate, as this week Headlines focused on the heart, with a closer look at the daily life of cardiac sonographer Amanda Bielec, and a look back at Go Red Day. Faculty and staff also showed the love to the colleagues who they consider to be superstars and MVPs in their areas of the organization.

For those stories and more, here’s the week in review!

A Day in the Life: Amanda Bielec, cardiac sonographer

Every day, cardiac sonographers at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center perform a variety of heart ultrasounds on up to 100 patients. To learn more about this important role, and how it helps in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, read through a day in the life of Amanda Bielec, who has been assisting patients and families at Michigan Medicine for the past 15 years.  

More than a color: ‘Go Red’ Day raises awareness of heart disease in women

Last week, faculty and staff across the organization participated in Go Red Day. It was highly-visible way to raise awareness of heart disease, which causes one in every three deaths in women. Click here for a special photo gallery from the day and find out valuable information that will aid in the prevention and treatment of heart disease in women.

Meet your Michigan Medicine MVPs

From a nurse who gathered warm clothes for a patient soon to be discharged, to a phlebotomy team that makes everyone feel at home, employees across Michigan Medicine were recently recognized by their colleagues for their impressive work each and every day. Check out who faculty and staff named an MVP and superstar in their area of the organization!

Pioneers and pathbreakers: Celebrating black history milestones at Michigan Medicine

For nearly 100 years after the Civil War, African-Americans who aspired to become doctors and nurses had few choices — but U-M was one of them. In honor of Black History Month, and as part of the organization’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of its first hospital, take a closer look at milestones and people that played an integral role in Michigan Medicine’s past. 

Learn more about Hearth Month on the latest episode of The Wrap at the top of the page!