A message from Michigan Medicine leaders: Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

As we enter the holiday season, it is a time for us to pause and reflect on what is most important and valued in both our professional and personal lives. While we began the year with optimism, 2021 presented many challenges for our teams. It is with the deepest gratitude that we express our appreciation for your contributions to solving many new problems and achieving many significant milestones.

Despite the multiple surges of the pandemic and current challenges such as staffing, we have persevered in our teamwork and innovation, a true reflection of how we practice our core values every day. The academic medical center continues to serve our communities, through excellent patient care, innovative research and medical education and training. The ability for us to continue advancing our missions, which is absolutely due to your efforts and expertise, has been nothing short of tremendous. On behalf of the entire leadership team at Michigan Medicine, thank you for being a part of our team and for all you do.

We acknowledge that the past months and years have taken their toll, and many of us are drained. We hope that the holidays, whenever you may celebrate them, allow the time and space for rest, renewal, and finding joy with your loved ones. Particularly for those working on the front lines over Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend, thank you for your commitment to our patients and our mission of advancing care for Michigan and the world.

We wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving with family and friends.

With gratitude,

Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, University of Michigan Medical School
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs
CEO, Michigan Medicine

Steven L. Kunkel, Ph.D.
Executive Vice Dean for Research, Medical School
Chief Scientific Officer, Michigan Medicine

Nancy May, D.N.P, RN-BC, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chief Nurse Executive, U-M Health

David C. Miller, M.D., M.P.H.
President, U-M Health
Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, Medical School

Debra F. Weinstein, M.D.
Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Medical School
Chief Academic Officer, Michigan Medicine


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