Week in Review: Dispelling myths about palliative care; Youth Summit coming next month — and more!

April 28, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

What a week it’s been! Across the organization, team members have been celebrating Patient Experience Week and Earth Week. And Headlines got into the spirit for both occasions. 

On top of that, the newsletter ran stories about a new mobile monitoring system that is enhancing safety and care; readers learned about the upcoming Youth Summit that will expose the next generation of health care leaders to potential careers; and palliative care team members shared what goes into their important work.

In case you missed anything, here’s the latest!

We are Better Together: Celebrating patient experience at Michigan Medicine

Today is the last day of Patient Experience Week, when the organization recognizes all the work and commitment that goes into making sure patients and families have an ideal experience at Michigan Medicine. Click here for resources and tools that will help you impact the patient experience moving forward.

Mobile monitoring system transforms bedside care

New streaming telemetry technology is allowing care team members to access data from cardiac monitors and all connected bedside devices on workstations, PCs, phones and tablets. Learn more about the Sickbay™ clinical platform and how it is “a real game changer” across U-M Health.

Dispelling the myths behind palliative care

When you think of palliative care, what do you think of? Many think it’s another name for hospice. Or that it’s just for cancer patients. But those are both incorrect. Check out six myths about palliative care — and learn the truth — thanks to team members who gave insight into their daily work.

‘The best day of school I’ve ever had’: How the Youth Summit is inspiring the next generation

The Youth Summit at the Big House returns next month. Hosted by the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion and Graduate Medical Education, the event will take place at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, May 20. It is designed to provide an unmatched experience for a diverse set of middle and high school students, who gain exposure to potential careers in health care. Click through for more!

Discussing how the organization — and you — can protect the planet

A new initiative from anesthesiology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions … plans to create a forward-looking, innovative new hospital focused on protecting the environment … These are just two of the countless ways Michigan Medicine is working to lessen its impact on the planet. Those initiatives – and much, much more – were part of a larger discussion 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!