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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	Sisters Dallas, April and Haily Ivey color and create paper jack-o-lanterns with ArtHeels at the UNC Children’s Hospital Tuesday afternoon. ArtHeels is a student volunteer organization that brings art and activities to pediatric and geriatric patients at UNC Hospitals.

Students use art to relieve minds of patients at UNC Hospitals

ArtHeels, a UNC student volunteer organization, is making UNC Hospitals a little bit brighter. The group brings craft projects, coloring books, bubble blowers, music and even clowns to entertain pediatric and geriatric patients. It’s a scene straight out of elementary school as children huddle around a table and craft and color paper plate jack-o’-lanterns.

Hillsborough branch of UNC Hospitals stalled

The construction of a new branch of UNC Hospitals in Hillsborough the state says is needed could fall through due to legal roadblocks.The hospital still has to complete an appeal process started by a wary nearby medical center.Sixty-eight beds would be relocated from UNC Hospitals to the location in Hillsborough, said town of Hillsborough planning director Margaret Hauth.

A woman waits for care Wednesday at a makeshift hospital in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. MCT/Rick Loomis for LAT

Patients from Haiti could be treated at UNC Hospitals

UNC Hospitals is preparing to care for Haitian patients in the wake of the recent catastrophic earthquake.Hospital officials are still unsure if they will receive patients and how many. But the hospital would be able to take between 25 and 50 patients, said Dalton Sawyer, director of emergency preparedness and continuity planning.