June 16

Writing for Resilience

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!

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Update to infant weight, height display in Epic@UNC

Beginning June 14, 2016, the weight and height for infants ages 0 to 389 days will be displayed in a standard format across Epic@UNC (regardless of department). Weights will be displayed as Grams/Lbs & Ounces. Length will be displayed as Cm/Inches.

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Pre-analytical Limitations in Point of Care Glucose Meter Testing

Effective June 15, 2016, an updated point of care (POC) glucose meter testing procedure and a new Learning Management System (LMS) training module will be implemented for all personnel performing POC glucose meter testing within UNC Medical Center and UNC Physicians Network practices served by McLendon Labs in order to enhance education regarding pre-analytical limitations in POC glucose meter testing.

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Workforce Engagement Survey Dates Change to July 5 - 18

The dates for the 2016 Workforce Engagement Survey (WES) have changed to July 5 – 18. Please mark your calendars with the new dates. Coordinator training dates will remain the same.

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News from HR

Find out more about on-site visits from Royal Park Apartments, Alta Spring Apartments, Homewatch CareGivers of the Triangle and PNC Bank.

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Providers - New options for notes for non-admitting services

Beginning Wednesday, June 15, providers will notice new options for non-admitting services such as Palliative Care in Notes. Prior to this change, the choices for the optional ‘Service’ field in Notes were limited to admitting services.

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Go-Live #5 this weekend at Caldwell, Pardee

On June 18, Caldwell Memorial Hospital and Pardee Hospital and its clinics will Go-Live with Epic@UNC. Current Epic@UNC users should not experience any downtimes or disruptions in service.

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UNC Hospitals Announces New Director of Pharmacy

After concluding a national search, we are pleased to announce that Scott W. Savage, PharmD, MS, has accepted the position of Director of Pharmacy for UNC Hospitals and Clinics.

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Carolina Value Night of Community Service

Carolina Value Night of Community Service

Members of the Carolina Value team from UNC Hospitals and our partner, Huron Consulting Group, recently lent a hand and volunteered their evening at the NC Food Bank in Raleigh.

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