School Guide Magazine

Healthcare in the Triangle

Posted June 6, 2007

North Carolina’s Triangle houses some of the most extraordinary healthcare options in the nation, packed into one amazing area. Leading RTP’s public healthcare providers is the University of North Carolina Health Care and Duke University Medical Center, as well as the facilities of Rex Healthcare and WakeMed.

UNC Health Care, the renowned not-for profit integrated health care system, is known for its “state-of-the-art patient care”. It is home to an impressive number of clinics including the Breast Center, Cardiovascular Program, Diabetes Care Center, Lung Center, Rehabilitation Center, Spine Center, Wound Management Program and Comprehensive Transplant Center. In addition to these, UNC Health Care is also home to the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of an elite number of National Cancer Institute-designated centers. A leader in health promotion and disease prevention, Wake Med is ranked among “the Nation’s Best” by U.S. News.

Also ranked among the nation’s top ten healthcare organizations by U.S. News & World Report, Duke Health Services has earned an international reputation for innovation and excellence. Duke not only provides expertise in every health care discipline, but simultaneously hosts a substantial clinical research program, a combination which quickly translates medical advances into improved patient care. Always moving toward the future, the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine blends modern science with ancient healing traditions. This branch is dedicated to more than just the physical…it addresses the needs of the mind, body, and soul.

Duke has two respected community branch hospitals, Durham Regional Hospital and Duke Health Raleigh Hospital.

As ranked by AARP, WakeMed is one of the top ten cardiovascular surgery centers in the nation. Treating 163,000 patients annually, WakeMed’s Emergency and Trauma Center ranks regionally as one of the largest in North Carolina. In addition to its adult services, WakeMed also has a Children’s Center, providing a range of care tailored to children and their families.

Since 1894, Rex Healthcare has served Wake County. Rex specializes in acute care, family birth, cancer, convalescent care, same-day surgery, heart and vascular, pain management, sleep disorders, sports medicine, and general wellness. This wonderful hospital also houses the first and only nationally accredited chest pain center. In addition to these, the Triangle has an abundance of specialty clinics to suit your needs. For those interested in alternative medicine, there are several clinics specializing in chiropractic, acupuncture, healing massage, and biofeedback.

Whatever your healthcare needs, remember that as of now, you are living in one of the nation’s most revered medical and health services areas! Here’s to a long and productive life, in the Triangle.

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