UNC Medical Center | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
University of North Carolina Medical Center (Chapel Hill). UNC Medical Center, previously called UNC Hospitals, was established in 1952. At the time of its formation, the hospital was named N.C. Memorial. UNC Medical Center is now comprised of N.C. Memorial Hospital, N.C. Cancer Hospital, N.C. Children's Hospital, N.C. Neurosciences Hospital and N.C. Women's Hospital. Altogether, UNC Hospitals employs 7,100 people, including 1,100 on medical staff and 780 resident physicians, who serve more than 37,000 people each year.
The UNC Medical Center is an 803-bed facility that serves more than 37,000 people and delivers 3,500 babies each year. The medical center offers extensive specialty care, including regionally and nationally recognized care in arthritis, digestive diseases, endocrinology, ENT, gynecology, hemophilia, infertility, rheumatology and orthopedics. The UNC Medical Center campus also houses the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated centers in the U.S. UNC Hospitals has been led by President Gary Park since 2004. UNC Hospitals has been led by President Gary Park since 2004
In 2015, UNC Hospitals was re-recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet organization. UNC Hospitals also won an Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades for the third year running. In 2016, Healthgrades honored UNC Hospitals by naming it one of the 100 Best Hospitals in the country for prostate surgery. In its most recent ratings, U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC Hospitals among the top hospitals in the nation in five adult specialties and three pediatric specialties. The publication also named it the No. 3 hospital in North Carolina.
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