Pediatric oncology nurse Jeanne Gartner has her head in the clouds. Jeanne not only is a nurse, she’s an FAA-certified hot air balloon pilot.
If you saw pathology resident Sara Wobker in the halls of UNC Hospitals, you might not realize that she loves riding horses. To be more specific, Wobker performs a form of horse training called dressage.
As a UNC Health Care Employee Ambassador, Jodie was able to earn a $250 donation for Independent Animal Rescue in recognition of her volunteer efforts.
Whether photographing a child in the streets of Vietnam or consulting with a patient about a diagnosis, Dr. Paul Godley employs his intuition and charming personality to put the person in front of him at ease within a matter of moments.
Baby Adam was born on September 18, 2011, in Alipur, India with Bartsocas-Papas Syndrome - a rare genetic disorder that caused multiple birth defects. Read more to learn about Baby Adam's story and the remarkable team of clinicians, family, and supporters that have rallied around him.
This holiday season Denise Wisnowski and the Chapel Hill Service League played the role of Santa for more than 400 local families in need.
The Triangle Business Journal has named UNC Health Care as #4 among the Triangle's Healthiest Employers for 2011. Congratulations to everyone at UNC Health Care who helped us earn this honor!
In an effort to show its support of employees who donate their time to their communities UNC Health Care has created the Employee Ambassador Recognition Program. See how Chris McGrath, a flight nurse with UNC Air Care, is giving back to the community in this video.
UNC Health Care Commitment to Communities program is launching a new video series highlighting the volunteer work of its Employee Ambassadors called Healing & Helping.
All employees and the public are invited to attend the dedication of UNC Hospitals Labyrinth and Serenity Garden. The ceremony will take place at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 4 in front of the NC Cancer Hospital. Refreshments will be provided. Also, please watch this video to see why the Labyrinth is considered one of UNC Hospitals' sacred spaces.
The team in Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) at UNC Hospitals set a goal of reaching the 75th percentile in patient satisfaction surveys. The reward for reaching that goal included a chance to throw pies at the NFS management team.
The UNC Department of Psychiatry and the UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders have opened a 5-bed unit for women with moderate to severe post-partum depression (PPD). The unit is the first of its kind in the United States.
At work, Dr. William Goodnight takes care of women with high-risk pregnancies. At play, he likes to mountain bike. And run trails. And do a little white water kayaking -- all on the same day.
A 54-year-old mother from Lumberton, N.C. nearly loses her adult daughter in a horrific accident and as a caregiver offers help and healing to her daughter and to complete strangers.
We are excited to announce that new UNC Cancer Care TV commercials are ready to hit the air. Beginning Monday, Aug. 15, numerous networks and programs in the central North Carolina region will begin airing the new spots.
Amelia F. Drake, MD, a professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in the UNC School of Medicine, finds a calming rhythm in rowing crew.
Ann Hartline, a former cardiac nurse from Asheville, N.C., credits her breast cancer diagnosis with inspiring her to take up painting farm animals and landscapes, playing the ukulele and learning to fly fish.
Dr. Ian Udell, a resident in urologic surgery at UNC Hospitals, is also a highly accomplished wakeboarder who is sponsored by O'Brien Watersports.
Stephanie Crayton of UNC Health Care's News Team shares her thoughts, in words and video, after witnessing the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis. On board the shuttle were a group of 30 mice being sent into space as part of a UNC-led study of an experimental treatment for bone loss.
Researchers in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/North Carolina State University joint biomedical engineering department will be at the Kennedy Space Center for the last space shuttle launch of the NASA program as Atlantis departs for its final mission into Earth’s orbit.