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Vital Signs Newsletter & Newsroom Updates
The UNC Health & UNC School of Medicine newsroom is transitioning to a WordPress content management system. This will have immediate implications for the Vital Signs newsletter, which – temporarily – will appear as a text-heavy email with limited images starting October 8.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / October 1
A Message from Dr. Burks
Read a message from Dr. Burks following yesterday's grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 24
Today is National Physician Suicide Awareness Day
Today, September 17, is National Physician Suicide Awareness Day. As you take care of others, please ensure that you are taking care of yourself.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 17
A Message from Dr. Burks: 3 Good Things
Read a message from Wesley Burks, MD, CEO of UNC Health and Dean of the UNC School of Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 3
An Update from the UNC Health Executive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council
The UNC Health System Executive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council, which was established in June, is actively working to elevate and embrace a culture of DEI throughout all aspects of UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine and to measure and evaluate the progress and effectiveness of current (and future) initiatives.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 3
Dr. Burks' Weekly Video Message
In this week's video message, Dr. Wesley Burks, CEO of UNC Health, and Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, shares his commitment to promoting the emotional well-being of UNC Health and UNC SOM co-workers, and highlights the many resources available for support.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Aug. 20
The Path to Emotional Well-Being at UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine
Without a doubt, this year has been extremely challenging for all of us. We have had to rethink every aspect of our daily lives - how and where we work, care for our children, run our errands, connect with family – and the list goes on. Having to pivot daily in order to adjust to these challenges has an effect on our emotional and physical health and well-being.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Aug. 20
Semi-Private Room Reintroduction
The utilization of semi-private beds (aka Shared Suites) were suspended on Med/Surg & Psych areas as an Infection Prevention measure on April 4. Rehab continued to utilize their shared suits with additional careful patient selection criteria without complication. It is important to maximize our capacity to patients who need our care and who may have delayed seeking care over the last several months. PPE supplies have improved and New Universal Precautions have been put into place and thus the careful and cautious reintroduction of shared suites has been implemented.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 25
Walk for Health Equity to Support Black Lives Matter
Please join friends and colleagues in a walk in support of health equity on Tuesday, June 23 at 9:30 a.m.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 18
UNC School of Medicine Commemorates Juneteenth
The entire UNC School of Medicine community is encouraged to take time to learn about and reflect on the significance of Juneteenth, and to consider ways that we can work to make our country a more just and equitable place. Read more information in this letter from Dr. Nathan Thomas, Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 18