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UNC Health System

UNC Health 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 currently comprises UNC Hospitals and its provider network, the clinical programs of the UNC School of Medicine, and sixteen hospitals and twenty hospital campuses statewide and more than 500 clinics statewide.

UNC Medical Center

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UNC Medical Center, also known as 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 950 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 Hospital: 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 Hospital offers care to patients from every county and from several neighboring states.
  • N.C. Neurosciences Hospital: 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: UNC Health Care now has a new 86-bed acute-care hospital in Hillsborough. The new facility offers 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 Hospitals at Wakebrook: Opened in 2012, WakeBrook Campus is the freestanding behavioral health campus of UNC Medical Center. Located in Raleigh, NC, it offers a continuum of services for people dealing with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. The WakeBrook Campus currently consists of 2 buildings, together providing a 24-hour crisis assessment clinic, a 16-bed residential crisis stabilization unit, a 16-bed addiction detoxification unit, a 28-bed inpatient unit, and a primary care clinic that promotes the physical health of those with severe and persistent mental illness.

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

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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 1st in primary care and 23rd 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, Charlotte, and Wilmington as well.

UNC REX Healthcare

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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 facility in Raleigh, UNC 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

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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.

UNC Health Johnston

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Based in Smithfield, UNC Health Johnston 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

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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.

Caldwell UNC Health Care

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Caldwell UNC Health Care in Lenoir is a private, not-for-profit community hospital, with a 137-bed acute care facility, 10 off-site clinical facilities, six urgent cares, and a provider network of more than 50 primary and specialty care physicians and advanced practice professionals. Caldwell joined UNC Health Care in 2013.

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Nash UNC Health Care

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Nash UNC 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.

Wayne UNC Health Care

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Wayne UNC Health Care is a 316-bed community, not-for-profit hospital, which has been serving residents in Wayne County and surrounding areas for 120 years. With 1,700 employees and more than 150 physicians, our mission is to provide quality healthcare services through the compassionate hands of well-trained staff in a technologically advanced, cost-effective manner.

UNC Health Blue Ridge

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UNC Health Blue Ridge is a comprehensive healthcare system, providing advanced healthcare and wellness services from nearly 50 locations across a three-county region of Western North Carolina. The system includes one hospital with two locations, a wellness center, and a continuing care retirement community.

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UNC Health Southeastern

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UNC Health Southeastern is part of the UNC Health system, North Carolina’s leading public academic health system. Licensed for 452 beds, UNC Health Southeastern offers an array of acute care, intensive care and psychiatric services to the residents of Southeastern North Carolina and the surrounding region. UNC Health Southeastern serves 15,000 inpatients and 61,000 emergency patients annually.

UNC Lenoir Health Care

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UNC Lenoir Health Care, licensed for 261 beds, is a not-for-profit hospital dedicated to the community it serves by offering quality inpatient, outpatient and preventive healthcare services that are close to home. In addition to general medical, surgical, and obstetrical and gynecological care, UNC Lenoir Health Care offers specialized services including cardiology, pulmonology, oncology, radiology and urology. With a medical staff of over 100 physicians, UNC Lenoir Health Care offers a range of specialty services and technology one would only expect to find at hospitals in larger cities.

UNC Rockingham Health Care

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UNC Rockingham Health Care is a not-for-profit, 108-bed community hospital in Eden, NC. Formerly known as Morehead Memorial Hospital, UNC Rockingham has a long history in the community as a major employer, serving people throughout Rockingham County and in neighboring Southern Virginia areas. In addition to inpatient, outpatient, surgical and emergency care, UNC Rockingham offers diagnostic and treatment services, provide screenings and tests and lead wellness initiatives. They continue their legacy of excellent, compassionate and trusted care where it is needed most: close to home.

Onslow Memorial Hospital

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Onslow Memorial Hospital, located in Jacksonville, NC, is an acute care hospital with 162 beds, 150 medical providers and approximately 1,100 employees. The hospital partnered with UNC Health Care in 2019 to expand the clinical services it offers to southeast North Carolina, while continuing to provide the family-centered care it has delivered since it was founded in 1944.

Rex Holly Springs Hospital

About Us | UNC Health Care System--North Carolina (15)Rex Holly Springs Hospitalopened Nov. 7, 2021, The 50-bed community hospital features a state-of-the-art emergency department and birth center, expert surgical services, orthopedic care and more.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare

About Us | UNC Health Care System--North Carolina (16)Appalachian Regional Healthcare System stays committed to promoting health in the High Country, enhancing quality of life and simply making life better. This charge makes Appalachian Regional Healthcare System the premier healthcare system in this region.

CarolinaEast Health System

About Us | UNC Health Care System--North Carolina (17)CarolinaEast Health System has been proudly serving New Bern and the coastal carolina region for more than 55 years.

