Sept. 25

Caregiver Meditation Group

A meditation group for professional and personal caregivers will meet weekly in the Cancer Hospital chapel from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

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Congrats to our Fall 2014 Plus People

Congrats to our Fall 2014 Plus People. These 13 colleagues were recognized for being among the very best at UNC Hospitals, UNC Faculty Physicians, and the UNC School of Medicine this Fall.

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Trauma Day

Trauma Day

This year a team of UNC Hospitals’ personnel conducted Trauma Day, previously called ED Day, to benefit area high school students who have been selected as UNC Hospitals’ volunteers. The interdisciplinary group put together a large-scale simulation that educated students while enhancing high-tech, inter-professional simulations at UNC Hospitals.

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Smith-Miller and Curro receive nursing research grant

Smith-Miller and Curro receive nursing research grant

Cheryl A. Smith-Miller, PhD, RN-BC, in Nursing Quality and Research, and Brooke Curro, RN, BSN, MS, CNML, of 5 East Acute Burn and Wound Unit, received a $10,000 Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and Phillips Corporation grant for their research proposal, "Salivary Cortisol, Acupressure and Pain Levels Among Patients with Acute Burn Injuries."

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Craige Deck west tower crane reminder

The west tower crane will be set up this weekend at Craige Deck. The assist cranes will be on site Friday morning, Sept. 26, at 7 a.m. Two Level 1 entrances will remain closed until Monday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. The entrance to Level 3 will be the only entrance into the Craige Deck during this time period.

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2014 Triangle Heart Walk - September 28

Please join Team UNC Health Care for the 2014 Triangle Heart Walk on Sunday, Sept. 28! The Walk is the American Heart Association's mission in action. This annual celebration promotes physical activity and heart healthy living in a fun, family, and dog-friendly environment.

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NU reroute to serve Festifall Arts Festival on Oct. 5

On Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will reroute the NU along West Rosemary street to provide service to the Festifall Arts Festival from 11:30 a.m. - 6:47 p.m. Regular NU customers should plan an extra five minutes for their Sunday afternoon trips. The NU will return to the regular route and schedule with the 7 p.m. trip leaving the RR Lot on Estes Drive.

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Ticket pre-sale for Country for Kids concert

Pre-sale tickets for the 2014 Country for Kids concert are on sale for UNC Hospitals employees through 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 25! Regular tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 26. The concert will be on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. and will feature Montgomery Gentry, Kasey Musgraves, Cadillac 3, and Jason Michael Carroll.

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2014 Country for Kids Concert

The concert will be held at DPAC on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. and will feature Montgomery Gentry, Kasey Musgraves, Cadillac 3, and Jason Michael Carroll. DPAC is offering a special pre-sale day for UNC Hospitals employees to purchase regular admissions tickets before they go on sale to the public. The pre-sale will run through 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 25. Regular tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 26.

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'Late Night with Roy' basketball season tipoff set for Oct. 3

"Late Night with Roy" is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Dean E. Smith Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. As in previous years, expect delays going to and coming from UNC Hospitals and the School of Medicine. Please read for information about tripper buses available at the hospital should regular routes be delayed.

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News from HR

Benefit annual enrollment begins Oct. 1. Details coming soon. Plus information about Whole Life Insurance and on-site visits from Clairmont at Brier Creek Apartments and Employee Benefits.

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Breaking Habits with Tobacco Free Tar Heels Program

Breaking Habits with Tobacco Free Tar Heels Program

In 2011, Ebony Lawson began working as a help desk support specialist for the ISD Department at UNC Health Care. At the time, she was a smoker. Today, thanks to help from the Tobacco Free Tar Heels Program, she is completely tobacco free.

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Employee Lactation Program

A group consisting of employees from Human Resources, Lactation Services and Plant Engineering has been formed to help renovate and update existing Employee Lactation Rooms, as well as create new space to meet the increasing demand for pumping mothers. We are excited to announce that our first newly created room is now open! The beautiful new Employee Lactation Room is located on the 3rd Floor of Neuroscience Hospital, where the old Parking Office was located.

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Cabling project begins in October in Memorial Hospital

Beginning the first week of October, contractors will begin installing cabling necessary for new VOIP phones in the Anderson Pavilion. Once work is complete in Anderson Pavilion, this project will then move to the Patient Support Tower, East/West Wing, Old Infirmary/Old Clinic, and finally the Bedtower.

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Do not remove labels from barcode scanners

Please do not remove the ID label from barcode scanners or any other ISD-supplied hardware. When responding to equipment issues, if an ID sticker is removed, the ISD Service Desk and End User Support must often dig through data files to determine the serial number for the hardware, which delays their response time.

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Process for working STAT radiology orders beginning Sept. 29

As radiology scheduling transitions to a proactive model, we recognize that clinic staff need to be notified of STAT radiology orders that need to be worked for scheduling and prior authorization. STAT orders are defined as those needing to be performed in less than two business days.

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Transition to proactive Radiology scheduling began Sept. 29 at UNC Medical Center, Chatham

To best serve our patients, on Sept. 29 radiology scheduling at UNC Medical Center and Chatham Hospital transitioned to a proactive model that sends radiology orders directly to a radiology workqueue and to the radiology scheduling center to contact patients directly.

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Use HEAT Cloud to submit your Optimization Requests

Do you or your team have ideas about how we can improve ISD’s clinical, patient access, and revenue cycle systems (including Epic@UNC)? You can now submit your ideas/requests via a new function in HEAT Cloud.

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Is your password Long and Strong?

To protect our patients' information, ISD is implementing stronger password requirements for UNC Health Care domain accounts (the login/password you use for Epic@UNC, LMS, network login, Lawson, SharePoint, etc.). View new password requirements, the easiest way to change your password, and a list of applications that use the UNC Health Care domain account. Beginning in mid-September, the ISD Information Security Office will run tests and force users to reset passwords that are easily discovered. Make sure your password is long and strong now!

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