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UNC Health Care System

UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. Originally established Nov. 1, 1998, by N.C.G.S. 116-37, UNC Health Care currently comprises UNC Hospitals and its provider network, the clinical programs of the UNC School of Medicine, and seven affiliate hospitals and hospital systems across the state.


UNC Hospitals

UNC Hospitals

UNC Hospitals is a public academic medical center first established in 1952 under the name N.C. Memorial to provide patient care, educate health care professionals and advance medical research in partnership with the UNC School of Medicine. With more than 800 beds, the medical center in Chapel Hill comprises N.C. Memorial Hospital, N.C. Children’s Hospital, N.C. Neurosciences Hospital and N.C. Women’s Hospital.

  • N.C. Memorial: First opened in 1952, N.C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill is a public academic medical center operated by and for the people of North Carolina in partnership with the UNC School of Medicine. The only state-owned teaching hospital in North Carolina, N.C. Memorial offers care to patients from every county and from several neighboring states.
  • N.C. Neurosciences: The N.C. Neurosciences Hospital is designed to provide advanced patient- and family-friendly facilities and to accommodate the rapid changes occurring in the field of neuroscience. Opened in 1995 and located in Chapel Hill, N.C. Neurosciences offers psychiatry services, research laboratories, and inpatient and outpatient clinics for neurology, neurosurgery and otolaryngology.
  • N.C. Women's Hospital: Since it first opened in 2001, the N.C Women’s Hospital has offered a full range of health care services designed to meet women’s needs throughout their lives. In addition to general obstetric and gynecological services that include full screening and preventive care for women throughout their lives, N.C. Women’s also offers fertility services, gynecologic oncology, family planning, and a wide range of educational and community outreach programs.
  • N.C. Children’s Hospital: Dedicated in 2001, N.C. Children’s offers 150 inpatient beds and a comprehensive children’s outpatient center. Located in Chapel Hill, N.C. Children’s is a major referral center for children with complex conditions, and every year provides specialty care to more than 70,000 children from all 100 North Carolina counties.
  • N.C. Cancer Hospital: Opened in 2009 and located in Chapel Hill, the N.C. Cancer Hospital is the clinical home of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The state’s only public cancer hospital, the N.C. Cancer Hospital treats patients from every county in North Carolina, with more than 135,000 patient visits a year.
  • Hillsborough Campus: In the summer of 2015, UNC Health Care will open a new 86-bed acute-care hospital in Hillsborough. The new facility will offer an emergency department, outpatient surgery and a range of inpatient services to our patients in Alamance and Western Orange counties. The Hillsborough Medical Office Building is currently open, providing services such as dermatology & skin cancer care, women's care, pelvic health and urology services.

UNC Faculty Physicians

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 the UNC Medical Center and at a growing number of clinics across the state.


UNC School of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine

First established in 1879 and expanded to a four-year program in 1952, the UNC School of Medicine has a long tradition as one of the nation’s leading medical schools. The School of Medicine is currently ranked 2ndin primary care and 22nd in research by U.S. News and World Report. The school’s 1,700 faculty members provide clinical services in the inpatient units at UNC Hospitals and the outpatient clinics on UNC campus while training the next generation of health care professionals. The school has campuses in Asheville and Charlotte, as well.


Rex Healthcare

Rex Healthcare

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 downtown Raleigh, Rex also offers a range of health care services at locations across Wake County. These include five wellness centers, six suburban campuses, freestanding outpatient diagnostic urgent care and surgery centers, and two skilled nursing facilities focusing on rehabilitation and long-term nursing care.


Chatham Hospital

Chatham

Chatham Hospital joined UNC Health Care in 2008 to provide the residents of Chatham County with access 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.


Johnston Health

Johnston Health

Based in Smithfield, Johnston Health provides health care services for patients across Johnston County. Johnston’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.


Pardee Hospital

Pardee Hospital

Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital joined UNC Health Care in 2012. The not-for-profit community hospital located in Hendersonville offers a 222-bed acute care facility and a range of services at locations throughout Henderson County. These include a Rehab & Wellness Center, a Health Education Center, Urgent Care and a comprehensive physicians practice network.


High Point Regional

High Point Regional

High Point Regional Health is a 351-bed, private, not-for-profit regional health care system that joined UNC Health Care in 2013. High Point serves more than 120,000 patients a year in the Guildford County area.


Caldwell Memorial

Caldwell Memorial

Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir is a private, not-for-profit community hospital, with a 110-bed acute care facility and a provider network of more than 50 primary and specialty care physicians and advanced practice professionals. Caldwell joined UNC Health Care in 2013.


Nash Health Care

Nash Health Care

Nash Health Care, based in Rocky Mount, joined the UNC Health Care system in 2014. With 403-beds across five locations, including Nash General Hospital, Nash Day Hospital, the Bryant T. Aldridge Rehabilitation Center, Community Hospital and Coastal Plain Hospital, Nash serves Nash, Edgecombe, Halifax and Wilson counties.


UNC Physicians Network

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UNC Physicians Network is a regional network of more than 36 practices and over 166 physicians and advanced practice practitioners, delivering a full range of primary care and specialty services in nine counties throughout North Carolina. UNCPN is a physician-led network structured to meet the needs of community physicians and the communities they serve by creating a partnership for physicians and UNC Health Care to face the challenging health care environment together.

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