UNC-Chapel Hill OB-GYN Dr. Alison Stuebe co-authors new study that shows breastfeeding saves mothers’ lives, too
The new study provides the first comprehensive picture of the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding
Three new UNC Physicians Network locations celebrated grand openings on Sept. 27, 2016.
The UNC family has a tradition of giving back to the community – Giving is Good Medicine. This year’s four-week State Employees Combined Campaign kicks off on Monday, Oct. 3, and ends on Friday, Oct. 28. Participate in the campaign to help our local community, as well as for a chance to win great prizes!
Please join us in honoring the 2016 Oncology Excellence Award recipients, nominees, and all oncology staff.
Fourteen-year-old Al-J was diagnosed with a heart condition as an infant, and patiently waited for the transplant that might save his life. Al-J met Ellen and told her his emotional story of survival.
Park pens column on UNC Hospitals' Environmental Services Gospel Choir for Healthcare Executive Magazine
Gary Park, President of UNC Hospitals, contributed a column entitled Harmonious Healthcare for the September/October 2016 issue of Healthcare Executive Magazine, the official magazine of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The piece features the Environmental Services Gospel Choir, a UNC Hospitals employee-run volunteer choir that performs for patients and employees.
In a new British Medical Journal editorial, UNC School of Medicine researchers and physicians stress the need for better worldwide surveillance of e-cigarette-related burns and better regulation of e-cigarettes to reduce burn injuries.
Did you know that UNC Medical Center maps (including Hillsborough) are available on the Guest Services Intranet page?
Annual testing of the fire alarm initiation, notification and control devices will begin in the Women’s and Children’s Hospitals on Monday, Sept. 26. Testing will run for three weeks.
Geriatric Medicine inpatient services (Medicine A) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill will move to the UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus on Oct. 3.
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 22, providers using the Epic@UNC Haiku/Canto mobile apps will notice that the list of document types for images has been consolidated and alphabetized, with ‘Pictures’ set as the default document type.
Following the planned Epic@UNC downtime (from 3 - 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2), users will notice the following updates.
Please review the workflow that can be used to schedule appointments from an order. Scheduling patients for after-discharge, follow-up appointments encourages patients to continue with their care and often prevents readmissions to the hospital.
David Weber, MD, MPH, Matt Collins, MD, PhD, and Helen Lazear, PhD, were the featured speakers addressing the Zika virus epidemic during lecture at the UNC School of Medicine.
The Epic@UNC team has received several questions about the inpatient Flu Screening ‘Best Practice Advisory’ (BPA) that was activated Sept. 21 in Epic@UNC. Please review the algorithm, full details, and changes from previous years.
Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 4, new ‘Track My Health’ features in My UNC Chart will allow patients to share data from their iPhone’s Health app to My UNC Chart and their provider. Data for blood pressure readings, exercise logs and peak flow values can be entered into the Health app and flow into My UNC Chart if the patient’s provider has ordered the appropriate flowsheet.
The ‘Reason for Consult’ for the ‘Inpatient Consult for Ostomy Nurse’ and ‘Inpatient Consult for Wound Nurse’ orders will change on Tuesday, Oct. 4. If either of these consult orders is included on your personal preference list, please remove the order and add it back after 5 p.m. Oct. 4 to ensure the new, correct options are displayed.
Due to a software upgrade, vital signs will not flow into Epic@UNC from 2 – 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. This upgrade is being coordinated with the planned Oct. 2 Epic@UNC downtime (scheduled from 3 – 4:30 a.m. Oct. 2), so most users will only notice that vital signs will not flow between 2 a.m. and the start of the planned Epic@UNC downtime at 3 a.m.
Do you know how to use simulation in quality improvement? Three case studies and a Q&A panel will present the benefits of simulation in QI and address all questions from the audience in a Q&A session.
Please visit the Children's Hospital lobby Oct. 4 - 6 for the Professional Onsite Shoe fundraising event.