Week in Review: Week of Sept. 21, 2020

September 25, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Employee Appreciation Week is coming to an end, and what better way is there to celebrate than by reading about some of the incredible faculty and staff working at Michigan Medicine? You can do just that by checking out the Headlines Week in Review!

Over the past few days, there were features on two dozen experts who helped carry out the first-ever separation of conjoined twins in the state of Michigan, as well as a dedicated group of personnel committed to helping alleviate the national opioid crisis. HR Senior Director Paul Sturgis also shared his thoughts about why recognition is so important during the pandemic, and the organization gave employees all the tools they need to exercise their right to vote in November.

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

Michigan Medicine team separates conjoined twins at Mott

It took nearly 11 hours of surgery, and months of planning, but Michigan Medicine faculty and staff recently were able to successfully separate conjoined twins. It’s the first known surgery of its kind in the state of Michigan. Click here to watch – and read – the story of Sarabeth and Amelia Irwin and find out how your colleagues are giving them a bright and independent future.  

National opioid crisis heightens during COVID-19; Rewrite the Script team holds true to its promise

With social distancing and quarantine measures in place over the past several months, Michigan and the U.S. as a whole has seen a rise in opioid overdoses and abuse. That’s why the work for Rewrite the Script – a team working to address the crisis – has continued unabated. Learn about some of the most recent developments their work has produced and see where it’s going from here.

It’s Employee Appreciation Week! Why prioritizing recognition is even more critical in uncertain times

An organization known for recognizing colleagues and peers creates an environment that leads to innovation and increased overall outcomes. It also drives better teamwork and caring among colleagues, all values recently adopted by the organization. In honor of Employee Appreciation Week HR Senior Director Paul Sturgis sat down with Headlines to discuss those perks, and why recognition is even more important during the uncertain times driven by COVID-19. Check out what he had to say!

Make your voice heard in upcoming elections

Election Day is drawing closer and Michigan Medicine wants to make sure you are as prepared as possible to exercise your right to vote. Click through for resources on how to register, your various voting options, where to drop off an absentee ballot, how you can get involved over the next six weeks, and more!

The Wrap employee podcast was off this week, but be sure to get caught up on the latest episode, which provided insight into the new Michigan Medicine recognition website!