Living in Wake


With three major medical systems, including two top-rated teaching hospitals, within 30 minutes of each other, Wake County offers access to some of the best healthcare in the country.

WakeMed Health & Hospitals (Raleigh and Cary)

Founded in 1961 as the Memorial Hospital of Wake County, today WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a three-hospital, 919-bed private not-for-profit health system based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

UNC/REX Health Care (Raleigh) 

Founded in 1894, UNC REX Health Care (a member of UNC Health Care) is a private, not-for-profit health care system. For over 120 years, UNC REX has met the health care needs of our community by providing various services throughout Wake County. Rex Health Care has multiple facilities located in Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Wakefield, and Raleigh.

Duke Raleigh Hospital (Raleigh)

Since 1998, Duke Raleigh Hospital has been an important part of Duke Medicine. Their affiliation with one of the country's best health systems provides their patients with access to the most advanced technology and leading-edge medicine available. Conveniently located off the beltline in North Raleigh, Duke Raleigh Hospital has 186 beds and an impressive array of programs and services.

UNC Health Care (Chapel Hill)

UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. Originally established Nov. 1, 1998, by N.C.G.S. 116-37, UNC Health Care currently comprises UNC Hospitals and its provider network, the clinical programs of the UNC School of Medicine, and eight affiliate hospitals and hospital systems across the state.

Duke University Health System (Durham)

Founded in 1998, Duke University Health System is a world-class network dedicated to employing Duke's strengths in patient care, education, and research to enhance and improve health care throughout North Carolina and southern Virginia. Duke University Hospital, a 957-bed tertiary and quaternary-care hospital, is consistently rated one of the top hospitals in the United States. Duke Regional Hospital is a 369-bed acute care facility serving the health care needs of Durham, Orange, Person, Granville, and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years.