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Rivadeneira dedicates career to providing care that can change lives
Alfredo Rivadeneira, MD, rheumatologist at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center, and medical director, UNC Rheumatology Clinic, is literally “talking the talk,” ensuring Spanish-speaking patients receive high quality care, provided in their native language.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / June 16
Renovating primary care at the UNC Family Medicine Center
With its grand re-opening, the UNC Family Medicine Center celebrates an extensive facility renovation and a redesigned care model. The updated facility will allow Family Medicine to keep up with growing demand, provide a wider variety of services, and offer extended hours.
Located in News / 2016 / June
Dance with me Daddy
After her stepfather suffered a life-threatening heart attack, Jaime Sexton just wanted to dance with him one more time before his bypass surgery. And with the help of nurses at the UNC Medical Center, she got her wish.
Located in News / 2016 / May
UNC Center for Bronchiectasis Care begins serving patients in Chapel Hill
Located in the UNC Pulmonary Specialty Clinic at Meadowmont, the UNC Center for Bronchiectasis Care will diagnose, treat, and provide long-term support for patients with bronchiectasis, as well as patients with mycobacterial lung infections.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / May 26
UNC Liver Center partners with Halifax County physicians to improve hepatitis C care
Led by Michael Fried, MD, web-based physician mentoring yields an impressive rate of cure for patients of the Rural Health Group.
Located in News / 2016 / May
UNC Heart Valve Team Successfully Performs First-Ever Suprasternal Procedure Using the Evolut–R Valve
Thomas Caranasos, MD, and John Vavalle, MD, performed the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the world using a suprasternal approach with the Aegis Surgical Transit system and the Medtronic Evolut-R valve earlier this month.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / May 12
‘Father of hand hygiene’ influences UNC OBGYN nearly two centuries later
In the mid-nineteenth century, Hungarian obstetrician Ignaz Semmelweis was practicing in Vienna, Austria, when he discovered the connection between clean hands of physicians and nurses and patient safety. In this piece, Hospital Epidemiology at UNC Hospitals informs us about Semmelweis – and credits UNC Hospitals obstetricians for carrying on his legacy through participation in Clean In, Clean Out.
Located in Employee News Online / 2016 / April 21
Advanced Technology, World Class Care
At UNC Medical Center, two world-class treatment programs are operating out of one procedure room, outfitted with the latest devices and interventional technology.
Located in News / 2016 / April
Supplemental Training Program Helps New L&D Nurses Thrive
Conceived and implemented by three experienced nurses at UNC Hospitals, the Labor & Delivery New Nurses Orientation Class utilizes simulation and other hands-on activities to help new nurses build skills and confidence.
Located in News / 2016 / March
UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care designated as a National Partners in MS Care facility
The UNC Health Care Center for Rehabilitation Care was recently presented with a certificate recognizing its new designation as a "Partners in MS Care – Rehabilitation" facility.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Jan. 28