Week in Review: Free gift for employees; what’s in your chuck-it bucket — and more!

January 14, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

It’s Friday! And while the recent surge of COVID-19 meant there was a lot of news shared in Headlines this week, the newsletter managed to have a little fun too.

That’s because readers learned about a gift of gratitude they can receive from the organization in honor of National Thank You Month, and your colleagues shared what they are leaving behind in 2021 in order to make 2022 a better year.

Find those stories and much more as part of the Headlines Week in Review!

All Michigan Medicine team members to receive gift of gratitude

All faculty and staff have until Jan. 31 to order a free gift — you choice of a Michigan Medicine-branded long-sleeved shirt or crew, hooded or zip-up sweatshirt. “This is just one small way we can express our gratitude for all that our teams do every day,” said Chief Human Resources Officer Deloris Hunt. Click through for details!

Focused on the future: Here’s what you’re leaving behind to make 2022 a better year

One colleague has vowed to leave clutter behind. Another is avoiding social media and instead spending their time reading and exercising. A third wants to get up from their desk and get moving more often! These are just a few of the things faculty and staff are putting in their “chuck-it bucket,” which is designed to help 2022 be a better year than 2021. Take a look at what others are leaving in the past!

Campaign to support employee recruitment kicks off this week

A few days ago, Michigan Medicine launched a new campaign to help attract the best and brightest to the organization. The initiative — which is an extension of the Michigan Answers brand campaign — includes billboards, social media ads, digital ads and more. Click here to check out a launch video and to learn more about the ongoing recruitment efforts.

U-M Health leaders: Rising COVID-19 hospitalizations include more children, strain resources

On Tuesday, Michigan Medicine leaders held a press conference to share that the latest COVID-19 surge is straining resources for health care workers. They also implored the community to take steps to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Watch the entire press conference to see what they had to say.

Amid the latest surge, U-M Health President David Miller, M.D., M.P.H., also joined The Wrap employee podcast to share his gratitude for Michigan Medicine faculty and staff. You can find the full discussion 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.