Patrick Kennedy, MHA, MSL, RHIA, will join UNC Health Care on Sept. 14, 2015, as a UNC Health Care System Hospital Compliance Director.
You are invited to golf and dine at the 2015 Liberty Mutual Jason Ray Golf Tournament & Event, which benefits the UNC Center for Transplant Care. The event is scheduled for Sept. 20 and 21 at UNC's Finley Golf Course.
On Tuesday, Sept. 15, ISD will activate a new “U:” or “Universal” network drive for each employee at UNC Medical Center. You will be able to store files in the U: drive and access them from your PC or from any location via Citrix. Files stored on the U: drive are also regularly backed up, thereby protecting them in case of a computer hardware failure.
Visit the Employee Benefits website for important information regarding Annual Enrollment.
On-site visits from Fidelity, Prudential, Bank of North Carolina, Berkshire Manor West Apartments, Homewatch CareGivers of the Triangle, BB&T, and Employee Benefits.
Discover new ways to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Become aware of effective methods of communication that encourage respect and appreciation for our differences. Learn specific skills to deal with hurtful and distasteful comments.
Stigma Free Carolina is a community campaign whose goal is to reduce stigma toward mental health concerns and treatment at Carolina.
UNC Health Care recognizes that certain job functions require employees to pay for travel or business expenses upfront. This is a reminder that all reimbursement requests should be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. Please ensure expenses submitted for reimbursement are accompanied by itemized receipts and documented business purpose.
A new "My Patient" list will be available Sept. 16, 2015, in Epic@UNC to help support care team conversations before, during, and after daily Communication and Patient Planning (CAPP) meetings. CAPP meetings will be implemented across UNC Health Care; however, it is important to note that not all units and/or entities have implemented CAPP meetings yet.
On Oct. 1, 2015, ICD-10 will become the exclusive system used for coding diagnoses and procedures throughout the United States. In addition, all reimbursement will be based on ICD-10 codes. The good news is that Epic@UNC supports ICD-10 and prompts for the required documentation, so there will not be any large-scale Epic@UNC changes leading up to ICD-10. However, please note the following.
September 2015 marks a milestone in UNC Health Care’s sixty-three years, as we open the inpatient section of our new Hillsborough Campus. Please read this message from Dr. Brian Goldstein, UNC Hospitals' Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
The Medical Center’s policy for procedures regarding organ donation has been updated and divided into two policies.
The next Solution Team in our Carolina Value “5 Questions With…” series is Physician Services. In his interview, Solution Team Sponsor Dr. Allen Daugird discusses how the work of the Physician Services team will help streamline processes and provide quality care to more patients, while allowing our Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers to stay focused on what’s most important: the caregiving process.
On Sept. 14, Christian Omba, ICD-10 Program Manager, will be at the N.C. Children’s Hospital Lobby to provide information about the ICD-10 Command Center and address related questions and issues. Plan to attend and learn more about how the structure and staffing of the ICD-10 Command Center will ensure impacted areas such as Patient Access/Registration and HIM/Coding, as well as providers have the support need for a smooth transition.
The Division of Nursing would like to congratulate the following recipients of the second annual Boote/Gerritsen ICU Nursing Award: Brittany N. Napier, BSN, RN, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Joshua A. Cason, CSTII, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit; Melissa Kristine McGrail, CSTII, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit; and Usha Koshy Cherian, MSN, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC, Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Please join us at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, in Cancer Hospital Conference Room #1 for a short award ceremony followed by a reception.
Occupational Health Services (OHS) will provide influenza vaccine to health-care personnel from Sept. 8 through Dec. 4, at which time UNC Medical Center personnel will be expected to be flu compliant.
UNC Health Care has received its supply of the adult intramuscular (IM) and pediatric IM influenza vaccines for the 2015/2016 influenza season. The entries for influenza vaccine went live in Epic@UNC Sept. 1.
The first UNC football home game is Saturday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. versus North Carolina A&T. 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.
The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) will award 6 - 8 $50,000 grants to support quality improvement projects to be conducted July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Projects may be initiated by staff and faculty from any department or unit at UNC Hospitals, UNC Faculty Physicians and UNC Physicians Network.