Feb. 20

SafeTraceTX Blood Bank System Downtime - March 4

​There will be a 1- hour downtime required for system maintenance from 10 – 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, for the SafeTraceTX (Blood Bank) system.

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Nova Biomedical (Point of Care) Interface Downtime - March 1

Two Nova Biomedical (Point of Care interfaces) downtimes are scheduled for the early morning of Sunday, March 1. The first will be from midnight to 1 a.m. and the second will be from 3 - 3:30 a.m.

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Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Morgan Simonds Jones

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Morgan Simonds Jones

Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Morgan Simonds Jones, in the Department of Medicine's Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Here's what one of Dr. Simonds Jones' patients had to say: "I appreciate Morgan's approach of treating me as a partner, or even a manager of my treatment care. His explanations are clear. He is respectful and considers my perspectives..."

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Planned Epic@UNC Downtime Sunday morning, Feb. 23

The next planned Epic@UNC downtime is scheduled from 1 – 2:30 a.m. on Sunday morning Feb. 23. Plan to use downtime processes and forms during this time.

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Adult Rapid Response Calls Will Go Silent on March 2

Starting Monday, March 2, at 7 a.m., Adult Rapid Response calls at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill will no longer be announced overhead. Hospital operators will be notifying Adult Rapid Response team members of emergent situations by both Vocera and pager.

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System Formulary Change – IV Antistaphylococcal Penicillins

The System Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee has voted to remove oxacillin from the system formulary and to add nafcillin for all hospital sites. Click the link in the headline to find out more about the changes that will take place on March 3, 2020.

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DVT Changes Impacting Inpatient Order Sets

​Changes are being made to inpatient order sets related to DVT/VTE Prophylaxis orders or sections that are in Admission, Pre-Op and Post-Op order sets. Changes are summarized at the link in the headline, and will be implemented March 3, 2020.

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UNC Volunteer Association Employee Family Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted through March 27 for the UNC Volunteer Association Employee Family Scholarship. Children of full-time UNC Hospitals or Hillsborough Hospital employees who plan to pursue a health profession, and are enrolled in or plan to attend a two or four-year college or technical school in the 2020-2021 academic year are encouraged to apply. More information and the application are available at the link in the headline.

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Planned Power Outages at Memorial Hospital

​In support of the Surgical Tower project, it is necessary to perform a normal power outage that effects all 12 floors of Memorial Hospital on Feb. 26 and March 4. These power outages will begin at 10 p.m., and will be complete at 6 a.m. the following morning. This outage will be on the normal side, so power will be available from the generators. All necessary equipment should be plugged into the emergency outlets (red outlets).

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New Patient Menus - March 3

Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) is excited to announce that we will be offering a new and improved patient menu starting on March 3, 2020.

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Registration Now Open for ONE UNC Health Co-Worker Experience Sessions

Starting in March 2020, we will begin hosting ONE UNC Health Co-Worker Experience sessions to engage, empower and discuss our new System Values and unified strategy, unified operating model and unified culture through an in-person, interactive session.

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Upcoming Events

Learn more about representative session with Fidelity, Captrust and TIAA.

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“Requested Bill” Reason for Co-pay Not Collected Removed

On Feb. 24, the option to select “Requested Bill” as a reason why a co-pay was not collected will be removed from Epic@UNC. Staff must select the most appropriate reason for this hard stop if a payment is not being collected. Staff should follow Point of Service collections best practices and utilize the three-part ask when collecting. For more information and to review training material please click the link in the headline.

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Stronger Together - Improving Health Outcomes in Ethnic Communities

This program will provide an opportunity to increase your understanding of the importance of eliminating health disparities in communities of color.

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Visit Diagnosis Association Required for Antibiotic Orders & Specialty Medications for Ambulatory Providers or at Discharge

On Feb. 27, Ambulatory Providers and Providers writing prescriptions at discharge will be required to associate a visit diagnosis when ordering antibiotics and specialty medications. Click the link in the headline for details.

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Audit Quarterly Newsletter Available

This edition discusses: workplace ethics and the Code of Conduct; the Audit Work Plan; contract management; and the Fraud Awareness Campaign.

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Support Audit Services' Fraud Awareness

Support Audit Services Fraud Awareness Campaign by learning the red flags of employee fraud and how to communicate concerns. Employee awareness is a first line of defense. Misappropriation of patient’s cash, checks or credit card payments will result in termination and prosecution. Report a concern at 800.362.2921 or hotline.unchealthcare.org.

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2020 TBI Lecture Series: Complex Rehabilitation and Discharge Planning in Acute TBI

The Rehabilitation Therapies department is putting on this multi-disciplinary learning series on Traumatic Brain Injury.

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2020 TBI Lecture Series: Intimate Partner Violence and TBI

The Rehabilitation Therapies department is putting on this multi-disciplinary learning series on Traumatic Brain Injury.

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2020 TBI Lecture Series: TBI Caregiver Panel

The Rehabilitation Therapies department is putting on this multi-disciplinary learning series on Traumatic Brain Injury.

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Congratulations to the Compassionate and Diversity Leader Program Graduates

Congratulations to the Compassionate and Diversity Leader Program Graduates

Congratulations to all of the Compassionate and Diversity Leader program graduates, who were officially awarded their certificates and pins on Jan. 31, 2020!

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