Thank You For All You DoMarch 2nd, 2020
Each year, our leaders are invited to help serve meals to our valued employees at the Employee Appreciation Breakfast/Dinner. I’ve had the privilege of participating in past years, and I would like to share some thoughts about this event.
First, I think it’s a simple, yet wonderful way to show our appreciation for the people who work tirelessly every day at Michigan Medicine. Kudos to the human resources, cafeteria, and facilities staff who transform the UH Café into a streamlined engine that serves thousands of people in an incredibly short amount of time. And to all those involved in coordinating and scheduling remote location meals at our other buildings and clinics. The behind-the-scenes work is tremendous each year, and we appreciate the very detailed planning that goes into each component of the meal, including everything from the aprons and the to-go boxes, to the logistics of traffic flow.
I also want to thank the leaders and managers who take the time each year to don the aprons and pick up the serving spoons. This event is successful because we have so many volunteers who understand that small gestures, like serving food, mean a lot to employees.
Most of all, I enjoy this event because I have a chance to talk with many people that I might not otherwise have a chance to meet. It is rewarding to offer a plate of food, share a smile and greeting, and feel like we have a shared goal and mission: to advance health to serve Michigan and the world. I hope to meet many more of our incredible employees at this year’s appreciation event on March 18. I value and appreciate all of your contributions to Michigan Medicine.
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