About Duke Hospitalist Programs

Duke Hospital Medicine Programs includes Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital.  Collectively we have over 130 + premier academic hospitalists that are great clinicians and clinician educators within the Duke Medicine Community.

Duke University Hospital Medicine
Founded in 2001, The Hospital Medicine Program at Duke University Hospital has expanded significantly with outstanding primary teaching faculty for Duke Medicine residents and medical students, and currently consists of 60 providers. Full-time hospitalists within Duke Hospital Medicine Programs work on average 16 shifts per month.  Duke University Hospital Medicine is typically staffed with 5 teaching teams and 14 daytime hospitalists on the general medicine service with all of our night shifts being covered by a team of 6 Nocturnists. In addition to our hospitalists we have integrated a team of 6 mid-level providers who assist with daytime admissions and support our sickle cell patient population.  The Duke General Medicine service is one of the largest clinical and teaching services at Duke University Hospital, with an average daily census of over 170 patients in intermediate care beds, and over 9,230 discharges in FY 2019. We also have a procedurelist service which allows for our specially trained hospitalists to perform procedures such as lumbar punctures, abdominal paracentesis, and thoracentesis.  In addition to having a daytime admitter (paired w/ APP) we also have an evening admitter from 12p-10p.   The program’s primary source of admissions is the Duke Emergency Department, though it also directly admits patients from numerous Duke primary care and specialty clinics, and receives patient transfers from regional hospitals across the US.  Hospital Medicine physicians serve as primary teaching faculty on the General Medicine teaching teams and lead the Consultation service for non-medicine specialties. 

A full-service tertiary and quaternary care hospital, Duke University Hospital is licensed for 957 beds and is located on the main Duke University Campus adjacent to the medical school, outpatient clinics, and other undergraduate and graduate studies departments. In July of 2013 we opened the Duke Medicine Pavilion tower that has 160 critical beds and in 2012 we opened the Duke Cancer Center which is a new, state-of-the-art facility that provides patients with access to a more streamlined approach to cancer care.   The Medical Center now occupies 7.5 million square feet in 90 buildings on 210 acres in Durham.  Duke is consistently one of the largest recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, the largest employer in Durham County and the third largest private employer in North Carolina.

 

Duke Regional Hospital Medicine
Founded in 1998, the Hospital Medicine Program at Duke Regional Hospital has expanded to 45 providers. Duke Regional Hospitalists work an average of 16 shifts per with an average census of over 90 patients daily and over 10,000 discharges in FY 2019. The program typically staffed with 7 daytime hospitalists, a daytime admitter from 7a-5p, two afternoon/evening admission shifts from 2p-12a, and two night shifts from 9p-7a. Our night shifts are staffed mostly by 5 full-time nocturnists.  Duke Regional also has a resident teaching service that allows for those physicians who have a teaching interest to rotate with internal medicine residents. In addition to our hospitalists we have integrated a team of 14 mid-level providers who work autonomously who do a combination of rounding and admitting,  when rounding they can carry a patient census of 7-10 patients daily.  The department provides inpatient care for patients of primary care physicians from the surrounding Durham area, and inpatient consultative services for a variety of specialists. The hospital’s intensive care unit is a closed ICU and is staffed by the Duke Critical Care intensivist program.  Hospital Medicine physicians also staff the Rapid Response team, the Code Blue team, and a pre-operative risk assessment clinic. Our physicians also have the opportunity to rotate on the Duke Medicine resident teaching service at Duke Regional Hospital.  In addition, our providers serve as preceptors for Duke Nurse Practitioner students and Duke Physician Assistant students. 

Duke Regional Hospital is a 369-bed hospital located in Durham, North Carolina. The medical staff consists of over 700 physicians including most medical and surgical specialties. Duke Regional is a premier community teaching hospital within Duke University Health System and was ranked as one of the top community hospital in North Carolina for 2014-2015 by US News and World Report. In addition to a full service acute care hospital, Duke Regional is home to an associated acute rehabilitation unit, a long term acute care facility, and inpatient psychiatric unit

 

Duke Raleigh Hospital Medicine
Founded in 1998, the Duke Hospital Medicine Program at Duke Raleigh Hospital has expanded to 45 providers. Duke Raleigh Hospitalists work an average of 16 shifts per with an average census of over 90 patients daily and over 8500 discharges in FY 2019.   The program is typically staffed with 7 daytime hospitalists that includes both a Oncology Service and a PCU (Progressive Care Unit) service, with two daytime admitters from 7a-7p and 11a-9p, a clinical evaluation unit from , and two night physicians from 7p-5a and 9p-7a. All night shifts are staffed by 5 full-time nocturnists. The program provides inpatient care for patients of primary care physicians from the surrounding Wake County area, and inpatient consultative services for a variety of specialists. Our physicians also partner with Duke School of Nursing and the Duke PA Program to serve as preceptors for students aspiring to be Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

Duke Raleigh’s affiliation with one of the country's best health systems provides our patients with access to the most advanced technology and leading-edge medicine available.  Our hospital's values are the guiding principles we use to fulfill our mission: to provide extraordinary care.  Conveniently located off the beltline in North Raleigh, Duke Raleigh Hospital has 186 beds and an impressive array of programs and services. For years we've been the hospital of choice for patients with a variety of health care needs. 

Duke Medicine
Duke Medicine integrates the Duke University Health System, the Duke University School of Medicine, and the Duke University School of Nursing.  It is the combination of research, clinical care, and education that takes place through the efforts of our faculty, staff, students, and trainees at many different sites throughout our region and worldwide. In the Research Triangle area, Duke Health System includes three acute care institutions: Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and Duke University Hospital. As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Medicine strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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