Wake County and Fuquay-Varina offer access to some of the best healthcare in the country. There are three major medical systems, including two top-rated teaching hospitals within 30 minutes of each other.
Founded in 1961 as the Memorial Hospital of Wake County, today it is a three-hospital 919-bed private not-for-profit health system based in Raleigh. Its 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 various locations across the Triangle region.
Duke Health includes three hospitals, two in Durham and one in Raleigh, and more than 400 outpatient clinics across the Triangle.
Duke University Hospital is consistently ranked #1 in North Carolina, and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham region by U.S. News & World Report. With more than 11,000 employees, Duke University Hospital is both a research hospital where medical advances are created and put into use and a teaching hospital for students of medicine, nursing, and related health sciences.
Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endosurgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms, an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area and an eye center with five additional operating rooms.
Duke Regional Hospital has 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services. The hospital also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham, the Health Services Center, the James E. Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, and the Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon.
Duke Raleigh Hospital has been part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years. It employs more than 2,000 people. The hospital has 186 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive array of services, including, cancer care, cardiovascular care, neuroscience, advanced gastrointestinal care, and wound healing. The hospital also maintains laboratory and imaging services, a pain clinic, 24/7 emergency care, community outreach, and education programs.