杜克儿童医院及健康中心Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center
Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center in North Carolina's Triangle metroplex admits roughly 165 patients a day, about average for a children's center. Nursing excellence is a priority, illustrated by the hospital's status as a Nurse Magnet facility. The facility, which is part of Duke University Medical Center, offers patient and family services that include personalized child life specialists and computer terminals with Web access.
A nationally ranked pediatrics program and international referral center, Duke Children's is also dedicated to improving the delivery of health care in Durham and throughout the Southeast.
This hospital was one of 89 facilities that were ranked in at least one of 10 specialties in the 2014-15 Best Children's Hospitals.
Comprehensive pediatric specialties: 36
Annual pediatric outpatient visits: 194,202
Annual inpatient visits: 4,328
Annual pediatric hospital admissions (without normal newborns):4,982
Number of inpatient beds: 190
Average length of inpatient stay: 10.66 days
Annual pediatric Emergency Department visits: 14,140
Pediatric surgeries performed annually: 5,803
Regional outreach programs: 34
"Our patients and their families are shining examples of courage and strength. They are a source of inspiration to us as we work to bring children the benefits of the latest medical care and research in a warm, child-friendly atmosphere--and to bring new hope to the children we serve, today and tomorrow."---Ira M. Cheifetz, MD, Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics CMO, Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center
Our mission is to provide:
Excellence in the clinical care of infants and children;
Innovation in basic and applied research;
Leadership in the education of health care professionals; and
Advocacy for children's health.