Nov. 12

Hard stop for Medicare patients requiring attending co-sign prior to discharge beginning Nov. 11 (Intranet)

On Jan. 1, 2016 CMS will enact changes to the “Two Midnight Rule” for Medicare patients. To prepare for this change, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 11, for Medicare patients there will be a ‘hard-stop’ in Epic@UNC that will require an appropriate attending physician co-signature prior to discharge.

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Brace yourselves for winter by using mindfulness

Learn more about mindfulness courses offered by the UNC Program on Integrative Medicine during winter 2016.

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Burn survivors gather in Chapel Hill to support and connect

The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center's 24th annual renion brought together 40 burn survivors, their families and friends, first responders and treatment providers. The reunion is one of several post-treatment programs offered by the Burn Center at UNC Hospitals to help survivors cope with lifelong challenges.

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Cairns and Baker receive Patriot Award

Cairns and Baker receive Patriot Award

Bruce Cairns, MD, director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, and Mary Lee Baker, RN, associate director of ambulatory care, were nominated for the award by Burn Center physician assistant and U.S. Army reservist Captain Chris Trum.

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5 Questions with Dr. Matt Ewend, Care Access Solution Team Sponsor

The goal of the Care Access Team is to ensure that the “right patient sees the right provider in the optimal location at the right time.” For this installment of the Carolina Value 5 Questions series, we spoke with Care Access Solution Team Sponsor Dr. Matt Ewend. Read the full interview.

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Pedestrian Bridge A closed Nov. 11 - 23; portion of Manning Dr. closed at night on Nov. 11 - 12

Pedestrian Bridge A (from Cardinal Deck nearest Dental School across Manning Dr.) at UNC will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, through Monday, Nov. 23, for maintenance. Maps showing alternate pedestrian routes will be posted. The maintenance work requires that a portion of Manning Dr. be closed for night construction on Nov. 11 - 12.

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Please return portable scanners to Occupational Health Services (OHS)

All departments that borrowed portable scanners from OHS to document employee flu vaccines are asked to return the scanners to OHS as soon as possible.

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2016 Annual Enrollment Period -- less than a week to enroll!

The annual enrollment period for UNC Medical Center employees for the State Health Plan, NCFlex, and other voluntary benefits is open through Nov. 18, 2015. View details about the enrollment period and the sessions you can attend for help with your questions. Don't wait until the last minute to enroll.

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Nominations for Nursing Recognition Awards are now open

Nominations for Nursing Staff Recognition Week Awards are being accepted now through Monday, Nov. 30.

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Lawson Downtime on Nov. 14 CANCELLED

The planned Lawson downtime scheduled from 1 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, has been cancelled. No new upgrade date has been confirmed at this time.

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Flu vaccine update

As of 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, 10,600 colleagues have received their flu vaccine. Please remember that you have until Dec. 4, 2015, to become flu compliant, and review details on how you can get your flu vaccine.

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Final UNC football home game of season Nov. 14

The final UNC football home game in 2015 is Saturday, Nov. 14, at 3:30 p.m. versus Miami. Please plan appropriately as you travel to/from UNC Hospitals and the School of Medicine, as traffic will be heavy several hours before game time. Also, remember that certain parking lots are reserved for UNC home football games.

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Academic Reimbursement Policy Update

The new rates have been finalized for the 2015/2016 fiscal school year and were updated in the policy and the form and on the website on Nov. 9, 2015. Please read about an important change to the policy.

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News from HR

On-site visits from Fidelity, Prudential 401k/457, Vector Security, Employee Benefits, and CAPTRUST.

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Clean In, Clean Out Golden Hand Accolades for October

Overall compliance results for October were 95.3% for inpatients and 94.4% for outpatient/procedural areas. See which areas performed best this month!

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Code Sepsis team recognizes 'Sepsis Stars'

Code Sepsis team recognizes 'Sepsis Stars'

The Code Sepsis team is very grateful to 'Sepsis Stars' that were instrumental in delivering the sepsis bundle to patients in their care. Research has proven that patient outcomes are improved when the sepsis care bundle is delivered within 60 minutes. The sepsis initiative is working to improve timely recognition of potential sepsis and implement the entire care bundle including a lactic acid, blood cultures, IV antibiotics, and IV fluids. Please see which of your colleagues are Sepsis Stars.

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UNC Hospitals Transportation Fair

Interested in learning more about the different ways to get to UNC? Have questions about the bus system? Come by the Children’s Hospital from 8 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, and chat with representatives from local and regional transportation organizations. Fuel up with free coffee and get all the answers to your transportation questions!

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UNC men's basketball home games permit information

Please read this important information about Game Day Permits, and S11 and Craige Deck parking.

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UNC men's basketball home games Nov. 15 and 18

The UNC men's basketball team will play against Fairfield on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center. The team will play again on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m, against Wofford. Expect delays going to and coming from UNC Hospitals and the School of Medicine.

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