Week in Review: Week of Nov. 30, 2020

December 4, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

We’ve reached the final month of 2020! With just a few weeks left in the year, take just a few minutes to take a look back at some of the recent featured stories at Headlines.

On Monday, readers learned how to set an example and have a safe holiday season during the pandemic. A couple days later, Michigan Medicine experts provided tips and resources that will help you protect your mental health and build up your inner strength. Also this week, there was an inside look at a number of innovative projects recently carried out by faculty and staff; and a patient shared his bittersweet experience of receiving a double lung transplant at University Hospital.

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

The Power of Prevention: Set an example, save lives during the holidays 

As health care workers, everyone at Michigan Medicine has an opportunity to influence the community. That’s why it’s so important that you practice safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. From wearing masks to carrying out hand hygiene and social distancing, learn how you can be a holiday hero later this month.

Wellness Wednesday: Building strength from the inside

Everything in 2020 has felt uncertain — from political and social unrest to a pandemic that doesn’t have a defined “end” anywhere in sight. With that uncertainty can come stress and anxiety, two normal reactions that nearly everyone has felt at one point or another. Click here for tips that will help you overcome these feelings and protect your mental health.

Innovation: At the core of everything we do

Earlier this year, Michigan Medicine introduced its core values. Among them is innovation, as the organization strives to promote a culture that inspires new ideas and ways of thinking in the tasks all faculty and staff do every day. Check out a number of examples of employees carrying out innovative projects, both big and small!

Double lung transplant comes with bittersweet memories

In 2003, Scott Weston lost 12-year-old daughter Ericka to a brain tumor. But the family donated her organs to help those in need. Fifteen years later, Scott himself was one of those in need. Click through to read this heartwarming story of organ donation and find out why the double lung transplant patient is convinced “Ericka was watching over me.”

Kelcey Stratton of the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience stopped by The Wrap to offer suggestions on how to protect your mental health during the holiday season. Check out what she had to say via the YouTube video above 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!

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