Week in Review: Valentine’s Day at Mott; building a culture of recognition – and more!

February 17, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

It’s Friday! Here are all the stories you may have missed during a busy week at Headlines:

A message from Michigan Medicine leaders

In the wake of the recent tragedy at Michigan State, the organization’s leaders sent out a note of compassion and empathy to all those affected, including many at Michigan Medicine. There was also a note of gratitude to the health care professionals who stepped up at Sparrow during this difficult event. Click here for the team’s complete message

Spreading the love of reading in Mott and welcoming the newest valentines in Von Voigtlander

Tuesday was Valentine’s Day, and team members certainly got into the spirit at Mott and Von Voigtlander. Check out photos from the festive day, when patients within Mott received cards and teddy bears with special-edition t-shirts to celebrate the holiday, while those at Von Voigtlander were treated with cards, roses and a vase. 

Building a culture of recognition at Michigan Medicine

Since it launched in late 2020, more than 70,000 Making a Difference Awards and thousands of e-cards have been distributed through the Michigan Medicine Recognition Platform. These tools give employees the opportunity to recognize the work team members perform every day. Learn about the positive effects that use of the platform has had on areas across the organization! 

Introducing CARES, a group of Mott social workers who are addressing food insecurity

A group of pediatric social workers have been instrumental in easing hunger insecurity at Michigan Medicine for patients and their families. Now, the CARES committee has a stocked food pantry and organized two food pickups in recent months on the main medical campus. Find out more about their work and how they’re positively impacting families.

How can genetic research impact the care you receive or deliver?

Do you have genetic factors that make you at higher risk of certain diseases? And if so, how can providers use that information to inform treatment options? 

Learn all about that, the important genetic research taking place at Michigan Medicine, and a new tool that will help providers implement better patient care, on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast. Check it out via YouTube at the top of the page or the media player below!