Week in Review: PA Week, employee celebrates 50 years at Michigan Medicine — and more!

October 14, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This week, Headlines featured a long-time employee who has worked at Michigan Medicine for 50 years. Fortunately, it won’t take you a long time to get caught up on the rest of the week at Headlines thanks to the Week in Review!

Check it out below:

Marching to the beat of his own Drummer: Long-time employee exemplifies the ‘leaders and best’

Charles Drummer joined the Environmental Services team at Michigan Medicine in 1972. Ever since, he’s been a fixture at the hospital, brightening the day for patients, families and colleagues. As part of a preview of next week’s Service Awards ceremony — when hundreds will be honored for their dedication to the organization — read Drummer’s remarkable story.

Living our values: Physician assistants at U-M Health

PA Week officially ended on Oct. 12, and before it did, Headlines highlighted the valuable work performed by these incredible team members. In fact, the newsletter broke down these efforts by how they exemplify each of the organization’s core values: caring, inclusion, innovation, integrity and teamwork. Click here for details.

A constant state of Afib

Atrial fibrillation, or Afib, is a condition in which the heart beats irregularly. An estimated 6 million Americans have some form of Afib, which can lead to stroke and other complications. One of those patients, Kris Nicholoff, said Afib was impacting his quality of life — until he came to Michigan Medicine for treatment. Check out Nicholoff’s story and find out how our experts have given him renewed hope.

Student-led research shows effectiveness of Michigan Medicine’s COVID-19 telephone triage hotline

In the early days of COVID-19, the only thing that seemed to spread faster than the illness itself was fear. For many, even mild symptoms were cause to seek immediate answers. To help, Michigan Medicine created a triage hotline for COVID-19 screening — largely staffed by medical students. Learn more about this important work and the research that has come out of it!

The Wrap employee podcast was off this week, but don’t forget to get caught up on any episodes you may have missed, including last week’s show recorded in honor of Health Care Food Service Workers Week. Take a listen here.