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Take a break from the screen and read a scene

March 2, 2021

Tiger King. Trolls. Bridgerton. Mulan. Hamilton. Emily in Paris. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Even Game of Thrones made a binge-worthy comeback. These are just some of the movies and TV shows…

Say ‘thank you’ to a colleague in honor of National Recognition Month

March 1, 2021

Every March, Michigan Medicine observes National Recognition Month as a good reminder that thanking colleagues should be a part of your everyday routine. “This month, we want to make sure all…

Thank a resident or fellow today!

February 26, 2021

Today, Michigan Medicine is celebrating the patient care, educational and research contributions of our 1,200+ residents and fellows in 113 accredited programs across the organization! Be sure to thank a resident…

Can you spot a phishing email? These top departments can!

February 25, 2021

Michigan Medicine Information Assurance Education (IA Ed) & Awareness conducts regular simulated phishing activities to stress the importance of training the Michigan Medicine workforce to recognize fake from real. In short, the training shows how you can spot phishing emails and other scams that target employees at work and home. Human intuition is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal. Through practice and muscle memory, it can be honed as a defense against all types of threats to help reduce this risk to you and the organization. IA Ed & Awareness recently conducted a review of the most…

Matthew Golem, R.N., earns DAISY Award

February 25, 2021

Matthew Golem, R.N., recently earned a DAISY Award for his exceptional work on 6A at University Hospital. The DAISY Awards are given out by the DAISY Foundation to nurses who excel in their role. Here is an excerpt from his nomination, as written by the family member of a patient: “My husband suffered a significant stroke, resulting in complete left-sided impairment, left-sided neglect, pusher syndrome, the inability to toilet himself and impairment to his speech. “Matt’s approach was always friendly, caring and positive. He always spoke to my husband with dignity and respect. Matt would seek to comfort by not…

A closer look at Community Health Services: Friends Gift Shops

February 24, 2021

This is one in a series of stories highlighting the various segments of Community Health Services. Friends Gift Shops are a group of not-for-profit retail endeavors developed by volunteers to meet the needs of staff, patients and their families. The day-to-day operation of the Friends Gift Shops are performed by a combination of volunteers and paid staff members. The shops — which have proudly served the community since 1959 — fulfill their mission by providing the most in-demand products and services on the medical campus. Whether offering flowers for patients and loved ones, snacks and gifts for patients while awaiting world-class…

Vital Voices 2021 Faculty and Staff Engagement Survey coming soon

February 23, 2021

Michigan Medicine is launching the Vital Voices 2021 Faculty and Staff Engagement Survey on Monday, March 15, running through Friday, March 26. The survey will give faculty and staff the opportunity…

Rebecca Cherney, R.N., earns innovation award

February 22, 2021

Congratulations to Rebecca Cherney, R.N., who was recently named the winner of the 2021 ANA Individual Innovation Award powered by BD. Cherney, a staff nurse on 8D, developed TrachTrail™. It’s the…

Glenna Soriano, R.N., recognized for extraordinary work

February 18, 2021

Glenna Soriano, R.N., recently earned a DAISY Award for going above and beyond in her work on the Medical Short Stay Unit. The DAISY Awards are given out by the DAISY Foundation to nurses who excel in their role. Soriano has been the recipient of 12 DAISY nominations to date! Here is one of her most recent nominations, from the family member of a patient: “Our nurse Glenna went well above and beyond the call of duty on more than one occasion for my father and my family during his final days in the palliative care unit. Glenna was always…