Topics: UNC Hospitals

UNC Hospitals is a 803-bed facility that serves more than 37,000 people in the Southeast every year. It houses the N.C. Children’s Hospital as well as the N.C. Women’s Hospital. In addition to that, the hospital offers specialized patient care services such as the Diabetes Care Center, the Rehabilitation Center, the Comprehensive Transplant Center and more. UNC houses the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated centers in the United States.

Companies face lawsuits for gender-based pay discrimination


Three female physicians filed a lawsuit against the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority and Carolinas HealthCare System on the grounds that the companies violated the Equal Pay Act of 1963.

UNC Health Care will partner with Carolinas HealthCare System

UNC Health Care announced its decision to merge with Carolinas HealthCare System Thursday. The two entities signed a Letter of Intent to join their clinical, medical education and research resources.

CFTK funds grants for improvements at UNC Children's Hospital


 Carolina for the Kids, a UNC organization dedicated to supporting the families and children of Chapel Hill, raised money to give two specialized grants to UNC Children’s Hospital last month. 

Roc Solid helps bring play to UNC Hospitals


Two first-years want to take advantage of having UNC Hospitals on campus. Kerry Doyle and Justin Kiser have decided to found the Roc Solid Carolina Club, an organization that provides services for children with cancer.

Decades of doctor-patient sexual assault raise questions of transparency

Seven out of 10 sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). A relative. A spouse. A date. 

'Compassion, fatigue and vicarious trauma': Sexual assault nurses treat the physical and the emotional


Koren Garrity was ready to move on. 

Donating platelets: the easiest way to save a life


Facing the annual hemorrhage of the student body during the summer months, the UNC Healthcare Blood Donation Center is scrambling to recruit student donors for the most precious and ephemeral blood product: platelets. 

Volunteer doula program hosts inaugural fundraiser

Chapel Hill and Carrboro residents gathered over music, pizza and drinks Saturday to support the volunteer doulas who serve women delivering babies at UNC Women’s Hospital.

Environmental report breathes new life into Durham, UNC Hospitals light rail

Despite the challenge of a funding cap, a project to connect Durham to the UNC Hospitals system via light rail train could actually happen.

13 years later, Albert Jeffries still waiting for heart transplant


Albert Jeffries IV, known by most as Alj, is a 13-year-old boy who loves Star Wars, the Panthers and the Tar Heels, and has been fighting heart disease since he was 4 months old.

New study shows N.C. hospitals banning e-cigs

A study conducted by UNC researchers found that 80 percent of all North Carolina hospitals have banned electronic cigarettes from their campuses — a finding that the researchers hope will help launch a nationwide movement.

Year in Review: Antitrust lawsuit added to UNC's litany of legal problems

UNC has found itself at the heart of another lawsuit, this one alleging a violation of federal antitrust laws.

Vets join physician assistant program

Although UNC Hospitals’ new physician assistant program doesn’t exclusively accept veterans, it has a specific focus on providing a civil education to those who have served in the military.

Housekeepers' gospel choir reaches hospital patients


Normally angels are depicted in white, but upon your next visit to UNC Hospitals, you might see some angels dressed in Carolina Blue.

BRIC paves way for medical research at UNC


It seems strange to have a facility host both its grand opening and its 10th anniversary celebration on the same day, but such was the case for UNC’s Biomedical Research Imaging Center.

Business school start-up competition supports child's wish

Aiden, a 12-year-old being treated at UNC Hospitals for cystic fibrosis, wants to go to Walt Disney World — and Kenan-Flagler Business School students want to get him there.

Carolina For the Kids opens temporary primary care facility on East Franklin


This summer, Carolina For The Kids checked a goal off its list — opening a new facility for UNC Children’s primary care services. 

Local resident raises money for burn center


When Chapel Hill resident Kim Anderson’s house caught fire after an unattended frying pan was left on the stove, he lost more than just his home.

Victory Junction brings fun to Chapel Hill

For some families, home is where the Ronald McDonald House is — and through a partnership with Victory Junction, the charity can serve families in a new way.

Carolina for the Kids dances its way to fundraising record


Months of planning, recruiting and fundraising culminated with 24 hours of standing — and $570,561 raised for N.C. Children’s Hospital.