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UNC Rex Healthcare
UNC Health Care
Rex logo.png
Rex Hospital main entrance.jpg
The main entrance at Rex Hospital
Location4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
FundingNon-profit hospital
Hospital typeGeneral
Affiliated universityNone
ListsHospitals in North Carolina
Other linksUNC Health Care

Rex Hospital is a general hospital located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is the capital city's oldest hospital, founded by a bequest 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, 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 Health Care has locations throughout Wake County. These include an outpatient rehabilitation and fitness center in Garner,[5] outpatient facilities in Cary,[6]Holly Springs (Holly Springs facility),[7] and Wake Forest (Wakefield facility),[8] and outpatient diagnostics in Cary, Wakefield, and Knightdale.[9] Apex also has a rehabilitation and nursing care center that is run by Rex.[10] In December 2011, Rex will also be opening a new facility in Holly Springs that will offer multiple services.[11]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Rex was 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.[citation needed] In 2010, they were named a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.[12] It has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the country by Thomson (2008) and named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare (2008). In 2014, Rex was recognized as the hospital with the best patient interactions in the state of North Carolina. In a study done by an independent company, Axial Exchange, Rex was ranked highest based on readmissions, patient satisfaction, and self care tools and education.[13][14]


  1. ^ "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". Rexhealth.com. 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  4. ^ "NC State Wolfpack". Rexhealth.com. 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.
  10. ^ "Rex Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center of Apex". Rex Health Care. 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  11. ^ "Rex Healthcare of Holly Springs (Coming Soon)". Rex Health Care. 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  12. ^ "Locate an ASMBS BSCOE Center". Surgical Review Corporation. 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  13. ^ "Rex Hospital tops in patient interactions". News & Observer. 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  14. ^ "2014 North Carolina Hospital Patient Engagement Rankings". Axial Exchange. 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2015.

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