Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | November 10, 2021

Honoring our Duke Raleigh Hospital Veterans

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Duke Raleigh Hospital sends a special thanks to all our team members who are veterans and their loved ones who are veterans or in active duty.

We invite you to meet some of the veterans we are proud to employ today and throughout the year. They have our respect and gratitude.

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | November 10, 2021

Duke Raleigh Hospital Earns Another “A” Grade for Safety

Nursing team members prepare a room in Duke Raleigh Hospital’s new South Pavilion.

The Leapfrog Group awarded top “A” grades to Duke Raleigh HospitalDuke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital on its Fall 2021 report card. This honorable distinction reflects the health system’s commitment to protecting patients and providing exceptional care.

Duke Raleigh Hospital has maintained an “A” safety grade since fall 2012 making it one of only 34 nationwide to achieve this record and one out of two hospitals in North Carolina to earn 19 “As” in a row, according to Leapfrog.

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses more than 30 evidence-based measures of patient safety data for nearly 3,000 facilities twice per year. The grade is based on a hospital’s performance preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harms to patients in their care.

Comparisons of hospital scores locally and nationally are available at

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | November 9, 2021

Service Changes for the Thanksgiving Holiday

The following Duke Raleigh Hospital clinics and services will have scheduled changes in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Adjusted Hours

Cafe Hours for November 25:  
7:30-10 a.m. – Breakfast
10-11 a.m. – Grab and Go

11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Lunch
2-4:30 p.m. – Lite Fare
4:30-7:30 p.m. – Dinner

​Coffee Shop Hours for November 25:
9 a.m. –3 p.m.

The Coffee Shop and Café will operate on normal business hours on November 26.

Plaza Pharmacy Hours November 26:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Duke Raleigh Hospital COVID-19 Testing Site Hours:

  • 8 a.m.-Noon November 24
  • Closed November 25
  • 8 a.m. to noon November 26

Service Closures for November 25-26

Service Closures for November 22-28
Duke Raleigh Hospital COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | November 2, 2021

“The Chandelier 2” by Sangsun Bae

“The Chandelier 2” by Sangsun Bae is on display in Duke Raleigh Hospital’s South Pavilion.

Duke Raleigh Hospital aspires to improve health and inspire patients and their loved ones by integrating the arts into your healing.

It’s because we believe that access to the arts is essential to the health and well-being of our patients, their loved ones, and each other that we display works of art from artists throughout our buildings. We invite you to meet some of the artists that have pieces in our hospital and learn about the inspiration for their art and the work they do.

Sangsun Bae

Hanging in the main lobby of Duke Raleigh Hospital’s South Pavilion is “The Chandelier 2”, a face-mounted archival pigment print framed in black wood by Sangsun Bae, 50, of South Korea. Below, you can find more from Sangsun about her inspiration and this piece.

Describe the inspiration for your art?    

“I’ve always been interested in relationships between people, and the bonds we share with others as individuals and communities. Knots and threads are rich metaphors for these kinds of connections. For this new series of works I combined fine silk threads from historical companies in Kyoto and Seoul to create a delicate collection of elegantly entangled knots, which I decided to call chandeliers.”

What is unique about who you are and the work you do?           

“I was born and raised in South Korea, but for almost two decades now I have lived, studied and worked as an artist in Kyoto, Japan. This has given me a unique understanding of the deep and complex history between these two countries, which I feel we can all learn a great deal from. As the world becomes increasingly connected, it’s important to seek out those things that we share in common, things that unite us, and to listen to each other’s stories and imagine the world from each other’s point of view.”

What does it mean for you to know that your art will play a role in healing for members of our community?

“It means a great deal to me to hear that my work is now part of the collection at Duke Raleigh Hospital, and that it would be on display for patients and visitors to see. Healing has become such an important part of my practice as an artist, for individuals as well as groups and societies. I hope that my work might start conversations about the intimate bonds that exist between us, and perhaps give people a chance to pause and consider the colourful and fragile web of connections that we share with one another.”

Sangsun Bae in her studio.

You can learn more about some of the other inspiring pieces of art throughout Duke Raleigh Hospital on our YouTube channel.

Arts and Health at Duke Raleigh Hospital

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | October 5, 2021

Exhibit Showcases Team Member Photography

Lining the main hallway of Duke Raleigh Hospital’s North Pavilion are 15 photographs depicting scenes all over the world. One captures two blue footed boobies in the Galapagos Islands; another shows a sea lion on a La Jolla, California beach.

The photography exhibit by Duke Raleigh Hospital team members—In Our View: Inspiration for the Journey—is part of the hospital’s Arts & Health Program.

“In Our View: Inspiration for the Journey aligns with our mission for the future of Duke Raleigh Hospital,” said Leigh Bleecker, Duke Raleigh Hospital Interim President. “A future that not only makes our space more inviting, but, we believe, will improve the well-being our patients, their loved ones and our team members.”

Bill Xie, MD, Ph.D., a senior pathologist, took his photo of the blooming Winston Salem lotus on a trip with his wife.

“The world is beautiful and constantly changing,” Xie said. “Photography can record and magnify the beauty of the world.”

For zone mechanic Kurt Rohlmann, the photographs he takes are actually an inspiration for more art. Rohlmann often takes candid photos of animals, like the sea lions in La Jolla, California, then uses the photos as references for pencil and ink drawings.

“I fancy myself an artist,” Rohlmann said, “but I’ve never submitted any of my work into a contest, so this is truly an honor.”

Natalie Hahn, a nursing assistant at Duke Raleigh Hospital, says she loves taking photographs of nature to help her remember the trips she takes. She captured, ‘Cactus Flower’ while visiting her grandparents in Arizona.

“Having my photo displayed in the hospital is a huge honor,” Hahn said. “Knowing people will walk by it every day and be able to marvel at the beauty of nature alongside me is amazing.”

You can find this exhibit in the main hallway of Duke Raleigh Hospital’s North Pavilion beginning October 1.

About Arts & Health at Duke Raleigh Hospital |

Duke Raleigh Hospital aspires to improve health and inspire patients and their loved ones by integrating the arts into healing. The hospital hosts live harp performances from 9 a.m.–noon Tuesdays and Thursdays in lobbies and on patient floors. Several regional artists also have works on display in throughout the newly constructed South Pavilion and in the future, Duke Raleigh Hospital plans to begin distributing custom-designed coloring books for patients.

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