Week in Review: Week of May 18, 2020

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The week began with a musical tribute to faculty and staff at Michigan Medicine. That was followed up by written tributes to team members who have been making a difference over the past few weeks.

In between, Headlines readers learned tips and resources that will help them navigate social distancing during the Memorial Day weekend; and both providers and patients shared why virtual care is being adopted as the new normal across the organization.

In case you missed anything, here’s the Week in Review!

Rise up: Music therapists offer tribute to Michigan Medicine faculty and staff

The dedication and commitment that employees have shown since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has been astounding, and the music therapists at Mott wanted to show their gratitude. That’s

why they put together a heartfelt music video that also includes spoken messages from pediatric patients, child life specialists and other Michigan Medicine team members. Check it out for yourself!

Making a Difference: April 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 Environmental Services team members to patient transporters to staff in the Department of Communication, take a look at who is bringing home Making a Difference awards for their work in April!

Wellness Wednesday: Social distancing during the holiday

Memorial Day is almost here, but the three-day weekend will likely look very different this year. Even though social distancing is in place, you can still check-in and connect with family and friends in a variety of ways – ways that will help you protect your mental health during a difficult time. Click here to learn more.

The new normal: Patients, providers embrace virtual care as a first option

Orthopaedics likely wouldn’t be the first team you’d think of when considering who is embracing virtual care during COVID-19. But the work the department is doing has inspired new ways of thinking and has increased flexibility and satisfaction for faculty and staff, and the patients they are taking care of. Click through to see how their work has changed in dramatic, and likely permanent, ways.

While you learned how to improve your mental wellbeing in this week’s Wellness Wednesday story, you can learn ways to take care of your physical health by listening to this week’s episode of The Wrap! The podcast can be found by watching the YouTube video above or listening via the media player below. Please note, the media player is no longer compatible with Internet Explorer, so open in a new browser or find it on your personal device to take a listen!