Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | June 16, 2021

Join us for the July 8 Grand Opening of the South Pavilion

Duke Raleigh Hospital will open its South Pavilion, an extension of the existing hospital—the North Pavilion—in mid-July. The multi-million dollar project allows the Duke Raleigh Hospital to make the necessary advancements for our patients, their loved ones, and each other as our community grows and its health needs evolve. When the more than 210,000 square foot South Pavilion opens to its first inpatients July 12, it will include:

  • 92 private inpatient rooms, including 28 ICU and 64 acute care
  • 9 state of the art operating rooms with an expanded sterile processing department 
  • Family Waiting Areas overlooking Wake Forest Road on each inpatient floor. 
  • An outdoor courtyard with dining areas and a walking path that connects to the Surgical Services waiting area and the new cafe.
  • A new kitchen and cafe offering a variety of culinary flavors and seating for close to 200 guests
  • Artwork by regional artists

“The newly completed South Pavilion has added space, not just for innovative care, but more room for families to be involved in the process of care during their stay here,” said Leigh Bleecker, interim president, Duke Raleigh Hospital. “The modern, welcoming look of the South Pavilion was a key part of the design. The building really allows Duke Raleigh Hospital to create a healing space for our community that embraces all the ways in which our mind, body, and spirit can be restored.”

Duke Raleigh Hospital will host virtual festivities to celebrate our South Pavilion opening Thursday, July 8. Join us for:

A virtual Ribbon Cutting from 9-9:30 a.m. on the Duke Raleigh Hospital Facebook page.

A virtual Grand Opening Ceremony for the South Pavilion from 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 8. All members of the community are invited to join us. Watch live at

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | June 16, 2021

Get your COVID-19 Vaccination at our Carnival-Themed Family Day June 27

Duke Health is offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to family members age 12 and older. Receive your vaccine together on the Duke Raleigh Hospital campus at our carnival-themed family vaccination clinic on June 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy music, games, prizes, free snacks while supplies last, and more! Family members who receive the COVID-19 vaccination at the event will receive a free Kona ice (available to the first 500 guests).

Mascots Stormy of the Carolina Hurricanes and Muddy of the Carolina Mudcats will stop by to meet guests and pose for photos.

There is no cost for the vaccine and no health insurance is needed. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Make your appointment today.

COVID-19 Vaccination Location
Duke Raleigh Hospital
3300 Executive Drive/Medical Office Building 9
See our map

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | June 14, 2021

Give the Gift of Life: Blood Drive July 12

Blood donations are urgently needed. Duke Raleigh Hospital will partner with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on the hospital campus on Monday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sign up for a time slot online. As a donor, you receive a free t-shirt.

The blood drive will take place in Duke Cancer Center Raleigh, 3404 Wake Forest Road. View our website for parking information and directions to our facility.

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | May 27, 2021

Service Changes for the Memorial Day Holiday

The following Duke Raleigh Hospital clinics and services will have scheduled changes in observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31.

Adjusted Hours for May 31

Café Hours
7:30–10 a.m. Breakfast
11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Lunch
5– 8 p.m. Dinner
10 a.m.–11:30 p.m. Grab and Go

Coffee Shop Hours
9 a.m. –3 p.m.

Service Closures for May 31

*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, May 31. 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.​

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | May 24, 2021

Duke Nurse’s Quick Action Gets Stroke Patient Critical Care

Elbert Tharrington and Duke Health Heritage Cardiology Nurse Kandy Haggerty

When Elbert Tharrington experienced the symptoms of stroke, he received the care he needed fast thanks to the quick action of a Duke Health Heritage Cardiology nurse.

Tharrington, who lives in Rocky Mount, said he was not feeling right one afternoon in February.

“I was very confused, kind of staggering around and bumping into things,” said the 55-year-old Tharrington. “I reached out to my doctor’s office to let them know, unlocked the front door and went to sit in my recliner.”

His phone call ended up with Kandy Haggerty, a triage nurse at Duke Health Heritage Cardiology.

“His speech was deliberate,” Haggerty said, “so I asked another nurse in the office to call 911 and let me tell dispatch on the phone what Mr. Tharrington was experiencing because time was most important.”

EMS arrived at Tharrington’s home quickly. He received a clot-removing stroke treatment, as Haggerty reached out to Harrington’s family to let them know he was on the way to the hospital.

The quick course of action by Tharrington and Haggerty allowed Tharrington to make a strong recovery. Within weeks, he was back at his regular appointments at Duke Health Heritage Cardiology where Haggerty was waiting to greet him.

“He walked in with no cane, he drove himself, his speech was perfect,” Haggerty said. “It was great to see.”

“It felt good to say thank you for being there for me,” Tharrington said of that first visit back in the office. “That’s the kind of nursing team you want.”

Tharrington says he learned the signs of a stroke a few years ago. Now, he keeps ‘BEFAST’ reminders around his home and at work.

“It helps me remember to think about my face, my arm or foot tingling and going numb, or if I start slurring my speech or become uncoordinated, to call someone because time matters,” Tharrington said.

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