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. ​​

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | August 25, 2021

How the Recent COVID-19 Surge Is Impacting Hospital Capacity

On August 25, representatives from Duke Raleigh Hospital, UNC Health, WakeMed and Wake County came together to discuss community-wide capacity strains due to COVID-19.

Watch this recording of the media briefing that covers the continued efforts to support all patient and community needs, and steps to alleviate the surge at hospitals during the latest wave of the pandemic.

Panelists included:

Dr. Timothy Plonk, Emergency Department Medical Director, Duke Raleigh Hospital

Dr. Linda Butler, Chief Medical Officer, UNC REX Healthcare

Dr. Seth Brody, Chief Physician Executive, WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Dr. Micah Krempasky, Chief Medical Officer, WakeMed Behavioral Health

Dr. Jose Cabañas, Chief Medical Officer, Wake County

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | August 24, 2021

Fund Created to Help Support Patient’s Seeking Treatment for Cancer

Chris and Dana Moore (left), Duke Raleigh Hospital Interim President Leigh Bleecker, Stephanie Beguelin, Liz Poole, and Daubenspeck gather for the presentation of the gift for the new 1 of Us/Dana and Chris Moore Patient Assistance Fund.

Dana Moore knows the importance of never missing an annual mammogram. In January 2015, a routine visit to her OBGYN led to an early-stage breast cancer diagnosis that required surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

“There were no warning signs, no family history—I was definitely blindsided,” said Dana Moore, a Raleigh resident and the associate director, managed care with the Duke University Health System.

On Tuesday, the organization 1 of Us partnered with Duke Raleigh Hospital to present a $120,000 gift over the next three years to setup a new fund to help patients and their families seeking care at Duke Raleigh Hospital cancer facilities.

The gift is named in honor of Dana and her husband Chris, who has been involved in supporting the mission of 1 of Us to assist women with cancer.

“We are thankful to Dana’s husband, Chris, a former member of the Duke Raleigh Hospital Board of Advisors for introducing 1 of Us to the hospital,” said Duke Raleigh Hospital Interim President Leigh Bleecker. “It was through this partnership that the new 1 of Us/Dana and Chris Moore Patient Assistance Fund was created to aid patients and their families who are experiencing financial hardship due to their treatment of breast or gynecologic cancer.”

The gift—part of the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center Fund—is designed to provide patients and their families seeking active treatment of breast or gynecologic cancer support for coverage of expenses that could include rent, utility bills, medical or pharmacy bills, and daycare payments so they can focus on their cancer fight.

“We are so excited to provide these funds to the patients of Duke Raleigh Hospital cancer centers,” said Stephanie Beguelin, Founder of 1 of Us. “We look forward to this partnership to help women in our community.”

Moore, who at the time of her diagnosis had just begun her role at Duke, credits the unwavering support of her co-workers and her family with helping her make it through her eight month cancer journey.

“I think there is such a stigma with cancer treatment that you are going to be so physically taxed that you cannot go on or function—that the treatment is worse than the disease. It is not. It is something that is doable if you have a support system,” said Dana. “But there are so many things that can fall through the cracks when you do not have that support system. It makes us feel good to be part of something that when we close our eyes at night we are able to help those that may not be lucky enough to have the support system I did.”

–By Erin McKenzie

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | August 2, 2021

Camille Grant Valentine Recognized as Leader in Diversity

Camille Grant Valentine

Camille Grant Valentine, Director of Community Affairs for Duke Raleigh Hospital, was recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as a 2021 Leader in Diversity for her commitment to promoting practices that advance diversity in the workplace.

Grant Valentine is a Steering Committee member for Duke Raleigh Hospital’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and a member of Duke Health’s Moments to Movement Committee. Through these initiatives she challenges her teammates to recognize differences and embrace them daily. She also focuses on leading efforts to identify and address systemic racism through activities and events within our communities.

Grant Valentine’s work as the Director of Community Affairs for Duke Raleigh Hospital also includes an effort to address inequities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes working with trusted community leaders to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to more than 3,000 people of color through various pop-up events in the community.

Grant Valentine is a first generation American raised by two Jamaican-born parents. “This dynamic has helped me see and experience the beauty of cultural diversity,” she says. “And further appreciate the joy of sharing these cultural nuances with others.”

The Triangle Business Journal will profile the winners in a special section that will be published in the print edition on Sept. 10.

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