Week in Review: Virtual Art Fair, 8C earns PRISM Award — and more!

July 16, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Art was on everyone’s mind this week, with the opening of the Ann Arbor Art Fair and with Headlines publishing the second annual Michigan Medicine Virtual Art Fair! From cookie canvases to abstract art, colleagues showed off their skills in impressive ways.

Before that, 8C painted a picture of how they earned the prestigious PRISM Award — which honors med-surg units for sustained excellence. There was also information on how coworkers are weaving racial justice into education and clinical practice; and the organization shared how it draws on partnerships and affiliations to provide care to as many patients as possible across Michigan.

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

Creative colleagues show off their work in second annual virtual art fair

Whether it’s painting a watercolor landscape, taking photos, quilting or composing music, Michigan Medicine faculty and staff have a lot to be proud of outside their work at the academic medical center. Click here to check out dozens of pieces of art created by your colleagues as part of the second annual Michigan Medicine Virtual Art Fair!

Hospital unit first in state to earn PRISM Award

Congratulations to 8C, which recently became the first unit in the state of Michigan to receive the distinguished PRISM Award for its dedication to creating and sustaining a healthy work environment for staff and providing exemplary care for patients. Read more about this honor and all the hard work that went into achieving it!

Diversity Means More: Team implements initiatives that integrate health justice, intersectionality into education and clinical practice

Michigan Medicine aims to prepare the next generation of health care professionals with best practices and expertise to demonstrate equitable patient care. To reach that goal, teams are integrating health justice, intersectionality and other vital concepts into education and clinical practice. Click through for more information about these topics and how they are being taught within the organization.

The right care, at the right time, in the right place

From local partnerships in Chelsea and Ann Arbor to ones in western and mid-Michigan, the organization is working together with other hospitals and health centers to expand its reach. But this isn’t a recent phenomenon — in fact, it’s been decades since the organization began serving patients outside the main medical campus. Learn why these affiliations and partnerships are so important!

Want even more on 8C and their award-winning efforts? Clinical nurse specialist LaToya Freeman joined The Wrap employee podcast to discuss the PRISM Award and all of the unit’s wellness initiatives. Check it out via the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below.

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