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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
From gratitude to generosity: The Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation gives $4 million to support brain, geriatric and sleep health
The gift will establish a fellowship fund in Geriatric Medicine, an Innovation Endowed Fund in Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, and support several programs related to sleep science.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Sept. 21
Changing the front lines of care
While one patient waits coughing into a mask, another could present with chest pain or arrive by ambulance after a trauma. The ER cares for people with every imaginable issue. Some are life-threatening. Some are not, but they all require immediate care. How does a medical center compassionately serve each and use resources efficiently? The answer is UNC’s 1 Memorial Observation Unit.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Sept. 7
Congressman David Price tours UNC Medical Center’s benign hematology clinic
The congressman was then honored with the Cure HHT’s Champion Award for his work securing funding for a multi-state pilot program that will be headquartered in Chapel Hill and led by Raj Kasthuri, MD, director of UNC’s HHT Center of Excellence.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Staring down the widowmaker
Roger Darr’s heart attack was caused ventricular fibrillation, or “sudden cardiac death”. Most patients who experience ventricular fibrillation at home do not survive. But thanks to high quality CPR provided by his quick-thinking wife, first responders, the Emergency Room staff at Central Carolina Hospital, and the providers at the UNC Medical Center, Roger is around to tell his story.
Located in News / 2017 / August
Residents remember their ‘First Look’ at UNC
Carolina First Look is an opportunity for minority and underrepresented medical students preparing for the residency application process to visit the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals to learn more about available specialty medical programs for residents. The annual event takes place Aug. 25-26.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Aug. 24