Week in Review: Pause for Well-being Challenge; Primary Care Week — and more!

October 8, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This week, Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., challenged everyone to shorten their meetings by 10 meetings, allowing for a chance to recharge during the workday.

Headlines is also here to make your day easier. In just a few minutes, you’ll be able to get caught up on anything you may have missed earlier this week.

For instance, there was a feature on the Department of Family Medicine (in honor of Primary Care Week), a conversation with PFANS Director Erica Raymond for Health Care Food Service Workers Week and the launch of Quality Month.

Here’s the latest!

Wellness Wednesday: What can you do in 10 minutes or less?

Turning a one-hour meeting into one that is only 50 minutes can help you accomplish more than you think. It gives you a chance to go for a walk, grab a snack, or simply pause and reflect. And all of that can help you refocus and lessen your burnout throughout the day. Click here to learn why those breaks are so important!

Meet Michigan Medicine: Department of Family Medicine

The first full week of October is a busy one at Michigan Medicine. Not only did it kick off Quality Month, as mentioned above, but it’s also Primary Care Week. In celebration, Headlines gave readers an inside look at the Department of Family Medicine, an impressive group that provides care to patients throughout their lifespan.

Diet, nutrition prove vital to a patient’s health and healing

Early October also marks Health Care Food Service Workers Week! With that in mind, the newsletter caught up with the new director of Patient Food and Nutrition Services, Erica Raymond, M.S., R.D.N. Raymond discussed her role, the importance of nutrition when it comes to healing, and the challenges her team has faced during the pandemic. Here’s what she had to say!

Building our BASE: Quality Month celebrates those performing vital work toward U-M Health priorities

Last week, U-M Health President David Miller, M.D., announced a framework for the organization’s strategic priorities. This October — which is designated as Quality Month — projects that align with those priorities are grabbing the spotlight. Check out a breakdown of important quality work taking place around Michigan Medicine and a rundown of Quality Month events that you can plan on attending in the weeks ahead.  

The Wrap employee podcast also turned its focus to Quality Month! Hear from two members of the Quality Month committee, who discuss upcoming events and some of the projects that will be presented at various events throughout the month.

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.