Oct. 18

All Employees Must be Flu Compliant by Monday, Nov. 12

Occupational Health Services will provide influenza vaccine to UNC Medical Center personnel beginning on Monday, September 10. All UNC Medical Center staff must be flu vaccine compliant by 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 as a condition of employment. You may find more details about our flu vaccination compliance program here.

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UNC's 1st Annual All-APP Recognition Week: Oct. 21 - 27

Of UNC's almost 500 APPs who provide professional and exemplary care to our health care system patients, five APP disciplines are represented.

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Spanish Language Menu Line Reminder from NFS

Nutrition and Food Services would like to share and remind that with meal orders for Spanish speaking patients, the ordering process has been revised. All non-English speaking callers should contact the Nutrition and Food Services call center at the direct line 4-1278 (from a hospital phone)/ 984-974-1278 (from outside the hospital or cellular) to place their meal orders. Our agents in the call center will connect callers to our interpreter service.

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Invest 5 Minutes in Yourself: Rollout of Well-Being Index begins Oct. 24

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, you received an invitation to participate in the Well-Being Index in an email from no-reply@mywellbeingindex.org. View a screenshot of an invite, details on the Well-Being Index, and FAQs at this Intranet link.

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SafetraceTx Blood Bank System Downtime Tuesday, Oct. 23

There will be a four-hour downtime of the SafetraceTx (Blood Bank) system for system maintenance from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 23. View details.

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Providers, Clinic Staff: How to Use, Update Patient-Entered Information

​Earlier this year, new functionality in My UNC Chart​ was released that allows patients to enter/update their history, problems, allergies, and medications via My UNC Chart. Check out this short two-minute video on how to view and use the patient-entered information.

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Coming to North Carolina: NC REAL ID

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2020, federal agencies will enforce tougher security standards at airport check-ins, federal buildings, military installations and nuclear sites. The N.C. REAL ID is just like a traditional license or ID but has a gold star at the top, and will make more convenient to board a commercial airplane or visit a military base or other federal facility.

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Sale on Apple Devices for Staff and Faculty

The UNC student store is offering special sale on Apple product. Prepurchase by Oct. 26 and receive a new device at an amazing price; trade in your gently used device for credit towards an upgrade. See the flyer for details.

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Nursing Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council Reading and Discussion Series

Nursing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council presents the first session of our reading and discussion series. In this session, we will read and discuss The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World, by Michael Marmot.

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BOOtanical: Pumpkins in the Garden

Fun for all ages! Bring a carved pumpkin and enter it into our 'best nature themed pumpkin' contest. Wander the garden to see glowing pumpkins and enjoy various activity stations.

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The Confident You: Taking Charge of Your Life

Compsych is continuing their series of personal development webinars available to faculty, managers, residents, and staff. There is no limit on attendance.

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Annual Fire Alarm Testing - Oct 20

Annual testing of the fire alarm initiation, notification and control devices will occur throughout the UNC Medical Center, on Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. The fire alarm initiation (smoke detectors) and notification devices (speakers and strobe lights) will be activated and inspectors will be present in each area during testing.

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Call for Letters of Intent - IHQI Improvement Scholars Program

UNC's Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement requests letters of intent for clinical improvement projects to be conducted Sept. 1, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2020, as part of the Improvement Scholars Program.

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Aerobic and Resistance Exercise in Cancer Patients: Methods

In this presentation, Dr. Wood and Dr. Battaglini will review the importance of physical function (also referred to as physical performance) in patients receiving treatment for cancer.

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Site prep begins Oct. 22: Staff Drop-Off Moved to Jackson Circle, Traffic Pattern Changes and Entrance Closures Coming in November

Site preparations for the new surgical tower are scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 22, when construction fencing will begin to go up around the site. Here' s what to expect in the next few weeks.

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Manning Drive Closed Weekends of Oct. 26 – 28, Nov. 9 – 11 for Demolition of Bridge ‘A’ (Dental School Bridge)

In order to facilitate the demolition of Bridge A (that spans Manning Drive at West Drive and connects to the Dental School), Manning Drive will be closed on the following weekends from East Drive to Columbia St.

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Benefits Open Enrollment ends Oct. 31

Employees must take action in order to retain 80/20 PPO (if desired), pay the lowest rate and receive health benefit special pay (if a non-smoker), and continue Flexible Spending Account benefits (annual re-enrollment required).

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News from HR

Learn more about TIAA webinars, Fidelity representative sessions at UNC Medical Center and Wakebrook, and details for the upcoming maternity workshop.

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UNC Wellness Centers Health & Expo

The UNC Wellness Centers Health & Wellness Expo will host activities and exhibitors to promote information for health, wellness, safety, and fitness for the entire family.

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Hospital Compliance Newsletter now available

This edition welcomes a new Hospital Compliance team member; congratulates this quarter's Compliance Champions; and discusses: the 340B Drug Discount Program, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Fraud-Risk Indicator, CMS quality measure development, an Epic Best Practice Alert (BPA) for Kwashiorkor, and New Medicare Cards.

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Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. John Paul Vavalle

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. John Paul Vavalle

Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. John Paul Vavalle from the division on cardiology. Here's what one of Dr. Vavalle's patients had to say: "We have had the best experience with Dr. Vavalle. He really listens and cares about his patients. He took his time with us and made us feel so much better about my condition. Dr. Vavalle is a true professional who knows his stuff..."

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Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone is a training program designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community.

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Nursing Continuous Survey Readiness: NPSG Tips #2 and #3

Two of the National Safety Patient Goals (NPSG) are Patient Identification and Alarm Safety. Reviewing these will help staff remain prepared for the Joint Commission site visit.

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Updates for the UNC Health Care HIPAA Program: New HIPAA Privacy Policies, New Intranet Website and Updated Resources

The UNC Health Care System Privacy Policies have recently been revised. Employees can access the new HIPAA policies directly on the UNC Health Care Privacy Office website. The policies are arranged by descriptive content subheadings to help employees more easily find the policies they are seeking.

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Hurricane Food and Essentials Collection Drive: Oct 24 - 26

UNC Medical Center will be collecting items for those affected by Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael Oct. 24-26. Due to inclement weather, our on-site Food & Essentials Drive for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC will now move inside to the concourse between the Neurosciences and Cancer Hospital lobbies Friday, Oct. 26.

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