UNC Health is an integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. Known as “North Carolina’s Health Care System,” UNC Health provides care to patients in all of the state’s 100 counties through its 11 hospitals, 13 hospital campuses, and hundreds of clinical practices. It is one of the nation’s leading academic health care systems, a $5.4 billion enterprise, with more than 33,000 employees from Hendersonville to Jacksonville. Five adult specialties and seven children’s specialties at UNC Medical Center were nationally ranked by US News in its latest “Best Hospitals” and “Best Children’s Hospitals” reports.
Children’s Heart Program Fights for Infant’s Life … Culminating in Successful Heart Transplant
Diagnosed with a congenital heart condition while in utero, an unborn son, was given “little chance of survival,” yet he beat the odds thanks to the life-saving care of the N.C. Pediatric Heart Center at UNC Children’s Hospital. Following many health challenges and a successful heart transplant, “Jett” was discharged and continues his recovery. Not only did Jett survive, but he is learning to thrive.Read Story
UNC Lineberger Provides CAR-T Treatment for Cancer Patients
The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of a select few academic centers in the United States with the scientific and technical capabilities and a FDA-regulated current good manufacturing practices facility to design, manufacture, and deliver chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy. The center has seven adult and two pediatric clinical trials open for accrual and can provide patients treatment with the commercially available Kymriah™ and Yescarta®.Watch Video
UNC Helps Adults with Tethered Cord Syndrome Find Relief Through Surgery
UNC Health Care is one of a few institutions in the world that offers surgery to fix a rare spinal cord condition in adults: tethered cord syndrome. Just over a dozen surgeries a year are completed at the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, and many of these patients travelled hundreds of miles to get there.Watch Video