Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | March 23, 2020

Zaas to Step Down June 30

After close to 20 years at Duke, David Zaas, MD, MBA, President of Duke Raleigh Hospital (DRAH), will leave to become the next Chief Executive Officer of Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Charleston Division and Chief Clinical Officer of MUSC Health.  

During his tenure at DRAH, Dr. Zaas’ leadership has led to significant growth across Wake County. In partnership with the clinical departments, he has significantly advanced the Duke clinical and academic programs in the Raleigh market. Dr. Zaas has led quality and safety improvements for Duke Health throughout his career. Under his leadership, DRAH has maintained straight A’s from the Leapfrog Group since 2012. This year, DRAH earned a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Dr. Zaas will leave Duke Health on June 30. A national search will be underway soon for his replacement. During the transition time, Leigh Bleecker, Chief Financial Officer at Duke Raleigh Hospital, will serve as interim president.

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | February 21, 2020

New Jackets for Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild

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There’s a new way to recognize the Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild. Thirty-five members will now be in purple jackets when they volunteer in the hospital, including the Guilded Lily Gift Shop.

About the Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild

The Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild was chartered in 2005 to support and enhance the care of the hospital’s patients, their loved ones, and our surrounding community. The group of volunteer members are dedicated to supporting Duke Raleigh’s mission and vision across several projects and initiatives, including patient support, community outreach, and education.

The Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild has provided leadership on a wide range of projects for Duke Raleigh Hospital, including Art in the Gardens, the Guilded Lily Gift Shop, and the Duke Raleigh Hospital Gardens.  

To Join the Guild

Meetings are the first Monday of the month, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.  The group provides lunch and hosts a variety of special guest speakers throughout the year. Speakers include various leaders and experts from the community to discuss relevant topics and issues, typically related to health and the community.The $40 annual membership fee helps support programs and initiatives throughout the year. The Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization.To join, download the membership form (PDF, 308 KB) and mail with your annual membership fee to:Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild
3400 Wake Forest Road, NC 27609
Attention: Julanne Kalin, Treasurer

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | February 21, 2020

Eye Surgery Center Opens on the Hospital Campus

Beginning Monday, February 24, eye surgery patients will be seen at the Duke Raleigh Hospital Eye Surgery Center in Medical Office Building 9 (MOB 9), rather than our main hospital. The clinic is located in the newly renovated second floor of the building.

It features 15 pre- and-post-operative patient care rooms and three procedure rooms. Ophthalmologists at this outpatient clinic perform surgery to treat glaucoma, cataracts, and corneal disease.

Relocating these procedures into this new clinic gives our patients access to upgraded equipment and more space as we continue to grow our campus to provide the innovative care delivery and unparalleled patient experience our community deserves.

Learn more about the clinic and its hours online.

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | February 18, 2020

Stroke Support Group to Begin at Midtown

A stroke support and education group will meet for the first time on Tuesday, February 25 from 2:30-4 p.m. at Duke Specialty Rehab Services Midtown.

The stroke support group at 5920 Sandy Forks Road, Suite 200, is open to all people who have experienced a stroke, their family members, and caregivers. It will be led by rehabilitation specialists within Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy with occasional guest speakers. 

The stroke support group will meet the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | February 17, 2020

Healthcare Heroes Honored

The Duke Raleigh Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council and Brenda Wilcox were among the 24 recipients of the Triangle Business Journal’s 2020 Healthcare Hero Award. They were honored at a ceremony last week.

The Duke Raleigh Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council, which just celebrated its fourth anniversary, has transformed how the hospital treats patients. The peer-to-peer rounding program and the group’s assistance with the redevelopment of the hospital’s in room café menu were noted in their nomination.

The other Duke Raleigh Hospital honoree was Brenda Wilcox, MSN, RN, AOCNS, AGCNS-BC, a clinical nurse specialist at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh. She was chosen for her unique way of taking what she knows and relaying it to her patients and their caregivers in a manner they understand.

They joined three others from the Duke University Health System that were honored on February 13. They include Jennifer R. Beltran, MSN, RNC-MNN, NE-BC; Kellie Capes, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, PCCN; and Liset Denis, BSN, RN, CNML, from Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital.

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