Week in Review: Week of Dec. 14, 2020

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

It’s the final Week in Review of 2020! Before we (finally!) bid adieu to the year, go back and check out some of the featured stories from the week at Headlines.

For instance, employees learned all about COVID-19 vaccinations and how the process will play out at Michigan Medicine. There was also a Q&A with David Spahlinger, M.D., who is stepping down at the end of the month as president of the U-M Health System. Finally, readers were given an inside look at the recent HOPE and JOY Awards, and the Cancer Network of West Michigan shared how it will improve access and care for patients.

In case you missed anything, here’s the Week in Review!

COVID-19 vaccinations: What you need to know

On Monday, the organization received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines. As they begin to be distributed, Headlines sat down with Sandro Kurt Cinti, M.D., an infectious disease expert, to learn more about the vaccines, how safe it is and how employees will get vaccinated over the next few weeks and months. Check out what he had to say!

Reflecting on his tenure: Q&A with David Spahlinger, M.D., U-M Health System president

Tuesday was another day for a Q&A at Headlines — this time with UMHS President David A. Spahlinger, M.D. Spahlinger is stepping down from his leadership role at the end of the month, so he took the time to reflect on his tenure and what he is most looking forward to in the future. Find his Q&A by clicking here.

Award winners help organization find hope and joy amid challenging year

While faculty and staff have faced obstacles never before seen in 2020, many have never lost sight of the importance of patient- and family-centered care. Recently, the Office of Patient Experience honored a few of those team members with HOPE and JOY Awards. Learn about the winners and why they were recognized!

Cancer Network of West Michigan leverages benefits, expertise of Michigan Medicine

The Cancer Network of West Michigan — a collaboration between Mercy Health and Metro Health-University of Michigan Health, with assistance from Michigan Medicine — is charging full-speed ahead this year, despite the challenges of COVID-19. Click through for more on the project, which is designed to leverage resources and capabilities from each partner to enhance patient care and treatment.

This week, The Wrap took a deeper dive into COVID-19 vaccinations at Michigan Medicine. Hear from a member of the COVID-19 Vaccine and Therapeutics Task Force via the YouTube video 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!