Week in Review: New branding campaign, employee reading list — and more!

April 2, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Whew, this was quite the week at Headlines. There were so many featured stories, it would’ve been easy for one to slip past you — from the organization launching a new branding campaign to the first-ever employee reading list to a massive “thank you” project being run by U-M undergraduates.

Thankfully, the Week in Review is here to help you stay on top of all that’s happening at Michigan Medicine!

Michigan Medicine launches new branding campaign

For the first time in more than six years, the organization has a major brand campaign in place. Michigan Answers is designed to celebrate all who make Michigan Medicine shine in patient care, education and research. Click through for details and to watch a video announcing the Michigan Answers campaign!

Final list: Michigan Medicine book recommendations

Non-fiction, fiction, self-help, inspirational … employees celebrated Reading Month by recommending books in nearly every genre. Headlines compiled those suggestions into an easily downloadable PDF that you can find here (and be sure to vote on what the next list should be!).

U-M undergrads issue challenge to thank your Michigan Medicine colleagues: 10 days, 1,000 notes of gratitude

While thank you notes have poured in over the past 13 months to Michigan Medicine personnel, the single largest gratitude campaign is just now getting underway. Play your part in helping U-M undergraduate students collect 1,000 messages that will become part of a massive installation in the courtyard of University Hospital! Click here to learn how.

Clear masks help collect providers, patients

While masks help keep the community safe during COVID-19, they also render interactions inaccessible for those who depend on lip-reading and facial expressions in order to communicate. With that in mind, team members across Michigan Medicine have begun using clear masks that allow patients to see their mouths. Check out this tremendous story of inclusion.

Vaccine team joins together to protect the community

So much was unknown in 2020, from when a COVID-19 vaccine would get approved to how it would be distributed. But despite those challenges, a group of colleagues joined forces to create a vaccination plan that has helped inoculate thousands of team members and patients. Click through for details of these wide-ranging efforts.

Learn even more about the campaign to collect 1,000 notes of gratitude on the latest episode of The Wrap. Two undergraduates behind the program shared details and their inspiration behind it. Check it out 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.