UNC Hospitals is a 803-bed facility that serves more than 37,000 people in the Southeast every year. It houses the N.C. Children’s Hospital as well as the N.C. Women’s Hospital. In addition to that, the hospital offers specialized patient care services such as the Diabetes Care Center, the Rehabilitation Center, the Comprehensive Transplant Center and more. UNC houses the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated centers in the United States.
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A neighboring health care system is questioning UNC Hospitals’ use of public funds following the hospital’s financial contribution to the UNC system.
There is a perceived sense of safety in hospitals that has little to do with security guards. Much as in airports, dangerous situations — including bombs, shooters, abandoned bags and radiation — can be masked by the bustle characteristic of hospitals, said UNC Hospitals officials who led a routine information session on safety issues Tuesday.
Not even a lifelong history of depression could prepare Amy Martin for what she felt after having her third child, Avery, in 2008. Martin, then 34, had been treated for depression since college. Her first two pregnancies were accompanied by mild postpartum depression. But with Avery it was different.
Though a cut in state funding of nearly 18 percent or more than $100 million faces the University, the blow will be softened by additional sources of revenue, administrators said.
Equipment failure at a Duke Energy substation left about 5,700 people without power in Orange County this morning. But power has been mostly restored to the area.
WakeMed Health and Hospitals sent a letter to UNC-system President Thomas Ross today offering to purchase Rex Healthcare, a subsidiary of UNC Hospitals.
UNC Health Care broke ground on its first satellite campus Wednesday, a move intended to alleviate patient overcrowding at the main campus.
UNC Health Care will likely have to look off campus or renovate current spaces when considering growth of its facilities. In the last two to three months, patient beds have been occupied at 90 percent to 100 percent — the symptom of an aging and growing Triangle population — and UNC Health Care is among many area providers trying to figure out how to best serve patients.
Rex Hospital — a branch of UNC Hospitals — is among the latest in a string of hospitals accused of Medicare fraud. The hospital, while denying the allegations, has agreed to pay the U.S. government a total of $1.9 million in an out-of-court settlement.
Red rubber noses, outlandish outfits, giant underwear — all in an unexpected place. In the spirit of unconventional health care activist and doctor Patch Adams — who is coming to campus to speak next week— members of UNC’s art therapy organization, ArtHeels, bring the art of clowning to the children of UNC Hospitals.
Jim Bedford has been studying at UNC for more than eight years. Now a fourth-year medical student, Bedford, who specializes in psychiatry, recently learned he would be completing his residency somewhere he is desperately needed — right at home.
The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is slated to lead a clinical trial testing a new option for colorectal cancer patients whose illness has not subsided after first-line treatments. About 40 percent of patients whose cancers contain certain mutant genes see their illnesses progress in spite of traditional primary treatments.
A new payment plan the N.C. General Assembly passed last week could bring some hospitals more money from the federal government.
Doctors are increasingly trading paper charts for digital ones, and UNC’s leading the transition through two different efforts.
Gov. Bev Perdue presented her budget last month with a proposed 25 percent cut to the UNC Hospitals state appropriation that will reduce the financial support for charity care.
A volunteer position at UNC Hospitals can help ease the pain for parents who have to leave children at the hospital. At any time, at least three pediatric cuddlers are searching for upset children who need to be held and comforted, or just want to be played with.