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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: 7,396
  • Physicians on medical staff: 1,437
  • Number of beds: 957
  • Patients admitted in fiscal year 2012: 37,365

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: 1,780
  • Physicians on medical staff: 710
  • Number of beds: 369
  • Patients admitted in fiscal year 2013: 16,652

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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 35 years. The hospital provides a comprehensive array of services including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, 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 is a recipient of Magnet designation for nursing excellence and recognized as the first hospital in the state with the North Carolina Nurses Association Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces distinction.

  • Employees: 1,178
  • Physicians on medical staff: 604
  • Number of beds: 186
  • Patients admitted in fiscal year 2012: 7,796

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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): 242
  • Miles driven by employees: 1.14 million
  • Service area:
    • Home Health and Hospice: Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance, and Wake counties
    • Home Infusion: North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia
  • Patients served in fiscal year 2011: 6,744

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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.

  • Employees: 730
  • Providers: 190 physicians and advanced practice providers
  • Service area: 27 practices in seven counties in central North Carolina
  • Patient encounters for fiscal year 2013: 544,970

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: 71
  • Patient encounters for fiscal year 2013: 152,174

Private Diagnostic Clinic

While not a formal member of the health system, another affiliated partner in providing care is the Private Diagnostic Clinic PLLC -- an independent, for-profit limited liability company through which Duke faculty physicians practice medicine. Most clinics are on the Duke University campus, but several are located throughout Durham; more than 150 outreach clinics are held each month in surrounding communities. Several faculty members have established smaller community-based practices in central and eastern North Carolina and in southern Virginia -- collectively known as the Community PDC.

  • Duke faculty physicians: 1,306

Affiliated Programs

Duke University Health System is affiliated with numerous hospitals and health care facilities through such programs as the Duke Heart Network and Duke Oncology Network. Duke's affiliations enable the health system to share its clinical and research expertise to benefit patients in communities throughout the Southeast.