Please read the following letter from Gary L. Park, President, UNC Hospitals, and Allen Daugird, MD, MBA, President, UNC Physicians, about our organizational results from our 2015 fiscal year and the Organizational Incentive Program. Thanks to everyone for your excellent performance in FY15 and for your continued dedication to the patients and families we serve.
For the last three years, students, faculty and staff at UNC and UNC Health Care have participated in Movember - a global fundraising campaign committed to changing the face of men’s health. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for men’s health programs that focus on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. Our 2015 goal is to raise $50,000 - we hope you'll consider donating, growing, or both!
Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 3, when evaluating the family history providers will be able to choose "No Known Problem." This makes it easy to show that the family history was completely assessed and that some of the family members are healthy and without any known problems.
Effective Monday, Nov. 2: Visitor restrictions for children under 12 in NCCC, PICU, BMTU at UNC Hospitals
Two cases of pediatric respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) were reported the week of Oct. 19 - 23, 2015, triggering visitor restrictions for children under 12 (age 11 years old and younger) for the Newborn Critical Care Center (NCCC), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) at UNC Hospitals. These restrictions begin Monday Nov. 2, 2015.
On-site visits from Berkshire Manor Apartments, Fidelity, WAKA Kickball, Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill, Wells Fargo, Ashford Lake Apartments, Sprint, Employee Benefits, and Glen Lennox Apartments, plus information about the Multicultural Fair and the Maternity Workshop.
Please visit the Masquerade Jewelry Sale in the N.C. Children's Hospital lobby.
Please visit the Masquerade Jewelry Sale at Eastowne.
From Weight Watchers to Yoga to Zumba, the Women's Health Information Center offers a variety of ways for employees to get healthy!
For this installment of the Carolina Value 5 Questions series, we spoke with Perioperative Solution Team Co-Sponsors Jayne Byrd and Dr. David Zvara. Perioperative (Periop) refers to care provided during all phases of surgery (before, during and after operation). In their interview, they talk about how their team is committed to increasing perioperative efficiency across the health care system, decreasing costs related to delivering the best surgical outcomes to our patients, and improving our patient, provider and staff surgical experience.
UNC Hospitals has reserved a limited number of on-campus parking spaces/permits in the S11 lots for family members and visitors of patients admitted into the hospital for more than a week.
There is a planned Epic@UNC downtime scheduled from 1:59 - 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Nov. 1. Note that this downtime will take place during the time that we "fall back" an hour due to the Daylight Saving Time change, so Epic@UNC will be down for 90 minutes while the technical team applies an update. Please log-out prior to 2 a.m. (1 a.m. "fall-back" time) Nov. 1, or you will receive a message requesting that you log off.
We all play a role in fulfilling the mission of UNC Health Care. In this 2 minute video, Dr. Bill Roper, Dean, UNC School of Medicine and CEO, UNC Health Care, shares his thoughts on how our system is combining empathy and expertise to bring complete care to the people of North Carolina.
Coffee With a Cop provides an opportunity for UNC Hospitals Police and community members to sit down and get to know each other.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, the floor covering will be replaced in the corridor between the Children's Hospital lobby and the Corner Café. The corridor will reopen at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make improvements to our facility.
My UNC Chart now offers an online sign-up method for shared access to digital health records. This popular feature gives patients an easy way to share their digital health record with parents, family members, friends and others. Those with shared access can request appointments, check immunizations, request prescription refills, view test results, and more in My UNC Chart.
Employees have now donated more than $151,000 and over 1,200 hours in PTO donations! Congratulations to Linda Drogos, from 5 Anderson, who participated online and with a paper form and chose a Month of Date Nights as her prize!
The UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care Center for Innovation will release the 2016 internal innovation award request for proposal on Nov. 5.
As of 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, 9,100 colleagues have received their flu vaccine. Please review details on how you can get your flu vaccine.
During the evening of Saturday, Oct. 31, Chapel Hill Transit will end service early on the NU route and EZ Rider to accommodate the Halloween celebration on Franklin Street.
Please complete all required annual health care compliance online courses in LMS by midnight on Saturday, Oct. 31. These six annual health care compliance online courses are important for ensuring the safety of our patients and our workplace and are required by many regulatory organizations.
The 10th annual Multicultural Fair is fast-approaching. It’s not too late to participate! There’s still time to submit your exhibit application. The more exhibits we have, the more we all can learn about differences. Don’t miss out on a chance to win a $200 Visa gift card! And see who won last week's FreedomPay cards!
Congratulations to 5 Bedtower for winning this year’s Halloween Decorating Contest – they did a wonderfully interactive display on Clean In, Clean Out and those “scary flu germs!” And also congrats to second place winner Hillsborough Hospital’s Pharmacy Department for creating a display of drugs that were “laid to rest” by the FDA.
When a patient is sent for testing/procedures, providers and staff may still need to see which bed the patient is assigned. Operators view this information on the Census report and Providers may view this information via a Patient List column and the Face Sheet report. View the details in this Tip Sheet.
It is once again time for the biennial Commuter Survey for all students, university and hospital employees. UNC Transportation & Parking urges you to take a few minutes to complete the survey. The results will be utilized to help with planning and policy development for the local and regional transportation systems.
In April's Real Medicine, we featured Rev. Richard Joyner, Nash Health Care’s Community Liaison and Director of Pastoral Care, for his work combating poverty, hunger, and chronic disease in Conetoe, North Carolina. CNN picked up the story and Rev. Joyner was nominated as a CNN Hero. Recently, CNN named Rev. Joyner as one of its top ten CNN Heroes of the Year, which puts him in the running to earn CNN's overall Hero of the Year. Please vote for Rev. Joyner once a day through Nov. 15 to help the program he founded receive $100,000 toward their work.
UNC Heath Care is committed to improving the patient experience, bettering the health of our patient population, and reducing the cost of health care. To achieve these goals, UNC Health Care has created a physician-led Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) called UNC Health Alliance.