About Us

UNC Medical Center is a new name for a well-established health care family, including UNC Hospitals and the community clinics staffed with UNC Faculty Physicians. Since 1952, UNC Hospitals and the faculty practice have served patients from all 100 North Carolina counties and throughout the southeast.

Consisting of the N.C. Cancer Hospital, N.C. Children’s Hospital, N.C. Memorial Hospital, N.C. Neurosciences Hospital and N.C. Women’s Hospital in Chapel Hill and UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus, located in Hillsborough. UNC Hospitals is a public, academic medical center operated by and for the people of North Carolina. 

With a staff of more than 7,100 employees (which includes 1,100 medical staff and 780 resident physicians) UNC Hospitals and clinics strive to provide high quality patient care, to educate health care professionals, to advance research and to provide community service.

The UNC Medical Center is an 803-bed facility which serves more than 37,000 people each year. The Medical Center is also proud to welcome the more than 3,500 new Tar Heels born and cared for each year at the N.C. Women’s Hospital and N.C. Children’s Hospital.

In addition to women's and children's services, The UNC Medical Center delivers the best in interdisciplinary health care to all North Carolinians. Specialized patient care services include the Breast Center, Cardiovascular Program, Diabetes Care Center, Lung Center, Rehabilitation Center, Spine Center, Wound Management Program and Comprehensive Transplant Center. The medical center's extensive expertise in arthritis, digestive diseases, endocrinology, ENT, gynecology, hemophilia, infertility, rheumatology, and orthopaedics has achieved both regional and national recognition.

The UNC Medical Center campus is also home to the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated centers in the United States. The cancer hospital has been specifically designed to build on the UNC Medical Center’s three decades of excellence in patient and family centered care, offering the full spectrum of cancer services in a single location.

The reach of the UNC Medical Center 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. These offices, in addition to the UNC Family Medicine Center and Ambulatory Care Center, provide the basic health care outpatient services most families need, in convenient locations. Over 800,000 people are cared for at UNC practices and clinics each year.