Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | September 13, 2021

Duke Raleigh Hospital Nurses Recognized with Great 100 Honor

Four Duke Raleigh Hospital nurses were recognized as Great 100 Nurses , an honor bestowed to registered nurses in North Carolina for their commitment to excellence, community involvement, and dedication to the nursing profession.

These nurses, who are nominated by their peers, are among the 11 nurses that earned this award from across Duke Health. 

Meet these four Duke Raleigh Hospital nurses and read the words their peers shared about them.

Jacqueline Alder, RN
Clinical Nurse II, Progressive Care Unit
Peer nominator comments: “I have personally seen her take care of every patient as I would take care of my family.”
“She is never hesitant to ask for assistance in a collaborative, professional and concerning manner; she is always candid about what she knows; she is ever willing to learn more; and, in the end, she holds herself accountable.”
Priscilla Ramseur, DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Peer nominator comments: “She takes the time to mentor, coach and simply check-in with frontline staff … She embodies the human side to nursing, she genuinely cares, she genuinely shows interest, and she genuinely wants us to succeed.”
“Employees readily engage with her because she genuinely considers their personal and professional needs first. With that foundation, individuals feel safe calling out issues, and teams focus on finding solutions, not placing blame.”

Michelle Ray, RN
Clinical Nurse II, Duke Raleigh Hospital Surgery Center
Peer nominator comments: “Throughout the day, this nurse radiates with positive energy and displays kindness toward the peers, patients and families that she serves… No matter what she is faced with, or what kind of day she is having, she will find the brightest moment of the day and reflect on it and pass it along to others.”
“This preceptor and mentor takes others under her wing, and when she is training the next generation of nurses, she instills in each one precious nuggets of wisdom that she has acquired across a 36-year nursing career.”
Brenda Wilcox, MSN, RN, AOCNS, AGCNS-BC
Nurse Navigator, Duke Cancer Center Raleigh
Peer nominator comments: “I can’t imagine this clinic without her. Her attention to every detail, her calm demeanor and her strong desire to help others make this clinic run smoothly week after week. She is the glue that holds it all together.” 
“She is superb liaison between staff and patients, spending countless hours on the phone helping patients get in touch with the appropriate person who can help them with their needs. Her nurturing nature helps to put scared patients at ease.”

The nurses named to the Great 100 are recognized at an annual gala event, which is scheduled for October 9 at the Greenville Convention Center. You can find information on all of the Great 100 Nurse recipients at Great100.org.


Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | September 7, 2021

Team Taps Artistic Side to Raise Money for Cancer Walk

Duke Cancer Center Raleigh embraced the skills of the team members to raise money and awareness in the fight against lung cancer in a unique way. The team hosted a Virtual Art Gala Fundraiser on Friday, September 3 featuring several works of art from members of the Duke Raleigh Hospital team. All donated pieces were auctioned off, raising a total of $2,220 for Team Duke PNEUMO-Uno in the Lung Cancer Initative of North Carolina’s 15th annual Triangle LUNGe Forward 2 Mile Walk & Celebration.

Jessica Beck, a thoracic nurse navigator at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh also donated to the virtual auction, including a sweater she crocheted. “I find joy in making and giving something to others as a way to show how much I care for them,” Beck shared.

Learn more about and support Team Duke PNEUMO-Uno, led by Jennifer Garst, MD, Medical Oncologist and lung cancer specialist at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh who is the founder and current board chair of the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina that sponsors the walk.

Duke Raleigh Hospital is the presenting sponsor for the Triangle LUNGe Forward 2 Mile Walk and Celebration.

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | September 2, 2021

Team Member Art Auction to Raise Money for Lung Cancer Walk

Duke Cancer Center Raleigh is tapping into team members’ artistic side to raise money and awareness in the fight against lung cancer. The team is hosting a Virtual Art Gala Fundraiser on Friday, September 3, featuring several works of art from members of the Duke Raleigh Hospital team. The proceeds will benefit Team Duke PNEUMO-Uno in the Lung Cancer Initative of North Carolina’s 15th annual Triangle LUNGe Forward 2 Mile Walk & Celebration.

