May 8

Flu vaccine for employees not available at OHS until fall

Occupational Health Services has stopped providing flu vaccine to employees for the 2013-2014 season. Vaccine will be available again during the 2014-2015 flu season. Viral influenza (principally type A H3N2 and type B) and other viral respiratory diseases in the community (rhinovirus, adenovirus, etc.) remain active in our community, so please continue to practice proper hand hygiene to protect yourselves and our patients.

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Tar Heel Express Shuttles to UNC Commencement Ceremony

Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express Shuttle Service on Sunday, May 11, from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the UNC Commencement Ceremony at Kenan Stadium.

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Lost & Found moves to new location

Please stop by our new location in Memorial Hospital. We are open to serve patients, visitors and employees at the new location starting Monday, May 5. Our hours of operations are: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Our telephone number is 919-966-1241.

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National Hospital Week Discount from Great Wolf Lodge

National Hospital Week is May 11 - 17 and Great Wolf Lodge is offering a special discount at their Concord, N.C., site as a means of saying thank you to all the amazing men and women who work at UNC Health Care.

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Postpartum Support International Annual Training and Conference

The UNC Women's Mood Disorders Program is proud to announce it is hosting the Postpartum Support International annual training and conference at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill on June 18 - 21.

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News from HR

Read for information about the Benefits and Life-Planning Workshop on May 30, visits and sessions about NC Supplemental Plans and Employee Benefits, and on-site sessions with Glen Lennox, PNC Bank, Carolina Care at Home Convenience Center, Costco, Collins Crossing Apartments, and SunTrust.

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PTO Leave Sell-Back Program open through May 23

A Paid Time Off (PTO) sell-back election period is open for UNC Medical Center employees through May 23.

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Coffee With A Cop

Come meet your Hospital Police staff. Coffee with a Cop is a simple concept aimed at allowing police and community members to get together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink a cup of coffee.

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Celebrating 2014 Employee Recognition Week

Celebrating 2014 Employee Recognition Week

From May 12 - 17 we celebrate everyone at UNC Hospitals and UNC Faculty Physicians during 2014 Employee Recognition Week. All employees will receive a T-shirt and the main events are the Ice Cream Socials scheduled at a number of locations beginning Monday, May 12.

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MERS-CoV: A message from Drs. Weber and Lindsey

The CDC has confirmed the first U.S. case of MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndomre-Coronavirus) in the United States. This case was reported in Indiana in a healthcare worker who had traveled from Saudi Arabia. MERS-CoV was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

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Team UNC Health Care Heart Walk Kick-Off Meeting for Team Captains

Join Team UNC Health Care for the 2014 Triangle Heart Walk! We are hosting the Heart Walk Kick-Off for our Team Captains on Friday, June 6.

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Participants needed for Komen Race for the Cure

UNC Health Care is looking for supporters for the 2014 Komen Race for the Cure. The event will be Saturday, June 14, at Meredith College in Raleigh. Participants can walk, run or sleep in for the cure.

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Celebrate Being an Administrative Professional!

Register now for one of three days of the Administrative Professionals Conference held May 21 - 23 at the Hedrick Building. Expand your skills while having fun at this year’s annual conference.

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UNC Health Care awarded funding from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

UNC Health Care has been awarded $374,000 from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to enhance and expand a novel model of care for patients with serious mental illness. The funding supports the UNC WakeBrook Facility mental health collaborative and its integrated care model which brings together emergency medical services (EMS), behavioral health services and community medicine.

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Triumph over tragedy

Triumph over tragedy

When Cruz Santibanez woke up in UNC’s surgical intensive care unit on July 4, 2008, she’d cleared the first hurdle – she was alive. The next thing on her list: getting back to class.

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Outpatient Blood Draw Workflows at UNC Hospitals

Please review the scenarios and specific workflows for outpatient blood draws at UNC Hospitals.

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3 weeks left to reach our Clean In, Clean Out organizational goal

3 weeks left to reach our Clean In, Clean Out organizational goal

April results are in. We achieved more than 91% compliance. To reach our organizational goal by May 31, we need a strong effort, and there's not much time to get there.

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Transit announcements in DPS newsletter

View important commuter announcements about transit schedules and routes, as well as information about bike month, in the May newsletter from UNC Department of Public Safety.

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George Sheldon Resident Research Symposium

The UNC Housestaff Council presents its inaugural George Sheldon Resident Research Symposium held in honor of the late Dr. Sheldon. The symposium will be held on May 23. Marschall S. Runge, MD, PhD, will be the keynote speaker.

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