Share. Like. Comment. Celebrating two years of Employees @ Michigan Medicine

July 21, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees,
Join us on Facebook! Employees @ Michigan Medicine.

In the summer of 2019, the Department of Communication launched the Employees @ Michigan Medicine Facebook Page in an effort to help employees build a strong online community focused on making Michigan Medicine an even better place to work and connect.

“Over the past two years, we have seen a major increase in activity on the page,” said Jennifer Williams, employee communication manager, whose team helps run the page. “The recognition and employee highlights are the most popular posts next to external stories that showcase the great work our employees do.”

This year, the page’s top performing posts were Superhero Day at Mott, National Doctor’s Day and the Employee Treat Cart.

And the most popular post of all time? That came the day after the family of a patient set up a “Heroes Work Here” sign outside of University Hospital at the peak of the pandemic — a post that reached more than 93,000 people and was shared 573 times.

“That proves that the Facebook page is an important and popular way to recognize colleagues for going above and beyond in the incredible work they do every day,” Williams said.

How you can help

Williams and her team are always looking for more content to share to both recognize our employees and to share appropriate information and updates.

“The page is meant to be an informative, fun and a safe space for all employees to engage with one another,” said Williams. “And at the end of a long day, it sometimes helps to scroll back through recent posts — it helps you realize that you work at a special place with special people.”

If you have events/programs, team building activities, awards or any type of recognition that you’d like to share on Facebook, please email them to digitalsigns@med.umich.edu or headlines@med.umich.edu.

“While we love work-related posts, if you have done something extraordinary outside of work, let us know!” Williams said. “Because there’s so much more to our faculty and staff than what they do at work. And we’re here to celebrate that too.”

Click here to join more than 2,500 of your colleagues who follow the Employees @ Michigan Medicine Facebook page! 

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