Week in Review: Your favorite destinations in Michigan; Youth Summit a huge success — and more!

May 27, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Are you ready for the long holiday weekend? Before you fire up the grill, be sure you take just a few minutes to get caught up on anything you may have missed in Headlines.

This week, faculty and staff shared their favorite places to visit across the state; the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion provided a recap of their first-ever Youth Summit; employees learned about a new approach to both performance Valuations and the engagement survey; and a specialized group of nurses outlined how they are helping patients better manage pain.

Find all that and more as part of the Week in Review:

‘Breathtakingly beautiful’: How faculty and staff enjoy their time in Pure Michigan

Eastern Market in Detroit … Leelanau State Park … Mackinac Island. These are just a few of your colleagues’ favorite places to visit around the state. Take a look at a complete list of more than two dozen sites that you can plan to check out during this year’s summer vacations!

Exposing kids to the ‘diversity of health care’: Inaugural Youth Summit a rousing success

Last weekend, more than 200 middle school students descended on Michigan Stadium for a day filled with fun and education. They were joined by representatives from 35 Michigan Medicine departments, who introduced them to a wide range of health care careers. Click through to learn more about the inaugural Youth Summit and why the event is so important for the community.

Organization taking new approach to Valuations, engagement survey results

June is a busy time of year, with the due date of performance Valuations coinciding with the end of the fiscal year — when budgets are being finalized and new plans implemented. With that in mind, the organization is changing how it is rolling out results from the annual employee engagement survey. Check out what is changing for 2022!

APS nursing team offers comfort, support while managing pain

Every patient experiences pain differently — and there are a plethora of different options for treating pain at Michigan Medicine. To help ease the pain of patients — and better support faculty and staff — the Acute Pain Service has created a team of nurses whose primary responsibility is providing pain relief. This story outlines how the team is already making inroads across the organization.   

Tackling the misperceptions and stigma around eating disorders

How much do you know about eating disorders and who they affect? In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, The Wrap employee podcast took a closer look at this important topic — and tackled some of the stigma and misperceptions around eating disorders. Take a listen via the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below!