Spotlight on Lynn Fitzgerald Macksey, MSN, CRNA

July 1, 2019

Lynn Fitzgerald Macksey, MSN, CRNA is a Nurse Anesthetist with the Department of Anesthesiology at UNC Hospitals. She is a public speaker and an accomplished author of eight books and peer-reviewed journal articles in the field of adult and pediatric anesthesiology. She has been a Nurse since 1979 and earned her MSN from the University … Continued

Spotlight on Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN

July 1, 2019

Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN is an advanced practice oncology nurse who has over 40 years of cancer nursing practice, education, research, and management experience. She earned a PhD from the University of Utah, her MSN from Yale University, her BSN from Excelsior College, her Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the University of Maryland, … Continued

Wakebrook Primary Care Hepatitis C Initiative

June 3, 2019

Hepatitis C has fast become an important Public Health concern in 2019, that if not treated, can lead to not only increased healthcare utilization costs in the coming years but can lead to poor quality of life for patients including cirrhosis, liver failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), an … Continued

APPs at UNC Health Care have Big Hearts

June 3, 2019

APPs at UNC Health Care have Big Hearts SECU Family House Dinner On February 16, 2019, UNC CRNAs hosted a dinner at the SECU Family House in Chapel Hill. As part of celebrating CRNA week, Marcia Guine CRNA, MSN organizer of the event, thought it would be a great way to give back to the community.  … Continued

Janelle Bludorn, PA-C, Awarded NCAPA’s 2018 PA of the Year Award

November 13, 2018

Janelle is the first Physician Assistant Studies faculty member to receive this award since the program’s beginning in 2016. She is a clinical assistant professor with the UNC SOM Physician Assistant Studies Program and has been in practice for eight years as a PA in Emergency Medicine and women’s health. Please join with us to … Continued

UNC’s 1st Annual All-APP Week October 21st – 27th, 2018

October 31, 2018

October 21st – 27th marked UNC’s 1st Annual All-APP Recognition Week! It was celebrated by a social event being held in the Starbucks Courtyard with light refreshments, distribution of a small gift and a meet and greet with other APPs. UNC has almost 500 APPs who work in 46 Departments/Divisions. Our APPs include Certified Nurse … Continued

Dr. Bates works to support clinicians

October 3, 2018

In her current role as oncology precision medicine clinical pharmacist practitioner, Dr. Bates is leading a precision medicine program within UNC Healthcare. The UNC Healthcare precision medicine program focuses on targeted cancer treatments and using molecular information such as DNA to design a care plan. Dr. Bates works to support clinicians within the hematology/oncology service … Continued

Jennifer Fisk, CRNA Receives Patient Safety Excellence Award

September 10, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Jenni Fisk on her Patient Safety Excellence Award from Hillsborough. Jenni prevented a near miss for wrong site surgery in an ophthalmology case at Hillsborough. Thank you for always advocating for your patients Jenni. Way to go!

Jacqueline Gaillard Gibson, PA-C

September 7, 2018

Our patient comment this week recognizes Jennifer Woody, FNP, from the Departments of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery: “Jennifer is off the scales. I had talked to three other professionals about the issue I had. Jennifer thoroughly explained things in ways I could understand, talked to me about medication, what I could expect, more details about my condition, and made sure to schedule a followup…