Medical Center Facilities
Our caregivers see patients at numerous sites. Major patient care facilities at Duke University Medical Center, located on the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina, include:
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 31 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.
Duke Clinic houses many of Duke's specialty outpatient clinics, as well as medical school classrooms, laboratories, administrative offices, and a small number of inpatient units.
Duke Cancer Center
Opening in February 2012, the Duke Cancer Center is a new, state-of-the-art facility that will provide patients access to a more streamlined approach to cancer care. The 267,000-square-foot Cancer Center building will epitomize the Duke Cancer Institute model -- fully integrating care and research. The synergy fostered by the cancer facility and DCI will accelerate the translation of research discoveries into the most advanced clinical care for patients.
McGovern-Davison Children's Health Center
The Children's Health Center includes state-of-the-art specialty clinics, a pediatric endoscopy and procedure suite, a pediatric perioperative suite, an outpatient pharmacy, and the Jim Valvano Day Hospital for children and adolescents receiving chemotherapy and other outpatient infusions. The facility first opened in 2000 and facilitates care provided by Duke Children's faculty and staff in 28 pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties in an inviting, family-friendly setting.
Duke Eye Center
Patients who require ophthalmic care on an inpatient or outpatient basis are seen in this facility, located in the Joseph A.C. Wadsworth building adjacent to Duke University Hospital. The Eye Center features specially designed vibration-free operating rooms as well as a Touchable Art Gallery with works for and by visually impaired people. The five-story Ruth and Herman Albert Eye Research Institute (AERI) opened adjacent to the Eye Center in 2005.
Ambulatory Surgery Center
Designed to provide a safe, accessible, patient-friendly environment for the growing number of procedures that are performed on an outpatient basis, this facility, opened in 1998, offers a separate children's play space, private family consultation rooms, and a suite of eight recovery rooms for patients who stay overnight.
Center for Living
The Center for Living campus is home to several wellness, cardiac rehabilitation, and lifestyle management programs. The main building includes the Sarah Stedman Nutrition Center and Pepsico Fitness Center. Also on campus is Duke Aesthetics, a private, comfortably appointed facility in which Duke dermatologists and plastic surgeons provide a variety of outpatient surgical and dermatological procedures, and Duke Integrative Medicine, including a $11-million facility which opened late 2006.