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Duke University Hospital Top 10 in U.S., No. 1 in State  For the 23rd consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital among the best hospitals in the country. It is ranked 8th in the nation and first in the Triangle. (July 17, 2012)

Duke Among Top Graduate Schools for Medical Research
U.S.News and World Report ranked Duke ninth for medical research among graduate schools. (March 13, 2012)

U.S.News and World Report Ranks Duke University School of Nursing among Top Online Graduate Nursing Programs
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) ranks seventh among the nation’s online graduate nursing programs in the category of “faculty credentials and training,” according to the 2012 U.S.News and World Report rankings which were publically released today. (Jan. 10, 2012)

Durham Regional Hospital Achieves Certification as a Primary Stroke Center
After demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care, Durham Regional has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for certification as a Primary Stroke Center. (Jan. 4, 2012)

Durham Regional Hospital Receives American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award 
The award recognizes Durham Regional’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients (Oct. 7, 2011)

Duke Raleigh Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader
Duke Raleigh Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Duke Raleigh’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. (Sept. 14, 2011)

Duke University Medical Center Advances in National Hospital Rankings 
Duke University Medical Center has again been named one of the nation's top hospitals in the U.S.News & World Report rankings. (July 19, 2011)

Duke Graduate Schools Highly Ranked in Latest U.S. News Rankings
Duke's medical and nursing schools receive Top 10 rankings; physician's assistant program ranked first. (March 15, 2011)

Duke Ranks Tenth Among Best U.S. Hospitals
For the 21st year in a row, Duke University Hospital has been named as one of the top 10 U.S. hospitals in the annual U.S.News & World Report "Best Hospitals" edition. (July 15, 2010)

Duke Children's Hospital Ranked by U.S.News & World Report
Duke Children's Hospital has been recognized as one of the top children's hospitals in six pediatric specialty areas according to U.S.News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Children's Hospitals. (

Duke University Health System Receives Nearly $250,000 in Performance Awards Recognizing High Quality Care
Duke University Health System received nearly $250,000 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in a project that rewards hospitals for high quality care. (Aug. 17, 2009)

Duke University Hospital Honored by American Hospital Association for Commitment to Quality, Safety, and Patient Care
Duke University Hospital is one of three U.S. hospitals to be recognized by the American Hospital Association for leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care. (July 20, 2009)

Duke Raleigh Hospital Named Healthy Workplace for Nurses
The North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) named Duke Raleigh Hospital a second-time recipient of its Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces award. This exceptional hospital was recognized for creating positive work environments for registered nurses. (June 5, 2009)

Duke Receives 2008 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: Everest Award for National Benchmarks

Duke University Hospital received Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals highest honor for meeting all of the national benchmarks at the fastest rates of long-term improvement. (Apr. 1, 2009)

Duke Receives 2008 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks Award

Duke University Hospital received the National Benchmarks Award from Thomson Reuters for demonstrating superior clinical, operational, and financial performance. (Apr. 1, 2009)

Duke Raleigh Hospital Named Magnet Hospital

Duke Raleigh Hospital has achieved MagnetTM designation for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Only 5 percent of the nation's hospitals have earned this designation, the highest level of national recognition to health care organizations that demonstrate sustained excellence in nursing care. (February 17, 2009)

Durham Regional Hospital Named Magnet Hospital

Durham Regional Hospital (DRH) has achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Only 5 percent of the nation's hospitals have earned the designation, which is intended to recognize hospitals that provide the highest level of nursing care. (November 18, 2008)

Health Care Heroes of Duke Medicine

The Health Care Hero Awards are presented annually by the Triangle Business Journal and honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to health care in the greater Triangle community. (April 3, 2008)

Durham Regional Units Named Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces for Nurses

The North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) Professional Practice Advisory has recognized two Durham Regional Hospital nursing units as Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces. (October 15, 2007)

Duke Children’s Honored by U.S.News & World Report in New Ranking

Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center was ranked among the best facilities for multidisciplinary pediatric care in the first-ever stand-alone rankings released by U.S.News & World Report. (August 31, 2007)

Duke Named One of Nation's "Most Wired" Hospitals

Duke University Health System has been named one of the 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems in the country, according to Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. (July 27, 2007)

Duke University Medical Center Wins Consumer Choice Award

Duke University Medical Center again received a Consumer Choice award for providing quality health care and was recognized as the most-preferred hospital in Durham, North Carolina. (July 27, 2007)

Duke Medicine Honored Among North Carolina's Best Hospitals

The three hospitals of Duke Medicine have been recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as among the best in four critical specialties. (July 27, 2007)