Week in Review: Week of Oct. 26, 2020

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Halloween is just about here and, to help you prepare, take a look back at some sweet stories highlighted in Headlines over the past week!

For instance, there was a unique chance to recognize all of your superstar colleagues who have gone above and beyond over the past few months; medical interpreter Christa Moran shared why she has committed her career to helping those with disabilities; readers took a closer look at the virtual events of Quality Month 2020; and faculty and staff were honored with Making a Difference Awards for their stellar work.

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

Name the Michigan Medicine MVPs in your area

Despite challenges such as remote working and social distancing, faculty and staff have continued to carry out exemplary work since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Headlines wanted to give you a chance to recognize your impressive coworkers. Email headlines@med.umich.edu to nominate your teammates as MVPs and superstars — and they could be featured in an upcoming story. Click for details!

Making a ‘human connection’: Disability advocate to receive James. T. Neubacher Award

On Thursday, Christa Moran was distinguished as the winner of the James T. Neubacher Award, given to the university’s top champion of disability rights. The recognition comes after years of service as a medical interpreter, supervisor and trainer at Michigan Medicine. Learn Moran’s story and why she has dedicated her career to helping provide equal access to health care.

Sharing successes, honoring legacies: Wrapping up Quality Month 2020

Online keynote addresses, virtual poster sessions and Zoom award ceremonies — those events and more made up an unprecedented Quality Month celebration at Michigan Medicine. Indeed, COVID-19 precautions couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of faculty and staff participating and sharing their quality and safety improvement stories throughout October. Check out highlights from the month!

Making a Difference: Caring

The Making a Difference program recently aligned recognition with the Michigan Medicine core values of caring, integrity, innovation, inclusion and teamwork. It serves as a great way to further demonstrate how employees are living out the values in the education, research and patient care settings. Click through for a just a few examples of how faculty and staff demonstrated caring last month.

Michigan Medicine recently launched new touchless check-in procedures for patients — improving the patient experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the initiatives on the latest episode of The Wrap! The employee podcast can be found via YouTube 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 the podcast on your personal device to take a listen.