Founded as North Carolina Memorial Hospital, UNC Health Care
is a non-profit medical system owned by the State of North Carolina
and primarily located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It was organized in 1952 as the medical school of the University of North Carolina. In 1989, the North Carolina General Assembly
reorganized the hospital and specialty clinics, naming them UNC Hospitals
, bringing them under state control.
Today, UNC Hospitals is a 804 bed medical center and is one of three level I referral centers for the Triangle region of North Carolina, along with Duke University Medical Center
in nearby Durham
and Wake Medical Center
. Construction of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital was begun in October 2005 to expand upon the . The North Carolina Cancer Hospital was completed and opened in August 2009.UNC Hospitals consists of the following facilities:
UNC Health Care also has locations in Wake County
as part of the Rex Healthcare
system and Chatham County
as part of Chatham Hospital.
Patients admitted to the Children's Hospital may attend the Hospital School administered by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
. The school is funded by Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, UNC Hospitals and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
and includes instruction for all grades.