Week in Review: America’s Thanksgiving Parade, patient survives after her heart stops more than 25 times – and more!

December 2, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Thanksgiving may be over, but giving thanks was still the theme at Headlines in recent days. For instance, readers got a closer look at the float in America’s Thanksgiving Parade that recognized the incredible teams that make Mott the No. 1 children’s hospital in Michigan.

A patient also thanked the faculty and staff who helped save her life after her heart stopped more than 25 times, and two teams shared how they thank their colleagues and enhance employee engagement.  

For all that and more, here’s the Week in Review:

Did you see the Mott float in America’s Thanksgiving Parade?

A colorful, double-flatbed float paraded down Woodward Avenue in Detroit last week, accompanied by dozens of faculty and staff from Mott. It was the first time Mott had a custom-branded float in the parade. Check out photos from the event, which one participant called “an amazing experience!”

Her heart stopped more than 25 times. ECMO saved her life.

After a major heart attack and treatment at her local hospital, April Hogan needed specialized care in order to survive. So she was transferred to U-M Health, where she was immediately placed on ECMO and eventually underwent a heart transplant. Check out details of the incredible journey for the 39-year-old who was saved by your dedicated colleagues. 

Teamwork + fun + inclusion: A recipe for success

The idea of improving engagement can be overwhelming. However, bringing together the elements of teamwork, respect, heartfelt appreciation and recognition will lead the way to a happier, more engaged team. That’s the experience of the pediatric medical specialties contact center and acute hemodialysis unit. Learn about their impressive efforts! 

Check in on your FY23 Valuation

December has arrived, meaning we’re already nearly halfway through the fiscal year! Now is the perfect time to check in on how you are progressing with your FY23 Valuation. Click here for tips, tools and resources that will help you move closer to your individual goals and stay on track with your development plans.

New Parents and Caregivers on the Frontlines podcast now available

The next installment of the podcast series, “Parents and Caregivers on the Frontlines,” is here! The latest episode focuses on the challenges of parenting for those who are early in their careers at Michigan Medicine. Learn best practices and life hacks from a faculty member who has been through the rigors – and find out how you can find the support you need.

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