Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. It has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endosurgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms, and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. Duke University Hospital is sometimes referred to as Duke North.
For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
Duke Health Pledge Against Racism
In the Duke Health family, we believe that racism is a public health crisis and that our communities have no place for hatred. We believe that delivering exceptional care, groundbreaking research, and top-notch education requires us to identify forms of racism and hate and to join forces against them. We are committed to working together to do just that.
LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders
Duke University Hospital is recognized as an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer, and/or questioning (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. Our hospital received perfect scores across areas of patient-centered care, support services, and inclusive health insurance policies for LGBTQ patients.
Duke University Hospital is committed to delivering high-quality care and providing you with reliable, easy-to-understand information about how we compare to our peers. This information comes from independent, third-party sources and will let you know how well our hospitals follow care guidelines that are proven to lead to better patient outcomes and how satisfied patients are with their Duke health care experience.
Join our team. We are dedicated to building the region’s most experienced and compassionate health care team. A team of individuals who share a commitment to caring for our patients, their families, and our community. Individuals who believe that patients are our number one priority.
As a not-for-profit health system, Duke University Health System is committed to caring for our patients, nurturing the sick, and strengthening the well. We honor our tax-exempt status and our responsibility to the counties we serve through various programs, activities and partnerships that are aimed at improving the health of our communities.