Bethany Norris, RN, an infusion nurse at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh will be walking in the LUNGe Forward event September 18, dressed in a tutu as ‘In-Haley.’ Norris donated a hand painted piece that’s among those up for auction on September 3.

“This particular piece means a lot to me because I have been having a hard time coping with anxiety recently with everything going on the world,” Norris shared. “I love water features and creating this piece helped me remember, if only for a few hours, how beautiful the world can be.”

Neeraj Agrawal, MD

Neeraj Agrawal, MD, director of Medical Oncology for Duke Cancer Institute in Wake County, has seven paintings featured in the fundraiser. Dr. Agrawal, whose paintings adorn his office and several hallways throughout Duke Cancer Center Raleigh, says the sunrises, sunsets and seasons inspire his art. He likes painting nature and landscapes as a way to relax.

“We were trying to think of a unique way to fundraise amid COVID-19 and I’ve been seeing Dr. Agrawal’s art around the clinic,” said Stephanie Roberson, Patient Service Associate at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh, who came up with the idea for the art auction. “He was kind enough to donate a few pieces and the rest fell into place.”

In addition to the painting by Norris and the nature scenes created by Dr. Agrawal, those who participate in the Virtual Art Gala Fundraiser can bid on tickets to the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Charlotte, a hand poured painting and two crocheted pieces from Jessica Beck, a nurse navigator at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh a hand welded lamp from internationally known artist and sculptor, Sam Spiczka, and a handmade clay mug made by artist Summer Balcom.

Duke team members can register for the Virtual Art Gala here, non-Duke team members can participate by registering here. Learn more about and support Team Duke PNEUMO-Uno, led by Jennifer Garst, MD, Medical Oncologist and lung cancer specialist at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh who is the founder and current board chair of the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina that sponsors the walk.

Duke Raleigh Hospital is the presenting sponsor for the Triangle LUNGe Forward 2 Mile Walk and Celebration.

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | September 1, 2021

Mammograms Save Lives: Schedule a Screening

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh will provide mammograms and activities centered on health for women in the community 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 9.

Women interested in attending this event at Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh, 4101 Macon Pond Road, Raleigh, should make an appointment for their mammogram screening by calling 919-668-8741 Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All women who attend their appointment will be entered into a raffle to win a gift basket. These screenings are for women 40 years of age and older, or those over 25 who have been told they are in a high risk group. Insurance will be billed and at least one year needs to have passed since an individual’s last mammogram.

At this community event, several activities centered on health will also be available including:

  • Chair Yoga
  • Breast radiologists, dieticians, and smoking cessation experts on site to answer questions
  • Music

“Early detection saves lives and protects against breast cancer,” said JoAnn Beaudoin, Administrative Director, Oncology Duke Raleigh Hospital. “We encourage women to take care of themselves and their bodies, especially during this stressful time in our community. If you have not yet visited your doctor for an annual mammogram screening, this is a great opportunity to make an appointment, get your mammogram, and experience all the other health-focused activities available.”

Women interested in this event are not required to be current Duke patients to attend.

Download a flyer to share this event.

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | September 1, 2021

Labor Day Holiday Service Changes

The following Duke Raleigh Hospital clinics and services will have scheduled changes in observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 6.

Adjusted Hours for September 6

Cafe Hours:
7:30-10 a.m. – Breakfast
10-11 a.m. – Grab and Go11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Lunch
2-4:30 p.m. – Lite Fare
4:30-8 p.m. – Dinner

​Coffee Shop Hours
9 a.m. –3 p.m.

​Service Closures for September 6

*The Symptom Management Clinic, a resource for symptom management to help minimize cancer patients’ use of the Emergency Department for care, will be open at 3404 Wake Forest Road (Medical Office Building 7) from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, September 6. This clinic is only for scheduled appointments for Duke Cancer Institute patients in Wake County. Patients in need of an appointment should call 919-862-5400. ​​

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