Deborah L. Radisch, MD, MPH is Professor and Chief Medical Examiner in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She is an expert on forensic pathology, injury prevention, child fatality prevention.
UNC Hospitals is the only hospital in North Carolina that made the Leapfrog 2011 Top Hospitals list.
Beginning Oct. 1, visitors of patients who are on Contact Precautions will no longer be required to wear gloves and a gown while visiting in the Contact Precautions room. This policy change is consistent with the CDC recommendations for the control of multi-drug resistance bacteria.
A new study by UNC researchers finds that an inexpensive set of infection control measures could potentially save many thousands of lives and billions of dollars.
The annual Commitment to Caring Quality Expo will be held on Oct. 25 – 26 from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the lobbies of the NC Children’s and Women’s Hospitals. Show us what your unit or team has done this year to improve the quality of care and services at UNC Health Care by sharing your success in a poster.
Who can see your computer screen?
Hospitals Police are asking for your assistance in keeping the perimeter doors secured nights and weekends. The Children’s Hospital Entrance is our 24/7 access for our patients and visitors.
Please read this note from Mary Tonges, PhD, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, about a new innovations unit located on 4 Anderson North and the work they have done to provide high quality and efficient care to patients.
The topic of the month for June is "Release of Patient Information for Research Purposes." Read on for more details and to view an archive of previous tips.
More than 50 percent of hospitals surveyed in 2010 were cited for improper corridor storage. Why is it so important to keep our corridors clear?
This month's topic is “Cell Phones – Personal Usage.”
Please read the following message from Dr. William L. Roper, CEO, UNC Health Care, about a health care quality initiative requiring that we show Meaningful Use of our Electronic Health Record.
The April tip-of-the-month is about leaving information on answering machines.
Hats off to the PICU! As of March 12, one year has passed since the last ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in the Pediatric ICU. Such a huge milestone called for a celebration!
The Privacy/Security Tip of the Month for March is about fax cover sheets.
On Jan. 26, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) reached 320 days since the last ventilator-associated pneumonia – far surpassing our previous record of 187 days. Please stop by the PICU and congratulate our patients, families, and staff for partnering to fight infections!
We place great importance on the confidentiality and security of our patients' information. These reminders are designed to refresh your memory about your role in information security. If you have any questions or concerns related to information security and privacy, contact one of the contacts listed under HIPAA Contacts and they will be glad to help. Please read this month's privacy/security tip on the New Vendor Relationships Policy.
UNC Hospitals is one of 378 facilities in the world, and among only 6 percent of all U.S. hospitals, that have earned Magnet designation.
Calling all Quality Conductors! The annual Commitment to Caring Quality Expo will be held on Oct. 19. Celebrate what your unit/department/team has done to improve the quality of our institution this year by participating in the expo.
Can patient safety be taught successfully? The answer is an optimistic yes, but it requires a fundamental culture change across all phases of medical education, according to Dr. Philip Boysen, executive associate dean of graduate medical education and professor of anesthesiology.