Week in Review: Week of July 13, 2020

July 17, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Mask up, Michigan Medicine! That’s just one of the important messages Headlines shared this week that will help you — and the community — get through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The week began with information regarding mask usage, hand hygiene and other ways the organization can mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Readers also learned about mental health resources that will keep them strong during challenging times. On top of that, Molly Dwyer-White, M.P.H., shared how employees have prioritized the patient experience in recent months; and faculty and staff were lauded for making a difference in June.

In case you missed anything, check out the Week in Review!

The Power of Prevention: Together, we can save lives

There are simple steps everyone can take at Michigan Medicine to help combat COVID-19: wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash your hands. And with the community looking to our organization to set an example, carrying these out is more important than ever. Click here for details.

Brian Uridge, director of security at Michigan Medicine, put together a special message for faculty, staff and learners about the need to wear a mask on buses and inside buildings. Click here to watch his video.  The University Record also has more information on a U-M policy requiring face coverings on all three campuses.

Wellness Wednesday: Tough times create a stronger YOU

As the second half of 2020 gets underway, let us be reminded of two values, caring and teamwork, that have played such an instrumental role during this tough time. If you put those values into everything you do both at home and work, you will be in a better position to maintain your mental health. Learn about essential resources that will help you do just that.

Making a Difference: June 2020 highlights

Employees across the organization work hard to inspire their colleagues and make a difference in the lives of those they serve. Read about some of the remarkable faculty and staff members who were recognized by a patient, family member or coworker for their work in May.

‘Our patients need us now more than ever’: Q&A with Molly Dwyer-White, M.P.H.

With visitation policies tweaked during COVID-19, it’s been challenging for employees to provide ideal patient- and family-centered care. But that hasn’t stopped faculty and staff from stepping up and doing the right thing. Molly Dwyer-White, the director of patient experience, sat down with Headlines (and The Wrap employee podcast) to outline those efforts and explain why she’s hopeful for the months and years ahead.  

Want to learn even more about patient experience efforts during COVID-19? Dwyer-White stopped by The Wrap, which can be found via the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open in a new browser or find on your personal device to take a listen!