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5 Anderson: Four years without a CAUTI
After a spike in infections rates in FY13, the heart and vascular unit implemented new workflows, revised protocols and empowered staff to help keep their patient’s infection-free. As a result the unit went a remarkable four years without a catheter-associated UTI.
Located in Employee News Online / 2018 / Jan. 11
Physician Assistant Studies Celebrates Inaugural Commencement Ceremony
Twenty members of the inaugural Physician Assistant Studies program in the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Allied Health Sciences were honored at commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Dec. 21
The Gift of Sophie
The dying wish of a teenager sparked the creation of the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation and UNC Lineberger’s Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Support Program, which has become a national leader in the movement to help young people stay true to who they are despite a cancer diagnosis.
Located in News / 2017 / December
Chinese Cardiologists Visit UNC Medical Center as Part of AHA Collaboration
A delegation of medical professionals from across China toured Chapel Hill’s emergency department, cardiac catheterization lab and other facilities to learn about UNC’s STEMI system of care.
Located in News / 2017 / December
McCall’s 29-year career mirrored the rise of UNC Health Care
Karen McCall, UNC Health Care chief communications and marketing officer, officially retired on Dec. 1. In a feature from The University Gazette, McCall reflected on her career.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Dec. 14
UNC Blood Donation Center: 20 years helping donors give life
By collecting platelets, the Center is helping to provide UNC Medical Center with a steady and stable supply of a blood product that is very expensive and very difficult to obtain. For donors, many of whom are Medical Center employees, it’s a way to have a positive and possibly life-saving impact on the life of a stranger.
Located in News / 2017 / October
How hand hygiene becomes contagious
The hand hygiene program Clean In, Clean Out has been part of the landscape here at the UNC Medical Center for just over four years – recently passing the amazing milestone of half a million observations. As part of International Infection Prevention Week, we look back at some of the ways it has changed the culture in Chapel Hill and look forward to the next big thing in hand hygiene at the Medical Center.
Located in News / 2017 / October
Skills of a Tar Heel, Luck of the Irish
In May, a faulty heart valve nearly put an end to Jim Weber. But after receiving a transcatheter aortic valve replacement at UNC Medical Center, Weber says he feels like he’s been gifted with years he didn’t have before. A lifelong Notre Dame fan, Weber joined Matt Cavender, the doctor who performed the valve replacement, as the Fighting Irish faced the Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium.
Located in News / 2017 / October
Solving complex cases with compassion
UNC's hospitalists work across disciplines to find solutions for complex patients.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Sept. 28
The Four-Legged Volunteer
As part of the Tar Heal Paws program, Sadie and her owner Jamie Lynn Russell volunteer their time to bring fur therapy to patients and families at UNC Medical Center and other UNC Health Care facilities. Sadie is one of fourteen canine volunteers to be featured in the first series of Tar Heal Paws trading cards, which are now being distributed to patients who receive a visit.
Located in News / 2017 / September