Week in Review: Week of Sept. 28, 2020

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The weather has cooled down, but the incredible work being performed by Michigan Medicine faculty and staff is just heating up.

For instance, the Department of Infection Prevention & Epidemiology is dedicated to keeping patients and colleagues safe during COVID-19; team members recently donated enough food and funds to provide 108,000 meals to neighbors in need; faculty and staff from across the organization are in the midst of important quality improvement efforts; and valuations are now available that will keep staff members growing and moving forward in their careers.

Find those stories and more in this week’s Week in Review!

Meet Michigan Medicine: Infection Prevention & Epidemiology

Infection Prevention & Epidemiology is a group of about 20 staff members who have taken center stage during the COVID-19 pandemic. From ensuring the organization has the most up-to-date information and appropriate personal protective equipment to providing clear protocols for effectively cleaning and disinfecting, learn more about this vitally important work that keeps people safe.

Food drive yields more than 108,000 meals for neighbors in need

Over the past month, faculty, staff and community members have stepped up in a major way to help those facing food insecurity. Between monetary donations and food contributions, this year’s food drive to benefit Food Gatherers will provide more than 108,000 meals to those who need it the most. Click here to learn more about this tremendous effort!

A celebration unlike any other: Quality Month kicks off at Michigan Medicine

It’s October, which every year at Michigan Medicine is designated as Quality Month — and this year is no different. While social distancing limitations will move the celebration online, there will still be plenty of chances to honor quality and safety improvement work taking place across the organization. Find out about these unique virtual events and how you can attend.

Encouraging ‘year-round collaboration’: FY21 performance valuations now available

Introduced in FY19, the performance valuation is designed to help staff members and leaders collaborate year-round and provides a framework for career growth. This year, feedback from those who utilize the valuation has been taken into account, meaning the process is shorter and more user-friendly than ever before. Click through for more on what to expect in FY21.

Want to learn even more about Quality Month? Get a preview of events and why they are so important on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast! You can watch it via YouTube at the top of the page or the media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open this story in a new browser or find The Wrap on your personal device to take a listen!