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UNC Health Care’s impact on North Carolina
Our mission is to serve and care for the people of North Carolina. We do that every day in our hospitals, clinics and exam rooms across North Carolina. A new interactive map at provides information about the number of patients we serve and the amount of uncompensated care we provide.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - June 24, 2010
Bar Coded patient identification solution replaces “Blue Card”
UNC Hospitals is implementing a new patient identification solution on July 15 at 9 a.m. for patients admitted by Registration, the Emergency Department, Labor & Delivery, Psychiatry, and patients checked in for a procedure.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - July 10, 2009
Pain in the Foot Leads to Relief at UNC Podiatry Center
Three years ago, Robert Martin was on the brink of losing his physically demanding job due to excruciating foot pain. The pain became so debilitating that Robert started to find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, let alone walk and stand at his job all day. Read about how Dr. Howard Kashefsky, DPM, at the UNC Podiatry Center was able to help Robert become 100% pain-free and get back to his job and his outdoor hobbies.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Aug. 8
Normalizing the Conversation, Putting Advance Care Planning into Practice
Margaret Drickamer, MD, professor of geriatric medicine and medical director of UNC Hospice, participated in an international consensus study aimed at defining and normalizing advance care planning. The results have been published in The Lancet Oncology.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Dec. 14
UNC Tobacco Treatment Program Helps Cancer Patients Become Tobacco Free
Glenn Hair started smoking when he was 12 years old and over time began smoking up to two packs of cigarettes every day. He tried to quit numerous times but always found an excuse for why it was not the right time. He told himself he would quit later, but when he received his cancer diagnosis, he realized “One of these days, later isn’t going to come.”  
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 29
IHI Webinar Series: Managing Advanced Disease and Palliative Care
To teach providers how to improve communication skills concerning decisions to start or withdraw specific life-sustaining treatments, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is offering this Webinar series: "Managing Advanced Disease and Palliative Care."
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - April 15, 2010
Largest studies of robotic-assisted surgery for gynecologic procedures find fewer complications
Since 2000, hundreds of hospitals worldwide have used robotic surgical systems to equip surgeons with enhanced vision and dexterity when performing minimally invasive procedures.
Located in Vital Signs / 2008 / November
UNC Hospitals’ Inpatient Satisfaction leaps to the 84th percentile
Please read this announcement Dr. Bill Roper sent to the UNC Health Care Board of Directors about improved patient satisfaction scores. Congratulations to you all for your impressive achievement.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Dec. 10, 2009
Meaningful Use update - We did it!
Congratulations to everyone who helped us ensure that more than 35% of UNC's Eligible Professionals (EPs) have attested to Meaningful Use of the Electronic Health Record. We met our organizational goal for FY12. But we're not done yet. Please read this message to understand what is next.
Located in Employee News Online / 2012 / June 27
Rose Parade gives UNC kidney transplant patient chance to honor her donor, her son
For more than 20 years Delores Evans of Durham, N.C. battled diabetes, high blood pressure and, finally, kidney failure. By 2008 she needed a new kidney to stay alive, but she never could have imagined the circumstances that brought it about.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - Jan. 4, 2010