Week in Review: Medical school commencement; Staff Ombuds improving belonging – and more!

May 19, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

TGIF! The week began with a look at the end of an era for the 162 graduates of the U-M Medical School. In the following days, readers learned how a small team can serve as an important partner in resolving workplace concerns; U-M Health introduced its new patient safety officer; and Information Assurance gave a few handy tips that will keep you safe while online.

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

U-M Medical School Class of 2023 celebrates endings, transition to new beginnings at commencement

Last Friday, the U-M Medical School Class of 2023 walked across the stage at Hill Auditorium and earned their medical degrees. Now doctors, the grads will spend the next portion of their academic career in residency. Click here for a look back at the commencement festivities!

I felt a sense of hope’: How the Office of the Staff Ombuds is improving belonging at Michigan Medicine

If you are having an issue with a coworker or have other workplace concerns, the Office of the Staff Ombuds is in place to help. The team serves as a confidential, impartial and safe place for all non-bargained-for employees to discuss their concerns. Check out this story to hear directly from colleagues who have benefited from the office’s expertise!

U-M Health announces new patient safety officer

After spending nearly seven years as the administrative director of patient safety, Nicole Templeton, MHSA, B.S.N., R.N., CPPS recently began a new journey as U-M Health’s patient safety officer. In this position, she will work with patient safety leaders, senior leadership, clinical leaders and frontline staff to detect patient safety improvement opportunities and close safety gaps. Learn more about her new role!

4 in 5 breaches caused by compromised password as password reuse spikes
Let’s face it, you probably have reused a password a time or two. Everyone has. And that’s becoming a problem. Indeed, using the same password across multiple accounts puts those accounts in jeopardy, as they become more vulnerable to hackers. Recently, Information Assurance provided tips and tools that will help you create new passwords and stay safe.