Week in Review: Engagement survey, Patient Safety Week — and more!

March 19, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This week, faculty and staff are making their voices heard through the ongoing Vital Voices Engagement Survey! But that’s not all that’s been happening at Michigan Medicine — there were other featured stories certain to keep you engaged over the past few days.

For instance, Headlines readers learned about patient safety efforts taking place at the Kellogg Eye Center (in honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week); CVC faculty and staff showed off their impressive teamwork; and employees across Michigan Medicine reflected on how their work has changed over the past year.

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

Share your voice: Faculty and staff Engagement Survey now available

From now until March 26, you can take the 2021 Vital Voices Faculty and Staff Engagement Survey! Help the organization improve by sharing your feedback in a variety of areas including communication, fairness, teamwork, safety and more. Click here for more information!

Putting the ‘safe’ in safety: Kellogg Eye Center engages staff in high reliability work

On a recent weekday morning, all Kellogg Eye Center clinics paused for an hour, giving team members a chance to focus their attention on discussing safety efforts and sharing best practices. Learn more about these efforts and how you can put a similar emphasis on patient safety within your area of the organization.

In 24 hours, three lives saved thanks to teamwork at the CVC 

What happens when three different patients arrive at Michigan Medicine with life-threatening heart ailments? It’s simple — dozens of team members spring into action. Check out the remarkable story of a recent day at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, when three heart surgeries overlapped with one another, yet were carried out safely and effectively thanks to an incredible team effort.

Professional reflections: Team members look back at past year and lessons learned from COVID-19

The past year has changed everything — from work locations to PPE routines to supply chain issues. Yet faculty and staff across the organization have stepped up to ensure the organization continues to excel in patient care, education and research. Click through to hear what the past 12 months has been like for a number of your colleagues — and find out what lessons they will carry with them into the future.

Learn even more about patient safety efforts at Kellogg from Jennifer Weizer, M.D., who was a guest on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast! Watch her interview 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.