Week in Review: Week of May 4, 2020

May 8, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

The first full week of May has come and gone, and this time of year has given Headlines lots to commemorate. For instance, there was a special feature kicking off Nurses Week and faculty and staff reflected on the amazing moms in their lives, just in time for Mother’s Day.

On a more personal level, the newsletter celebrated individual feats — including the discharge of a critical care doctor who was treated for COVID-19 at Michigan Medicine; and a team shared how they deliver valuable resources to their patients, while keeping their distance.

For those stories and more, here’s the Week in Review!

It’s the Year of the Nurse and Midwife!

At Michigan Medicine, nearly 6,000 nurses and more than 30 midwives work hard every day to serve patients and families. That’s never been more true than during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the World Health Organization declaring 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, check out a tribute to these invaluable team members.

Celebrating moms no matter the circumstances

Practicing social distance is essential to flattening the curve or preventing a second peak of COVID-19. That’s why a lot of Mother’s Day celebrations this weekend will be carried out virtually. But Headlines gave faculty and staff a unique way to recognize the incredible moms in their lives. Click here to read heartfelt messages about those who have left a lasting impression on their loved ones.

‘A new take on life’ after recovering from COVID-19

For Eugene Vovchuk, M.D., the last month and a half have meant a bit of fear, many moments he doesn’t remember while hospitalized, and the knowledge that after being on a ventilator for COVID-19, he’s lucky to be back at home with his family. Learn Vovchuk’s emotional story and find out how the former Michigan Medicine resident relied on the organization to get him through his toughest moments.

Delivering a personal touch — from a distance

When Kennedy, a patient in the pediatric hematology/oncology clinic, needed to undergo a procedure, the fear of COVID-19 increased the anxiety for her family. That’s when Michigan Medicine team members stepped up to make things easier. Click through to see how teams across the organization are doing what they can to keep families and patients safe and connected to resources they may need during a challenging time.

In honor of Nurses Week, Chief Nurse Executive Nancy May was a guest on The Wrap employee podcast. Listen to what she had to say via YouTube at the top of the page or the media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Open in a new browser or find The Wrap on your personal device to take a listen!

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