Each year, UNC Health Care administers the CMS-approved Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) survey to solicit feedback from patients. One question on that survey asks patients if they would recommend their provider's office to friends and family. One hundred and thirty three of our providers had more than 94 percent of their patients respond “Yes, definitely!” to that question, which places them in the top quartile nationally. In recognition of this achievement, each of these providers will receive the 2016 UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence. All of these individuals should be celebrated for their leadership in helping to create an exceptional experience for all of our patients.
UNC urology is saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Thomas Stamey on September 4th, 2015. Dr. Stamey – former Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Stanford
In 2014, Doximity physician network, in collaboration with US News & World Report, announced their first-ever national evaluation of residency programs across 20 specialties. At that time, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Urology Residency was ranked 20th among Urology programs nationwide. The second annual rankings were published this week, with the UNC Chapel Hill program rising to #16.
UNC's Department of Urology's Dr. Raj Pruthi and Dr. Eric Wallen were recognized as Newsweek's "Top Cancer Doctors" of 2015. The "Top Cancer Doctors 2015" was compiled after 100,000 nominations were carefully reviewed and proceed.
The Massachusetts Medical Society will award Culley C. Carson III, MD, with its Men’s Health Award at their 13th Annual Men’s Health Symposium in June. The award recognizes individuals who have advanced the cause of men’s health. Dr. Carson, a recognized authority on men’s health, is the John Sloan Rhodes and John Flint Rhodes Distinguished Professor of Urology in the Department of Urology at the UNC School of Medicine.
Each year, UNC Health Care’s Nursing Staff Retention committee calls for nominations from the staff for Nurse of the Year. One Nurse of the Year is selected from each service line and recognized at the Nursing Staff Recognition celebration and award ceremony. Selection of the Nurse of the Year award is based on how each nominee exhibits excellence in four of the following categories: Teamwork, Customer Service, Patient and Employee Safety, Communication, Ethics & Professionalism, Initiative & Adaptation, and Stewardship.