UNC Health Care

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UNC Health Care
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N.C. Memorial Hospital and N.C. Children's Hospital
Geography
Location Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Coordinates 35°54′17″N 79°03′04″W / 35.9046°N 79.0511°W / 35.9046; -79.0511
Organization
Care system Non-profit
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Services
Emergency department

Level I

UNC Carolina Air Care
Beds 804
Speciality

Cancer care

Trauma center
History
Founded 1989 [1]
Links
Website https://www.unchealthcare.org
Lists Hospitals in the United States
Other links Hospitals in North Carolina

UNC Health Care is a not-for-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. It provides services throughout the Triangle and North Carolina. UNC Health Care was created in 1998, when the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation that established the UNC Health Care System, bringing under one entity UNC Hospitals and the clinical programs of the UNC School of Medicine.[1] The first hospital in what later became known as UNC Hospitals and the UNC Health Care System was North Carolina Memorial Hospital, which opened on Sept. 2, 1952. Then in 1989, the North Carolina General Assembly created the University of North Carolina Hospitals entity as a unifying organization to govern constituent hospitals.[1]

Today, UNC Health Care consists of UNC Hospitals, Rex Healthcare, Chatham Hospital, High Point Regional Health, Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Johnston Health, Pardee Hospital and Nash Health Care. In addition, UNC Health Care includes UNC Faculty Physicans (the practice group serving UNC Hospitals) and the UNC Physicians Network (a wholly owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care that owns and operates community-based practices that provide primary and specialty care throughout the North Carolina Triangle area.).[1] UNC Hospitals include the NC Memorial Hospital, NC Children's Hospital, NC Women's Hospital, NC Cancer Hospital (clinical home of the UNC 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. The Hillsborough Medical Office Building is now open and the hospital is slated to open in the spring of 2015.[2]

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