Week in Review: Week of Feb. 8, 2021

February 12, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

This week, Headlines stories ranged from heart healthy to heartwarming (and just in time for Valentine’s Day)!

For example, a Michigan Medicine expert stopped by to discuss how diet impacts heart health, while a dedicated family recounted how they’ve forged meaningful and long-lasting relationships with faculty and staff over the past 27 years. There was also a closer look at a care team that travels to southern Michigan to assist an Amish community; and an important Q&A with Paul Sturgis, senior director of Human Resources Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness.

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

Making better choices: Registered dietitian nutritionist shares the importance of diet to heart health

With February celebrated as American Heart Month, it was appropriate that Faith Mather, R.D.N., gave employees details on how they can make lifestyle and diet changes that will improve their heart health. Check out what she had to say and find out why she loves her job as a registered dietitian nutritionist at Michigan Medicine!

Lifelong journey: A patient, a mom, and their Michigan Medicine family

Valet teams, guest services staff, pharmacists, environmental services workers, phlebotomists, doctors, nurses … these are just a few of the hundreds of faculty and staff who have impacted the Williamson family at Michigan Medicine. Indeed, they have all played an integral role in helping Kiara Williamson, 27, manage her health in the face of more than 20 different conditions and disabilities. Click through to see how this Michigan Medicine “village” has helped raise Kiara for more than two decades.

How a field clinic improved hearing loss in an Amish community

For some patients, it’s not feasible to come to Michigan Medicine regularly for specialized care. That’s especially true for the Amish community in Branch County, Michigan, where a large group of children need treatment for hearing loss and ear infections. In order to help, learn how a group of Michigan Medicine hearing experts found a way to travel and see them, helping improve the health for everyone in the community.

Enhancing effectiveness at Michigan Medicine: Q&A with Paul Sturgis, MSHROD, SPHR

Paul Sturgis’ tenure at Michigan Medicine has certainly been an interesting one. The senior director within the Department of Human Resources joined the organization in December 2019, just a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent Q&A, Sturgis discussed his ever-changing work, the importance of diversity at Michigan Medicine and the advice he has for the next generation of leaders.

Sturgis also took the time to sit down with The Wrap employee podcast to talk more about his role and Black History Month. Check it out via the YouTube link 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!