Week in Review: Pandemic pets, Superhero Day — and more!

May 28, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Announcements,

From four-legged friends to two-legged superheroes, Headlines has had it all recently!

On Tuesday, employees shared the stories of their newest family members — pets who they adopted during the pandemic. Readers also took a look back at Superhero Day at C&W, when faculty, staff and patients dressed up as their favorite characters; a nurse shared the story of her time as a pediatric oncology patient at Michigan Medicine; and colleagues were recognized for exemplifying the organization’s core values.

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

Pandemic pets bring joy, laughter during the toughest of times

One staff member adopted two cat brothers. Another brought in a senior beagle. Still more brought in puppies who will be in their lives for the next decade or more. Around the organization, faculty and staff added pets to their homes during the pandemic. Learn the story behind these furry friends (and don’t forget Part 2!) and see how they’ve improved the lives around them!

Nursed back to health

Olivia Goff has spent the better part of the last nine years coming to Mott. Initially, the majority of that time was spent as an oncology patient. But lately, she’s been coming to treat patients as a nurse on 6E — the same unit that helped her overcome two cancer diagnoses. Click here to read about Goff’s heartwarming journey.

Superhero Day recognizes superhero patients, faculty and staff

On Tuesday, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital were filled with superheroes! From the window washers to cafeteria staff to clinicians and patients, everyone dressed as their favorite superhero to bring a little bit of fun to what has been a challenging year. Take a look back at the exciting festivities!

Making a Difference: Michigan Medicine core values

Whether it’s caring, integrity, innovation, inclusion or teamwork, faculty and staff exemplify Michigan Medicine’s core values each and every day. In honor of that work, a number of colleagues earned Making a Difference Award last month. Check out just a few of those impressive teammates!  

How much do you know about clinical trials? Learn why they are so important — and find out details about COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials that were held at Michigan Medicine — on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast! You can find it via YouTube at the top of the page or an audio-only version in the media player below.

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