A group is for anyone who has experienced a loss.
A group for those experiencing the loss of their spouse.
We’ve changed our name from Writing for Caregivers to Writing for Resilience to include everyone who wants to write! Writing for Resilience is a weekly writing respite -- a time to sit quietly and write in response to prompts: poems, quotes, and stories. All are welcome!
In close partnership with the Town of Chapel Hill and UNC-Chapel Hill, Endurance Magazine will be producing the 9th annual Tar Heel 10 Miler & Fleet Feet Sports 4 Mile Run in Chapel Hill on Saturday, April 23. Please allow yourself plenty of time if you are commuting to or from the hospital between 6 and 7:30 a.m. Read for more information on road closures and parking.
In the mid-nineteenth century, Hungarian obstetrician Ignaz Semmelweis was practicing in Vienna, Austria, when he discovered the connection between clean hands of physicians and nurses and patient safety. In this piece, Hospital Epidemiology at UNC Hospitals informs us about Semmelweis – and credits UNC Hospitals obstetricians for carrying on his legacy through participation in Clean In, Clean Out.
The Epic@UNC team has received several questions about how to most easily locate the status of Blood Products after the introduction of the new Blood Product Administration Module (BPAM). View details and a screenshot at this Intranet link.
Jason Burke was named System VP of Enterprise Analytics and Data Sciences and Chief Analytics Officer, effective Feb. 29, 2016.
Visitor restrictions for the N.C. Children’s Hospital and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit will end on Monday, April 25, 2016.
At handoff/shift change, nurses should review your Worklist to check for overdue tasks not completed on a previous shift by clicking the yellow “Overdue” button in your nursing Worklist. This report now lists all overdue tasks from the past five days (vs 24 hours previously).
To ensure the quickest turnaround time for specimens, the nurse must click the ‘Collect’ button in the Worklist when finished in the Tip Sheet and screenshots below.
Last week, Volunteer Services at UNC Medical Center honored Ann Kennedy with the 2016 Elaine M. Hill Distinguished Volunteer Service Award. Kennedy has volunteered with UNC Mammography since 1991 -- and with UNC Hospitals since the mid-1970s.
In the late spring of 2015, UNC Health Care created the Care Access Solution Team as part of its Carolina Value efforts. Composed of a broad range of stakeholders and led by Matthew Ewend, M.D., Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at UNC and Care Access Solution Team Sponsor, the team has one ultimate goal: To ensure that every patient referred to UNC Health Care sees the right health care provider, at the right time, in the best location.
Onsite visits from Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill, Alta Springs Apartments, Blue Ridge Companies Apartment Complexes, PNC Bank, Sprint, and Fidelity.
Audit, Compliance and Privacy Services has released the first edition of Privacy Quarterly, a short newsletter designed to inform employees and managers of regulatory changes, updates to UNC Health Care policies and procedures, and practical tips related to Privacy and Confidentiality of patient information.
Please read these important Nursing Policy Updates effective April 2016.
Please read this letter from Janice Ross, CHP, Director of House Operations at SECU House, about the SECU Family House rate increase effective May 2, 2016.
The Advanced Life Support Programs unit has received the new 2015 AHA Guideline Advanced Cardiac Life Support student manuals. We will begin using these in ACLS classes in May of this year.
UNC Health Care’s Legal, Privacy, and Communications, Marketing and External Affairs teams have revised and updated the UNC Medical Center social media policy. This policy, ADMIN 0228, is meant to help representatives of UNC Medical Center communicate with confidence on social media. A new exhibit provides distinctions between professional and personal use of social media to help employees understand how policies apply to them in both of these realms of activity.
Muluneh receives 2016 Patient Advocacy Award at 12th Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association Annual Conference
The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) awarded Dr. Benyam Muluneh, Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Leukemia, with the 2016 Patient Advocacy Award at the 12th Annual HOPA Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. This prestigious award recognizes a HOPA member who demonstrates leadership and collaboration while advocating for outstanding patient care.
Updated payroll advices for the April 20 payroll including accurate leave balances are now available online. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and invite all employees to revisit the advice website to review their updated advice.
The “Monogramming Lady” will return to the Cranberry Corner Gift Shop April 26 - 28.
Starting Thursday, April 21, outpatient pathology and cytology collection at clinics using Beaker will now be done in the 'Order Inquiry' activity using the 'Collect Specimens' button. Users need to click the 'Collection Details' hyperlink to enter their collection information – see step #9 as described in this tip sheet. Additionally, users can now place 'Future' orders - the hard stop for ‘Collection Date’ and ‘Collection Time’ has been removed.
On April 15, 2016, the UNC Medical Center Core Lab changed the units associated with C-reactive protein (CRP) as part of UNC Health Care's standardization efforts.
4 Oncology will expand from its current footprint of 34 beds to 53 beds over the next month and a half.