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More than a Fighting Chance
Abbey and Heath Sykes found out that their baby, while in utero, was suffering from Sacrococcygeal Teratoma (SCT), a rare fetal tumor. They were committed to doing everything they could to give their unborn child a fighting chance at life. Thanks to the multi-specialty team at UNC including Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Neonatology, the NICU team, and Pediatric Surgery, they delivered a healthy baby girl. Read the full story.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / March 14
UNC Hospitals President Janet Hadar was recently featured in the Triangle Business Journal's Executive Voice section. Read the interview.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / March 5
On Monday night at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, a long line of first responders said thank you to our frontline teams. They drove their vehicles in a tribute lap, stood in line to cheer our nurses, staff members and providers changing shifts, and waved to staff and patients watching from the windows above. See the video at the link in the headline.
Located in Employee News Online / 2020 / May 7
A Desire to Help and Heal
Pastor John Hedgepeth has spent over 50 years providing advice and guidance to members of his Northwood Temple Church. When it came to his own medical needs, he turned to the doctors at UNC Health Care for support. Read about his story and how he connected with Dr. Karyn Stitzenberg, Surgical Oncologist, at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / April 25
A 3D-Printed Heart Saves a Life
Deanna Williams was a 27-year-old mother of two, pregnant with her third child, and a ticking time bomb. She had no idea she was born with a rare congenital heart defect and that her pregnancy could unexpectedly put too much pressure on her heart, leading to possibly fatal consequences. Luckily, her story takes a much different path, one that includes a 3D-printed heart.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / May 16
UNC Primary Care at Clayton Steps Up to Improve COPD Care
High-quality Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) care has been a hot topic recently at UNC Primary Care at Clayton.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 15
Starting this fall, users will see several changes the WebEX and Teleprescence software across UNC Health Care - view details and screenshots at this Intranet link.
Located in Employee News Online / 2018 / Oct. 25
Educational Tools Demonstrate Multidisciplinary Bedside Rounds
A new bedside rounding approach will become standard for internal medicine teaching teams at UNC Medical Center. Last year, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) selected UNC as a funding recipient for Back to Bedside, a resident-led initiative to empower medical residents and fellows to increase time with patients, to improve both physician and patient well-being. Medicine residents won a grant to implement a multidisciplinary project. The pilot began in October 2017.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / March 22
UNC Health Care Expands Services Available for Children in Wake County
UNC Children’s Raleigh clinic and a new pediatrics wing at UNC REX Hospital will improve care for kids.
Located in News / 2020 / January
Tale of two double lung transplants and one enduring tribute
For patients with end-stage chronic lung disease, every breath is tiresome and difficult. When the disease is no longer responsive to medical therapies, a lung transplant is a possibility for patients under the age of 70. Frank Sands is breathing new life after a double lung transplant. To show his gratitude, he made a financial gift to create an endowed professorship, supporting the future of UNC's Lung Transplant Program.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / June 14