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About the University of North Carolina Health Care System

The University of North Carolina 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.

UNC Health Care exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care. UNC Health Care’s association with the UNC School of Medicine gives UNC Health Care a pathway to move results of biomedical research from medical school laboratories to patient care settings. The partnership between the UNC Hospitals and the School of Medicine enhances the learning environment while maintaining the highest standards for patient care.

The vision of UNC Health Care is to be the nation’s leading public academic health care system. The guiding principles of UNC Health Care include delivering quality care, operating leading programs, engaging with patients and families to meet their health challenges, and maintaining a stable financial foundation.
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UNC Health Care System consists of:

UNC Hospitals
Rex Healthcare
UNC School of Medicine
UNC Faculty Physicians
UNC Physicians Network
Chatham Hospital
Pardee Hospital
High Point Regional Health
Caldwell Memorial Hospital

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UNC Hospitals

UNC Hospitals opened in 1952 under the name of North Carolina Memorial Hospital. In 1989, the North Carolina General Assembly created the University of North Carolina Hospitals entity as a unifying organization to govern constituent hospitals.

UNC Hospitals is a public, academic medical center operated by and for the people of North Carolina. The Hospitals’ mission is to deliver high-quality patient care, educate health care professionals, advance research, and provide community service. UNC Hospitals comprises more than 7,100 employees, 1,100 medical staff, and 780 resident physicians.

With 783 licensed beds, UNC Hospitals includes the North Carolina Children’s Hospital, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital, North Carolina Women’s Hospital, and the new North Carolina Cancer Hospital, which supports the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In FY 2010, UNC Hospitals discharged more than 40,000 inpatients, accommodated 840,000 clinic visits, delivered close to 3,800 babies, and handled more than 64,000 emergency department visits, 26,000 surgeries and 265 organ and bone marrow transplants. Patients from all 100 North Carolina counties as well as from neighboring states seek care at UNC Hospitals.

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Rex Healthcare

Located in Raleigh, N.C., Rex Healthcare is a private, not-for-profit part of the UNC Health Care System with nearly 5,000 co-workers and more than 1,100 physicians on the medical staff. Rex Healthcare has 665 beds (433 general acute beds and 226 skilled nursing) and treats nearly 34,000 inpatients each year.

Rex offers dedicated centers for cancer, surgery, heart and vascular, post-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, wellness, and women’s care plus dedicated services for bariatric, heartburn, pain management, sleep disorders, diabetes education, wound, and emergency care.  

Rex provides various health care services throughout Wake County with facilities in Cary, Apex, Garner, Knightdale, Wakefield, downtown Raleigh and Holly Springs. Rex has been named one of the top 100 (#15) Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine and recognized as one of the top 50 best hospitals in the nation by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2011.

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UNC School of Medicine

The first UNC-sponsored School of Medicine was established in 1879, though there is evidence that medical instruction was given in Chapel Hill before the Civil War.

The School of Medicine operated as a two-year program until 1954, when the 48 members of the first class of the expanded program received their MD degrees. There are more than 3,200 living School of Medicine alumni across North Carolina.

The School of Medicine is served by more than 1,300 full-time faculty members, including Nobel Laureate Dr. Oliver Smithies. Those faculty members helped the School of Medicine generate more than $424 million in research grants and contracts in the 2010 fiscal year.

In 2010, the School of Medicine announced plans to expand in Charlotte and Asheville. This expansion enables UNC to increase its medical school class size to 180 students in 2012 by sending some third and fourth-year medical students to Asheville and Charlotte to complete their clinical education.

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High Point Regional

  High Point Regional

As part of a not-for-profit Health System governed by a volunteer, community-based board of trustees, High Point Regional offers a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient care. High Point Regional, the largest piece of the Health System, offers 351 private beds for medical and surgical patients and has its foundation in six primary service areas: Carolina Regional Heart Center, The Hayworth Cancer Center, The Neuroscience Center, The Esther R. Culp Women's Center, The Emergency Center and The Piedmont Joint Replacement Center. High Point Regional’s mission is to provide exceptional health services to the people of this region.

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Caldwell Memorial Hospital

  Caldwell Memorial Hospital

Caldwell Memorial Hospital is the private, not-for-profit community hospital located in Lenoir, North Carolina. Since opening in January of 1951, it has continued to grow and change in order to meet the healthcare needs of its community. Anchored by a high-quality, 110-bed, acute care hospital and a provider network of more than fifty primary and specialty care physicians and advanced practice professionals, the mission of Caldwell Memorial Hospital is to provide safe, effective, compassionate care and to promote healthy lifestyles to its community.

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Chatham Hospital

UNC Health Care owns and manages Chatham Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital with a 70-year history of providing quality health services. Chatham Hospital is located in Siler City, N.C.

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Pardee Hospital

Pardee Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital in Hendersonville, NC. The main hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds and has several locations separate from the main campus, including an adult day services center, a health education center, home care services, rehab and wellness center, a midwifery program, various family and internal medicine practices, and an urgent care facility.

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UNC Faculty Physicians

UNC Faculty Physicians

UNC P&A is the practice group serving UNC Hospitals. All physicians hold faculty appointments with the University of North Carolina. There are approximately 1,100 physicians in the practice group who provide a full range of specialty and primary care services for patients of UNC Health Care. Eighteen clinical departments, two affiliated departments and two administrative units collectively form UNC P&A.


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  UNC Physicians Network

The UNC Physicians Network (UNCPN) is a wholly owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care that owns and operates community-based practices that provide primary and specialty care throughout the North Carolina Triangle area. A rapidly growing organization, TPN currently consists of 150 physicians across 34 physician practices. UNCPN expects to double and perhaps triple in size over the next few years.

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