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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

Duke University Hospital, a tertiary and quaternary-care hospital, is consistently rated 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; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine 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. More than 40,000 patients were discharged and nearly 53,000 surgical procedures were performed in fiscal year 2015.

Duke’s home care, hospice and infusion services provide opportunities for continued care of patients after they leave Duke Hospital.

Ambulatory services include the outpatient clinics, ambulatory surgery center, the employee health service and the emergency department, with more than one million combined patient visits annually. The clinical faculty of the Duke University School of Medicine participate in undergraduate and graduate medical education and practice medicine in the hospital and in the Private Diagnostic Clinic.

Duke Hospital is approved for residency training by the American Medical Association, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and is accredited by the Joint Commission.

  • Employees: 7,638
  • Number of beds: 957
  • Patients admitted: 40,326
  • Patients discharged: 40,172
  • Surgical procedures: 52,952 

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 nearly 40 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: 1,819
  • Physicians on medical staff: 719
  • Number of beds: 369
  • Patients admitted in fiscal year 2015: 16,060

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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: 1,314
  • Physicians on medical staff: 642
  • Number of beds: 186
  • Patients admitted in fiscal year 2015:  8,204

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): 275
  • Miles driven by employees: 1,612,831
  • 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 2015: 6,708

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: 805
  • Providers: 200 physicians and advanced practice providers
  • Service area: 26 practice sites in seven counties in central North Carolina
  • 5 urgent care centers
  • Patient encounters for fiscal year 2015: 614,480

Duke Health & Wellness

Duke Health & Wellness includes medically based weight loss at 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: 63
  • Patients encounters for fiscal year 2015:  110,121


Private Diagnostic Clinic

The Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) is the faculty practice of Duke Medicine. It is one of the first and the largest academic multi-specialty group practices in the United States. The PDC is a member-led organization with nearly 1,500 members, and is governed by a Board of Managers. 

As a professional limited liability company (PLLC), the PDC owns and operates more than 70 primary care and specialty care clinics in 10 counties in central and eastern North Carolina and southern Virginia. Through a diverse and integrated network of providers, patients have convenient, accessible and high quality primary and specialty care close to home. 

In addition to patient care, PDC members conduct cutting-edge research and train the future health care workforce as faculty in the Duke University School of Medicine.

The PDC collaborates with other entities within the Duke University Health System to expand opportunities and advance Duke's clinical, research and academic missions.   

  • 1,470 physician members
  • 1,100 advanced practice providers, nurses, staff
  • 1.5 million patient visits in FY15
  • 78 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.