Week in Review: Return-to-work strategies; Camp Little Victors — and more!

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

As you prepare for the Fourth of July, be sure to end your week with a bang by checking out some recent feature stories from Headlines!

There was a closer look at how managers are preparing for staff to return to the office — in some form or another — in mid-September. Employees also learned how they can give their kids a fun summertime experience through Camp Little Victors; Rewrite the Script shared a new way they are helping patients manage pain; and a patient detailed her recovery from a complex cancer procedure.

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

Leaders discuss how they are managing remote work/return-to-work strategies

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the Michigan Medicine workforce — and that impact will be felt for years to come. As many employees prepare to return to the office in some way in mid-September, thousands of managers are determining how remote working arrangements will successfully meld with organizational needs to optimize a flexible work environment. Click here for details!

Have you signed your kids up for Camp Little Victors?

From rainy day activities to kid-friendly recipes and fun science projects, experts from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital are creating a summer your kids will always remember. Camp Little Victors — which will run virtually for four weeks beginning July 19 — is now open for registration. Learn more about the program and how your children can participate. 

Aromatherapy offers non-pharmaceutical option for patients’ pain relief

Peppermint has been found to be useful for nausea or upset stomach. Ginger can aid in digestion and stomach aches. Citrus scents and lavender also have clinical benefits — and now, Michigan Medicine is beginning to offer aromatherapy as an option for patients to help manage their pain. Click through to see why Rewrite the Script is bringing non-pharmaceutical options to the organization.

Woman runs half-marathon on one-year anniversary of complex cancer surgery

A little more than a year ago, Robin Schroeder underwent a Whipple procedure — a complicated surgery to remove a tumor from her pancreas. A notoriously complex operation with a challenging recovery period, Schroeder is now thriving, having just run a half-marathon. Find out how team members at the Rogel Cancer Center helped Schroeder reach the finish line.

The Wrap is off this week, but will return next week. Click here to find all previous episodes of the employee podcast!