UNC Hospitals, which began as North Carolina Memorial Hospital in 1952, has grown to become a major academic medical center, dedicated to providing advanced healthcare in patient care and medical research. It was recently chosen by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals.” The 665-bed hospital includes: NC Memorial Hospital, NC Children’s Hospital, NC Women’s Hospital, NC Neurosciences Hospital, and the newly opened NC Cancer Hospital.
UNC Hospitals is staffed by 471 resident and 750 attending physicians, providing some of the most advanced medical care available in the South. With its wide availability of medical opportunities, UNC Hospitals has become highly acclaimed for its transplantation program and expanded outpatient care capacity within the UNC Ambulatory Care Center.
UNC Hospitals is a public, academic medical center operated by and for the people of North Carolina. The Hospitals’ mission is to provide high quality patient care, to educate health care professionals, to advance research and to provide community service.
Each year UNC Hospitals cares for residents from all 100 counties in North Carolina and several surrounding states. About 30 percent of UNC Hospitals’ patients come from Orange and surrounding counties.