Week in Review: Caring for Fido; You make a difference — and more!

October 29, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Halloween is just a couple days away, so be sure to treat yourself to some sweet stories from the past week at Headlines!

For instance, there was a closer look at a multidisciplinary group studying how to best care for the pets of hospitalized patients; faculty and staff were recognized for carrying out the organization’s core values; a team shared how they are helping young patients with cancer; and a vital program is helping those who are dealing with infant and newborn loss.

In case you missed any of these stories, here’s the Week in Review:

Who cares for Fido when you suddenly become hospitalized?

It’s a problem that occurs frequently: A patient in the hospital tells their clinician that they need to get home as soon as possible to care for their pets. But what happens when that desire to get home potentially impacts quality of care? A group at Michigan Medicine is studying that dilemma — and trying to come up with a plan to help care for pets whose caregivers are hospitalized. Learn more about this team’s work.

You make a difference

Every day at Michigan Medicine, employees carry out the organization’s core values of caring, integrity, innovation, inclusion and teamwork. Click here to check out examples of faculty and staff who did just that over the past few weeks and earned a Making a Difference award for their efforts.

Meet the team that’s changing cancer experiences for teenagers, young adults

Only about 5% of cancers are diagnosed in those under 40 years old. But for that group, such a diagnosis can be scary and isolating. That’s why a team of experts at Mott and the Rogel Cancer Center have come together to form the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program. Click through for a Q&A with members of the program who explain why it’s so important.

‘It’s being a part of a group no one wants to be a part of’

Lilly Pritula and her wife Rachel experienced the unimaginable in 2018, when they experienced a stillbirth with their son at 38 weeks. Fortunately, the pair has found support through the Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Support Group, which has proven to be instrumental in the healing process. In honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, find out more about this invaluable program.

Last week, Headlines readers learned all about REACT Training, a security exercise designed to help health care workers who travel to patient homes stay as safe as possible. Now, you can learn even more about the program — and other Michigan Medicine Security initiatives — on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast!

Check it out via the YouTube video at the top of the page 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!