Week in Review: Week of April 20, 2020

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Whether at home or the academic medical center, Headlines this week celebrated all the employees carrying out vital work at Michigan Medicine during COVID-19.

For instance, the newsletter highlighted the security team, which is performing a wide range of functions across the health system. Colleagues working remotely also shared their best practices for meeting ongoing challenges; employees described some heartwarming moments of positivity; and readers learned about the organization’s first COVID-19 patient, who is home and doing well.

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

Security blanket: Keeping Michigan Medicine safe during COVID-19

From using aerial maps to manage access control to protecting valuable supplies such as masks and other personal protective equipment, Michigan Medicine Security has been an important cog throughout the recent pandemic. Check out some of the significant projects the team has led and find out how individual members are spreading positivity across the organization!

Working from home? Here’s what’s working for you

Thousands of employees have been carrying out their work from home in recent weeks, helping to flatten the curve and keep their families safe. So how’s it going? Headlines asked faculty and staff to send in their best practices to keeping a routine and meeting the challenges of child care or other family obligations. See what they had to say!

Moments that matter: How small gestures can make an enormous impact during COVID-19

One physician assistant created photo mosaics of 63 Emergency Department colleagues. Members of the MRI imaging team drew beautiful murals on wlals that are under construction. Still others brought donuts to hard-working faculty and staff. Those are just a few examples of people stepping up to create unique moments at Michigan Medicine. Learn more about these impactful actions.

Conquering COVID-19: Michigan Medicine’s first patient shares his story

Remarkably, the organization’s first patient with COVID-19 was a double lung transplant recipient. But the treatment he received at Michigan Medicine has helped him recover from the disease, and he is now back home with his family. Click here to read Paul DeWyse’s story, which explains why he is “so grateful for all the individualized care and attention” he received. 

COVID-19 updates

FAQs and daily updates regarding COVID-19 can always be found on Headlines’ COVID-19 page. Additionally, messages of gratitude directed toward front-line faculty and staff are posted on this webpage. Please bookmark and return to these pages regularly, as information and messages are added often!

This week, The Wrap employee podcast features two respiratory therapists on the front line of patient care. Learn about their daily work and the positives and challenges they are facing during the ongoing pandemic. Check it out via the YouTube link at the top of the page or the audio-only version via the media player below. Please note, the media player is no longer compatible with Internet Explorer, so please open in a new browser or find it on your personal device to take a listen!