Letter From The Editor
One of the great things about this Health System is that high-level leaders want to hear from employees. In fact, they encourage it! At the same time, one of our great challenges is that we are so spread out—in different buildings and towns—and we perform many different jobs. This combination can create barriers to communication and it’s up to all of us to break them down to improve our workplace.
Our top leaders—Robert P. Kelch, M.D., Health System CEO and U-M executive vice president of medical affairs; Kathleen M. Potempa, D.N.Sc., R.N., F.A.A.N., dean of the U-M School of Nursing; Doug Strong, director and CEO of the Hospitals and Health Centers; and James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., dean of the Medical School—want to hear your concerns, ideas, suggestions and questions. Below are ways you can talk to them one-on-one, in small groups, or as a department or unit:
Robert P. Kelch, M.D.
- Invite Dr. Kelch to visit your department via e-mail.
- Ask Dr. Kelch: Submit questions online.
- If you don’t have computer access, call 734-647-9351 to get more information.
Kathleen M. Potempa, D.N.Sc., R.N., F.A.A.N.
James O. Woolliscroft, M.D.
- Office Hours: The dean invites faculty, staff and students to drop by and provide input at locations around the Health System. Schedule.
- Post on the online discussion board.
- If you don’t have computer access, call 734-764-8175 to get more information.
I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities! And don’t forget you can comment on this and any Inside View article online using the “Comment on this article” link below.
—Allison Krieger, editor