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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The call for help

With the number of calls to emergency medical services for student alcohol overdoses rising, and new statewide legislation in place to encourage calling for help, the University is now facing a bigger question — what, if any, consequences these students should face.


	Employees of NeilMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. repackage nasal spray and gel kits customized to send to troops overseas. Photo courtesy of NeilMed Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Nurse has troops’ nasal solution

Nasal congestion doesn’t usually lead to a $2 million donation. But for soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, a UNC Hospitals doctor, nurse and head of NeilMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. believe it does.


	Alex Lee, a junior at NC State, works to finish a puzzle started by other guests at the SECU Family House.  He is awaiting a bone marrow transplant.

SECU Family House reaches 100,000th guest

As his wife rests in her room, James “Buddy” Turnage washes the dishes. Turnage and his wife have been living in the State Employees’ Credit Union Family House since July, when she started treatment for a bone marrow transplant at UNC Hospitals.


UNC hosts 13th annual HIV/AIDS symposium in honor of World AIDS Day

Doctors, nurses, research assistants and medical students gathered to listen to the latest information in HIV/AIDS research Thursday in honor of World AIDS Day. UNC hosted the 13th annual HIV/AIDS symposium from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Bioinformatics building, with experts in the field. “You get front row seats to cutting-edge HIV research,” said Michele Bailey, the program coordinator for the North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center.


UNC Hospitals fights mental illness with arts opportunities

One of UNC’s hospitals is using art to challenge the stigma of mental illness. Opening tonight with a reception, the “Brushes with Life: Art, Artists and Mental Illness” gallery at the N.C. Neurosciences Hospital features performance and visual art all created by patients.