Week in Review: 5B earns PRISM Award; Get ready for Pause Month — and more!

July 15, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

It’s award season at Headlines! This week, the employee newsletter highlighted 5B at University Hospital, which recently won the prestigious PRISM Award recognizing elite medical-surgical units. Mott nurse Courtney Meagher was also celebrated with an honor from the Michigan Hospital & Health Association for speaking up for safety. 

Also this week, Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., announced the return of “Pause Month” in August, when team members are encouraged to limit meetings and subsequent workloads; and employees learned about mandatory implicit bias training designed to make Michigan Medicine more inclusive.

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

5B receives prestigious PRISM Award

The PRISM Award recognizes medical-surgical units with exemplary performance in effective leadership, recruitment and retention, evidence-based practice, positive patient outcomes, a healthy environment, and lifelong learning of staff members. Recently, 5B at UH earned the award, becoming just the second unit in the state — and at Michigan Medicine — to earn the honor. Click for details!

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital nurse recognized for speaking up for safety

Congratulations to Courtney Meagher, R.N., who recently earned a Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. She was honored for her diligence in caring for a ptient who accidentally removed their tracheostomy tube. Learn how Meagher’s efforts displayed HRO principles and high safety standards that ensure top quality care for children.

Ready for August Pause Month? Read these four steps to reduce meetings and relieve stress

Review and rethink your priorities … make sure your meetings have a pre-determined purpose … these are just two ways you can take advantage of Pause Month in August, when faculty and staff are encouraged to find time to reflect and recharge. Check out more tips that will help you make the most of this now-annual tradition at Michigan Medicine.

Michigan Medicine prioritizes belonging through implicit bias training

Building Toward Belong: Implicit Bias Training is the first in a series of mandatory trainings on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. So far, the sessions have proven highly successful, with more than 90% of the participants saying that they have learned at least one strategy for reducing implicit bias in the work that they do. Click through for more on the program and how you can participate!

Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute on the cutting-edge of research, care

The Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute provides leadership, coordination and resources to enhance diabetes-related work at U-M. This important institute is spearheaded by faculty and staff who are transforming how those with diabetes are treated —both at Michigan Medicine and around the world. 

Recently, two faculty members from CDI joined The Wrap employee podcast to discuss their roles and the latest research surrounding diabetes. Check out their discussion via the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below!