Letter from the Editor
One thing I love about working at the Health System is the way we’re constantly recognizing each other for good work. I came here from corporate America and hadn’t known that programs like You’re Super existed—imagine my surprise when I figured out why everyone had those little star pins on their ID lanyards.
The Health System has revamped You’re Super into a new and improved program for 2009 called Making a Difference. Check out our Around UMHS section above for the details. I suppose it only makes sense that, as a health care organization, we aim to foster a healthy work environment.
Another great example is the Cancer Center’s Emerging Leaders Program, featured on Page 7, which uses mentors to give staff the knowledge and training to grow their careers. I hope to include many more stories in future issues of Inside View that focus not only on the great care we provide to patients, but also what we do for each other.
On a related note, don’t forget to take the Employee Engagement Survey to voice your anonymous feedback on what’s good (and not so good) about your job. No matter how good things are, we can always make them better. The survey is open until March 27.
Inside View Editorial Advisory Group
Constance Bridges, Office of the Dean, Medical School
Paula Greeno, Office of the EVPMA
Judy Hallberg, S.P.H.R., UMMS Human Resources
Kelly, UMHS Human Resources
Erin Koenigsknecht, UMHS Marketing Communications
Eric Kratochwill, UMHHC Office of the CEO
Allison Krieger, Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Rick Krupinski, Editor, Medicine at Michigan
Alisa Morningstar, UMHS, MFit Health Promotion
Sara Nielsen, Safety Management Services
Tammy Nipper, UMMS Human Resources
Juanita Parry, Nurse Recruitment & Retention
Steve Raymond, UMHHC Leadership & Staff Development
Karen Schlueter, Livonia Health Center
Carole Strong, House Officers Association
Michael Harrison, chief public relations and marketing officer
Kara Gavin, director of public relations
Beth Johnson, editor and senior writer
Jessica Soulliere, assistant editor
Margarita Bauza, public relations representative
Jennifer Day, senior health care writer
Cathy Mellett, contributing writer
Corrie Feldkamp, contributing writer
Juliet Fuller, photography coordinator
Geoff O’Connor, Web developer