Recognizing team players during National Recognition Month

March 9, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees, ,

Approximately a 3-minute read

Key takeaways:

  • March is National Recognition Month and Michigan Medicine has a special program for recognition
  • Michigan Medicine’s Recognition Platform has reinforced colleagues recognizing each other for their accomplishment
  • Three Michigan Medicine employees were recognized by their colleagues for their special care and interactions with patients, families and fellow teammates. 

Each and every day, the work done at Michigan Medicine makes a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. Sometimes, we overlook that our actions also improve the experience our fellow colleagues have at Michigan Medicine. 

For decades, Michigan Medicine has been ranked one of the best places to work in the state. Over the past three years, the organization has also been designated one of the best places to work in the country. This is because of the dynamic, dedicated people who provide world-class care, perform ground-breaking research, and educate the next generation of experts.

To date, Michigan Medicine’s Recognition Platform has received over 82,000 submissions of gratitude. An overwhelming number of these celebrate the efforts colleagues make to help one another and Make Blue Go.

Doing what’s right for the team

Clayton Every, a pharmacy contract specialist, shared this about his supervisor, pharmacy contracting manager Cindy Gillespie: “Since Cindy joined the business operations team last year, she has been a wealth of knowledge. She has led the contracting team into new territory and has been a great leader for the teams under her direction. We can always depend on her for help, direction, and bringing a positive, can-do attitude in even the worst situations.” 

Members of Michigan Medicine’s social work and patient support team, senior social worker Rebecca Shriberg celebrated her colleague, social worker supervisor Michele Brown, stating: “Always a professional and team player, Rebecca stepped up to assist our Research colleagues in learning a MiChart tool which will help streamline referrals into our Psych Research programs. And, on an afternoon with unexpectedly short staffing, Rebecca added to her busy afternoon and managed a patient crisis, helping to prevent an adverse event. We are truly grateful to have Rebecca and her skills as part of our care team.”

Carrie Covington, an administrative manager on the Taubman medical specialties team, recognized medical assistant Shannan Stiltner for going above and beyond on behalf of the nephrology team. She stated: “Shannan helped nephrology to continuously meet the Adult BP recheck focus measure for FY23. For the month of February, nephrology came in first place at 99%! What an amazing accomplishment! Thank you for your unending support with this body of work. We applaud your work and thank you for steering your entire team.”

Recognize excellence today!

We are at the beginning of National Recognition Month. Please continue to share your appreciation and gratitude with your colleagues via human resources’ Recognition Platform and be on the lookout for more stories of excellence in the coming weeks!

In case you missed it…

Last week, two members of the Michigan Medicine Recognition Program joined The Wrap employee podcast to discuss Recognition Month. Watch on YouTube or on your favorite podcast streaming platform.