Jan. 12

Flu message from Drs. Weber, Rutala

UNC Health Care has seen an increase in viral influenza since mid-December (36 confirmed cases) and more than 8 percent of visits to the UNC Emergency Department are for patients with flu-like illnesses. Also, North Carolina reported several deaths from viral influenza this year. However, flu season has not yet peaked and there is still time to receive your flu vaccine.

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Nursing Professional Development Survey

The annual Nursing Professional Development Survey will be available from Jan. 15 - Feb. 15. All nursing staff are encouraged to participate.

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Employee Wellness Updates

Wellness Updates include: Employee Health Fair Rescheduled, Free Smoking Cessation Program: Tobacco-Free Tar Heels and Wellness Lunch & Learn: "Weight Loss - What We Know Works and What's New in Weight loss Research."

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VIDEO: Habitat for Humanity volunteers needed

Registration is now open to anyone interested in helping build the next UNC Health Care-sponsored Habitat for Humanity house. The home will be owned by UNC Health Care employee Danita Thomas and will be a part of the Phoenix Place subdivision.

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News from H.R.

News updates this week include: New N.C. Retirement System Horizon Newsletter, Employee Benefits at Hospital, Maternity Workshop, A Good Start to the New Year and Career Opportunities.

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Critical Incident Stress Management Training

The CISM team has been assisting employees in need since 1998. The team was established to provide a communication and education network for critical events, which involve acute psychological stress that can affect patient care and job performance. Volunteer opportunities currently exist with a new training class being offered on Feb. 16 - 17 at Durham Technical Community College.

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VIDEO: NC Children's Promise TV- Ariel/Joshua Part Three

The "N.C. Children’s Promise TV" project took five N.C. Children's Hospital patients and turned them into reporters for a day during the ninth annual Children's Promise Radiothon/Telethon on Nov. 18. Joshua and Ariel sit down with Dr. Mike Steiner, medical director of the Children's Hospital's outpatient clinics, and talk about the value of giving to the N.C. Children's Promise.

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Emerging Leaders Workshops

This is a two-day professional development opportunity for employees who want to develop their leadership skills. The Emerging Leaders workshop is recommended for those who have leadership roles but do not currently supervise or manage employees.

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Did your manager do a great job?

The deadline to recognize your manager for doing a great job with Cascade Learning has been extended to Jan. 21.

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The Affordable Care Act: Implementation in a Changing Environment

Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association will be giving a lecture in the School of Public Health entitled, "The Affordable Care Act: Implementation in a Changing Environment" on Thursday, Jan. 27.

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DooR to DooR - Drumming Circle

Come join the DooR to DooR drumming circle for whatever time you have, be it three minutes or an hour, or watch and listen. Master Drummer Pline Mounzeo leads the circle.

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January Commuter News

Updates include: Service and Schedule Changes, Martin Luther King Day schedules, and PX route to discontinue service after Aug. 14.

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