Week in Review: Week of April 6, 2020

April 10, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

It’s Friday, a chance to get caught up on all the uplifting and important items highlighted in Headlines this week.

For instance, the Ann Arbor community and surrounding areas shared messages of gratitude and signs of support toward those working the front lines at Michigan Medicine. On top of that, readers learned how they can get the resources they need to protect their mental health; a new furry team member made his debut to help faculty and staff find a sense of calm; and the newsletter outlined the organization’s impressive history of fighting contagion with science.

In case you missed it, here’s the Week in Review:

#HailtotheFrontLine: Community reaches out to offer support

On Wednesday, more than 50 vehicles from public safety agencies across the region held a processional past Michigan Medicine facilities to honor those working inside. But that was only one way the community has offered gratitude to faculty and staff. Others donated medical supplies, delivered meals to clinicians or wrote heartfelt messages of thanks. Check out a full rundown by clicking here.

Wellness tips and resources available to all faculty, staff and learners

In response to the ongoing pandemic, the organization created the COVID-19 Stress Resource Group, aimed at helping team members manage their mental health. But that’s not the only tool available for faculty, staff and learners at Michigan Medicine. Click here for more information on ways to limit stress and anxiety during these unprecedented times. You can also find valuable tools by watching The Wrap employee podcast at the top of the page!

They’re official! Michigan Medicine’s first security K-9 duo report for duty to help staff

In a time of crisis, it’s always beneficial to have a calming presence around. And faculty and staff now have that with a new four-legged colleague – security K-9 Leo. Learn more about Leo, his handler Officer Paul Meyers, and how the pair can attend meetings and provide other outreach in response to COVID-19.

100 years of stopping contagion with science

Dating back more than a century, the organization has been at the forefront of fighting contagious diseases. And much of that history is informing how Michigan Medicine is responding to COVID-19 today. Click through for a robust retrospective, which outlines the organization’s unique past and what it has learned over the years.

The Wrap is back! Watch the stream of the employee podcast above or listen to it below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so please open in another browser or find it on your smartphone to listen.