Week in Review: Care at Home, Thanksgiving Day parade — and more!

December 3, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Faculty and staff paraded into the spotlight as the calendar flipped to December this week.

That’s because Headlines readers were provided with a look back at America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit, which featured Mott and Von Voigtlander employees for the first time. Then, team members shared how they are carrying out the Care at Home initiative, a program designed to provide hospital-level care to patients in the comfort of their own home. Finally, colleagues were asked to give insight into how they are managing work-life balance as parents working in health care.

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

Faculty, staff shine at Thanksgiving Day parade

More than 20 employees marched alongside a float that included Mott’s mascot, Motty, and the Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences choir as Michigan Medicine participated in Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day parade last week. It was the first time Michigan Medicine took part in the parade. Check out a photo gallery from the memorable event!

Care at Home combines hospital-level care with benefits of home

Eligible patients are now able to receive nurse and physician visits — plus a wide array of tests, treatment and monitoring — all from the comfort of their home. Those services are provided through Care at Home, the U-M Health Initiative of the Year, which is helping to increase bed capacity in the hospitals and reduce emergency room utilization and readmissions. Learn more about the program here.

Are you a parent working in health care? Share your story!

As the end of the year is approaching, many parents are gearing up for the holidays or planning activities during their children’s school break. Whatever this season looks like for you, the Wellness Office is collecting stories from parents at Michigan Medicine. The purpose is to create a lasting resource for anyone who is balancing the journey of parenthood with a career in medicine. Find out how you can participate.

The Wrap employee podcast was still on Thanksgiving break this week, but take a look at the most recent episode, previewing next month’s Magnet redesignation site visit, by clicking here.