Nov. 16

Writing for Resilience

Writing for Resilience, a weekly writing group, meets every Tuesday from noon - 1 p.m. in the John M. Reeves Memorial Chapel. It is open to all in the hospital and community. No writing experience is necessary.

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Be Inclusive during Holiday Celebrations

At UNC Health Care, we are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. As the holidays approach, please remember to respect the personal, religious and cultural practices of your colleagues.

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Free Drop In Photo Session for Faculty and APPs

We will be offering a free drop-in photography session for UNC School of Medicine faculty members and UNC Health Care advanced practice providers (AuDs, CRNAs, CNMs, CNSs, CPPs, LCSWs, NPs, OTs, PTs, PAs and SLPs) only in December. Non-faculty advanced practice providers must provide direct, clinical patient care in the outpatient setting in order to be photographed.

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Patient Safety Culture Survey extended until Dec. 1

Do you have direct patient care responsibilities? Does your work take you into direct patient care areas? If so, we need to hear from you by Dec. 1!

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Nutrition and Food Services Holiday Hours

Nutrition and Food Services would like to inform everyone of their modified schedule over the holidays this year. The modified hours can be found here.

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Employee News Online to run early next week

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, we will distribute Employee News Online next Tuesday, Nov. 21. Please submit any news/information you need to share through next week's issue by 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20.

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New Reminder Letter Will Appear When Patients are Referred without a Department

Referral orders with no ‘referred to’ department for inpatients or patients in the emergency rooms cannot be routed for scheduling. Beginning Nov. 15, 2017, a new “close the loop” letter will remind ordering providers in these settings to include a specific referred to department in their referral order. This measure was put in place in order to reduce lost referrals and ensure that patients have timely access to our providers.

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Beacon Program Seeking "Beacon Champions"

The UNC Hospitals Beacon Program is looking for members of the UNC Health Care community to volunteer to serve as “Beacon Champions”. Beacon Champions are employees who work directly with patients and are willing to help promote the services of the Beacon program.

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Planned Lawson Downtime Nov. 18

There is a planned Lawson downtime scheduled from 2 – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. Lawson will be unavailable for all entities during this time.

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Hospital Police: Be on the lookout for the Grinch

The Holiday Season is upon us and the Grinch has already been spotted roaming the Hospital corridors, searching for unlocked offices and unattended work areas, looking for your valuables. Don't let the Grinch ruin your holiday cheer!

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Registration Open for The Beat Goes On

Please join us for the 15th annual offering of The Beat Goes On: Partnerships in Heart and Vascular Care.

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UNC IRB Membership Drive

Do you wish the UNC Institutional Review Board (IRB) could review studies more quickly? Are you frustrated when your study cannot be placed on an earlier meeting agenda? Do you wonder how the IRB functions or why you receive all those stipulations? Are you interested in research ethics and how they are applied at UNC? If so, please consider volunteering with the IRB.

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Lighten Up, Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Daylight Saving Time started Nov. 5, so make sure you're visible! Lighten Up is a campaign dedicated to helping bicyclists and walkers become more visible in low light. Cyclists may visit the Hospital Parking Office beginning Nov. 15 to pick up a free rear bike light (while supplies last) and information about UNC’s Lighten Up, Chapel Hill- Carrboro campaign.

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Information Security Alert: Contact ISD if you responded to Phishing Email

Beginning last Thursday, Nov. 9, and continuing Friday morning, Nov. 10, the UNC Health Care email system was targeted by a large scale phishing campaign. Contact ISD immediately (984-974-4357) if you shared your credentials.

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Outpatient managers/front desk staff: Change regarding Appointment Reminders mailed via US Postal Service

To improve patient satisfaction, better leverage resources and support good financial stewardship, we will begin reducing our reliance on mailed appointment reminders starting Dec. 1, 2017. Please see here for details regarding who will continue to receive the mailed reminders.

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Providers: New, revised order sets available

Six new order sets are available in Epic@UNC for providers, and eight order sets have been revised. View details at this Intranet link.

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Care Plan Upgrade: Update on Changes

On Nov. 5, UNC Health Care upgraded the Care Plan and Education records from our 3rd party vendor, Elsevier CPM™, to the Spring 2017 version. Find updates about some of the changes here, as well as access to the full upgrade guide.

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A message from Dr. Roper: Thank you and an update on four projects

Please read this message from Dr. Roper offering a thank you for outstanding work and an update on four high-profile projects.

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