Week in Review: Week of June 8, 2020

June 12, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

TGIF! Before the weekend begins, be sure to take a quick look back at all that’s happened over the past few days at Headlines.

To begin the week, it was revealed that Michigan Medicine was ranked as the No. 5 hospital in the U.S. and No. 15 in the world by Newsweek! Later, the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion kicked off its important and timely “Diversity Means More” campaign; readers learned about technology-driven research being performed within the institution; and faculty and staff were given details of the Employee Need Fund, designed to help those facing financial difficulties due to COVID-19.

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

Michigan Medicine ranked No. 5 hospital in the U.S., No. 15 in the world by Newsweek

Michigan Medicine once again earned recognition as a global leader for health care. Newsweek recently ranked the organization as the No. 1 hospital in Michigan, No. 5 hospital in the U.S. and No. 15 in the world. Click here to see how your efforts helped lead to this extraordinary honor! 

Diversity Means More

The past few months have created enormous health, social and economic challenges. That’s especially true in the state of Michigan, which has seen COVID-19 and numerous unjust deaths expose racial disparities in health care and society in general. To help combat the effects of racism, the organization is launching a new campaign aimed at helping faculty, staff and learners share their experiences and sentiments. Click through for details of the “Diversity Means More” campaign.

Michigan Medicine: Positioned to lead in technology-driven research

Even before COVID-19, many research projects at Michigan Medicine had taken advantage of technology. Those projects, and many newer ones, have gained momentum over the past few months as the organization practices social distancing. Learn how the organization is utilizing digital data gathering, artificial intelligence and virtual clinical trials to challenge the status quo and make an impact!

Emergency financial assistance available for employees

If you are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19, the organization may be able to provide valuable resources. The Employee Need Fund has been created thanks to an anonymous initial donor and subsequent support from others. Find details about the fund, including how to apply for a grant of up to $1,500 in order to meet basic needs including housing, utilities, food, transportation, child care and more. 

This week’s episode of The Wrap highlights the ongoing work to ramp up services at Michigan Medicine. Learn why the organization is undergoing a phased approach to reopening and how safety remains the top priority for faculty, staff, patients and families. You can watch the podcast via the YouTube video at the top of the page or listen via the media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open a new browser or find The Wrap on your personal device to take a listen!