Due to an increase in confirmed cases of flu this month, children less than 12 years of age will be not be allowed to visit patients in our Children’s and Cancer Hospitals, beginning on Monday, December 22.
North Carolina and UNC have reported increasing cases of confirmed influenza since December 1, 2014. UNC Hospitals has reported 145 positive influenza tests most of which are likely Influenza A (H3N2). The H3N2 strain is more virulent than the H1N1 strain, especially at the extremes of age and for immunocompromised persons. Read about the patient care measures and the visitor restrictions (effective Monday, Dec. 22) we are putting in place to help prevent the spread of the flu.
UNC’s Project China partnered with Social Entrepreneurship for Sexual Health (SESH) Global on a successful project that used crowdsourcing to promote awareness of the importance of HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM).
Effective Dec. 16, 2014, the Clinical Immunology Laboratory will offer and Acute Viral Hepatitis Panel.
The 9th annual UNC Hospitals Multicultural Fair was a huge success! The lobbies were buzzing with activity and excitement. Read a recap of this year's Fair and view photos of the winning exhibit and the Fair performers.
LMS will be down for updates this weekend beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, and lasting through 2 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.
UNC Outpatient Care Leadership is proud to announce the official launch of our new Outpatient Care Services Intranet site.
These 16 colleagues were recognized for being among the very best at UNC Hospitals, UNC Faculty Physicians, and the UNC School of Medicine this Winter.
EVS Gospel Chorus of UNC Hospitals proudly presents "A Classic Christmas." Join us for a creative arts event that you will never forget.
In observance of the winter holidays, Cashiering will be closed and there will be no courier services Dec. 24 - 26 and Jan. 1.
In observance of the winter holidays, the Purchasing and Accounts Payables offices will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 - 26, and also Jan. 1, 2015.
UNC School of Medicine researcher David Margolis, MD, was one of the first researchers to resist the common view that HIV is an incurable infection
The Hospital Transportation, Parking and Photo ID Office will be closed Dec. 24 - 26 and Jan. 1, 2015, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Hospital employees who have an on-campus permit should use their normal assigned lot if reporting to work Dec. 24 - 26 & 31 and Jan. 1. Employees who use park and ride may park in any non-gated or open gated lot on Dec. 24 - 26 & 31 and Jan. 1.
William A. Fischer II and David Wohl are taking part in a clinical trial at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, in which plasma from survivors of Ebola virus disease is given to patients who are battling the disease.
Because of the Winter Holiday, we will distribute Employee News Online next Tuesday, Dec. 23. Please share any news/information you need to share through next week's issue by 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22.
Each year, UNC Hospitals coworkers come together to help fellow coworkers and their families who are in need through the Adopt-a-Family program. Read about the success of this year's program and hear what our adopted employees had to say.
From the State Health Plan: the Blue Connect Web Portal and a new payment program for knee and hip surgery. The Benefits office will not be at the hospital on Dec. 24 or 31. And remember to look closely at your January paycheck to make sure the benefits you elected in October are being properly charged.
During the holidays, Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) and Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) will operate on alternate schedules. Read for details.
Read the December 2014 Nursing Policy Updates.
By rescuing Whiskey and giving her a second chance, Silvia Kreda and Preston Parker are helping patients and families during illness and recovery.