Week in Review: Week of Nov. 16, 2020

November 20, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

From tasty treats to critical comfort, there was something for everyone in this week’s employee newsletters!

For instance, heading into Thanksgiving, faculty and staff shared their families’ favorite recipes as part of the first-ever Michigan Medicine Holiday Recipe Book. There was also a feature on the team that helps visitors find a place to stay overnight; long-time staff members were lauded for reaching career milestones during the virtual Service Awards ceremony; and a group of dietitians explained how they stepped up during the pandemic to help parents better care for their children.

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

Sweet or savory? Why not both? Introducing the first-ever Michigan Medicine Holiday Recipe Book

Do you want to learn how to make ginger pumpkin cheesecake? How about smashed sweet potatoes with apples? Or the best beef stew ever? Colleagues shared those delicious recipes — and dozens more — in a new collection that you can download today. Click here to take a look!

Providing critical comfort: Michigan Medicine Lodging removes barriers to patient care

With Michigan Medicine expertise in high demand, patients and families travel from across the globe to visit the academic medical center. When they do, one important team steps up to help them find a comfortable place to stay — Michigan Medicine Lodging. Learn more about MM Lodging and how the program helps many overcome potential obstacles to the vital care they need.

Michigan Medicine employees honored for years of service

Nurse practitioner Diana Richards has worked at Michigan Medicine for 55 years. Kathleen Huster, Barbara Williams and Carolyn Wisniewski have all worked here for 50 years. Those four were among more than 400 U-M staff members recently honored at the virtual Service Awards ceremony, held earlier this week. Check out a recap of that special event.

Tipping the scales: How a simple health care need gained importance during pandemic

For some young children, it is vital that parents and health care workers consistently monitor their weight and growth patterns. But when regular trips to the hospital aren’t possible due to COVID-19, adjustments to care plans need to be made. Click through to see how a group of dietitians stepped up to provide parents with home scales that help them monitor their children’s health and keep them on the right track.

The Department of Psychiatry recently released a toolkit to help health care providers better handle patients who come to them with mental health concerns during COVID-19. Learn more about this resource on the latest episode of The Wrap! You can watch the employee podcast 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 Wrap on your personal device to take a listen.