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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
After the Storms
It’s been six months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Jennifer Sutherland Kelly, PharmD, a pharmacist in the emergency department at UNC Hospitals, arrived on the island shortly after the storm as part of a disaster medical assistance team – providing medical care and infrastructure assistance to those affected.
Located in News / 2018 / April
UNC Aortic Team completes rare total arch aneurysm repair
Mark Farber, MD, and Thomas Caranasos, MD, successfully completed an endovascular total arch aneurysm repair, joining a handful of surgical teams around the world.
Located in News / 2018 / April
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
New iPhone Health App Functionality Gives UNC Health Care Patients Centralized Access to Medical Records
UNC Health Care patients are now among the first patients in the United States with the ability to access their medical records from multiple providers through the Apple iPhone Health app (for phones running iOS 11.3 or later).
Located in News / 2018 / April
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
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
UNC Resident Appreciation Week
The UNC School of Medicine's Gold Humanism Honor Society is once again hosting UNC Resident Appreciation Week. From March 26 to March 30, residents will be eligible for discounts at several area businesses, and there will be an ice cream social at the UNC Hospitals' Starbucks patio from 1 - 3 p.m. on March 28.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / March 22
UNC Lineberger researcher launches startup to improve radiation treatment in developing world
UNC Lineberger's Sha Chang, PhD, was named to the latest class of KickStart Venture Services' Commercialization Award winners. Her startup company is creating solutions for improving radiation treatment for cancer.
Located in News / 2018 / February
A history of de-prescribing: Why UNC physicians’ approach to opioids is catching on
UNC’s Paul R. Chelminski, MD, MPH, and Timothy J. Ives, PharmD, MPH, CPP, have been sounding the alarm about proper opioid prescribing for decades. Now their treatment methods are the focus of a multi-institutional study on opioid use that could one day change how all health care providers approach chronic pain management.
Located in News / 2018 / February