Week in Review: Week of Dec. 7, 2020

December 11, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Michigan Medicine’s core values were on full display in Headlines this week.

For instance, Paul Cederna, M.D., and his team showed off their innovation as they created prosthetics that work and sense as “normal” limbs. Team members also shared how they have brought inclusion to their areas; employees learned how they can exemplify caring during the season of giving; and faculty and staff were recognized for displaying any of the five core values in a special edition of the monthly Making a Difference awards.

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

Plastic surgeon’s brain-sensing prosthetics work — fast forwarded with help of a grant from Frankel Innovation Initiative

Thanks to the work of Paul Cederna, M.D., and his team, some patients at Michigan Medicine can be provided with a prosthetic that can move and sense like a normal limb. It’s part of an innovative project that shows how a culture of creativity, flexibility and curiosity is fostered within the organization. Click for details!

Diversity Means More: The importance of allyship

Feeling safe, respected and heard are key components to a healthy work environment — even while working remotely. And all of us can play a role in making sure colleagues feel accepted and valued. Recently, members of the organization shared how they are committed to allyship and inclusion in their area and how it has benefited their entire team.  

Get in the giving spirit during the holidays

Many Michigan Medicine team members have asked how they can help and give back during the holiday season. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to get in the giving spirit and help those in need — and not all the ways involve monetary donations. From donating food or blood, to sharing cheer with older adults or giving to a philanthropic effort, check out all the ways you can make it a holiday to remember.

Making a Difference: Core values special edition

In recent months, the Making a Difference program has highlighted submissions that pertain to certain organizational core values. To close out 2020, however, the program is revealing examples of all the values: caring, integrity, innovation, inclusion and teamwork. Take a look at who earned recognition from their peers or patients!

The Wrap employee podcast was off this week. But be sure to get caught up on all past episodes by clicking here!