Week in Review: Mott named top children’s hospital in Michigan; 12 East earns Beacon Award — and more!

June 17, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

It was a week to celebrate at Michigan Medicine. Over the past few days, Headlines has featured C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital being named the top children’s hospital in the state by U.S. News & World Report; 12 East earning a prestigious Beacon Gold Award; and the organization honoring Black lives and achievements through its Juneteenth Symposium.

There was also a heartwarming story of a pediatric patient who is thriving today thanks to the expertise of colleagues across the organization.

In case you missed any of that, here’s the Headlines Week in Review:

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital ranked No. 1 children’s hospital in Michigan by U.S. News & World Report

The faculty and staff at Mott continue to amaze! Thanks to their commitment and dedication, Mott earlier this week was named the top children’s hospital in the state by U.S. News & World Report. A number of specialties were also nationally ranked by the publication. Click here for details!

Mott 12 East team receives prestigious Beacon Gold Award

Congratulations to the team on 12 East at Mott, which recently received the Beacon Gold Award! The award honors hospital units that “set the standard for excellence in patient care environments by collecting and using evidence-based information to improve patient outcomes, patient and staff satisfaction, and credibility with consumers.” Learn more about this incredible honor!

U-M honors Black liberation and excellence with Juneteenth Symposium Celebration

The university and Michigan Medicine are celebrating, educating and inspiring the lives and contributions of Black, African and Indigenous people of color through it’s ongoing Juneteenth Symposium Celebration. The symposium leads into Juneteenth, which was made a federal holiday last year. Check out this story for a full rundown of the event.

A post-surgical nightmare turned ‘miracle’

In the words of 4-year-old Max Weigel, “I went to sleep and woke up without any words.” That’s because he had suffered a massive stroke following surgery for two congenital heart defects. Fortunately, Max was right where he needed to be — at Michigan Medicine. Click through to see how the organization’s experts helped guide Max and his family through their medical challenges.

The Wrap employee podcast was off this week but will return next week with a closer look at 12 East, the team that recently earned the Beacon Gold Award! If you want to get caught up on any previous episodes (including last week’s look at how Michigan Medicine Security is keeping everyone safe), click here.