Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | January 29, 2021

106-year-old Raleigh Woman Shares Pandemic Experiences

Dorothy Harris lived through the 1918 Spanish Flu. Yesterday, the 106-year-old received the COVID-19 vaccination on the Duke Raleigh Hospital campus to help her through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dorothy said she received the vaccine because she knows it will help get her back to the people she loves—most especially her nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren that she hasn’t been able to see during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As she waited in observation after receiving her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Dorothy reflected on the Spanish Flu, sharing what she recalled as a toddler in Chatham County.

“I know how sick we all were,” Dorothy said. “Our neighbors brought food to the door. They were scared of it just like they are now.”

Back then, she said “we took a lot of precautions.”

Thursday’s trip to the Duke Raleigh Hospital campus was one of the rare outings for Dorothy since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Dorothy says even with the vaccine she’s planning to continue being cautious, avoiding crowds, and wearing her mask.

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | January 19, 2021

Surgery Center Expands Services

The Duke Raleigh Hospital Eye Surgery Center transitions to the Duke Raleigh Hospital Surgery Center on Wednesday, January 20.

Eye surgery patients will continue to meet their surgeons in this outpatient surgery center located on the second floor. In addition, select orthopaedic surgical procedures will be performed in this clinic. Learn more about the range of ophthalmologic and orthopaedic surgical procedures performed at this facility.

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | January 13, 2021

Holiday Service Changes for January 18

The following Duke Raleigh Hospital clinics and services will have scheduled changes in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 18.

Adjusted Hours for January 18
Café Hours

7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Breakfast 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Grab & Go 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lite Fare 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Coffee Shop Hours
9 a.m. –3 p.m.

Service Closures for January 18

*The Symptom Management Clinic, a resource for symptom management to help minimize our Wake County 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.-1:30 p.m. on January 18. Patients in need of an appointment should call 919-862-5400.

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | January 5, 2021

eCheck-In Available for Imaging MyChart Patients

Patients who come to Duke Raleigh Hospital for imaging appointments at 3400 Wake Forest Road can use our eCheck-in kiosk to avoid the lines after checking in for their appointment through their Duke MyChart account.

This service is available for patients coming to DRAH for diagnostic radiology, mammography, MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, PET/CT and interventional radiology imaging appointments beginning Tuesday, January 5.

Here is how the registration process works:

  • Up to five days before the appointment, patients can log in to Duke MyChart and click the “Appointments and Past Visits” icon in the top navigation bar.
  • A green eCheck-in button will be available as part of the listing on upcoming visits. After clicking the button, patients can confirm or add personal and medical information, including contact information and insurance. They can also complete health questionnaires and pay any copay or outstanding balance ahead of time.
  • Patients will receive a barcode to display on their mobile device or print to check in at the kiosk if they complete all steps successfully.
  • Patients can scan their barcode at an eCheck-in kiosk when they arrive for their visit in order to skip the registration line and minimize interactions with others during COVID-19. Once they scan their barcode, they should go to the front desk to receive their ID armband.

Watch our video about the new e-check in features in MyChart.

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | December 21, 2020

Cancer Patients can Now Take Advantage of Free Mindfulness Classes

Mindfulness can be a powerful tool to reduce stress and improve a patient’s outlook after being diagnosed with cancer. These services, which have been offered at Duke since 1998, will begin at Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh (4101 Macon Pond Road) on January 7, 2021.

“Utilizing mindfulness tools can provide the peace and hope that will help to aid our patients and their support system during their healing process,” said Vincent McCray, Health Center Administrator, Duke Cancer Institute of Wake County.

Each Thursday from noon to 1 p.m., Duke Integrative Medicine and Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh will partner to host free, online mindfulness-based stress reduction class for our patients and their caregivers.

These weekly mindfulness sessions allow participants to practice present moment awareness, deep relaxation, and gentle movement. Through the use of these techniques, our patients and their caregivers learn to discover and observe more deeply their reactions to life’s stressors.

Those who regularly participate could experience improvements in pain levels and develop skills to better cope with pain that may not go away. Most people also report an increased ability to relax, greater enthusiasm for life, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations.

Registration is required (see our step-by-step guide for assistance).  Sign up today for this Zoom session (Zoom user guide). 

This program is funded by the Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild. Services are presently available to Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh (4101 Macon Pond Road) patients and their caregivers.

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