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‘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
An APPLES service-learning class at Carolina partners with volunteer doulas at N.C. Women's Hospital to enhance students' educational experiences and better serve women delivering babies at UNC.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Jan. 7
UNC GYN: Surgical Excellence
In the recent U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Hospitals, UNC Hospitals was nationally ranked in five of the 16 specialties. In this series, we profile these specialties to learn more about what makes them so outstanding.
Located in News / 2015 / October
Living life to the fullest
Dane was just an infant when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes—among the youngest diabetic children his pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Nina Jain, has ever treated. Now a thriving 4-year-old, Dane doesn’t let his diagnosis define him or deter him from childhood’s greatest pursuits.
Located in UNC Children's News / / 2015 / November
Leveraging simulation to improve patient safety
A recent Carolina Week feature highlights how UNC Children's is leveraging simulation training and Team STEPPS to improve care team communications and help prevent medical errors.
Located in UNC Children's News / News
UNC Children’s relocates primary care services through generosity of Carolina For The Kids
Through the generosity of the Carolina For The Kids Foundation, the UNC Department of Pediatrics opened the UNC Children’s Primary Care Clinic on E. Franklin Street on July 13. The new clinic puts UNC’s general pediatric care in easier reach for patients and families and enables the expansion of pediatric specialty clinics at N.C. Children’s Hospital.
Located in UNC Children's News / News
For Love of a Boy Named Folden Lee
Since losing her son, Folden Lee IV, to acute myeloid leukemia, Lori King Lee has dedicated her life to helping families of children with illness.
Located in UNC Children's News / / 2017 / July