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UNC Health Care reiterates patient policy
Due to uncertainty regarding current U.S. immigration policy, patients are signaling their fear of deportation should they seek medical care. We want to make clear that our policy regarding patients and personal information has not changed.
Located in News / 2017 / March
A Mother’s Gift
Ten years ago Carol Offen donated a kidney to her son. Today she works to demystify the process of live organ donation in the hopes that more people will give the gift of life.
Located in News / 2017 / March
Grateful for Every Breath
In 1990, Howell Graham was the first patient at UNC Hospitals with cystic fibrosis to receive a double lung transplant. Over the years he has tried several times, but couldn’t quite find the right words to say ‘thank you’ for the gift he received. Now, he says he’s finally ready.
Located in News / 2017 / February
UNC Medical Center is First in the Mid Atlantic to Treat Patients with Next Generation Cardiac Mapping System
New technology enables tailored treatment for patients with cardiac arrhythmias.
Located in News / 2017 / January
OrthoNow Clinic to Open at Weaver Crossing
A second location of UNC’s OrthoNow Orthopaedic walk-in clinic will open Jan. 3.
Located in Employee News Online / 2016 / Dec. 21
New Breastfeeding Medicine Consult Service provides patients with expert information on medications and breastfeeding
The faculty consult team has physicians from UNC OB-GYN, Family Medicine and Pediatrics.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Dec. 15
A miracle for the Millers
As survivability of many cancers increases, so does the opportunity to help survivors live the lives they’d imagined. Manda Miller thought bouts of Hodgkins Lymphoma at 19 and 27 had taken her chance to have children, but Jennifer Mersereau, MD, at UNC Fertility offered an innovative option for the Millers' miracle baby — a donor egg.
Located in News / 2016 / November
International Infection Prevention Week at UNC Hospitals
Infection prevention initiatives throughout the hospital are critical to reducing healthcare-associated infections, readmissions to the hospital, and patient mortality. In addition, healthcare-associated infection metrics are publicly reportable and our hospital reimbursement rates are dependent on our provision of the safest patient care we can deliver. Everyone can play a role in infection prevention, from participation in our hospital’s Clean In, Clean Out hand hygiene program to adhering to isolation precautions signs posted on the patient’s doors to advocating for our patients to have devices (e.g., central lines and foley catheters) removed as soon as possible.
Located in Employee News Online / 2016 / Oct. 20
UNC Family Medicine expands successful weight management program
After a successful start, the UNC Family Medicine Center’s Weight Management Program is expanding. During the last year, counselors have worked individually with more than 80 patients at the Family Medicine Center. Program results show that 60 percent of patients with at least four visits lost some weight, and 100 percent reported satisfaction with the care they received.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Oct. 13
Succeeding with Turner Syndrome
Jennifer Law, MD, director of UNC Children’s Turner Syndrome Program, is working to build awareness of Turner syndrome and show patients and their families that they can overcome their diagnosis.
Located in News / 2016 / August