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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
Companionship and Dignity: No One Dies Alone
The volunteers of No One Dies Alone provide companionship to patients just days before their final breath. A recent expansion of the program – called Compassionate Companions – means that anyone who would like company for a few hours can request it.
Located in News / 2018 / April
UNC Hospitals Neurology Clinic Receives Recognition for MS Care
The UNC Hospitals Neurology Clinic was officially recognized as a Partner in MS Care - Neurologic Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on February 1. This formal recognition honors the Clinic’s commitment to providing exceptional, coordinated MS care; and a continuing partnership with the Society to address the challenges of people affected by MS.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Feb. 7
Wedding bells ring at N.C. Cancer Hospital
The care team on 4Oncology at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital went all out when Bernard McBryde asked if he could marry his fiancé while he was still receiving care as an inpatient.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / June 28
Getting to the heart of the leading cause of death in women
The 5th Annual Women’s Heart Symposium was held on Saturday, February 16, at the UNC Friday Center.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Feb. 28
Men's Health Champion: Phil Ford
Former Gold Medal Olympian and UNC Basketball Great, Phil Ford talks about Men's Health and how his personal experience with health problems shaped his current outlook.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Feb. 28
Multidisciplinary approach leads to positive outcomes in Newborn Nursery Unit
Several recent quality improvement efforts led by Carl Seashore, MD, the group of nurse practitioners including Jamie Haushalter, Emily Freeman, Ashley Wallace and Lara Reller and other faculty have dramatically improved the care of babies in the Newborn Nursery Unit and are spreading across the state.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / April 26
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
SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals with Golf Channel’s Gary Williams Celebrates 10th Anniversary and 20,000 Patients Served
Since opening its doors in March 2008, SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals has served more than 20,000 seriously ill patients and their loved ones. Anyone can support this critically needed hospitality house by attending Family House’s 10th Anniversary Golf Tournament & Birthday Party on Friday, April 13. Gary Williams, popular host of Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, will emcee both fun-filled events at Chapel Hill Country Club.
Located in News / 2018 / April
Culturally competent care for the Latino Community
The UNC Center for Latino Health (CELAH) recognizes its 10 year anniversary, announces a new cardiology clinic, and celebrates CELAH Center Manager Claudia Rojas as "Community Service Person of the Year."
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Aug. 30