Week in Review: Week of Sept. 14, 2020

September 18, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

This week, Headlines celebrated much of what is new at Michigan Medicine!

For instance, on Monday, there was a breakdown of the organization’s new Mission, Vision and Values. The next day, Human Resources unveiled a website that will make it easier to recognize colleagues for the impressive work they do. To close out the week, there was a feature on recently-added menu items that will enhance the experience for many patients and families, and a dedicated team shared the initiatives they are undertaking to improve outcomes for those who develop sepsis.

Find all that and more in a brand-new edition of the Week in Review!

Delayed but not forgotten: Our Mission, Vision and Values

After nearly two years of discussion groups, town halls and surveys, the organization earlier this week debuted its Mission, Vision and Values – all meant to create a cohesive culture at Michigan Medicine. Learn more about MVV and why embracing them will allow everyone to “collaborate better, build trust and provide the best care.”

New recognition site provides opportunities to show appreciation

Now, more than ever, it is important to recognize the valuable work being performed by faculty, staff and learners. Fortunately, the organization is introducing a new website that will make such appreciation even easier to carry out. From a streamlined process to submit Making a Difference Awards to e-cards, a social stream and more, check out details of the new recognition website.

Better Together: Spiritual Care, PFANS team up to meet the needs of patients

When Rabbi Sara Adler encountered the family members of an Orthodox Jewish patient, she came to the realization that while the organization offered some Kosher food choices, it could do much more. So she and others in Spiritual Care went to work, eventually teaming with Patient Food and Nutrition Services to increase Kosher, as well as Halal (for those who follow Muslim law), menu options. Click through for the full story.

Multidisciplinary team gives providers tools to fight sepsis

Sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when an infection someone already has triggers a chain reaction throughout the body, is the third most-common diagnosis at Michigan Medicine. To help providers spot and treat sepsis earlier, experts have been working diligently to analyze the effectiveness of certain treatments and improve available technology. Find out more regarding this important work.

Want to learn even more about the new recognition site? Or about the upcoming Employee Appreciation Week? You can do so by checking out the latest episode of The Wrap! You can watch it 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 in a new browser or find it on your personal device to take a listen.