UNC Health Care has been recognized by HealthGrades, an independent health care ratings company, with an Outstanding Patient Experience Award. HealthGrades lists the top 15 percent of all eligible hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction as the 2009/2010 recipients of HealthGrades’ Outstanding Patient Experience Award. In addition, UNC Health Care is the only hospital in the Triangle in the top 5 percent for patient excellence and one of the few public academic medical centers in the nation named to the list.
In 2004, researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center announced a crucial discovery in understanding cellular aging. Now the team has proven that the same biomarker is present in human blood and is strongly correlated both with chronological age and with certain behaviors such as tobacco use and physical inactivity, which are known to accelerate the aging process.
Researchers at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine in collaboration with lead investigators at the University of Kentucky have identified a new target for the diagnosis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness in older Americans.
Douglas R. Dirschl, MD, Frank C. Wilson Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the UNC Department of Orthopaedics, was elected President of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) at the 2009 annual meeting of the AOA.
The joy of summer camp is a lifelong memory every child deserves. But what if motor function challenges precluded your child from participating in a traditional camp experience? Thanks to one occupational therapist from N.C. Children's Hospital, hemiplegic children in North Carolina have access to a summer day camp that combines traditional camp activities with therapy made fun.
This is the second in a new series from UNC Health Care that focuses on the stories of UNC Hospitals patients and their families who live in the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals while receiving or awaiting treatment.
In response to the economic challenges we are all facing, the Health Sciences Library has begun to review their journal subscriptions in anticipation of cancellations. Please help make these decisions by providing feedback on their Web site by July 15.
The UNC Health Sciences Library has just been awarded $34,850 for the first year of a three-year NC ECHO digitization grant project funded by the State Library of North Carolina through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). Building on a pilot project that resulted in the digitization of historical North Carolina journals in public health, dentistry and eugenics, the proposed North Carolina History of Health Digital Library will contain over 800 volumes (approx. 350,000 pages) of core journals in medicine, public health, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing from 1849 to 1977.