The Research Triangle ranks among the top MSAs in physicians per capita and is home to two of the nation’s top medical teaching and research hospitals, UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University. The Duke University Health System is one of the reasons Durham is called "The City of Medicine, USA."
Three major medical centers operate in the Triangle offering residents an impressive range of healthcare services.
WakeMed Health and Hospitals has 919 licensed beds and serves residents through two hospitals (Raleigh and Cary) and a series of satellite centers.
UNC Healthcare System- The UNC Health Care System is a not-for-profit integrated health care system, owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. It exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care. UNC Hospitals are the cornerstone of UNC Health Care. People from all 100 North Carolina counties and throughout the southeast are patients at the 803-bed facility - more than 37,000 each year. UNC Health Care extends beyond Chapel Hill and into the greater Triangle area through its network of primary care and specialty physician practices located in Orange, Wake, Durham, Chatham and Lee counties. UNC Health Care also has collaborative partnerships with Rex Healthcare and Chatham Hospital.
Duke Medicine - This world-class healthcare organization consists of the Duke University School of Medicine, the Duke University School of Nursing and the Duke University Healthcare System. The system operates three hospitals in the Triangle, including: Duke University Hospital, Durham Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs maintains the Durham VA Medical Center.