Letter from the Editor
Welcome to the first issue of 2008! With the New Year, the Inside View staff has renewed its commitment to providing news you can use—articles that give you a broader perspective on your workplace, inform you of resources available to you professionally and personally, and let you know what’s going on around the Health System.
As with any effective employee newsletter, the best story ideas usually come from readers. In fact, a number of articles in this issue started as reader recommendations, including: this issue’s Taking Care of our Own article, Keeping Faith; an employee education and development piece; the lean story Everything in Its Place; and the article Putting Families First.
Please keep the article suggestions coming! Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Public Relations and Marketing Communications at 734-764-2220. There's also a handy "Submit ideas" link on the top of every page. You also are welcome to provide insight and input on each and every article - just use the "Comment on this article" link.
I’m especially interested in your ideas for the Taking Care of Our Own section, which is intended to give you resources and advice for positive work/life balance. This article is always written by UMHS guest experts. If there’s something you’d like to read about, let me know!
Allison Krieger, editor