Week in Review: Week of March 2, 2020

March 6, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

This week, Headlines took recognition to new heights in honor of Recognition Month! That’s because the newsletter gave employees tips and tools to make thanking colleagues part of their everyday routine; faculty and staff were honored for making a difference in February; and a team from the CVC earned kudos, and funding, for its innovative idea to improve the patient experience.

Finally, team members will soon “recognize” a new security officer at Michigan Medicine — one that stands on four legs instead of two.

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

The many ways to celebrate National Recognition Month

Recognizing the contributions and efforts of colleagues and peers is critical to creating an environment that leads to innovation, increased productivity and improved engagement. That’s why Headlines shared a number of ways to build thanking employees into your daily work life. Click here to learn more — and to find out one way the organization will honor its employees later this month.

Making a Difference: February 2020 highlights

Faculty, staff, patients and families recently went out of their way to thank team members who went above and beyond in February. From a speech language pathologist who turns “every therapeutic moment into something valuable,” to a unit custodian who impacts “the patient experience and a patient’s healing,” check out a few of those who recently  earned Making a Difference awards!

Better Together: Innovating at the CVC to meet patients’ needs

After spending more than 13 months as an inpatient at Michigan Medicine, Mark Burson has worked tirelessly to make the organization a better place to heal. Part of that has involved teaming up with faculty and staff to create an app that will help patients better communicate their needs. Click through to see how Mark and his Michigan Medicine partners are innovating to enhance the patient experience!

Officer in training: Michigan Medicine Security welcomes furry new team member

There’s a new officer in training at Michigan Medicine, and he’s not your ordinary team member. Just weeks after security welcomed its first on-site police officer, the department is adding another new kind of employee — the furry, four-legged kind. Meet Leo, a German Shepherd who will soon be calling Michigan Medicine home.

Please note, due to technical difficulties, The Wrap has been on a hiatus Don’t worry, the employee podcast will return soon! If you’d like to catch up on any previous episode, click here. And be sure to open that page in Google Chrome, Firefox or on your personal device, as The Wrap is no longer compatible with Internet Explorer.