Week in Review: Lunar New Year; 4C earns Gold Beacon Award – and more!

January 27, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Happy Friday! In case you missed anything while digging out from this week’s snowstorm, the Headlines Week in Review is coming to the rescue.

Here’s what was featured over the past few days in the employee newsletter:

Happy Lunar New Year!

The Spring Festival – or Lunar New Year – is underway, ushering in the Year of the Rabbit. To kick off the week, Headlines taught readers all about the holiday, including the fact that it is celebrated by approximately 20 percent of the world’s population. Check out other fun facts and how you can celebrate on campus this upcoming weekend!

University Hospital 4C celebrates Gold Beacon Award

Congratulations to the 4C Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery step-down unit at University Hospital! This impressive team earned a Gold Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, becoming one of only 168 units nationwide to currently hold the honor. Click here for more on this important recognition.

How stories have the power to heal and transform

Rana Awdish, M.D., has quite the story to tell. After a life-threatening experience during her fellowship, she has devoted her medical career to emphasizing empathetic, coordinated career. In May, Awdish will address the graduating class of the U-M Medical School at their commencement story. Learn Awdish’s story and the values she will try to pass on to the next generation of doctors.

Go Blue. Live Green: Michigan Medicine deepens commitment to sustainability

Michigan Medicine has long been an active advocate for improving environmental sustainability and stewardship of earth resources. Soon, the organization will launch new initiatives and programs that will deepen this commitment – and you will be asked to play your part. Take a closer look at these plans, which are designed to protect our most valuable resources.  

The Wrap employee podcast was off this week. That should give you plenty of time to get caught up on any episode you may have missed, including last week’s show, which taught listeners and viewers all about the FRIENDS Gift Shops and how they impact programs across Michigan Medicine!