May 2

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 May 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. UNC Hospitals Patio near Starbucks in Cancer Hospital to help us celebrate the rich cultural diversity of UNC Health Care and the communities we serve.

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Join UNC Health Care This Weekend at the Komen Race for the Cure

UNC Health Care is proud to return to the Triangle Race for the Cure Saturday, May 4th at The Frontier, Research Triangle Park, 800 Park Offices Drive. In recognition of its support, UNC team members receive $5 off your registration fee.

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Nursing Grand Rounds: CPR² (Commitment to Positive Respectful Relationships)

CPR² (Commitment to Positive Respectful Relationships): A collaborative approach to increasing the awareness of improving our work and learning environment.

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New Patient Populations Identified in Epic@UNC with Value Care Banner in early May

Starting in early May 2019, new green-colored banners will identify patients aligned to an exclusive or narrow network Value plan. These plans include Cigna Connect ACA and BCBS Blue Value ACA. These two patient populations have limited or no out-of-network coverage, and their care should remain with a UNC Health Alliance provider or facility. Find more information here.

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Chapel Hill Transit’s Summer Break Schedule Begins Saturday May 11

​Chapel Hill Transit will make several service schedule adjustments due to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill summer break schedule. Find a list of affected routes and expected changes here.

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Center for Leadership Excellence Application Submission

Open enrollment for the Center for Leadership Excellence is May 6 - 24. It's almost time to apply for whichever certificate program you would like to participate in.

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PTO Leave Sell Back Program May 1 – May 30

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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News from HR

Learn more about the May 6 HR server maintenance, as well as sessions and webinars from both TIAA and Fidelity.

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Employee Incident Report and Workplace Violence Reporting Now Available as Part of SAFE

​An Employee Incident Reports (EIR) may now be accessed using SAFE (Safety Awareness for Everyone), which contains a section for Workplace Violence reporting.

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Colorectal ERAS Clinical Pathway coming to Epic@UNC in late May

On May 21, UNC Health Care will implement its first Epic@UNC Clinical Pathway to support the growing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program. UNC Medical Center and UNC REX have been early adopters of ERAS, which provides surgical patients with better patient outcomes and shorter hospital stays.

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UNC Health Care Commits to Signing the American Hospital Association Equity of Care Pledge

Recently, UNC Health Care System committed to signing the American Hospital Association's Equity of Care Pledge. This includes our hospitals and clinics, UNC Physicians Network and UNC Faculty Physicians.

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Joint Commission Readiness: Special Edition - Hot Tips

Be prepared for Joint Commission by reviewing Tip #18: Special Edition - Hot Tips, which it includes the top issues recently found during mock surveys and ones that surveyors told us they are going to ask us about.

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Medicare Secondary to Group Health Plan Query Chaining

On May 7th, Medicare query chaining in Real Time Eligibility (RTE) will begin for some Group Health Plans. When an RTE is run for Medicare Part A & B, and there is adequate information available, the return may dictate that the patient has a Group Health Plan as primary. If so, a query will be sent to the Group Health payor and coverage can be created from the response. For more information, please see this tip sheet.

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Triennial Generator Test

On Saturday, May 11 Plant Engineering will be conducting its triennial generator test. A test of emergency generators is required every three years for compliance with Joint Commission. The test will be conducted between the hours of 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please contact Plant Engineering at 984-974-0300 with any questions.

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Meltzer-Brody Named the News and Observer's Tar Heel of the Month

Samantha Meltzer-Brody was the academic lead investigator for the clinical study of Zulresso, the first FDA approved drug to specifically treat postpartum depression. The trial began in a clinic she founded, the first of its kind in the country.

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