Feb. 27

Action Required for UNC Medical Center Nurses: “Demystifying Insulin” Online Courses via LMS are Now Live

These online courses provide insulin best practices education and are assigned to nurses at UNC Medical Center, including Hillsborough and WakeBrook campuses. The deadline for completion of both courses is April 27, 2020. Learm more and find direct links to the online courses at the link in the headline.

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Sign-Up to Attend a ONE UNC Health Co-Worker Experience Session

Registration is now open for ONE UNC Health: Co-Worker Experience sessions, which are in-person, interactive sessions where co-workers will engage and discuss our new System Values and unified strategy, unified operating model and unified culture. Our goal is for all co-workers and providers to attend a three-hour session in 2020.

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Dr. Burks to Host UNC Health Town Hall March 11

On Wednesday, March 11, Dr. Wesley Burks, UNC Health CEO, will host the first UNC Health Town Hall with co-workers at Johnston Health's Smithfield Campus. This event will focus on UNC Health's system transformation and new brand. In-person registration is at capacity, but the Town Hall will be recorded and posted on the Intranet so you can watch as your schedule allows. We plan to host several more Town Halls in 2020 at locations across UNC Health – stay tuned for more details.

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Thorland Appointed as System VP of Strategy Execution & Core Transformation

Maraya Thorland has been appointed as UNC Health System VP of Strategy Execution and Core Transformation. In this role, which she began Feb. 24, Maraya will partner with leaders across UNC Health to drive successful implementation of our unified system strategy. View the full announcement at the link in the headline.

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Adult Rapid Response Calls Will Go Silent on March 2

Starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 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. This change in practice will result in a quieter environment and will decrease the anxiety that patients and families experience when hearing overhead emergency calls. More information at the link in the headline.

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New Patient Menus Coming 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. NFS will be distributing copies of the new menu to all units starting March 2 after 5 p.m., while also collecting all copies of the old menu. The new menus are a lighter shade of blue to to help you identify between the two different menus.

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Temporary Change in OWASA's Water Disinfection Process in March

OWASA will temporarily alter its drinking water treatment process throughout the month of March. Water will remain safe to drink during this time, but customers might notice a change in taste or odor of drinking water. Learn more about this temporary change here.

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Discontinuation of Solid Tumor Mutation Panel Testing at UNC Hospitals

Effective March 15, the testing for Solid Tumor Mutation Panel (26 cancer-related genes) performed in Molecular Genetics laboratory of UNC Hospitals will be discontinued. Click the link in the headline to read the full memo.

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Method Change for IDH1 and IDH2 Mutation Testing

Effective March 1, the methodology for detection of the IDH1 and IDH2 mutations will be changing from Pyrosequencing to Sanger Sequencing. Click the link in the headline to read the full memo.

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Surgeons: New Dashboard and Surgery Receipt Implemented in Epic@UNC

On Monday, March 2, new dashboards and a Surgery Receipt will be implemented in Epic@UNC for perioperative services. These tools will help clinicians and administrators review supply and implant costs across the board for performed procedures. View details at the link in the headline and contact isdperioptime_anesth@UNCHealth.UNC.edu with any questions.

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Healthwise Quarterly Update

The new version of our Healthwise patient discharge instructions, found through the Clinical References (or References) link in the Epic@UNC chart will be available on Tuesday, March 3. Additional information, including what's new, can be found at the link in the headline.

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Browser Favorites, Email Signatures to Be Consistently Available Across UNC Health Computers and MyApps Starting in March

Starting this March, ISD will enable a feature that will provide a consistent user experience accessing frequently used application settings across UNC Health computers and MyApps. Additional information, including the go-live schedule, can be found at the link in the headline.

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Planned Lawson Downtime - March 7

There is a planned Lawson downtime scheduled from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, as part of a disaster testing for the Lawson application server. This planned downtime impacts all Lawson applications and this disaster test process is to ensure our redundant servers are functional and ready in case of an actual hardware failure.

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Time Out for Colon Health

This conference will provide primary care physician and other health care providers a review of the epidemiology of colorectal cancer, known risk factors and risk-reduction opportunities.

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Safe Zone Trainings in March – Register Now!

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. The four-hour session provides information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

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Upcoming Events

Learn more about onsite visits and webinars from Fidelity, TIAA and CAPTRUST.

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End Of Winter Season Sale

Cranberry Corner, Butterfly Boutique and The Gift Gallery (Hillsborough Campus) will have an end of winter season clearance sale starting March 2nd through March 6th. Save up to 50% on all winter coats and vest. All sales are final and no returns. Payroll Deduction is available to all eligible UNC Health employees.

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JCAHO Preparedness Survey Continues

As part of our Joint Commission preparedness effort Plant Engineering has a contractor moving through the hospitals and reviewing above ceiling and below ceiling conditions to make sure we meet Joint Commission requirements. The contractors began their work in the Neurosciences Hospital starting Feb. 26 and plan to complete that hospital by March 14.

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Weight Watchers

Come by, recommit to your wellness goals and begin your health journey every Tuesday from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. Everyone with a monthly pass are welcome. Use the company ID 18682 when logging in.

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Zumba @ Work

Did you know that the Women's Health Education Center hosts weekly Zumba classes on Wednesdays and Fridays 5:15 - 6:05 p.m.? The cost of attendance is only $3 per class for employees! Classes are held on Wednesdays and Fridays 5:15 - 6:05 p.m. in the UNC Health Care Rehabilitation Center gym on the 7th floor of UNC Memorial Hospital. Questions? Call 984-974-8882.

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Weight Watchers: Special Deal

In honor of National Nutrition Month, WW is celebrating healthy eating with an exclusive offer: Purchase a WW membership plan between March 9 and March 28 and get a FREE WW cookbook bundle.

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Nova Biomedical (Point of Care) interfaces downtime

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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