Welcome to the MAY 1, 2020 daily update on UW Ob-Gyn departmental operations.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW TODAY?
After several weeks of incredible effort from everyone across the department, we’re reaching a period of relative calm. Thank you all for everything you have done to help us get to a point where we feel ready to look ahead to a gradual return to more of our usual operations.
As our focus turns to bringing us back to a “new normal”, this communication will move to twice weekly, coming out Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Thank you for all you do! I hope you find some time to enjoy what looks like beautiful weather to come this weekend – it’s truly starting to feel like spring!
“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.” — John Muir
Clinics and operating rooms across our health system will gradually reopen and ramp up over the next few weeks as we begin to return to normal operations. Read more from UW Health about the measures we’re taking to keep patients and providers safe and healthy as we increase services.
- Didactics transitioned several weeks ago to distance delivery, and the response from residents and faculty alike has been incredibly positive! Distance didactics have worked so well, the Education team plans to offer future lecturers the option to present in person (once it’s safe to do so) or give their presentations virtually. Thanks to Mara Snyder, Jody Silva, Dr. Spencer, and everyone who made sure medical education didn’t miss a beat.
- Join us on Thursday, May 7 at 8:00 for the next virtual Department Meeting. Megan Peterson, NP, will present “The Hidden Positives of COVID: Reflections of Your Department APPs”. Watch on WebEx.
For the second year running, the annual Department Awards Ceremony, coming up on June 25, 2020, will include the new Support Staff Excellence Award! You can nominate your excellent colleagues by filling out this form and returning to Jenni Stevens by May 18, 2020.
TAKE A DEEP BREATH
We’re wrapping up the seventh week of staying close to home. If your four walls are starting to feel a little close, perhaps you’d like to look at some stars? The Hubble Telescope celebrates its 30th birthday this year – check out this site to see a high-res image of what Hubble photographed on your birthday!
Find more resources to support mental and physical resilience on the UW Ob-Gyn Wellness Committee resources page.
UW Health COVID-19 / UW-Madison COVID-19 Plans and Response / U.S. CDC / Wisconsin DHS