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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUME 16 — ISSUE 2 86 HEALTH & WELLNESS The Triangle region of North Carolina continues to stack up awards and recognition in the national media. People from across the globe are mov- ing to the Triangle in record numbers due to a strong economy, plentiful career and educational opportunities, and a prime location in the center of the state. Another reason for all of the attention is the availability of quality, leading-edge healthcare. Buoyed by the presence of large, world-renowned health systems, Triangle residents are cared for by some of the world's finest healthcare providers. The major health systems — includ- ing Duke University Health System, UNC Health Care, and WakeMed — all pro- vide hospitals and specialty outpatient facilities scat- tered across Triangle cities and towns. The following is a closer look at some of the leading providers of health- care in the region. The Duke University Health System is com- prised of the Duke School of Medicine, Duke School of Nursing, and the Duke Clinic. The system also supports several major hospitals in the area including Duke Univer- sity Medical Center, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center, Duke Children's Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital. Duke University Hospital is a full-service tertiary and quaternary care hospital licensed for 938 emergency care beds and 19 adult psychiatry beds. The hospital was ranked among the nation's best hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's 2016-2017 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. The hospital is ranked nationally in 13 adult and 10 pediatric specialties. It also received a rating of high per- forming in nine other adult procedures/conditions. Duke University Hospital is also ranked as the best hospital in North Carolina and the best hospital in the Raleigh- Durham metro area. Duke Children's Hospital provides a comprehensive array of pediatric services for children from birth to adulthood. Duke Children's specialty services provide comprehensive care in 36 pediatric specialties, rang- ing from common allergies and infectious diseases to Top Healthcare in the Triangle BY SERENA STEVENS complex leukemias and genetic disorders. Duke Children's is consistently ranked among the top pediatric specialty programs nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. Not-for-profit and state-owned UNC Health Care provides far-reaching, quality healthcare for Triangle resi- dents. Hospitals in the UNC system include Chapel Hill- based North Carolina Memorial Hospital, North Carolina Children's Hospital, North Carolina Cancer Hospital, North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital, North Carolina Women's Hospital, Rex Hospital in Raleigh, Johnston Medical Cen- ter in Smithfield, and Chatham Hospital in Siler City. UNC Rex Healthcare is a not-for-profit private health care organization that joined UNC Health Care in 2000. In addition to a 660-bed acute care facility in Ra- leigh, UNC Rex also offers a range of health care services at locations across Wake County. These include five wellness centers, six subur- ban campuses, freestanding outpatient diagnostic urgent care and surgery centers, and two skilled nursing facilities focusing on rehabilitation and long-term nursing care. Chatham Hospital joined UNC Health Care in 2008 to provide the residents of Chatham County with ac- cess to the advanced health care offered by UNC Health Care in a community hospital environment. The 25-bed facility in Siler City serves over 14,000 patients a year. Based in Smithfield, Johnston Health provides health care services for patients across Johnston County. John- ston's network includes a 199-bed acute care facility located in Smithfield and a newly-expanded, full-service 50-bed hospital in Clayton to help serve the fast-growing communities of northern and western Johnston County. UNC Faculty Physicians is the clinical service component of the UNC School of Medicine. Previously known as UNC Physicians and Associates, the name was changed in 2012 to UNC Faculty Physicians to better reflect the academic focus of the School of Medicine clinical faculty. With more than 1,700 faculty physicians, UNC Faculty Physicians provide a full range of specialty and primary care services for patients at a growing number of clinics across the state. >>

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