Sept. 20

Healthcare Equality Index - LGBTQ Patient-Centered Care Training Opportunity

UNC Medical Center received Leader Status in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Healthcare in the 2017/18 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). Several sessions of the class will be offered

Healthcare Equality Index - LGBTQ Patient-Centered Care Training Opportunity - Read More…

Training for Upcoming Changes to Appointment Reminders

On Oct. 2, UNC Health Care will be replacing appointment times with arrival times on our text, phone call, and print reminders. Please join one of our training sessions to understand the operational changes. This change will allow clinics to account for the processing or wayfinding time needed that can affect an on time start of a patient’s appointment.

Training for Upcoming Changes to Appointment Reminders - Read More…

Poster Registration Open for the 2018 Quality Expo

Registration is now open for the annual Quality Expo! This year’s Quality Expo will be held on October 25-26, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the lobby of UNC Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The theme is Building Quality: Blueprints for Health Care Improvement.

Poster Registration Open for the 2018 Quality Expo - Read More…

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.

All Employees Must be Flu Compliant by Monday, Nov. 12 - Read More…

Patient Registration Teams: Updated ‘General Consent for Treatment’ Forms

The General Consent for Treatment forms have been revised and will be effective on Friday, Sept. 21. After that time, all patients will need to sign the revised forms on their next visit.

Patient Registration Teams: Updated ‘General Consent for Treatment’ Forms - Read More…

Required Annual LMS Training Modules Due Sept. 30

Please ensure you complete all required annual LMS training modules by Sept. 30, 2018. The required annual online LMS training modules are important for ensuring the safety of our patients and our workplace and are required by many regulatory organizations.

Required Annual LMS Training Modules Due Sept. 30 - Read More…

Order Sets updated Sept. 11, 13

Please review the Epic@UNC order sets that were updated last week at this link.

Order Sets updated Sept. 11, 13 - Read More…

Writing for Resilience at UNC Medical Center

Writing for Resilience is a weekly writing group open to all in the hospital and community. Come and enjoy a respite for reflecting and writing. Their fall sessions begin on Sept. 25 from noon to 1 p.m.

Writing for Resilience at UNC Medical Center - Read More…

Writing Toward Resilience in Pittsboro

A weekly offering by UNC Hospice. Every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at the SECU Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Health Care at 100 Roundtree Way, Pittsboro.

Writing Toward Resilience in Pittsboro - Read More…

Nurse Residents Present Leadership Projects

Five projects will be presented by the nurses in 2017 Cohort D of the UNC Medical Center Nurse Residency Program.

Nurse Residents Present Leadership Projects - Read More…

Does my patient really have a UTI?

Treating asymptomatic bacteriuria can have negative effects for patients, and UNC Medical Center Hospital Epidemiology and the UNC Antimicrobial Stewardship Program are teaming up to spread the word about how best to prevent them.

Does my patient really have a UTI? - Read More…

UNC Football Home Game Sept. 22

UNC will face Pittsburgh at 12:20 p.m. on Sept. 22. Traffic will be heavy on campus for several hours before and after the game. Please plan accordingly.

UNC Football Home Game Sept. 22 - Read More…

UNC Cancer Network Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture– Tumor Treating Fields for Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma is a devastating disease with a survival that is measured in months. The recent FDA approval of the Optune device for the treatment of newly-diagnosed glioblastoma was a paradigm shift.

UNC Cancer Network Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture– Tumor Treating Fields for Glioblastoma - Read More…

News from HR

More information about the Employee Benefits Fair, find out about the upcoming Annual Benefit Enrollment period (Sept. 29 - Oct. 31), as well as details about representative sessions from Fidelity (at Shared Services and UNC Hospitals), CAPTRUST and webinars from TIAA.

News from HR - Read More…

Triangle Heart Walk – 400 additional walkers needed; Collecting items for hurricane relief

Please join us to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke by participating in the 2018 American Heart Association Triangle Heart Walk on Sunday, Sept. 23! UNC Health Care has set a goal to have 1,200 walkers - and we need an additional 400 walkers to achieve that. At the walk, we will collect hurricane relief items to donate to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for distribution to areas of need

Triangle Heart Walk – 400 additional walkers needed; Collecting items for hurricane relief - Read More…

Audit Quarterly Newsletter available

Please review the September 2018 edition of the "Audit Quarterly" released by Audit, Compliance and Privacy Services. This edition welcomes a new staff member and discusses an upcoming fraud awareness campaign (including recognition of red flags) as well as cybersecurity and incident response.

Audit Quarterly Newsletter available - Read More…

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Justin L. Rountree

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Justin L. Rountree

Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Justin L. Rountree from the Department of Anesthesiology. Here's what one of Dr. Rountree's patients had to say: "I have been with Dr. Rountree for about 7 years now and I feel we developed a close patient/provider relationship that I feel very comfortable with!..."

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Justin L. Rountree - Read More…

McLendon Labs Memo - Change in Directorship of Special Coagulation Laboratory

Effective September 25, 2018, Herbert C. Whinna, MD, PhD will assume the role as Medical Director of Special Coagulation Laboratory in McLendon Clinical Laboratories. Read the full memo for details.

McLendon Labs Memo - Change in Directorship of Special Coagulation Laboratory - Read More…

McLendon Labs Memo - Change in Critical Result Threshold for Platelet Counts at UNC Medical Center

After discussions with clinicians in Malignant/Benign Hematology and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, we will be changing the Critical Result Threshold for Platelet Counts at UNC Medical Center McLendon Clinical Laboratories from <20 X 10^9/L to <10 X 10^9/L. Read the full memo for details.

McLendon Labs Memo - Change in Critical Result Threshold for Platelet Counts at UNC Medical Center - Read More…

Celebrating Sepsis Awareness Week

Learn more about the sepsis awareness celebration on Sept. 28 as well as the CNE class that will be offered throughout the week. Attend the class and be entered to for a chance to win a gift basket filled with goodies - 26 oz. stainless steel water bottle, cooling towel, portable phone charger, phone stand, earbuds and cell phone waterproof dry bag!

Celebrating Sepsis Awareness Week - Read More…

Discount Hurricanes Tickets

Get deeply discounted tickets to the Thursday, Oct. 4 (NY Islanders) and Sunday, Oct. 7 (NY Rangers) games.

Discount Hurricanes Tickets - Read More…