Week in Review: U-M Health, Sparrow finalize partnership; Passover begins – and more!

April 7, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

TGIF! In case you missed anything at Headlines during the busy past few days, the Week in Review is here to help you get caught up.

To kick off the week, the organization announced that it had finalized its partnership with Sparrow Health System, creating a world-class clinical network in mid-Michigan. 

Later, readers learned about Passover, which began on Wednesday night; the team behind the Workplace Violence Prevention initiative outlined their important work; and faculty and staff were given details of a new course that will help team members overcome unconscious bias in the hiring process.

Here’s the latest:

U-M Health, Sparrow officially join together to deliver world-class care

It was a week to celebrate at Michigan Medicine, as the organization received the necessary regulatory approvals to partner after announcing their plans in December to create the premier statewide system of care. Learn more about this collaboration and what it means for patients and U-M Health moving forward.

Passover begins: Here’s what you need to know

The eight-day Jewish holiday of Passover is underway, kicking off with a seder – or traditional meal – on Wednesday and Thursday nights. To better support patients, families and colleagues who may be celebrating, here’s what you may not know about Passover

Multidisciplinary team builds culture of workplace safety

Workplace violence can take many forms, from verbal or written threats and bullying to physical aggression or assaults. It encompasses sexual and gender-based misconduct and intimidating, harassing, or humiliating words and actions. During National Workplace Violence Awareness Month, find out more about Michigan Medicine’s Workplace Violence Prevention initiative.

Michigan Medicine introduces new course on unconscious bias in hiring and selection

The Michigan Medicine Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) has announced the launch of a new course called “Unconscious Bias in Staff Hiring and Selection.” This essential program aims to address the impact of unconscious biases on recruitment, selection and hiring to promote a more equitable and inclusive work environment. Click through to learn more!

The Wrap employee podcast was off this week. But click here to find past episodes, including the most recent show outlining Quality Forums and the important safety work taking place across the organization!