Week in Review: Week of Aug. 3, 2020

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This week, Headlines featured those who are making a difference today at Michigan Medicine, as well as those who helped shaped the past and those who can change the future.

For instance, faculty and staff in the SICU shared how they are caring for critically-ill patients with COVID-19; the celebration of the organization’s history continued with background information on many of the “famous names” on the medical campus; and readers learned ways they can help the nation overcome systemic racism moving forward.

Find those stories and more as part of the Week in Review:

SICU provides critical care beyond the curve

Typically, the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital, or SICU, treats surgical patients requiring acute or specialty care. Since March, however, the unit has become the home for some of the most critically-ill COVID-19 patients at Michigan Medicine. Click here — and listen to this week’s episode of The Wrap — to see how the team has stepped up to the unique and unprecedented challenge. 

Who was that? The people behind the names at Michigan Medicine

Towsley Center. Zina Pitcher Place. The Kellogg Eye Center. Do you know the stories, and the people, behind these names at Michigan Medicine? As part of the ongoing series celebrating 150 years since the opening of the first university-owned hospital, check out the history behind some of the most common names found on campus!

Diversity Means More: Today’s issues are result of 400-year-old generational trauma

For many employees at Michigan Medicine, the racial disparities and societal issues seen in recent months are nothing new. They have experienced systemic racism their entire lives — and they are similar experiences to what generations before them have felt. Learn more about their perspectives and find out what steps you can take to help change the future.

Performing bystander CPR saves man’s life

When Gardner Yost, M.D., happened upon a minor car accident and found a man slumped behind the steering wheel, he jumped into action. And his quick thinking performing CPR potentially saved that man’s life. Click through for more on the Michigan Medicine resident physician’s actions and get tips on how you can perform bystander CPR should the need arise.

SICU medical director Lena Napolitano, M.D., and clinical nurse supervisor Jennifer Siev joined The Wrap employee podcast to share their perspectives on caring for critically-ill COVID-19 patients. Check it out 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 find The Wrap on your personal device or open in a new browser to take a listen.