Feb. 6

Limited Menu at Terrace Café: Feb. 14 - 17

Nutrition and Food Service (NFS) will be making some much-needed improvements to the kitchen area located behind the Terrace café. These improvements will affect some of the available menu selections from Friday, Feb. 14, through Monday, Feb. 17.

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INFOSEC CONNECT: Phishing Scams are Compelling, and Other Stories

In this edition of the INFOSEC CONNECT, find out about a compelling phishing scam that occurred in our organization. Also, tip of the month, and Spear Phishing explained.

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Referral Coordinators and Scheduling Staff – Referral Best Practices Webinars

To assist with System-wide FY20 Access Org Goals, CASI and Operational Training will be presenting referral best practices via WebEx. Please come to ONE of the THREE options listed at the link in the headline.

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McLendon Labs Memo - Cancellation of Duplicate Timed and Trough Tacrolimus Orders

In order to be in compliance with federal regulations and accreditation agency requirements, effective immediately, duplicate timed and/or trough tacrolimus orders will be cancelled. Read the full memo at the link in the headline.

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Deadline for Annual LMS Required Modules: June 30, 2020

The annual LMS training courses are important for ensuring the safety of our patients and our workplace, and are required by many regulatory organizations. Visit your “Timeline” list in LMS to get started. The deadline to complete these trainings is June 30, 2020.

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Quality Care at Life's End Conference

UNC REX Palliative Care Services is holding a Quality Care at Life’s End conference.

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Traptex Toilet Bowl Guard Devices Installed

Due to a rising number of sanitary line leaks and plumbing fixture overflows caused by materials other than toilet paper and flushable toilet seat covers being placed in our plumbing fixtures UNC Hospitals Plant Engineering has installed Traptex devices in many of the plumbing fixtures to stop the inappropriate items from entering the plumbing lines.

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3rd Floor Cancer Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy Expansion Phase 2 Corridor Closure

​Starting Monday, Feb. 17 through Thursday, April 16, a portion of the corridor along the southeast side of the building on the third floor of the Cancer Hospital will be closed for work that needs to be done as part of the Cancer Hospital Pharmacy Expansion project.

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44th Annual Internal Medicine Conference

The 44th Annual Internal Medicine Conference is designed for internists, family physicians, generalists, advanced practice providers and other health care providers working in an adult primary care setting.

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The Role of Patient Support Networks in Cancer Outcomes

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Justin Yopp, PhD. Dr. Justin Yopp will discuss the role of social support in cancer care delivery and cancer outcomes. As part of this presentation, Dr. Yopp will also discuss considerations related to caregivers and to patients who do not have immediate caregiver support.

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Changes to Employee Domestic Violence Policy

Domestic Violence is a serious public health issue that often follows the victim to their place of work. In order to heighten awareness of domestic violence and provide guidance for employees and managers, UNC Health Care has updated its employee domestic violence policy. Please familiarize yourself with "Management of Employee Domestic Violence Issues" at. the link in the headline. Questions? Call the Beacon Program directly at 984-974-0470.

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Grateful Spirit Employee Resource Group

How do we learn to look at life gratefully? We believe that living gratefully as a way of being in the world can be even more rich and rewarding when we share our struggles, growth, and inspiration in community. To that end we are encouraging staff to gather with others to grow in connection and in gratefulness. Gratefulness gatherings will take place in the hospital.

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Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Onyinye Iweala

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Onyinye Iweala

Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Onyinye Iweala from the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. Here's what one of Dr. Iweala's patients had to say: "I see a lot of doctors and she is, by far, one of the best. Not only is she good at what she does but she actually listens, she takes note of even the tiny details, she gives you her very best, and she always explains things extremely well..."

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Upcoming Events from HR

Upcoming events from TIAA, Fidelity and CAPTRUST.

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Cranberry Corner Open Regular Hours, Stop by to Pick Up Valentine’s Day Treat

Cranberry Corner in the Memorial Hospital lobby is open regular hours -- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday – during construction activities. They will have we will have flowers, candy, balloons and other gifts for available for Valentine’s Day.

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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

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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Chapel Schedule

Please review this schedule of upcoming events for the JM Reeves Chapel at Memorial Hospital.

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Do-a-Little for the Ronald McDonald House

Organizations from across the Triangle and beyond are coming together to support the Ronald McDonald House Feb. 8-16. Gather your friends, family and coworkers to do your little part for the House.

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The January 2020 Edition of Compliance Now Is Available

This edition congratulates this quarter's Hospital Compliance Champion and discusses: human trafficking awareness posters in the ED; two elements of our Compliance Program (policies and oversight); updates to the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) and Hospital Discharge Appeal Notices (IM and DND); the upcoming UNC Health Care Vendor Representative Visitation policy; and compliance education resources. A word scramble is also included.

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Avastin biosimilar (Mvasi) Added to the System Formulary

The System Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee recently added Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb), an Avastin biosimilar, to the system formulary. Click the link in the headline to find out more about the changes that will take place on Feb. 13.

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31st May Day Trauma Conference

UNC Tar Heel Trauma is proud to partner with AMSUS, The Society of Federal Health Professionals to present the 31st Annual May Day and AMSUS Trauma Conference on April 30, 2020–May 1, 2020, at the Friday Center in beautiful Chapel Hill, NC.

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McLendon Labs Memo - Method Change for Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HFE) Mutation Testing

Effective Feb. 10, 2020 the methodology for detection of the C282Y and H63D mutations in the HFE gene will be changed from a mutation-specific melting curve analysis to a TaqMan genotyping assay.

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McLendon Labs Memo - Update to Rapid Testing for Positive Blood Cultures for Staphylococcus Epidermidis

Effective Feb. 10, 2020, the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory will begin reporting the presence of the mecA gene associated with Staphylococcus epidermidis using a molecular assay that rapidly identifies Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Staphylococcus (Nanosphere Verigene Gram Positive Blood Culture Test, BC-GP).

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Money Matters Toolkit

Our Employee Assistance Program provider, Comp Psych, has released the March edition of their digital toolkit, "Money Matters." Click the link in the headline to learn more.

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Assistive Personnel Career Advancement Team

All Assistive Personnel are welcome to join us Feb. 11 for our monthly APCAT Meeting. This month we will be presenting on Employee Resource Groups and providing updates for both Diversity & Inclusion and Professional Development. WebEx Available for offsite locations!

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Novel Coronavirus Phishing Alert

​The novel coronavirus is bringing forth opportunists who are targeting health care audiences with phishing campaigns and suspicious internet sites. Please expect unsolicited Coronavirus email messages that look helpful but have ill-intentions. Delete unsolicited email messages that are labeled Ext Mail: open links/attachments w/caution, that have a link or an attachment that you are encouraged to click, and are from an email address that you do not recognize. Note an email scammer can make a sender's name look like a name you recognize, so check the actual email address.

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