Week in Review: Week of May 8, 2017

May 12, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Another Friday, another Headlines Week in Review!

The week began with a look back at a picture-perfect day at Michigan Medicine when children of staff members got a glimpse into Mom and Dad’s work life as part of Bring Your Child to Work Day. Also featured was the Kofflins, a mother-daughter pair of employees for whom every day is Mother’s Day; a patient shared how U-M experts helped him get back to exploring the world; and faculty and staff got a preview of important and powerful Grief Week events.

In case you missed it, here’s the latest:

A picture-perfect day: Kids have a blast at Michigan Medicine

From touring a Survival Flight helicopter to sitting in on meetings, children of all ages got a glimpse into Mom and Dad’s work routine as part of Bring Your Child to Work Day. Click through for photos from the day and to see which colleagues will be bringing home movie tickets!

Mom and mentor: Every day is Mother’s Day for one Michigan Medicine nurse manager

Every day is Mother’s Day for Molly Kofflin, a senior activity therapist at Mott, and her mother Sue Kofflin, a nurse manager in the birth center at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. Find out more about the Kofflins and how Sue’s devotion to patients and families helped inspire her daughter’s career in health care.

After partial knee replacement, patient gets back to exploring

When David Szafranski was recovering from surgery for a torn meniscus, he began feeling unbearable pain. A thorough search for knee specialists brought him to Michigan Medicine, where a devoted team from Medsport and the Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center came together to help David get back on his feet and traveling the globe. Click here for David’s remarkable story.

Grief Week events help faculty, staff acknowledge and address loss

Next week is Grief Awareness Week, an annual series of events, presentations and unit-based activities that help faculty and staff come to terms with losses in their professional or personal lives. Learn more about events across the medical campus that will help you take better care of yourself and your colleagues in a time of need.

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