Sept. 21

McLendon Labs Memo: New Bacterial Swab Collection Devices

Effective Oct. 2, the UNC Hospitals McLendon Clinical Laboratories will implement new bacterial culture swab collection devices. Read the full memo at this link for details.

McLendon Labs Memo: New Bacterial Swab Collection Devices - Read More…

There's still time to join a team for the 2017 Triangle Heart Walk/Run!

All employees, family and friends are invited to join UNC Health Care in the fight against heart disease and stroke at the 2017 Triangle Heart Walk/Run.

There's still time to join a team for the 2017 Triangle Heart Walk/Run! - Read More…

Healthwise patient instructions upgrade Sept. 26

The Healthwise patient instructions found through the Clinical References (or References) link in Epic@UNC will be upgraded Tuesday, Sept. 26. This upgrade includes new patient instructions, patient instructions with medical revisions, patient instructions with title changes and replacements, and patient instruction enhancements.

Healthwise patient instructions upgrade Sept. 26 - Read More…

"Recipient Lookup" search returned to original functionality

The "Recipient Lookup" screen was updated Sept. 13 in Epic@UNC so the "Near" field defaulted to "Home." As of Sept. 21, this default of "Home" has been removed and will no longer default in the "Near" field.

"Recipient Lookup" search returned to original functionality - Read More…

Front Desk, Scheduling Staff: Icon in Department Appointment Report indicates if research account is linked to visit

A new column in the Department Appointment Report (DAR) now displays the research icon to indicate that a research account is linked to a visit. This icon replaces the previous column in the DAR.

Front Desk, Scheduling Staff: Icon in Department Appointment Report indicates if research account is linked to visit - Read More…

Providers: A “Happy Together” overview of external data in Epic@UNC

Watch a video detailing how the new ‘Happy Together’ feature allows users to view external clinical data from Care Everywhere and claims data (from payer contracts) alongside other information in the Epic@UNC chart.

Providers: A “Happy Together” overview of external data in Epic@UNC - Read More…

Updated Animal Assisted Activities Policy

An updated Animal Assisted Activities Policy can be found at this intranet link. Among the updates, written consent is not longer required from patients visiting with animal volunteers. With animal volunteers now making visits to nearly every inpatient unit, this policy should be reviewed.

Updated Animal Assisted Activities Policy - Read More…

News from HR

Learn more about onsite visits from Fidelity at Morrisville, Hedrick and the Medical Center, and individual sessions with financial advisors from CAPTRUST.

News from HR - Read More…

Learning Made Simple (LMS) downtime scheduled this weekend

LMS will be down for updates this weekend beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, through 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.

Learning Made Simple (LMS) downtime scheduled this weekend - Read More…

27th Annual "A Tasteful Affair"

Support the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill at the 27th annual "A Tasteful Affair" on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 6 - 8 p.m. at The Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium.

27th Annual "A Tasteful Affair" - Read More…

Chapel Hill Transit Seeks Public Input on Short Range Transit Plan

Chapel Hill Transit is conducting a Short-Range Transit Plan (SRTP) that will serve as a road map for the next 10 years and position the system for continued future success. A series of community meetings has been planned to allow you to ask questions and provide input.

Chapel Hill Transit Seeks Public Input on Short Range Transit Plan - Read More…

NC State Fair Discount Tickets

It’s fall and what could be better than to enjoy the crisp outdoors? One way to do that is to enjoy the fanfare at this year’s North Carolina State Fair. UNC Health Care employees may purchase discounted admission and ride tickets with reduced online fees until end of day on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

NC State Fair Discount Tickets - Read More…

2017 ACGME Accreditation

Please read this message from Clark Denniston, MD, Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, congratulating our staff on their work supporting Graduate Medical Education.

2017 ACGME Accreditation - Read More…

Inpatient staff: 2017 Flu "Best Practice Advisory" now effective

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 19, inpatient caregivers began seeing a "Best Practice Advisory" (BPA) in Epic@UNC to ensure that we screen all appropriate patients who should receive a flu vaccine.

Inpatient staff: 2017 Flu "Best Practice Advisory" now effective - Read More…

Mediation Training

The Employee Relations Department has scheduled its annual 3-day Mediation Training. It is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 2 to Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill.

Mediation Training - Read More…

McLendon Labs Memo: Immune Status Test for EBV

Effective October 1, 2017 a new test for EBV Immune Status will be available in the Clinical Immunology Laboratory. Read the full memo here for details

McLendon Labs Memo: Immune Status Test for EBV - Read More…

Nursing Policy Updates - September 2017

Please read these important Nursing Policy Updates effective September 2017.

Nursing Policy Updates - September 2017 - Read More…

Sepsis Awareness Day at UNC Medical Center

Sepsis Awareness Day at UNC Medical Center

As part of Sepsis Awareness Month in September the Performance Improvement and Patient Safety department will host an all-day event on Sept. 26 to help raise awareness, educate patients and inspire providers to stop sepsis!

Sepsis Awareness Day at UNC Medical Center - Read More…

Fire Alarm Testing at UNC Medical Center to begin Sept. 25

Annual testing of the fire alarm initiation, notification and control devices will occur throughout the UNC Medical Center, from Sept. 25 until Dec. 22. Most testing will occur between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, but limited testing will occur during the evenings and on weekends

Fire Alarm Testing at UNC Medical Center to begin Sept. 25 - Read More…