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Duke University Health System is a world-class network dedicated to employing Duke's strengths in patient care, education, and research to enhance and improve health care throughout North Carolina and southern Virginia. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care while responding to the changing health care environment, the health system provides quality health services across the entire continuum of care, from wellness to hospice.

Duke University Health System includes:

Duke University Hospital

A tertiary and quaternary care hospital, the 957-bed Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the top hospitals in the United States. It offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endosurgery center; the Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms; an Eye Center with five operating rooms; and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. The facility also functions as a research hospital where medical advances are achieved and applied, and as a teaching hospital for students of medicine, nursing, and the allied health sciences.        

  • Employees: 8,600
  • Number of beds: 957
  • Patients admitted in fiscal year 2014: 39,535

Duke Regional Hospital

Duke Regional Hospital is a 369-bed acute care facility serving the health care needs of Durham, Orange, Person, Granville, and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for more than 35 years. Duke Regional places a strong focus on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. The hospital offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services, including orthopaedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center.

  • Employees: 1,927
  • Physicians on medical staff: 736
  • Number of beds: 369
  • Patients admitted in fiscal year 2013: 15,392

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Duke Raleigh Hospital

Duke Raleigh Hospital provides patients with access to the most advanced technology and leading-edge medicine, in a patient-friendly setting. Conveniently located in North Raleigh, Duke Raleigh has been an important part of Duke Medicine since 1998 and has served Wake County residents as a trusted health care resource for more than 36 years. The hospital provides a comprehensive array of services including the Duke Cancer Center Raleigh, Duke Raleigh Orthopaedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs.

Duke Raleigh Hospital has achieved Magnet designation as a part of DUHS and was recognized as the first hospital in the state with the North Carolina Nurses Association Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces distinction and the first recipient nationally of the Prevention Partners Culture of Excellence Award for employee wellness initiatives.

  • Employees: 1272
  • Physicians on medical staff: 636
  • Number of beds: 186
  • Patients admitted in fiscal year 2014:  7,791

Duke HomeCare & Hospice

Duke HomeCare & Hospice offers hospice, home health, and infusion services. Hospice care is offered to terminally ill patients in their home, skilled-nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, and at our two inpatient facilities located in Hillsborough and Durham, North Carolina. Home health services are available to patients who are homebound and in need of nursing services, physical therapy, speech therapy, or occupational therapy. Infusion services are provided at home or at work for individuals who need intravenous therapy.

  • Employees (all programs): 243
  • Miles driven by employees: 1,466,210
  • Service area:
    • Home Health and Hospice: Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance, and Wake counties
    • Home Infusion: North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia
  • Patients served in fiscal year 2014: 6,923

Duke Primary Care

Duke created this extensive network of community-based primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in 1994. Duke Primary Care physicians have consulting associate faculty appointments with Duke in their respective academic departments.

(Figures for 2014)

  • Employees: 754
  • Providers: 194 physicians and advanced practice providers
  • Service area: 26 practices sites in seven counties in central North Carolina
  • 5 urgent care centers
  • Patient encounters for fiscal year 2014: 560,944

Duke Health & Wellness

Duke Health & Wellness includes the Duke Diet & Fitness Center; medically based fitness, wellness, and rehabilitation programs at the Duke Health & Fitness Center; and Duke Integrative Medicine, blending advanced medical practice and research with proven complementary therapies.

  • Employees:  65
  • Patients encounters for fiscal year 2014:  123,527

Private Diagnostic Clinic

The Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) is an independent, integrated multi-specialty physician practice that delivers high-quality, patient-centered health care services. The PDC has more than 1,400 physician members and manages more than 60 clinics at Duke, in Durham and throughout central and eastern North Carolina.

  • 1,427 physician members
  • 1.5 million billed visits in FY14
  • 68 clinics in 10 NC counties

Affiliated Programs

Duke Network Services oversees a range of affiliations in regional and national communities through the delivery of Duke Medicine's depth of clinical and health management expertise and a focus on compassionate, patient-centered care to communities throughout the United States. Read more about Duke Network Services.