From Kevin’s Desk: We’re all here for a reason (03/17/17)

Dear Colleagues:

Happy Friday!

We all have our own reasons for working at the university. Maybe you grew up a devoted Michigan fan, or went to school here, or wanted to be a part of a place where you could make a difference. For some, the connection is even more personal – because you, or someone you love, received lifesaving care at one of our hospitals or health centers. We are fortunate to have one of the leading medical centers in the country right here on our campus.

When you’re headed to Michigan Medicine for a treatment, surgery or to visit a loved one, the last thing you want to worry about is parking. That’s why our Logistics, Transportation & Parking colleagues who help visitors navigate the medical parking structures through the Wayfinding Ambassador program are so important. Whether by finding available parking spaces, assisting with wheelchairs, walking patients inside, or helping folks find their vehicles when they’re ready to go home, the Wayfinding Ambassadors are a great example of a small team that makes a big impact. Their efforts help us achieve our strategic goal of “saying yes” to our community, and make life easier for thousands of patients and families. Please join me in thanking them for their important work!

After almost two years in Ann Arbor, one of the best parts of my job is still learning about all the unique and essential roles B&F staff play—often behind the scenes and without much fanfare. If there’s something or someone you think I should know about, please feel free to send me a note. I’d love to hear from you!

With much appreciation and gratitude,