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Deadline for Nursing Staff Recognition Week gift ideas is Oct. 7

Calling all nurses and nursing assistive personnel! All ideas are welcome and you can submit as many as you like.

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Retirement celebration for J.P. Kichak

The retirement celebration for J.P. Kichak, VP & Chief Information Officer, is scheduled from 4 – 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the N.C. Cancer Hospital Conference Room #1. Kichak’s last day at UNC Health Care is Sept. 30.

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Nursing Grand Rounds: Health care beliefs of Jehovah's Witness patients

Our next Nursing Grand Rounds will feature Andrew Penrod, Hospital Liaison Committee for Jehovah's Witnesses. All staff are welcome to attend.

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Max Mangos re-opens in Overlook Café

Max Mangos has re-opened in its new location at the Overlook Café on the 2nd floor of the Neurosciences Hospital. Refreshing smoothies and frozen yogurt will be available Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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VIDEO: Tossing pies to celebrate Patient Satisfaction

VIDEO: Tossing pies to celebrate Patient Satisfaction

The team in Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) at UNC Hospitals set a goal of reaching the 75th percentile in patient satisfaction surveys. The reward for reaching that goal included a chance to throw pies at the NFS management team.

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SECC Kicks Off

The 2011 State Employee Combined Campaign (SECC) kicked off Monday, Sept. 26 and will run until Friday, Oct. 28. Our goals this year are 15 percent participation and more than $300,000 in contributions. All are invited to the SECC Agency Fair Friday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Children’s Hospital lobby, to learn more about charities we can support through the SECC.

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Labyrinth Dedication

All employees and the public are invited to attend the dedication of UNC Hospitals Labyrinth and Serenity Garden. The ceremony will take place at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 4 in front of the N.C. Cancer Hospital. Refreshments will be provided.

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VIDEO: Labyrinth Dedication Oct. 4

VIDEO: Labyrinth Dedication Oct. 4

All employees and the public are invited to attend the dedication of UNC Hospitals Labyrinth and Serenity Garden. The ceremony will take place at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 4 in front of the NC Cancer Hospital. Refreshments will be provided. Also, please watch this video to see why the Labyrinth is considered one of UNC Hospitals' sacred spaces.

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Inside Supply Chain Services September 2011

The September 2011 issue of "Inside Supply Chain Services," a newsletter for Central Distribution, is now available.

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Celebrating Binational Health Week 2011: Free Health Presentations in Spanish

This is a unique opportunity for bilingual (Spanish-speaking) staff and patients to attend a one-day free event presenting some of the health topics that commonly affect the Latino community. All are invited to listen and participate from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Pagano Conference Room in the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center.

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News from H.R.

News updates include: New Sensible Savings Sessions, UNUM Whole Life Insurance Offering - Open Enrollment Ends This Friday, Hyatt Legal Plan - MetLaw Annual Enrollment Ends This Friday, Employee Records at Hospital, NCFlex Annual Enrollment, Employee Benefits at Hospital and Maternity Workshop.

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Code Medic Goes Live Monday, Oct. 3

On Monday, Oct. 3, UNC Hospitals will launch a new medical response team, Code Medic. This team will respond and provide assistance to people requiring non-emergency medical assistance in non-patient care areas.

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2011 Adopt-A-Family sign-up

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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Policy change for visitors of patients on Contact Precautions

Beginning Oct. 1, visitors of patients who are on Contact Precautions will no longer be required to wear gloves and a gown while visiting in the Contact Precautions room. This policy change is consistent with the CDC recommendations for the control of multi-drug resistance bacteria.

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