The occurrence of pediatric sepsis has been steadily rising since the mid-1990s. It now accounts for 4.4 percent of admissions to children's hospitals nationally and 7 percent of patients treated in the PICUs in the United States. UNC is addressing this issue with new protocols. Recently, the Code Sepsis team held a mock sepsis event, using a standardized pediatric patient, with the Hillsborough Hospital Emergency Department and the PICU at UNC Children's.
UNC Medical Center's Employee Engagement Team once again led an 'Adopt-a-Family' drive this year to make the holidays a bit brighter for some employee families. Fifty-one departments participated and adopted 53 employee families for the holidays.
Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation will discuss care and payment models to drive healthcare improvement. Hosted by UNC's Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement. Register today!
UNC's Stroke Program Coordinator, Nicole Burnett, RN, BSN, CNRN, SCRN, was selected as the recipient of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses' 2016 Excellence in Neuroscience Education Award.
Because of the New Year's holiday, we will not distribute Employee News Online the week of Dec. 28 - Jan. 1. Our next issue will be Jan. 7.
UNC Medical Center employees who did not receive their Health Insurance Special Pay (HISP) in either the Dec. 2 or Dec. 16 paychecks should see this error resolved and the appropriate makeup HISP payment reflected in their Dec. 30 paycheck. If you did not receive a HISP payment in either the Dec. 2 or Dec. 16 check and still do not see a makeup payment in the Dec. 30 check, please contact UNC Medical Center HR Benefits at 984-974-1100.
Effective Dec. 28, 2015: Visitor restrictions for children 11 and younger in N.C. Children’s Hospital
Beginning Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, visitor restrictions for children under 12 (age 11 years old and younger) will be implemented in the N.C. Children’s Hospital. These restrictions are the result of a rapid increase of circulating respiratory viruses (e.g., rhinovirus, RSV, parainfluenza and other colds) that have put both our patients and healthcare providers at risk.
Note the following details for parking at UNC Hospitals over the Christmas and New Year's holiday.
Please read this important information about Game Day Permits, and S11 and Craige Deck parking.