Chatham County

Puppies: The Power of Cute for Mental Health

Puppies: The Power of Cute for Mental Health

The UNC PAWS program of the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health trains puppies for 10 weeks and then matches each puppy with a veteran suffering from PTSD.

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SECU Foundation pledges $1 million for new UNC Health Care hospice facility in Chatham County

SECU Foundation pledges $1 million for new UNC Health Care hospice facility in Chatham County

A generous donation from the State Employees Credit Union Foundation paves the way for UNC Health Care’s future inpatient hospice facility in Chatham County.

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First-year students in the field

UNC School of Medicine students have a special connection to the state of North Carolina because of the public service mission of the institution. While clinical week is a traditional part of medical education everywhere, it is particularly special at UNC, giving students an opportunity to interact with the communities they may serve after they complete their education. In some cases it even takes them to their home communities. Last month's clinical week for MS1s was captured via the UNC SOM Facebook page. Please take a moment to view this visual recap of where our students went and what they had to say. And if you haven't already done so, "Like" the UNC School of Medicine on Facebook.

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Sherman’s Boys: How Grown Men Honor the Youth League Coach Who Imparted Lasting Life Lessons

Sherman’s Boys: How Grown Men Honor the Youth League Coach Who Imparted Lasting Life Lessons

A Chatham County native who coached thousands of Chapel Hill youngsters is honored by former players who, as adults, routinely cook dinner at the hospital hospitality house where he is the beloved night manager.

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Kaden Gray Robinson: The Boy with the Servant’s Heart

Kaden Gray Robinson: The Boy with the Servant’s Heart

A 10-year-old Chapel Hill boy uses his passion for helping others to nourish the bodies and souls of patients and families who stay at SECU Family House.

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Chatham Hospital opens new surgical clinic

Chatham Hospital opens new surgical clinic

On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, a new surgical clinic opens in the Medical Office Building at Chatham Hospital. UNC Health Care surgeons will operate in the year-old, nearly 4,000 square foot space. Surgeries will take place once or twice a week for the following specialty areas – ophthalmology; general surgery; ear, nose and throat; and gynecology.

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RN: Real Nurses - Chris McGrath

RN: Real Nurses - Chris McGrath

"When we keep someone alive long enough so that they can come back here and have an intervention and they walk out of the hospital, that makes it all worth it," says Chris McGrath, a Certified Flight Registered Nurse for Carolina Air Care.

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AHEC helps rural physicians embrace trend of using electronic health records

The initiative is part of a national effort by President Barack Obama’s administration to rapidly increase the use of electronic health records in monitoring and tracking improvements in patient care.

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Chatham Hospital receives 2012 Business Leader of the Year Award as Top Community Hospital

Chatham Hospital receives 2012 Business Leader of the Year Award as Top Community Hospital

Chatham Hospital was named Top Community Hospital for the Triangle region. Business Leader magazine has presented the Business Leader of the Year Awards annually for the past 18 years. The purpose of these awards is to honor and recognize the top business leaders in their market.

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Enders named new Chatham Hospital president

Enders named new Chatham Hospital president

Chatham Hospital has named Robert A. (Bob) Enders as its new President, effective in late March.

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UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives grant to integrate primary care into mental illness programs

UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives grant to integrate primary care into mental illness programs

The $850,000, 3-year grant from The Duke Endowment will allow the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health to create a health home, integrating primary care into its mental health care programs.

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Working to serve all the people of N.C.

Working to serve all the people of N.C.

As a state-supported medical school, it has always been a part of the mission of the UNC School of Medicine to improve the health of all the people of North Carolina, particularly to people living in communities that are underserved or lack access to good healthcare.

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UNC study: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for possible future heart disease

UNC study: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for possible future heart disease

A study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers found that obese children as young as 3 years old have elevated levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation that in adults is considered an early warning sign for possible future heart disease.

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UNC Lineberger launches 44 county study of breast cancer in black women

A new study seeking to improve scientists’ understanding of breast cancer, including why the disease’s fatality rate is higher in African-American women, is getting underway in 44 counties in North Carolina.

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UNC Health Care, Chatham Hospital sign letter of intent for hospital purchase

Representatives of the UNC Health Care System and Chatham Hospital have signed a letter of intent for UNC Health Care to purchase the 25-bed critical access facility in Siler City, N.C., for $11.3 million.

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