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Duke Children's Ranked Among Top 50 Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
Duke Children's Ranked Among Top 50 Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

Duke Children’s is ranked among the top 50 children's hospitals nationally in nine specialties by U.S. News & World Report, which just released their 2020-2021 ...

Duke Care Coordinators, Patient Navigators Help You Through Health Challenges
Duke Care Coordinators, Patient Navigators Help You Through Health Challenges

At Duke, an army of people have a very specific job -- making your health care journey just a little bit easier. These professionals guide you and your family t ...

Duke Health Launches TV Ad to Thank Our Health Care Heroes
Duke Health Launches TV Ad to Thank Our Health Care Heroes

Every year, Duke Health holds special events to celebrate our nurses and hospital professionals during National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and Hospital Week (May 10 ...

Duke Nurses Bring Home Infusion Care Within Arm’s Reach
Duke Nurses Bring Home Infusion Care Within Arm’s Reach

When a homebound resident needed vital care, a team of Duke HomeCare & Hospice home infusion nurses rose to the challenge without stepping inside her nursing h ...

UV Light Helps Duke Hospitals Fight Transmission of Superbugs
UV Light Helps Duke Hospitals Fight Transmission of Superbugs

A type of ultraviolet light called ultraviolet light C or UVC is helping hospitals cut transmission of super bugs like MRSA that linger in patient rooms and cau ...

Duke Health Launches Brand Campaign to Show Patients ‘You’re Why’
Duke Health Launches Brand Campaign to Show Patients ‘You’re Why’

Duke Health has launched a new brand campaign to highlight why our teams of doctors, nurses, and staff are committed to delivering the best care for patients.

Chemotherapy Pump Helps People with Metastatic Liver Cancer Live Longer
Chemotherapy Pump Helps People with Metastatic Liver Cancer Live Longer

A chemotherapy infusion pump is giving more time to people whose metastatic colorectal cancer has spread to the liver and who may have been told they are out of ...

North Carolina’s First Double Hand Transplant Recipient Grateful for Gift
North Carolina’s First Double Hand Transplant Recipient Grateful for Gift

In April 2017, Debra Kelly developed an invasive strep A infection that almost killed her and required her hands and legs to be amputated. Just 10 months after ...

Revision Weight Loss Surgery Offers Second Chance
Revision Weight Loss Surgery Offers Second Chance

Tyrone Fields was only 20 when he first had gastric bypass near his home in Fayetteville, NC. He lost 150 pounds but gained some of it back over the next 15 yea ...

Duke Performs North Carolina’s First Abdominal Wall Transplant
Duke Performs North Carolina’s First Abdominal Wall Transplant

Johnathan Nauta, 37, had suffered with intestinal obstructions for most of his life. After more than 20 surgeries failed to fix the problem, he had run out of o ...

Duke Health's Primary Care Clinics Recognized as Primary Care Medical Home
Duke Health's Primary Care Clinics Recognized as Primary Care Medical Home

Duke Health's primary care clinics have earned formal recognition as a Primary Care Medical Home by The Joint Commission, an independent accrediting organizatio ...

Heart Failure Treated at Same-Day Access Clinic
Heart Failure Treated at Same-Day Access Clinic

When heart failure symptoms strike, people can turn to Duke’s heart failure clinic for the intensive therapy they need right away. The clinic helps people avoid ...