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Final list: Michigan Medicine book recommendations

March 31, 2021

Earlier this month, Headlines encouraged everyone in the organization to ‘Take a Break from the Screen and Read a Scene.’ With more than 180 book recommendations, it is clear that our…

Thank you: Your voice was heard!

March 30, 2021

Last week, an overwhelming 72% of staff and 75% of faculty participated in the Vital Voices 2021 Faculty and Staff Engagement Survey. Thank you to the more than 20,500 employees who took time to share their collective feedback on topics ranging from communication and teamwork to safety, among others. Also, a special thank you to the Culture Coaches and leaders who helped promote the survey within their departments and across the organization. Press Ganey, the third-party vendor that works with Michigan Medicine to maintain confidentiality of survey responses, will be compiling and analyzing the data over the next few weeks…

On Doctors’ Day, thanking Michigan Medicine doctors for all they do!

March 30, 2021

Today is National Doctors’ Day! During the past year — while facing unprecedented challenges and changes to processes and protocols — the organization’s doctors, fellows and residents have helped Michigan Medicine…

12W earns 365 Days of Safety Award!

March 29, 2021

Congratulations to the team on 12W for going a full year without a CLABSI (Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection)! The impressive accomplishment earned the unit a 365 Days of Safety…

Another chance to share your voice: Apply now to Voices of the Staff

March 29, 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 InclusionEnhancing the Employee ExperienceEmbracing Change and Leading at all LevelsFostering Learning, Coaching, and MentoringLeveraging TechnologyStriving for Well-being…

Last call: Vital Voices 2021 Faculty and Staff Engagement Survey closes later today

March 26, 2021

The Vital Voices 2021 Faculty and Staff Engagement Survey will close at the end of the day today. As of this morning, more than 64% of staff and 61% of faculty have participated in the survey, and we want to hear more! All of our collective voices are needed to impact change and create the work environment we desire. If you haven’t taken the survey, take 10-15 minutes today to complete it before it closes. It’s important to remember, all responses are kept confidential. The surveys are available here: Faculty Engagement Survey: https://surveys.pressganey.com/wix/p3094561000.aspx                  Staff Engagement Survey: https://surveys.pressganey.com/wix/p3094560826.aspx To…

Save the date: (Virtual) Employee Appreciation Week coming May 10 -14

March 26, 2021

https://youtu.be/gmO5zurXcw8 Mark your calendars for the return of Employee Appreciation Week on May 10 – 14! The week will include a variety of virtual programming for all Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners. Offerings will include sessions focused on health and well-being, personal and professional development, art and music, and much more. “We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the September 2020 event, and are excited to bring even more offerings to our employees,” said JoAnn Grantham, Michigan Medicine recognition manager. Grantham announced the upcoming Employee Appreciation Week on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast, which celebrated Recognition Month.…

SICU nurse Kelli Marino earns DAISY Award

March 25, 2021

Congratulations to Kelli Marino, a nurse in the SICU on 5D, who recently earned a DAISY Award for her outstanding efforts with patients — especially during the ongoing pandemic. The DAISY Awards are given out by the DAISY Foundation to nurses who go above and beyond in their role. At Michigan Medicine, Marino’s work has been recognized by parents and family members of her patients. Here is one of the letters from a thankful parent of a patient who acquired the coronavirus: “In March 2020, our son was transferred from our local hospital in Saginaw to U-M. Our son, a…

What is a child life specialist?

March 25, 2021

Medical environments, especially hospitals, can be an intimidating situation for a child. From needle pokes and unfamiliar procedures to dealing with incredibly difficult situations, such as end of life, it can be a heavy weight for a child to bear. Luckily, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has a team of trained professionals with expertise in helping reduce any stress and anxiety associated with hospitalization and illness. They’re called the Child and Family Life team. In honor of Child Life Month, here's a closer look at this valuable team. Multiple disciplines “The Department of Child and Family Life is comprised of a variety of…