The new tower brings the total number of licensed beds at the Hillsborough Campus to 163. The facility’s combined footprint now measures approximately 365,000 square feet, and the project added 100 jobs.
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – May 16, 2021 – UNC Health is excited to announce that a new 107,000-square-foot patient tower at the UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus is now open. The new tower includes 80 patient beds and six inpatient dialysis bays.
“UNC Health is extremely excited to see continued growth and expansion on our Hillsborough campus,” said Jeff Strickler, Chief Operating Officer of the Hillsborough Campus. “It is unprecedented to see this focus on improving patient access, quality, and experience while still addressing the significant clinical needs associated with the global pandemic. The new tower represents a beautiful, state-of-the-art destination for both our family medicine and adult inpatient rehabilitation teams. We look forward to the rehab team experiencing the many great things of being a part of the special Hillsborough community.”
The new tower brings the total number of licensed beds at the Hillsborough Campus to 163. The facility’s combined footprint now measures approximately 365,000 square feet, and the project added 100 jobs. The Hillsborough Campus treats more than 25,000 patients a year and is the primary workplace for approximately 500 UNC Health employees.
The UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus is an extension of UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill and a home for several UNC specialty programs. These include family medicine, geriatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation (which is moving from Chapel Hill to Hillsborough), and many of our elective surgical programs, including joint replacement, spine, ophthalmology, urology, benign gynecology, and general surgery.
The facility combines a community hospital culture with the innovative procedures and care for which the UNC Medical Center is known. The Hillsborough Campus includes a medical office building, an Emergency Department – which was the first ACEP accredited geriatric ED in the state – outpatient surgery, and inpatient services such as geriatric medicine, as well as support services to provide integrated, convenient and patient-centered care.
The Hillsborough Campus has also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
About UNC Health
UNC Health is an integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. It exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care.
UNC Health is comprised of UNC Hospitals at Chapel Hill, ranked consistently among the best medical centers in the country; the UNC School of Medicine, a nationally eminent research institution; Pardee UNC Health Care in Hendersonville; Chatham Hospital in Siler City; Johnston Health in Clayton and Smithfield; UNC Lenoir Health Care in Kinston; Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro; Caldwell UNC Health Care in Lenoir; Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount; UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden, Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, UNC Health Southeastern in Lumberton, UNC REX Healthcare and its provider network in Wake County; UNC Health Blue Ridge in the Morganton area; and the UNC Physicians Network. For more information, please visit www.unchealth.org