Feb. 15

A breath of fresh air: Reminder about the UNC Hospitals tobacco policy

UNC Health Care is a tobacco-free environment. To help encourage this, our tobacco-free policy (ADMIN 0164) states that any employees using tobacco products on UNC Medical Center properties – whether they are clocked-out or not – will be subject to the next step in the corrective action progression.

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New UNC Urgent Care at The Family Medicine Center now open!

The UNC Family Medicine Center is pleased to launch a new comprehensive urgent care practice conveniently located on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus. Located at the intersection of Manning Drive and 15-501, UNC Urgent Care at The Family Medicine Center provides convenient access to comprehensive urgent care services.

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McLendon Labs Memo: Updated North Carolina Vital Records Death Certificate Forms

Effective, March 1, 2018, The North Carolina Department of Vital Records will require that certifying physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants or medical examiners complete the newly revised form North Carolina Vital Records Death Certificate (Revised 11/17). Read the full memo here.

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McLendon Labs Memo: Changes to CSF Oligoclonal Banding Order

Effective Feb. 13, 2018 in order to better serve our patients and ensure that all necessary specimens are collected to complete testing; the McLendon Clinical Laboratories orders for CSF Oligoclonal Banding testing are being changed. View the full memo here.

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UNC Volunteer Association Now Accepting Applications for the Employee Family Scholarship Program

The UNC Hospitals Volunteer Association is pleased to announce its second annual Employee Family Scholarship opportunity. Children of employees with plans to enter a health profession are eligible to apply to help fund their post-secondary education.

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Nursing Grand Rounds: Vascular and Aortic Emergency Network

More than 15,000 people in the US die each year from aortic aneurysm ruptures. UNC’s Aortic Disease Management Program (ADMP) provides comprehensive care for these patients and their families.

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Neurosciences Hospital Corridor Closure: Feb. 17

The corridor beginning at the ENT back entrance and extending the length of the corridor to the Neuroscience loading dock will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. due to HVAC work being done for the Ground Neuroscience Project.

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PTO Leave Sell Back Program: Feb. 1 - 24

UNC Medical Center will offer Paid Time Off (PTO) sell-back election periods quarterly to employees. To be eligible for the sell-back options, employees must have at least 88 hours of PTO available.

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Save the Date: 2018 Multicultural Fair

Celebrate diversity by participating in the 2018 Multicultural Fair! We want you to set up an exhibit or consider entertaining. The fair will be held on Friday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UNC Hospitals lobbies.

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Registration now open for the 2018 Administrative Professionals Conference

The Administrative Professionals Conference (APC) committee is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 Administrative Professionals Conference, which will be held April 25 - 27.

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News from HR

Information about the February PTO sell-back period, TIAA Webinars and representative sessions with Prudential.

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Eyes Up! Phone Down! - UNC Driving and Walking Distracted Campaign

In cooperation with the AT&T “It Can Wait” campaign, UNC Trauma Center, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC Police are hosting a virtual reality event on Feb. 23 in the Children's Hospital lobby.

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Plant Engineering Gets Pediatric Patients Involved with the Construction

Plant Engineering Gets Pediatric Patients Involved with the Construction

As part of the 5 Children’s Protective Environment Renovations, Plant Engineering distributed construction-themed toys (hard hats, construction safety vests, and construction tools) on the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors of NC Children’s Hospital.

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Participate in the 2018 Multicultural Fair -- applications due by March 23

Celebrate diversity by participating in the 2018 Multicultural Fair! We want you to set up an exhibit or consider entertaining. The fair will be held on Friday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UNC Hospitals lobbies.

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Community Lunch and Learn - Finding Peace in the Storm: Managing Stress with Mindfulness

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online, interactive lecture with Susan Gaylord, PhD. Prolonged stress can have a negative impact on the body and brain. Mind-body practices can help to manage stress and enhance well-being. This presentation introduces mindfulness as a useful technique for managing stress-related conditions and improving brain and body health.

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First LOD Center of Leadership Excellence Graduation

First LOD Center of Leadership Excellence Graduation

Kudos to the first class of Learning and Organizational Development (LOD) Center of Leadership Excellence graduates!

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