Good News for the Week

July 16, 2012


  • Neurosurgery is live on the UNC Referral Portal! We have joined many of the other specialties at UNC with a presence on the Referral Portal. The portal is currently only being used by select practices in the UNC Physicians Network and other large, private physician groups. In the coming months the Portal will be rolled out to more practices in the region and across the state. This is a great and convenient way for referring providers to track the status of their referrals. A special thanks goes out to Shama Turrentine for all of her hard work on this project.


  • The Department of Neurosurgery ranked in the top tier of work units across UNC Hospitals in the recent Employee Opinion Survey. Neurosurgery was one of only three P&A clinical departments to rank in Tier I. This is a testament to the great group of people that make up our department, our commitment to fulfilling the mission of UNC Health Care, and willingness to assist our patients, other work units, and each other at all times. The Department recognizes Jim Murphy, for his work in leading the team, and each team member, for their willingness to talk about issues as they arise, allowing us to improve the quality of care we provide and the work environment we have.