Week in Review: Celebrating Valentine’s Day; Michigan Medicine gold medalists — and more!

February 18, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Valentine’s week was full of heartwarming stories at Headlines! On the holiday itself, readers heard from cardiac patients who have received exceptional care at Michigan Medicine. A few days later, there was a photo gallery of Valentine’s Day celebrations across campus. Finally, faculty and staff were recognized for their outstanding work in recent months and the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit shared how they are improving their culture and care.

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

Take heart: Michigan Medicine cardiac patients share their stories

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, patients at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center shared how they’ve been shown the love by faculty and staff as they received cardiac care. Whether it was open-heart surgery, a heart transplant or heart failure, find out how team members have helped patients thrive in the wake of health scares.

Sharing the love on Valentine’s Day at Michigan Medicine

If you were working or healing in a hospital or clinic on Monday, you were shown the love on Valentine’s Day. For example, patients at Mott were gifted teddy bears and valentine’s cards, women in the Birth Center received roses, and faculty and staff at UH were presented with a fresh carnation that they could keep or pass on to others. Check out all the unique celebrations!  

They’re golden: Colleagues honor peers for outstanding work at Michigan Medicine

As the Olympics wind down, it was the perfect time to crown “gold medalists” within the organization. Faculty and staff nominated their colleagues for the award — providing them with recognition for the incredible work they have bene carrying out in recent months. Click here for a look at nearly 300 staff members who were honored by their peers.

Coming together, improving care: One unit’s story of triumph

The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) is a 10-bed adult unit with specialized care for patients with all forms of cardiac disease. Recently, the team initiated several projects to improve quality and safety on the unit. From enhanced communication to standardized rounding and more, the results of their efforts speak for themselves. Learn more about their work impressive here.

This week’s employee podcast stayed with the “heart” theme by focusing on heart health and how you can protect yours. Hear from a Michigan Medicine expert and learn tips and resources that will help you manage your heart health by checking out the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below.

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