Security takes extra steps toward positivity

April 22, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

Members of the DPSS and Michigan Medicine Security team have taken it upon themselves to create positivity for others and boost morale during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are a few examples of how:

  • Sign of hope: Guest Services Specialist Dustin Wise came up with the idea to place a white board at the entrance of the RICU, so staff members can give and receive appreciation for the difficult and important challenges they’re taking on every day. 
  • PDQ protection: DPSS staff member Gary Golota took a break from security assessments to put together PPE Quick-Kits to have at the ready in critical areas. If someone needs to enter a room quickly for an urgent matter, they can suit up on the spot pretty darn quick. 
  • Above and beyond: Security officer Tim Komarmy recently met a patient at the West Ann Arbor Health Center who had walked to the clinic from the nearest bus stop. After the appointment, the patient was too exhausted to walk all the way up the hill to get back to the bus stop and was expressing anxiety about how they were going to get home. Tim wrapped the patient in blankets (it was a chilly day), and pushed them in a wheelchair about half a mile back to the bus stop.
  • Healthy competition: To help pass the time, Museum security officer Nick Wilt and U-M police officer Brian Daniels, both stationed at the Med Sci/Cancer Center connector screening station, have started a friendly competition between day shifts to see who can get in the most steps while on the job. Wilt’s impressive 18,236 steps recently dropped to second place behind Daniels’ 21,490 steps.