Week in Review: Adult Hospital colleagues make a difference; emergency physician assists in Ukraine — and more!

August 26, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

TGIF! Be sure you head into the weekend all caught up on everything that’s happening at Michigan Medicine.

Over the past few days, Headlines readers learned who has been making a difference for patients, families and colleagues at the Adult Hospitals. A former army medic — and current U-M Health emergency physician — also shared how he has helped train caregivers during the Ukraine War; safety coaches outlined their role in creating a high reliability culture at Michigan Medicine; and Detroit high school students were given first-hand experience with health care careers thanks to the Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

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

Adult Hospital teams make a difference in patient care

Earlier this month, the Adult Hospitals achieved their highest ranking in overall patient care, based on the Press Ganey Adult Inpatient Survey. When you look closer at the work of faculty and staff, it becomes very clear as to why. Click here to see who has been honored with Making a Difference awards for impacting patient care at University Hospital and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

Former army medic turned emergency physician offers training, care during Ukraine War

Amid the horror of war, health care workers in Ukraine have worked long hours providing lifesaving care that followed the principles of trauma life support — with training from a former army medic who now practices in Michigan. Check out the story of U-M Health emergency physician Florian Schmitzberger, M.D., M.S., who has provided humanitarian aid and training in the war-torn nation.

Touching down 34 miles from Detroit

The Frankel Cardiovascular Center is doing its best to diversify the future generation of health care professionals. With that in mind, the CVC’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Wellbeing Committee brought Detroit Cody High School students to campus to learn about careers in health care. Click through for more on this important program!

Coaching ‘em up: How safety coaches are improving the culture at Michigan Medicine

Most employees have taken universal skills training as Michigan Medicine moves along its journey of becoming a highly reliable organization. Now, there is a group of dedicated staff members who are ensuring the skills learned in those training sessions are utilized every day. Find out more about safety coaches, their vital role in the organization, and how you can become one in your area!

Safety first: Hear first-hand from a Michigan Medicine safety coach on their important work

The Wrap employee podcast got into the safety spirit this week as well. To look closer at the work of safety coaches and how they are improving the culture at Michigan Medicine, coach Debbie Kollar joined the show for an in-depth discussion. Check it out via the YouTube video at the top of the page or find an audio-only version via the media player below.

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