Week in Review: Security welcomes new K-9s; Ramadan begins – and more!

March 24, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Happy Friday! It was a celebratory week at Headlines, beginning with Michigan Medicine Security celebrating the arrival of two new K-9s, Maizy and Loken.

On top of that, the newsletter celebrated March Madness by asking who the MVPs and superstars are in your area; there was insight into Ramadan, a holy month celebrated by Muslims in our community; nurses celebrated a year since they achieved Magnet redesignation; and the Office of Development celebrated gifts large and small that are fueling programs across the organization.

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

New K-9 teams help reduce anxiety and risk at U-M Health

Have you heard the pitter patter of paws in your area lately? If so, you’ve probably met one of Michigan Medicine’s newest team members! Security has added Maizy and Loken, K-9s who are helping keep the organization as safe as possible. Learn more about these furry friends.

March Madness has its MVPs – and so does Michigan Medicine

In just a matter of days, the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments will be down to their Final Four. And the teams that make it will have done so with a mix of teamwork, commitment and yes, a few superstars. It’s just the formula that works at Michigan Medicine, too. Click here to find out how you can nominate your colleagues as MVPs for the work they do every day!

Ramadan begins: Here’s what you need to know

Ramadan – the holy month of fasting and worship for Muslims around the world – is underway. And Michigan Medicine is offering a number of resources for team members, patients and families who are observing the holiday. Click through for more on this important time of year and how you can best support those around you.

Making us Magnet: How nurses are shining bright across Michigan Medicine

Last March, the organization learned that it had achieved Magnet designation for the second time. The distinction is considered the highest honor in nursing and it is achieved by only 10 percent of U.S. hospitals. Since then, nurses have proven why the distinction was given. Check out examples of the incredible work they are doing both at the academic medical center and beyond.

Generous donors fueling programs across Michigan Medicine

In the first half of FY23, the Michigan Medicine Office of Development has brought in more than $110 million in gifts from donors big and small. All of those funds are sparking vital programs and initiatives across the organization. This story highlights just some of these donations and who is benefiting from the kindness and generosity.

It’s Healthcare Equity Month!

There’s another celebration that kicked off this week, Healthcare Equity Month! The next few weeks are designed to raise awareness, encourage action and showcase Michigan Medicine- and U-M-led efforts around systemic health care inequities experienced by historically marginalized and underrepresented groups. 

The Wrap employee podcast got into the spirit of the month with the help of two faculty members who are spearheading important events. Check out this important episode – and enter the weekly trivia contest – via the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below!