Oct. 12

Carolina Care at Home Convenience Center Open House

To celebrate the opening of the Carolina Care at Home Convenience Center, please join us Monday, Oct. 17 from noon – 4 p.m. for an open house and enjoy refreshments, take a tour of the center and enter to win one of three iPod shuffles.

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Should I Apply for the Operational Leader Academy?

The Operational Leader Academy (OLA) is designed to increase a leader’s satisfaction with career and leadership development opportunities while supporting our strategic business needs. The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 14.

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Last call for Nursing Award nominations

The deadline to submit a nomination for a Nursing Award is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14.

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Commitment to Communities celebration

All employees are invited to attend the second annual Commitment to Communities celebration at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14 in the N.C. Children’s Hospital lobby.

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SECC Campaign, prize winner update

After two weeks of the SECC campaign, UNC Health Care employees have donated more than $131,000! Also, congratulations to Ellen Ciompi who won this week's prize - an Apple iPad! Make your pledge by 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, to be entered for this week's drawing - a $250 VISA gift card.

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Electronics & Entertainment fundraising sale

The popular Electronics and Entertainment fundraising sale will be held in the Children's Hospital lobby Tuesday, Oct. 18 - Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Fire alarm/sprinkler system testing

A quarterly inspection and test of the fire alarm and sprinkler systems is taking place throughout the hospitals this week, Oct. 10 - 14. Inspection and testing is also happening at the Facility Support Building, Imaging Center and Carolina Dialysis.

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'Late Night with Roy' likely to affect Friday traffic

Late Night with Roy 2011 will be held on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Dean E. Smith Center. The event will begin with a Women's volleyball game at 5 p.m. and the basketball portion of the program will follow it. Please be aware that traffic to and from the hospitals and the School of Medicine may be heavy that evening.

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UNC home football game Oct. 15

The next UNC home football game is Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12:30 p.m. Please plan appropriately as you travel to/from UNC Hospitals, as traffic will be heavy several hours before game time. Also, remember that certain parking lots are reserved for the seven UNC home football games.

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Want to buy a 2012 N.C. Cancer Hospital Calendar?

Noted textile collage artist Elaine O'Neil has once again produced a limited edition calendar with twelve original scenes that highlight the beauty and character of North Carolina. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Submit your parking waitlist request online

There is now a page on the Hospital Parking and Transportation website dedicated to the parking wait list. Full-time permanent and part-time permanent employees can submit a waiting list request on line to the parking office online.

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National Fire Prevention Week

Oct. 9 - 15 is National Fire Prevention Week. Fires, whether caused by people or nature, can have devastating effects. Hundreds of thousands of fires happen in and around American homes every year, killing or injuring thousands of people and causing untold damage to families and communities.

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News from H.R.

News updates this week include: NCFlex Annual Enrollment, Employee Records at Hospital, MetLife Auto & Home Onsite Visit, Employee Benefits at Hospital, Fidelity Representative Session, Maternity Workshop, Stork Rewards Delivered to Expectant Moms, and Career Opportunities.

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Red Cross Blood Drive at the Hospital

The next American Red Cross blood drive will take place in a new location on Oct. 19. The bus will now be parked in the Cancer Hospital Valet lot.

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Bedtower scheduled partial power outage Oct. 13

A scheduled normal power outage is to occur in the Bedtower from 4 - 6 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13. This is the third in a series of several planned electrical outages over the next three months. We will provide notification before each outage and also communicate directly with the inpatient units that may be affected.

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Patient Safety Culture Survey begins Oct. 17

All employees are asked to take the 2011 Patient Safety Culture Survey beginning Monday, Oct. 17. The survey is open to everyone – both clinical and non-clinical employees. It will take approximately 10 minutes and your feedback is essential.

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REMINDER: 2011 Adopt-A-Family sign-up

REMINDER: 2011 Adopt-A-Family sign-up

The Employee Engagement Team would like to celebrate this holiday season by helping UNC Health Care employees. Last year more than 70 departments/units adopted a UNC Health Care employee family. As an organization, we were able to help 69 employees! This year we would like to encourage departments and work units to continue the trend and adopt as many employee families as possible.

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Last chance: Family Night Out with the Carolina Hurricanes

Please join your fellow co-workers and their friends and families for a special UNC Health Care/Rex Healthcare Family Night at the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m. The deadline to purchase tickets is 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14.

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Promise Idol Auditions begin Oct. 27

Promise Idol Auditions begin Oct. 27

Auditions for the 2011 Promise Idol singing competition will be held 7 to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, on the Children’s Hospital lobby stage. All UNC Health Care and School of Medicine employees, volunteers and residents can audition.

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Ice Cream Socials begin Oct. 18

To celebrate our accomplishments in the 2011 fiscal year and the hard work already under way this fiscal year, UNC Health Care will host Ice Cream Socials at the following dates and times. Enjoy your ice cream and thank you for your dedication to the people of North Carolina!

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