Kerry Watson, President
For more than three decades, Duke Regional Hospital has been committed to caring for you and your loved ones. Today I am delighted and honored to share Duke Regional is the leading community hospital in North Carolina.
According to the 2013-14 Best Hospitals rankings by U.S. News & World Report, Duke Regional ranked fourth out of 147 hospitals in North Carolina, and third out of 19 hospitals in the Raleigh-Durham metro area, which includes Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh. In addition, Duke Regional was ranked nationally in diabetes and endocrinology as well as high performing in nine areas, including cancer; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopaedics; pulmonology and urology.
For 24 years, U.S. News & World Report has graded hospitals nationally and in 16 adult specialties based on quality data provided by the federal government. Criteria include patient safety, patient survival rate, quality of care and reputation among physicians. To make the Best Hospitals list, a hospital must stand out in the way its specialists care for tough cases. Only 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as one of their region’s best, and just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty. These rankings are important because they offer much-needed assistance in making the difficult decision about where to go to get care for complex medical conditions.
Becoming the best community hospital in North Carolina is a significant milestone, not only for our institution and team but also for our community. Our mission and commitment is to care for each and every person who walks through our doors, with the promise of providing the top-quality care you expect from our experienced clinical and support teams.
Now, as the best community hospital in the state, our promise to you is stronger than ever.