April 5

Tax Preparation Assistance Available

Employees needing help with their tax preparation may qualify for free assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA).

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Neurosciences Visitor Elevators Lobby Refurbishment

As part of the Neurosciences Visitor Elevator Lobby Refurbishment Project, the Neurosciences Visitor Elevators (P1, P2, P3 and P4) will not stop on the basement level starting on Monday, April 9 through Thursday, April 19. All traffic will be routed to the Neurosciences Service Elevators (P5, P6, P7 and P8).

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Elevators W/C 10, 11, and 12 Closed

Plant Engineering has a 500-ton and a 210-ton crane arriving to UNC Hospitals on Friday – April 6, 2018 at 5 p.m. as part of the 5 Children’s Protective Environment construction project. The cranes will remain on-site the entire weekend. As a result, elevators W/C 10, W/C 11, and W/C 12 will be “Out Of Service” beginning Friday, April 6, at 11 p.m.

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News from HR

Learn more about representative session from Fidelity, TIAA and Prudential.

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Employee Engagement - Tools for Effective Communication

April’s Employee Engagement theme is Effective Communication. This theme is part of a new Employee Engagement effort that includes an intranet site where engagement resources will be added each month. These resources will include huddle topics, tip sheets and inspirational videos. You can also find information about the upcoming Workforce Engagement Survey, which begins on May 14.

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Location Change for Employee Drop-Off and Pick-Up

As a result of the cranes that will be in front of the hospital from 5 p.m. April 5 through Sunday April 7, Jackson Circle (the traffic circle between the Physicians Office Building and the Jackson Parking Deck) is the designated as the employee drop off/pickup area.

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Advanced Life Support Programs adds BLS-Renewal Class to program offerings

The ALS Training Center is now offering the newly released American Heart Association Basic Life Support – Renewal class to our program offerings. As many BLS - Renewal classes have been added as the crowded schedule will permit and more will be added in the months to come.

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Professional Compliance Has Released a New Edition of "POP News"

This edition welcomes new staff and discusses: Telehealth updates at UNC Health Care (including the Virtual Care Center); the effect of the Bipartisan Budget Act on Civil Monetary Penalties, Physician Self-Referral Law, and Anti-Kickback; repeal of the Medicare outpatient therapy cap; revisions to Medicare's medical student documentation policy; and weekly Evaluation and Management (E/M) tips.

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Suspicious Phone Calls Claiming to Be from the State Health Plan

The State Health Plan has been alerted that active employees and retirees are receiving calls from an "agent with BCBS" to verify their medical records. We have not received reports from any UNC Health Care employees directly impacted, but please be aware this is going on for some State Health Plan members, and do not share your personal information freely. Offer to call the plan back and provide any information necessary.

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Planned Epic@UNC Downtime Sunday morning, April 8

There is a planned Epic@UNC downtime scheduled from 1 - 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, April 8, 2018.

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Inpatient Nurses: Issue with calculation of IV med doses in comprehensive flowsheet

​​​​​​​​​​There is an issue in the comprehensive flowsheet where IV med doses are being calculated like volume within a given time interval. ​Epic is working on a fix for this issue. In the meantime, if the dose does not look correct in the comprehensive flowsheet, drill down into the flowsheet to see the correct information.​

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Clinic Managers, Referral Coordinators: WebEx sessions in April to review Care Access Referral Policy

As part of the conversion to Referral Workqueues, the Care Access team has put together a Referral Policy. Three WebEx sessions are scheduled in April to review the highlights of the policy.

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Providers: 'IP TXP Lung Transplant Evaluation' order set updated April 10

The 'IP TXP Lung Transplant Evaluation' order set is scheduled to be updated on April 10 for UNC Medical Center providers.

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Epic@UNC Updates coming April 8 and April 10

Providers and staff in outpatient clinics, the Emergency Department, inpatient units, and the inpatient pharmacy will notice the updates listed at this Intranet link in Epic@UNC starting at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8 (following the planned downtime​) or on Tuesday, April 10.

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Emergency Preparedness Drill Sunday, April 8

To test our response to a large number of patients coming to the hospital at the same time, an emergency preparedness drill is planned on Sunday morning, April 8.

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A message from Dr. Ewend: Dr. Gwynne assumes role of Interim President of UNC Health Alliance, UNC Senior Alliance

Please read this note from Dr. Matt Ewend announcing that Dr. Mark Gwynne will serve as interim president of the UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance and that Maraya Thorland will assume the role of Interim Chief Operating Officer of UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance.

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UNC Urgent Care 24/7 app, overview video now available

​​​​​​​​​​To make accessing the UNC Urgent Care 24/7 virtual care service even easier, an app is now available for both iOS and Android, and a video overview is now available at this Intranet link.

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Wait Times now available online for UNC Urgent Care at the Family Medicine Center

UNC Urgent Care at The Family Medicine Center is excited to announce that patients now have the ability to view wait times and reserve a spot online. The new urgent care clinic launched on Monday, Feb. 5, and offers comprehensive and convenient urgent care on UNC Chapel Hill's campus.

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The Multicultural Fair is tomorrow!

Do you like delicious food? Handmade arts and crafts? Exciting performances representing cultures from around the world? Come to the multicultural fair on April 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the UNC Hospitals lobbies to help us celebrate the rich cultural diversity of UNC Health Care and the communities we serve.

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Multicultural Fair 2018 - Cultural Trivia Question of the Week

Have a treat on us! Each week all entries submitted having the correct response will be entered into that week’s random drawing. One person will be selected each week to receive their choice of a $5.00 gift card from FreedomPay, Starbucks, Panera Bread, or the State Employee’s Credit Union (which may be used at the vendor of your choice). Find a link to this week's question, answers to previous trivia questions and the winners so far.

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Fire Alarm System Testing on April 11

Plant Engineering will be replacing fire alarm panels in Wing E on Tuesday April 10 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and have scheduled a test of the fire alarm system in this location on Wednesday April 11, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be intermittent alarms and strobes during this time period.

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