Week in Review: Week of June 15, 2020

June 19, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

From monumental gifts to world-class recognition, it was certainly a busy week at Michigan Medicine!

It kicked off with the creation of the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute, thanks to a $30M gift from U-M Regent Ron Weiser and his wife, Eileen. Later in the week, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was honored as one of only 24 hospitals nationwide to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all 10 pediatric specialties. Headlines also featured occupational and physical therapists, who are working hard to help COVID-19 patients get on the road to recovery; and fathers shared how extended paid leave is helping them spend quality time with their new children.

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

$30M gift to establish the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute

Regent Ron Weiser and his wife, Eileen, have committed $30 to create the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute, which will help to advance U-M faculty-led collaborative projects that have the potential for rapid clinical application. The institute is named for their daughter, who has two sons and a husband with Type 1 diabetes. Click for details!

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital earns top rankings from U.S. News & World Report

Mott has once again earned high marks for the care provided to patients and families! In fact, the facility is the only children’s hospital in Michigan nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties evaluated in the 2020-2021 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, released earlier this week. Check out which specialties were evaluated – and thank you for making Mott a leader in pediatric care!

Rehabilitation proves crucial for COVID-19 patients

Some COVID-19 patients need help being weaned off ventilators. Others are assisted getting back on normal sleep and wake cycles. Still more just need to build up strength as they prepare for discharge. And nearly all of that work is done by physical and occupational therapists. Learn more about the work PTs and OTs are doing to help patients find success at Michigan Medicine!

Precious bonding time extended for fathers at Michigan Medicine

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and for some who have newborns or recently finalized adoption or foster care proceedings, Michigan Medicine’s extended paid leave is a life-changer. Click through to read the story of two dads who recently took advantage of the organization’s benefit, which has afforded them invaluable time with their family.

Learn more about Juneteenth and listen to a discussion about racial disparities at Michigan Medicine and in the surrounding community on the latest episode of The Wrap! The show can be found via the YouTube link above or 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.