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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUME 17 — ISSUE 2 100 HEALTH & WELLNESS Duke Health essentially is the assimilation of not only Duke University School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School, Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System, Private Diagnostic Clinic, but also the Duke Global Health Institute as well as those in schools and centers across Duke Univer- sity, including the Duke Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy. Duke Health's ultimate goal is to con- tinue to conduct innovative basic and clinical research, rapidly translating their breakthrough discoveries to patient care and population health thus providing a unique educational experience to future clinical and scientific leaders while improving the health of popula- tions and actively seeking policy and intervention-based solutions to complex global health challenges. The system supports several major hospitals includ- ing Duke University Medical Center (DUMC), Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center, Duke Children's Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital. Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) is a full- service tertiary and quaternary care hospital and was recently named to the national Honor Roll as the No. 17 medical center in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Duke University Hospital also remains No. 1 in North Carolina and No. 1 in the Raleigh-Durham area. Honor Roll designations were awarded to the top 20 hospitals out of nearly 5,000 institutions across the country. Rankings consider patient safety, survival rates, technology, and the hospital's excellence in a number of specialties. Duke has earned a spot in the rankings for more than 20 years. Eight adult special- ties at Duke University Hospital also earned top-25 rankings in this year's report: Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Gynecology, Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Or- thopedics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, and Urology. Well-known Duke Children's Hospital (DCH) was also ranked among the top 50 children's medi- cal centers nationally in each of the 10 specialties that comprise the magazine's analysis. The 2017-18 rankings were created from clinical data collected through a detailed survey sent to 187 facilities across the country. Part of each hospital's score is derived from surveys of board-certified pediatric special- ists and sub-specialists who were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty. DCH provides 36 pediatric specialties, ranging from common allergies and infectious diseases to complex leukemias and genetic disorders along with a com- prehensive array of pediatric services for children from birth to adulthood. Consistently ranked among the top pediatric specialty programs nationwide, DCH includes specialty clinics, a pediatric endos- copy 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. Duke Medicine is Durham County's largest employer and is the second-largest private employer in the en- tire state with nearly 17,000 full-time employees in the University Health System and another 10,000 within the academic Duke University Medical Center. Wake-Med is considered the second largest health- care system in the state and is best known in the Triangle Region as the leading provider of emergency pediatric care. Their Children's Emergency Department (CED) has become the national model, handling 40,000 child- hood cases annually. With ground and air transport; this freestanding center co-ordinates with the WakeMed Children's Hospital resolving pediatric traumas promptly and as much as possible before the patient even arrives at the hospital. WakeMed Health & Hospitals' main campus is located on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh, while WakeMed Cary serves residents in the Cary metropolitan area. North Family Health & Women's Hospital is located in North Raleigh. WakeMed specialty services include heart and vascular care at Wake County's premier Heart Center, which offers its own hotel, the Heart Center Inn. Care is provided by board-certified cardiologists who specialize in general, invasive, interventional, electrophysiology, cardiovascular & thoracic surgery, vascular and periph- eral vascular and structural heart cardiology. As far as women's care, WakeMed delivers the most babies in Wake County (more than 8,000 per year). The Raleigh Campus, Cary Hospital and North Women's Hospital provide the highest level of high-risk pregnancy and neo- natal care available. WakeMed is also home to one of the country's few Mother's Milk Banks. WakeMed is ranked No. 6 in the Raleigh-Durham metro area and No. 16 in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report's national hospital rankings. WakeMed re- ceived nine five-star awards in the Professional Research Consultants' Excellence in Healthcare Awards, which recognize service lines in the top 10 percent of the PRC national client database. WakeMed is proud to be a Joint Commission accredited healthcare provider. The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) is a healthcare accredit- ing agency with strict rules and regulations participating organizations must follow to ensure they are providing the best healthcare in safe facilities following best practic- es. Raleigh Campus, Cary Hospital, North Hospital, Apex Healthplex, Brier Creek Healthplex, Garner Healthplex and all WakeMed outpatient facilities are all Joint Com- mission accredited. WakeMed has also officially earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet designation. This system-wide designation recognizes a hospital (or hospital system's) ongoing dedication and in- novative efforts to improve outcomes for patients. In addition to the top three comprehensive health groups there are numerous outpatient imaging, dental, audiological and other support medical services available within the Triangle. >>

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