Week in Review: Happy New Year, poinsettias bring cheer to patients — and more!

January 7, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Headlines rang in the new year in a big way, asking readers what they planned to leave behind in 2021, and providing tips and resources to help create lasting lifestyles changes in 2022.

There was also a brief look back at the holiday season, as team members delivered poinsettia plants to hundreds of adult inpatients. And the newsletter looked ahead as it outlined a new image-sharing system that will help improve care and clinical practices at Michigan Medicine.

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

Happy New Year! What’s in your chuck-it bucket as you look ahead to 2022?

Sometimes, the best way to celebrate a new year is to focus on what you’re planning to leave behind in the previous year. That’s the idea behind Headlines’ chuck-it bucket. The newsletter wants to know what you are bidding farewell to in 2022. Is it negativity? Social media? Junk food? No matter what it is, email it to headlines@med.umich.edu. Find more details here.

What are your expectations for 2022? None? Cool, we’re on the same page.

If you’re struggling to fill your chuck-it bucket, check out this story that ran just a couple of days later. It is full of ideas and tips to make sure you thrive over the next 12 months — such as focusing on small changes and habits as opposed to resolutions, which can be difficult to sustain.

Poinsettias bring cheer to adult hospital patients

Just prior to Christmas, more than 850 poinsettia plants were delivered to adult inpatients at Michigan Medicine. The plants were donated by faculty, staff, learners and friends of the organization. Click through for a photo gallery from the delivery and to see how it brought smiles to the faces of those in the hospital over the holidays!

Improved image sharing to improve care at Michigan Medicine

Later this month, the organization will implement Clinical Enterprise Imaging — or CEI — which is designed to improve the display and sharing of radiology and other types of images across Michigan Medicine. In the end, the project will improve overall care with a more reliable, streamlined system. Learn more here.

The 2022 season of The Wrap employee podcast kicks off next week! Before it does, go back and get caught up on any episodes you may have missed, including a special Year in Review show that ran over the holidays.