Week in Review: Staff members make dream wedding come true; resident helps deliver baby boy on flight — and more!

February 11, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Before you get ready for the Super Bowl this weekend, be sure to get caught up on some super stories that ran in Headlines over the past few days!

For instance, there was the remarkable story of team members who planned a marriage proposal — and then a wedding — for a patient with terminal cancer and her fiancé. There was also the tale of a dermatology resident who assisted a passenger on a transcontinental flight as she gave birth to a health baby boy. Readers learned about a specialty pharmacist who focuses on pain management and, finally, there was a rundown on how high reliability skills have been crucial during the pandemic.

In case you missed anything, here’s the Week in Review!

Care team makes couple’s dream come true in less than 48 hours

When a patient was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, it changed everything. That reality was made even more difficult because her boyfriend had planned to propose to her on an upcoming trip. When Michigan Medicine team members found that out, they sprang into action — making it possible for the boyfriend to propose marriage and then setting up a wedding in the University Hospital Courtyard. Just a few days before Valentine’s Day, click here for this heartwarming story.

Dermatology resident delivers child on transcontinental flight

On a flight from Ghana to the U.S., Stephen Ansah-Addo answered a call over the loudspeaker for a medical professional. That’s because a woman had gone into labor midway through the nearly 11-hour flight. Learn how the Michigan Medicine dermatology resident came to the passenger’s aid and helped deliver a healthy baby boy.

New pharmacy specialist role targets pain management

As the organization continues to find new and innovative ways to help patients manage pain, they have introduced a new specialist to the team — a full-time pain management clinical pharmacist. Meet Jillian DiClemente and find out how her role is making things easier for patients and physicians alike.

Thriving and surviving: How one initiative came at the right time

The pandemic has made daily work life more challenging — from ever-changing policies and protocols to more virtual meetings and communication. Fortunately, the universal skills introduced through the organization’s journey to high reliability have helped Michigan Medicine not only survive, but thrive during COVID-19. Click through to learn more.

Addiction and the stigma surrounding it is a topic that often goes unspoken in people’s personal and professional lives. But that needs to change in order for those dealing with the disease to get the help they need.

Check out the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast for an emotional look at addiction stigma and for details of a special upcoming event — entitled “We Can Be Heroes” — which will be held at the Michigan Theater and is aimed at helping those in need.

You can find the episode 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 search for The Wrap on your personal device to take a listen.