Rex Hospital

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Rex Healthcare
UNC Health Care
Rex logo.png
Location Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type General
Affiliated university None
Helipad Yes
Beds 665
Founded 1894
Lists Hospitals in North Carolina
Other links UNC Health Care

Rex Hospital is a general hospital located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is the capital city's oldest hospital, founded by a bequeath from John T Rex (1771-1839), a tanner and respected member of the local society. Originally located on what is now Dorothea Dix campus, and later on St. Mary's Street, Rex is now located in west Raleigh at the corner of Blue Ridge Road and Lake Boone Trail. Rex Health Care's services include oncology, heart and vascular, surgical services (including bariatric, heartburn, GI, orthopedic, neuro, and spinal), rehabilitation, emergency department, urgent care, oncology, women's services, and wound healing.[1]

Rex is a member of the UNC Health Care system, a non-profit integrated health care system, owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.[2]

Rex is also the official healthcare provider of the Carolina Hurricanes[3] and NC State Wolfpack,[4] located just 2 miles from the PNC Arena.


  • 2013 Patient Statistics:
  • Inpatient Admissions: 30,778 (includes births)
  • Births: 5,292
  • Surgeries: 30,628
  • Emergency Department Visits: 57,944


In addition to the main hospital in Raleigh, Rex Healthcare has locations throughout Wake County. These include suburban campuses and outpatient facilities fitness center in Garner,[5] Cary,[6] Holly Springs,[7] and Wake Forest,[8] and Knightdale.[9]


Rex is currently constructing a helipad on the roof of the Emergency Department. The helipad is made of aluminum and its landing zone dimensions are 50’ x 50’. The helipad will improve patient care and allow for the transfer of patients directly into Emergency Services.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Rex was awarded one of the country’s “100 Great Hospitals” in 2013 by Becker’s Hospital Review. It is the only hospital in Wake County to receive the designation in 2013. It was also awarded the first hospital in the Triangle, and one of only 10 in North Carolina to receive Magnet Recognition, which places Rex nurses among the top two percent in the country.

Rex was recognized by the National Research Corporation 2013 with its Consumer Choice Award for the 10th consecutive year - Rex is the only hospital in Wake County to earn the 2013award and one of only ten recipients in North Carolina. It was also recognized by The Joint Commission in 2012 for being one of only 620 hospitals nationwide with exemplary performance in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care

Rex was named one of the top 50 N.C. Family-Friendly Companies by Carolina Parent Magazine in 2013, one of the country's 100 Great Hospitals and 100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Health Programs by Becker’s Hospital Review for 2012 and Best Places to Work list by Triangle Business Journal in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Rex was honored with an "A" Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group in 2012 and 2013, three winners and two finalists for the Triangle Business Journal's Healthcare Heroes in 2013, including Lifetime Achievement recognition for Cardiovascular Pioneer Tift Mann, M.D. and in 2012 with the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare designation by Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review [1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About Us". Rex Health Care. 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "About Us". UNC Health Care System. 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Carolina Hurricanes". 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "NC State Wolfpack". 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rex Healthcare of Garner". Rex Health Care. 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Rex Healthcare of Cary". Rex Health Care. 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. ,
  7. ^ "Rex Healthcare of Holly Springs". Rex Health Care. 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Rex Healthcare of Wakefield". Rex Health Care. 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Rex Healthcare of Knightdale". Rex Health Care. 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 

Coordinates: 35°49′03″N 78°42′11″W / 35.8175°N 78.7030°W / 35.8175; -78.7030