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Week in Review: Gold Medals; Pause Month – And More!

July 30th, 2021

This week in Headlines has been nothing short of celebratory! From the annual White Coat Ceremony to Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals being ranked 11th in the nation and Gold Medal nominations for your outstanding colleagues, we have a lot to be proud of. Click through for more.

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Put them on the podium: Who deserves a gold medal in your area?

July 29th, 2021

The Summer Olympics in Tokyo are in full swing, where some of the world’s most impressive athletes have congregated to show off their skills. And while their talents are put on display every four years (give or take a year, in case of a pandemic), Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners put their world-class talents on display each and every day. Click through to nominate the superstar colleagues who are deserving of a gold medal in your area!

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Pause Month is coming! Here are a few tips to help you purge your calendar

July 28th, 2021

Michigan Medicine CEO Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., recently suggested August be a “No Meeting” or “Pause” month in his “Less is More” blog. So how do faculty, staff and learners who work in a fast-paced academic medical center learn how to slow down, reduce meetings and pause for the sake of their own personal wellness? Click through for a few helpful tips!

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Michigan Medicine hospitals ranked best in Michigan, No. 11 in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report

July 27th, 2021

Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals were ranked best in Michigan and 11th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2021-2022. This prestigious f honor measures excellence in patient care. Click through to see more.

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Med school journey begins at return of the White Coat ceremony at Hill Auditorium

July 26th, 2021

Last Saturday, when 170 first-year medical students took the first step on their journey to become doctors, it marked the return of one of the medical school’s grandest traditions. U-M was not able to host its annual White Coat Ceremony in 2020 due to the pandemic. However, with COVID-19 and vaccination numbers improving in Michigan, the incoming Class of 2021 gathered in-person to kick-off their M1 Launch. Click through for details!

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Week in Review: Remote work policy; patient recounts cancer journey — and more!

July 23rd, 2021

Happy Friday! Before you turn your attention to the first few days of the Summer Olympics, be sure to dive into this week’s featured stories. For instance, the newsletter put a spotlight on the organization’s new remote work policy; a patient shared how faculty and staff led him through his journey at the Rogel Cancer Center; employees were honored for scoring high marks in innovation; and readers heard from the team behind the Employees @ Michigan Medicine Facebook page. In case you missed anything, click through for the latest!

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Michigan Medicine remote work policy launches with focus on flexibility

July 22nd, 2021

Departments across Michigan Medicine are determining what the future of work looks like in their areas. Human Resources recently announced a remote work policy that will help areas create flexible work environments and arrangements that may blend in-person work and remote work for their employees. Click through for details!

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Share. Like. Comment. Celebrating two years of Employees @ Michigan Medicine

July 21st, 2021

In the summer of 2019, the Department of Communication launched the Employees @ Michigan Medicine Facebook page to help employees build a strong online community focused on making the organization an even better place to work and connect. Since then, the site has become an important and popular way to recognize colleagues for going above and beyond in the incredible work they do every day, Click through to find out how you can help the page grow and virtually connect with your colleagues!

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How the pandemic shaped one man’s cancer journey

July 20th, 2021

On the first day of Chris Cauley’s cancer journey, he had an appointment at the Rogel Cancer Center to check out a lump on his neck. On the 13th day, Cauley was told he had throat cancer — the same day a state of emergency was declared in Michigan due to the escalating COVID-19 crisis. Click through to learn how Michigan Medicine experts helped Cauley get the treatment he needed in the midst of a pandemic, which led to him being declared cancer-free less than six months later!

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