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Founded as North Carolina Memorial Hospital, UNC Health Care is a major non-profit medical system owned by the State of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Due to organizational commitments, it provides services throughout the Triangle and North Carolina. It was organized in 1952 as the medical school of the University of North Carolina. In 1989, the North Carolina General Assembly reorganized the hospital and specialty clinics, naming them UNC Hospitals, bringing them under state control. In 2000, UNC Health Care agreed to acquire rival Rex Hospital in a $75 million deal.
Today, UNC Healthcare consists of UNC Hospitals, Rex Healthcare, Chatham Hospital, High Point Regional Health, Caldwell Memorial Hospital, and Pardee Hospital. In addition to facilities, UNC Healthcare runs the UNC Physician's Network providing assistance to all 100 counties in North Carolina. UNC Hospitals include the NC Memorial Hospital, NC Children's Hospital, NC Women's Hospital, NC Cancer Hospital (including the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center), and the NC Neurosciences Hospital. Construction of a new $20 million office/hospital complex in Hillsborough, NC began in April 2011 with the Physician Office's expected to open in July 2013 and the hospital slated to open in the spring of 2015.
UNC Hospitals consists of the following facilities:
|North Carolina Memorial Hospital
|North Carolina Children's Hospital
|North Carolina Women's Hospital
|North Carolina Cancer Hospital
|North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital
UNC Health Care also has locations in Wake County as part of the Rex Healthcare system and Chatham County as part of Chatham Hospital.
Patients admitted to the Children's Hospital may attend the Hospital School administered by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. The school is funded by Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, UNC Hospitals and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and includes instruction for all grades.