Duke University Medical Center's Health Arts Network at Duke (HAND) program brings the healing power of the arts to people who are suffering and to those who care for them. Some of the program's services are listed below.
If you'd like more information on any of them, or if you are interested in supporting HAND, call 919-684-2007.
The 53-acre Sarah P. Duke Gardens is located just across Flowers Drive from the Duke Clinic. With its delightful walkways, terraces, lakes, and formal and informal garden areas, the Gardens are one of the finest examples of gardens as an art form in the United States.
Begun in the 1930s and inspired by one of Duke University Medical Center's prominent early physician faculty members, Frederic Hanes, MD, they are dedicated to and honor Sarah P. Duke, wife of Benjamin Duke and sister-in-law of James Buchanan Duke, the University's founding benefactor.
Open daily from 8 a.m. until dusk, the gardens are available free of charge to all who wish to partake of their beauty and serenity. The Gardens office offers tram tours for all patients and horticulture therapy sessions for pediatrics patients.
For more information, please call 919-684-3698.
Duke Chapel is located within walking distance of Duke University Hospital on the West campus of Duke University. Built in 1932, the chapel features a 210-foot tower patterned after the Bell Harry Tower of Canterbury Cathedral; 50 bells, including one that weighs 11,200 pounds; 77 stained glass windows made from more than 1 million pieces of glass.
The chapel is open every day except Christmas Day. During the academic year, Chapel hours are from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday services are at 11 a.m.
For more information, please call 919-684-2572.