July 11

Changes in Special Coagulation Laboratory Testing

As of July 9, the Special Coagulation Laboratory has changed the methodology used for platelet aggregation studies to whole blood lumiaggregometry.

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Call for Nominations: Aspiring Nurse Leader’s Week

The time has come! Aspiring Nurse Leader's (ANL) Week nominations are needed. Please take some time to think about the nurses you work with every day and how much they contribute to UNC Health Care. This is your opportunity to recognize these people and their passion for nursing.

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State Health Plan legislative changes effective July 1

The State Health Plan wants to make employees aware of changes to the Plan following the ratification of House Bill 1085 on June 29. Most importantly, there was a change clarifying the rules under which employees can enroll in the Plan.

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Eight Additional Clinics Now Live on myUNCHealthLink

Eight Additional Clinics Now Live on myUNCHealthLink

On July 10, eight additional clinics went live on myUNCHealthLink, UNC Health Care's patient portal. myUNCHealthLink enables patients to request to schedule, cancel or reschedule appointments, to view past and future appointments, to pay their bills online and to ask questions regarding their health care.

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MedStay to offer concierge hotel reservation service

MedStay is now offering a new service for hotels in the area. It's a free concierge hotel reservation service for patients and their family members. Medstay will find the right hotel for specific needs, at lower rates.

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Free movie tickets still available during July's Employee Platelet Drive

The Employee Platelet Drive is going on for the entire month of July. We still have plenty of FREE movie tickets and our patients need your help! During the summer months there is a constant shortage of platelet donors at UNC Hospitals. Please call 966-2370 to schedule your appointment.

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FY12 Patient Satisfaction update – We met our goals!

Thanks to everyone who helped us reach ALL of our patient satisfaction goals for the 2012 fiscal year!

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A message from Dr. Roper on measures passed by the N.C. General Assembly

A message from Dr. Roper on measures passed by the N.C. General Assembly

In May, June and early July, the North Carolina General Assembly met in Raleigh. Please read this message from Dr. Roper detailing measures passed by the General Assembly that directly affect us at UNC Health Care.

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'I CANcer: a journey'- Artists reception at University Mall

You are cordially invited to view, support, and celebrate the photographs and other artwork that describe the journeys of teen cancer, blood disorder and stem cell transplant survivors from UNC's N.C. Cancer Hospital and N.C. Children's Hospital at an artists reception from 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at University Mall in Chapel Hill.

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Vote for UNC Health Care and help us win $10,000!

UNC Health Care is in the finals of the Triangle's "Social Madness" contest. We're currently trailing Red Hat in this round by a large margin. Help us advance to the national tournament by voting for UNC in the "Large company" category. Your vote could help us win $10,000!

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Did You Know? - Email access from home

We're introducing a new feature in Employee News Online this week called "Did You Know?" Check out this week's tip and submit ideas of your own if you know of good resources for our colleagues.

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