Week in Review: Teenage skier eyes slopes after traumatic injury; summer heat tips — and more!

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

The Fourth of July has come and gone and summer is in full swing! That’s why Headlines gave faculty and staff a number of tips that will help keep them safe during the warmest months of the year.

Also this week, there was the inspiring story of a teenage ski racer who has been aided by Michigan Medicine experts in his recovery from a serious car crash, and the U-M Health Facilities Department shared the wide-ranging work they perform on a daily basis.

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

Summer plans still ahead? Stay safe with these cool tips

Planning a visit to the Ann Arbor Art Fair next week? How about a camping trip up north or just a quick jaunt to the Lake Michigan beaches? No matter what your summer plans are, you’ll want to be sure to keep yourself and your friends and family as safe as possible with these summer safety tips from Michigan Medicine colleagues.

Teenage ski racer walks again, eyeing slopes after traumatic car crash

For 12 days following a vicious car crash, 17-year-old Anders McCarthy was in a coma. For 32 days, he was in the ICU. For 100 days, he was an inpatient at Mott. Today, the ski racer is back home and looking to get back on the slopes — all thanks to the teamwork, caring and commitment of the organization’s faculty and staff. Check out McCarthy’s incredible story.

Meet Michigan Medicine: U-M Health Facilities Department

In order to carry out the organization’s mission of advancing health to serve Michigan and the world, employees must have an environment that meets their needs 24/7. Charged with ensuring that such a goal becomes a reality is the U-M Health Facilities Department. Learn more about this integral team whose work helps coworkers’ achieve “the daily miracles that touch so many of us.”

Do you know what it’s like to be a summer intern at Michigan Medicine? Find out straight from the source, as three interns joined The Wrap employee podcast this week to share their experiences and reflect on why such opportunities are so important. This week’s episode was also hosted by a special guest host — who happens to be a former intern himself!

Check it out via the YouTube video above or media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open this story in a new browser or find The Wrap on your personal device to take a listen.