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A Space for Healing: Honoring our Experiences with COVID

Posted on April 20, 2021

Michigan Medicine Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in this virtual session to acknowledge our experiences and connect with others who have endured losses over the past year, including the deaths of loved ones, loss of stability, job changes, and loss of connection. This session will include mindful moments and time to recognize our emotional landscape during the pandemic, as well as  ways to cope with loss and build resilience.
Please register for one session from the following dates (May 5 at 5p, May 13 at 10a, May 17 at 12p, or May 25 at 3p) through the link below. Number of participants per session will be limited in order to encourage discussion and interaction. The Zoom Link will be sent after registration from EventBrite.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-space-for-healing-honoring-our-experiences-with-covid-tickets-147851248063

A Space for Healing: Honoring our Experiences with COVID

Posted on April 20, 2021

Michigan Medicine Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in this virtual session to acknowledge our experiences and connect with others who have endured losses over the past year, including the deaths of loved ones, loss of stability, job changes, and loss of connection. This session will include mindful moments and time to recognize our emotional landscape during the pandemic, as well as  ways to cope with loss and build resilience.
Please register for one session from the following dates (May 5 at 5p, May 13 at 10a, May 17 at 12p, or May 25 at 3p) through the link below. Number of participants per session will be limited in order to encourage discussion and interaction. The Zoom Link will be sent after registration from EventBrite.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-space-for-healing-honoring-our-experiences-with-covid-tickets-147851248063

A Space for Healing: Honoring our Experiences with COVID

Posted on April 20, 2021

Michigan Medicine Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in this virtual session to acknowledge our experiences and connect with others who have endured losses over the past year, including the deaths of loved ones, loss of stability, job changes, and loss of connection. This session will include mindful moments and time to recognize our emotional landscape during the pandemic, as well as  ways to cope with loss and build resilience.
Please register for one session from the following dates (May 5 at 5p, May 13 at 10a, May 17 at 12p, or May 25 at 3p) through the link below. Number of participants per session will be limited in order to encourage discussion and interaction. The Zoom Link will be sent after registration from EventBrite.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-space-for-healing-honoring-our-experiences-with-covid-tickets-147851248063

A Space for Healing: Honoring our Experiences with COVID

Posted on April 20, 2021

Michigan Medicine Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in this virtual session to acknowledge our experiences and connect with others who have endured losses over the past year, including the deaths of loved ones, loss of stability, job changes, and loss of connection. This session will include mindful moments and time to recognize our emotional landscape during the pandemic, as well as  ways to cope with loss and build resilience.
Please register for one session from the following dates (May 5 at 5p, May 13 at 10a, May 17 at 12p, or May 25 at 3p) through the link below. Number of participants per session will be limited in order to encourage discussion and interaction. The Zoom Link will be sent after registration from EventBrite.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-space-for-healing-honoring-our-experiences-with-covid-tickets-147851248063

GRIEF CONFERENCE – Discovering Compassion in Loss: Building Sustainability for All

Posted on April 20, 2021

This ½ day conference is a way to recognize professional grief, which is frequently experienced but often hidden, while also building knowledge and skills in grief and loss related to death and non-death loss. By embracing healthy coping behaviors and a supportive work culture, we hope to decrease compassion fatigue, mitigate occupational stress and burnout, and increase the joy and fulfillment in this type of work. Our 2021 lineup includes the following presentations:

Delivering Bad news: The Art of Compassionate Communication—Aimee Vantine &Lisbeth Harcourt
Coping and Self-Care: In the Midst of Life and Loss—Susan Burgess and Lisa Evans
Unit Based Interventions: Teams Taking Care of Each Other
Code Lavender: LaToya Freeman
Therapeutic Movement: Megan Sims
Unit Based Compassion Rounds: Josette Schembri

(4.0 CEs available for nursing and social work)

https://iteams.med.umich.edu/umhhc/oda/Lists/Calendar/calendar.aspx

Click on the event within the calendar to register.

 

Michigan Medicine honored with ‘Best Hospital’ award by Detroit Free Press

Posted on April 20, 2021

Best Hospital: University of Michigan Hospital

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine faculty and staff after U-M’s hospital was named the “Best of the Best” by the Detroit Free Press!

The honor came in the “Best Hospital” category, which included two other finalists, Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield.

The “Best of the Best” contest is decided by consumer voting, which means patients and families deemed Michigan Medicine the top destination for health care among all hospitals in Southeastern Michigan.

Thank you for all you do to keep the organization strong and for supporting patients, families and each other!

Give blood at upcoming drives

Posted on April 20, 2021

Blood donations are as important as ever.

Fortunately, employees will have the chance to give blood at upcoming drives on the Michigan Medicine campus.

The drives will be held:

  • 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, Towsley Dining Room
  • 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, Towsley Dining Room
  • 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 30, Med Sci II, Classroom 3813/17

These drives are restricted to Michigan Medicine staff, faculty and learners.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, log onto RedCrossBlood.org (sponsor code: goblue) or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Appointments are highly recommended. Please bring photo ID.

Apply to Voices of the Staff by April 30 for more opportunities to share your voice!

Posted on April 20, 2021

If you are a Michigan Medicine staff member looking for a way to continue sharing your input throughout the year, consider joining Voices of the Staff.

What is Voices? 

Voices of the Staff is the long-standing U-M employee engagement program for staff from Michigan Medicine and every academic campus.

Each year it brings together 120 staff members to help drive workplace improvement for all. 

Voices of the Staff has six network teams, each with a specific area of focus.

  • Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Enhancing the Employee Experience
  • Embracing Change and Leading at all Levels
  • Fostering Learning, Coaching and Mentoring
  • Leveraging Technology
  • Striving for Well-being

Apply to Voices now! 

In 2021, the latest challenge facing the staff community is how to reimagine what the workplace will be like in the near-term and beyond. The Voices team will be a great resource as the organization continues to develop the “future of work” at the university.  

Together, as a member of Voices of the Staff, you can help staff have the best work experience possible.

To participate, interested staff must have at least one year of experience, be in good standing with supervisor support and apply for Voices of the Staff by April 30.   

Voices 2020 in Review 

For a look at how Voices of the Staff adapted in 2020, take a look at its annual report. The report highlights the “power of connection” in helping staff foster innovation and professional growth. The digital report provides a sense of Voices history, the make-up of the program, videos from current members, and supportive statements from leaders that include President Schlissel.  

Website: https://hr.umich.edu/working-u-m/workplace-improvement/voices-staff/how-you-can-participate-voices

Monthly speaker series to discuss ‘Ways to Improve Memory and Thinking Skills in Older Adults Without Medication’

Posted on April 20, 2021

Please join the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center its next virtual event, “Ways to Improve Memory & Thinking Skills in Older Adults Without Medication.”

Benjamin Hampstead, Ph.D., ABPP/CN, the MADRC clinical core lead and the Stanley Berent, Ph.D. Collegiate Professor of Psychology in the U-M Department of Psychiatry will present on Wednesday, April 28 from noon – 1 p.m.

Registration is required here. Please share with all who may be interested.

If you miss the event, a recording will be available here.