Week in Review: Gifts of Art Employee Art Exhibition; celebrate your colleagues for their impressive work — and more!

November 18, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Before you start your preparations, be sure you feast on the plethora of stories that hit your inbox from Headlines this week.

There was a look back at this year’s Gifts of Art Employee Art Exhibition, which featured more than 70 pieces from nearly 50 different artists. Readers also learned how they could recognize their colleagues for the impressive work they do; Community Health Services shared how they are helping those facing homelessness and hunger in Washtenaw County; and the team behind a new consult service opened up about how it is improving care at Michigan Medicine.

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

Escape artist: Best in Show winner finds Gifts of Art Employee Art Exhibition to be unique, inspiring

Steven Scaglione has been interested in art his entire life. But only recently did he start experimenting with linoleum prints. That new hobby paid off in a big way recently, as the pediatric resident had his piece, “Five Liters (A Tough Problem)” named Best in Show in the Gifts of Art Employee Art Exhibition. Check out Scaglione’s story and see the rest of this year’s award winners!

Celebrate your colleagues and the ways they inspire you

Since its debut in 2020, nearly 69,000 Making a Difference awards have been submitted to the recognition platform at Michigan Medicine. On top of those awards, you can send coworkers e-cards and help them celebrate career milestones. Learn more about this important tool and how you can utilize it!

New consult service helping alleviate bias, discrimination at U-M Health

Five case managers help staff the Healthcare Equity Consult Service — a first-of-its-kind initiative that supports patients and families who feel their care is affected by bias or discrimination. Recently, Headlines sat down with these team members to discuss their roles, what they’ve seen so far and how faculty and staff can improve inequities in health care and access to care. See what they had to say.

Addressing ‘unique challenges’: How Community Health Service sis helping prevent homelessness and hunger

National Hunger and Homelessness Week is coming to a close. Headlines took the opportunity to feature three programs that are part of Community Health Services: the Housing Bureau for Seniors, Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels and the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools. All three look to support those who are experiencing hunger and homelessness.

Deadline approaching: Get your annual flu vaccine before Dec. 1

Don’t forget, all Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, learners and volunteers must be compliant with the organization’s flu vaccination policy by Dec. 1. Click here to learn more about the policy and where you can get your flu shot in the next couple of weeks.

The Wrap celebrates World Diabetes Day

Earlier this week was World Diabetes Day, which was the perfect chance to recognize the faculty, staff and learners who are working hard to improve the lives of those living with the disease.

The Wrap employee podcast also took the chance to dive deeper into the team behind the Caswell Diabetes institute and learn more about the transformative work that goes on there each day.

Check out the show via the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below!

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