Week in Review: Michigan Medicine MVPs, making MRIs less scary for kids — and more!

April 9, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

From MVPs to MRIs and the MENA community, it was a week full of fascinating stories at Headlines!

For instance, the week kicked off with a closer look at how teams at Mott are making MRI procedures a more enjoyable experience for children. In the ensuing days, faculty and staff shared who they consider to be the superstars in their units or departments; the Rogel Cancer Center explained how they are reaching out to the Middle Eastern North African (MENA) community in Southeastern Michigan; and employees were given tools and resources to help them process their grief.

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

Meet your Michigan Medicine MVPs

From a project manager who served as the catalyst behind eVisits and the surge in virtual care to a rehab engineer helping patients through technological enhancements, readers learned about some of their standout colleagues at Michigan Medicine. Click here to see who was named a superstar and MVP by their peers in recent weeks!

Making MRIs less scary for kids

One MRI machine at Mott now looks like a treehouse. Another has been equipped to resemble a submarine and underwater scene. A third is an impressive sand castle. All of those enhancements have been made to make MRI procedures less scary for children. Learn more about the innovative program, which also involves limiting anesthesia for procedures involving pediatric patients.

‘In it for the right reasons’: Rogel Cancer Center provides outreach, support to minority community

For various communities, there are often unique factors that contribute to health care access or hesitancy. That’s why members of the Rogel Cancer Center have gone into the community to meet populations where they are — and provide them with the care they need to stay as healthy as possible. Find out how that work is benefiting the Middle Eastern and North African community in southeastern Michigan.

Wellness Wednesday: Honoring life and loss

Every year, Honoring Life and Loss: Grief Awareness for Faculty and Staff is designed to help employees process grief both in their personal and professional lives. That is especially important this year, as the pandemic has added stress and grief to everyday life. Click through for details of events and resources that will help you process your emotions over the next few weeks.

You’ve got questions, we’ve got (Michigan) Answers!

This week, The Wrap employee podcast gives listeners a behind-the-scenes look at the new “Michigan Answers” branding campaign. Learn how it came about, why it’s so important and what you can expect to see from the campaign moving forward.

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