A Carolina for the Kids member plays with a child in UNC Hospitals. Photo courtesy Carolina for the Kids.

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. 

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.

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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.