Week in Review: Virtual Art Fair; Superhero Day – and more!

May 5, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

In case you missed anything in Headlines this week, you’re in for a treat! There was an art gallery filled with incredible photos, paintings, digital media and more, all created by your talented colleagues in the annual Michigan Medicine Virtual Art Fair. There was also a photo gallery of a fun day at Mott and Von Voigtlander, when team members and patients celebrated Superhero Day.

On top of that, readers met the team behind the new D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion, and radiation oncology shared how they have put patient safety at the forefront of everything they do.

Here’s the Week in Review!

Welcome to the 2023 Michigan Medicine Virtual Art Fair

More than three dozen colleagues submitted works for the fourth annual Michigan Medicine Virtual Art Fair. Click here to see their creativity on full display, featuring watercolor paintings, nature photos, wood sculptures, mailbox art, beautifully decorated cakes and even examples of calligraphy.

Superheroes reported for duty!

Last Friday was Superhero Day at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. Faculty and staff were encouraged to dress in superhero gear and there were activities for patients and families, including cape and mask decorating. Even window washers came inside on a rainy day dressed as superheroes. Check out a photo gallery from the exciting festivities!

Hospital on the horizon: Meet the team leading the pavilion project from vision to reality

All 12 floors of the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion have their framework in place – and we are only two and a half years away from its scheduled opening. By the time that happens, the hospital will have been nearly 10 years in the making. Learn more about the pavilion core planning team, who are working with stakeholders to coordinate the design, construction and activation of the new hospital.

Radiation Oncology Department celebrates major achievement

The radiation oncology team includes 24 radiation therapists who treat approximately 130 patients per day. The team uses intricate machines to irradiate cancerous tumors with complex, patient-specific treatment plans that minimize damage to healthy tissue near the target. Recently, they celebrated more than 1,000 days without a patient harm event. Click through for more about the culture of safety they have built!

Million Meals Mission going strong – but your help is still needed

In the fall of 2022, Michigan Medicine announced its million meal mission – an ambitious goal to raise the equivalent of 1 million meals for Washtenaw County citizens, in collaboration with Food Gatherers. Find out why this mission is so important, how far along we are toward reaching our goal and how you can help, on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast.

You can find the show via YouTube at the top of the page or the media player below!