Week in Review: Mott, Von Voigtlander kick off holiday season; Jeff Desmond, M.D., reflects on nearly 30 years at Michigan Medicine – and more!

December 9, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

A busy week has come to an end at Headlines! There was a look back at festive holiday parties at Mott and Von Voigtlander hospitals. Chief Medical Officer Jeff Desmond, M.D., also took a look back at his career on the eve of his retirement; readers learned about one unit that has built a positive culture among its team members; and the high reliability team recapped all of the HRO tools that have improved work across the organization. 

Here’s the latest:

Mott and Von Voigtlander kick off the holiday season!

Last Thursday, Mott kicked off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony and calendar signing by a number of Little Victors. That was followed up by a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and an employee recognition event. Here’s a closer look at the happy celebrations from recent days!

Chief Medical Officer Jeff Desmond, M.D., reflects on nearly 30 years at Michigan Medicine

Jeff Desmond, M.D., began his career at Michigan Medicine in 1993 as a lecturer in the Department of Surgery. Today, he is set to retire after stints as the organization’s chief medical officer and director of clinical quality. Desmond sat down with The Wrap employee podcast to reflect on his career and describe how medicine has changed in the three decades he’s been on campus.

You can check out the conversation by taking a look at the podcast via YouTube at the top of this page or the media player below.

Appreciative Inquiry case study shows guide to positive workplace culture at Michigan Medicine

The Michigan Medicine Wellness Office is using a process called Appreciative Inquiry (AI), a tool that focuses on teams at their best. The office identified a clinical unit that scored highly in terms of well-being and culture on the latest employee engagement survey, and interviewed team members to find out what they did well and how that could be applied to other areas of the organization. Click here for their findings.

Better together: Strengthening relationships one tool at a time
For the past year, the high reliability team has been helping us do our jobs better – no matter what our role is at Michigan Medicine. The team has provided us with an HRO Tool of the Month, including things such as three-way repeat back, validate and verify, relationship skills and more. Click through to learn how these important tools are enhancing patient care, education and research at Michigan Medicine.

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