Founded in 1961 as the Memorial Hospital of Wake County, today its a three-hospital 919-bed private not-for-profit health system based in Raleigh. It's flagship campus includes North Carolina's first freestanding children's emergency department, and is designated a Level 1 trauma center by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services. Additionally, WakeMed has more than a dozen facilities located throughout Wake County.
Founded in 1894, UNC Rex Healthcare, a member of UNC Healthcare, is a private not-for-profit healthcare system. Rex Healthcare has multiple facilities around Wake County. UNC Healthcare and Rex have a total combined and has a total of 1,463 beds at the various locations across the Triangle region.
Founded in 1998, Duke University Health System is 957-bed tertiary and quaternary-care hospital, consistently rated as one of the top hospitals in the United States. Additionally Duke Regional Hospital is an acute care facility with 369-beds.