UNC Physicians Network

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UNC Physicians Network is a regional network of more than 90 practices and over 300 physicians and advanced practice practitioners, delivering a full range of primary care and specialty services in 14 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.

UNC Health Alliance

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UNC Health Alliance is UNC Health Care’s statewide, physician-led clinically integrated network, and is the primary vehicle created to transform health care delivery and alternative payment models on behalf of more than 5,000 providers, including community-based providers along with those employed by UNC Health Care’s affiliate entities. UNC Health Alliance works closely with payers, employers, and physicians to collaborate across care settings, manage costs and quality, and to provide more opportunities for care access across the state.

UNC Senior Alliance

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UNC Senior Alliance is UNC Health Care’s physician-led Medicare accountable care organization (ACO). An ACO brings together the different component parts of care – primary care, specialists, hospitals, home health care, etc. – and ensures that all care is highly coordinated across the continuum to provide better access to care, better clinical quality, and control costs for their Medicare Fee-for-Service patients. The UNC Senior Alliance network includes community-based providers along with those employed by UNC Health Care’s affiliate entities.

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FAQs

What is UNC Health known for? ›

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 1st in primary care and 23rd in research by U.S. News and World Report.

How many hospitals are in the UNC Health system? ›

Known as “North Carolina's Health Care System,” UNC Health provides care to patients in all of the state's 100 counties through its 11 hospitals, 13 hospital campuses, and hundreds of clinical practices.

Is UNC Health Care Good? ›

UNC Hospitals and UNC Health Rex ranked as top hospitals in North Carolina. UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill is ranked nationally across four adult specialties in US News' 2022-23 “Best Hospitals” report.

How many employees does UNC Health system have? ›

UNC Health and its 33,000 employees, continue to serve as North Carolina's Health Care System, caring for patients from all 100 counties and beyond our borders.

Why is it called UNC Rex? ›

UNC Rex Hospital is a general hospital located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is the capital city's oldest hospital, founded by a bequest from John T. Rex (1771-1839), a local tanner.

Where does UNC rank in hospitals? ›

The Chapel Hill-based hospital system ranked No. 2 overall for the state. “University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC is nationally ranked in 4 adult specialties and 8 pediatric specialties and rated high performing in 4 adult specialties and 13 procedures and conditions,” U.S. News & World Report said.

Is UNC Health a government job? ›

Yes, UNC Health Care employees are state employees.

What is the main UNC hospital? ›

UNC Medical Center (UNCMC) is a 905-bed non-profit, nationally ranked, public, research and academic medical center located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, providing tertiary care for the Research Triangle, surrounding areas and North Carolina.

How many hospitals are in America? ›

Fast Facts on U.S. Hospitals, 2022
Total Number of All U.S. Hospitals6,093
Other Intensive Care 9 Beds in Community Hospitals7,887
Total Admissions in All U.S. Hospitals33,356,853
Admissions in Community 1 Hospitals31,393,318
Total Expenses for All U.S. Hospitals$1,213,881,001,000
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Is UNC a nonprofit? ›

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public college. All public colleges are not-for-profit.

Is UNC hospital a private hospital? ›

UNC Hospitals is a public, academic medical center operated by and for the people of North Carolina.

Is UNC a good place to work? ›

79% of UNC Chapel Hill employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated UNC Chapel Hill 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

Is Duke hospital a nonprofit? ›

Duke University Health System Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1998, and donations are tax-deductible. Is this your nonprofit?

Does UNC have a hospital? ›

Explore the UNC Health system, which includes UNC Hospitals, a provider network, clinical programs, and affiliate hospitals throughout the state. No matter where you receive our care, you can expect outstanding, high-quality service.

How many locations does UNC have? ›

The University of North Carolina System's 17 campuses extend from the state's mountains to the coast. Click here for information about each campus.

Who is the CEO of Rex Hospital? ›

Ernie Bovio - President - UNC REX Healthcare | LinkedIn.

How many employees does Rex Hospital have? ›

UNC REX Healthcare has 7,500 employees. 75% of UNC REX Healthcare employees are women, while 25% are men.

What does Rex Hospital stand for? ›

Rex Hospital opened in 1894 after Raleigh tanner John Rex bequeathed his fortune for a place to heal the city's sick and afflicted.

What is UNC Health Alliance? ›

UNC Health Alliance, the state's largest clinically integrated network and leading Population Health Services Organization, focuses on population health strategies and solutions that help our practices succeed in value care delivery and payment models.

Does UNC Chapel Hill have a hospital? ›

UNC Medical Center | Chapel Hill, NC.

How many beds does UNC Medical Center have? ›

Is UNC Rex a teaching hospital? ›

UNC REX's education initiatives include cardiology, vascular and urogynecology fellows; medical students who work with the Hospitalist team; and students studying nursing, pharmacy, radiology, EMT and more.

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