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Celebrating Our January Carolina Care Recipient Buddy Farmer – New Shuttle Service Offers Comfort, Convenience to Family Member in Need

As part of our journey to improve the experience patients and guests have in our hospital, we began a new Courtesy Shuttle Service in January.  Available day and night, seven days a week, our free shuttle service offers patients comfortable rides to multiple stops around our hospital, including the Emergency Department, Registration, Rehabilitation and Main …

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  • Mar 06,
  • 2018

Snoring vs. Sleep Apnea – Is There a Difference?

Nobody likes to share a bed with a snorer. It’s funny at times, but it’s mostly a sleep stealer and sometimes even a marriage strainer. Turns out it might be even more serious than that. Snoring is a major symptom of a serious condition called sleep apnea, characterized by interrupted breathing throughout the night. It’s …

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  • Mar 01,
  • 2018
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Wayne Initiative for School Health (WISH) Receives Grant to Continue Serving Local Children

In 1996 Wayne County leaders were facing a major challenge: how to care for one of North Carolina’s highest county-wide populations of uninsured school-aged children. With a $495,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Making the Grade Program, Wayne Initiative for School Health (WISH) was born. Through WISH, a nonprofit partnership among Wayne UNC …

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  • Feb 28,
  • 2018

Medically-Supervised Cardiac Rehab: Helping Cardiac Patients Take Charge of Their Health

When patients have experienced a cardiovascular event – such as heart attack, heart failure or even surgery – cardiac rehab services can help improve recovery, returning patients to the activities they enjoy most. Available at Wayne UNC Health Care for heart patients with a physician referral, cardiac rehab is a voluntary lifestyle management program, which …

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  • Feb 27,
  • 2018

Patient and Family Advisory Council Improving the Patient Experience at Wayne UNC Health Care

Our Patient and Family Advisory Council is one way we continue to perfect the patient experience at Wayne UNC Health Care. Comprised of teammates and volunteers – people who have been patients or family members of patients – our PFAC meets monthly to provide invaluable feedback from the patient perspective. “Our Council actually started a …

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  • Feb 21,
  • 2018

Pilot Intensive Care Unit Visitation Hours Receive Positive Feedback from Patients

The Intensive Care Unit is piloting a more open visitation guideline to give families more time with their loved ones. Launched at the beginning of 2018, the new policy gives patients’ families seven hours of daily visitation, compared to the previous five 30-minute periods. “Once the physician gives an update or the nurse gives an …

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  • Feb 21,
  • 2018