Letter from the Editor
Welcome to Inside View! For those of you visiting our Web site for the first time, many thanks for staying with us as we transition from print to online only. Inside View will continue to provide stories about things going on at the Health System, and now can offer even more photos, videos and stories. Our plan is continuous evolution to meet your wants and needs. If you have story suggestions or other ideas for the site, please email email@example.com.
Creating this issue was a whole new process of collaboration between myself and the IV team: Geoff O’Connor (Web), Juliet Fuller (photography), Jessica Soulliere (video) and JeanAnn Davidson (marketing). Perhaps I shouldn’t be so surprised that it was a total blast. But seriously, it could have been a rough transition and it was such a relief to be able to share ideas, voice opinions and make decisions in a respectful matter.
This got me thinking about our article about the Health System’s disruptive behavior policy. It was shocking to learn that forty percent of clinicians have experienced some sort of intimidation or disrespectful treatment by co-workers. This, of course, leads to decreased patient safety – it’s hard to concentrate on patients when you’re upset. But the policy applies to our entire Health System, whether you work directly with patients or in other areas. I hope everyone will read the policy. It’s a nice and simple reminder to be considerate to those you interact with every day.
Thanks to the IV team for making this a fun transition. Thanks to you for reading!
P.S. Don’t forget to get a flu shot!
Inside View Editorial Advisory Group
Constance Bridges, Office of the Dean, Medical School
Paula Greeno, Office of the EVPMA
Teri Grieb, MSA Office of Research
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
Connie Standiford, Medical School Administration
Carole Strong, House Officers Association
Public Relations & Marketing Communications Staff
Michael Harrison, chief public relations and marketing officer
Kara Gavin, director of public relations
Beth Johnson, editor and senior writer
Jessica Soulliere, assistant editor
Geoff O'Connor, Web developer
Anne Rueter, senior public relations representative
Mary Masson, senior public relations representative
Cathy Mellett, contributing writer
Haley Otman, contributing writer
Juliet Fuller, photography coordinator
Bruce Spiher, information technology writer