Introducing ‘Outpatient Care Services’

The UNC Medical Center outpatient clinic enterprise, “Ambulatory Care,” is changing its name to “Outpatient Care Services” effective July 1, 2013.

Over the years, the term “ambulatory” has left patients and visitors with a degree of uncertainty regarding its meaning.

Following several recent patient focus groups, plus many internal group meetings and discussions, “Outpatient Care Services” was unanimously the preferred--and best understood--description to Ambulatory Care.

During the weeks ahead, please share this name change with your staff, faculty and patients as the heading will become more widely used and visible.

Note that the Ambulatory Care Center (building name) will remain as is.