UNC Hospitals’ new Hillsborough campus tower is now open

The new tower brings the total number of licensed beds on the Hillsborough campus to 163. The combined footprint of the facility now measures approximately 365,000 square feet and the project has created 100 jobs.


HILLSBOROUGH, North Carolina – May 16, 2021 – UNC Health is thrilled to announce that a new 107,000 square foot patient tower on the UNC Hospitals Hillsborough campus is now open. The new tower includes 80 patient beds and six inpatient dialysis bays.

Jeff Strickler, Hillsborough Campus COO

“UNC Health is extremely excited to see continued growth and expansion at our Hillsborough campus,” said Jeff Strickler, Hillsborough Campus COO. “It is unprecedented to see this focus on improving access, quality and patient experience while meeting the significant clinical needs associated with the global pandemic. The new tower represents a magnificent state-of-the-art destination for our family medicine and inpatient adult rehabilitation teams. We look forward to the rehab team experiencing the many great things of being part of the special Hillsborough community.

The new tower brings the total number of licensed beds on the Hillsborough campus to 163. The combined footprint of the facility now measures approximately 365,000 square feet and the project has created 100 jobs. The Hillsborough campus treats more than 25,000 patients annually and is the primary workplace for approximately 500 UNC Health employees.

Margaret Helton, MD, director of the Department of Family Medicine

The UNC Hospitals Hillsborough campus is an extension of the UNC Medical Center at Chapel Hill and is home to several UNC specialty programs. These include family medicine, geriatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation (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 that UNC Medical Center is known for. The Hillsborough campus includes a medical office building, an emergency department – ​​which was the first ACEP-accredited geriatric emergency department in the state – outpatient surgery, and inpatient services such as medical geriatrics, as well as support services to provide integrated, convenient and patient-centered services. care.

The Hillsborough campus has also earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for total hip and knee replacement certification by demonstrating continued compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe, quality patient care.

About UNC Health

UNC Health is a North Carolina state-owned integrated health care system 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 made up of UNC Hospitals at Chapel Hill, consistently ranked among the top medical centers in the country; the UNC School of Medicinea nationally recognized research institution; Pardee UNC Healthcare in Hendersonville; Chatham Hospital in the town of Siler; Johnston Health at Clayton and Smithfield; UNC Lenoir Health Care in Kingston; Wayne Health Care UNC in Goldsboro; Caldwell UNC Healthcare to Lenoir; Nash UNC Health Care at Rocky Mount; UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden, Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, UNC South-East Health in Lumberton, UNC REX Health and its network of providers in Wake County; UNC Health Blue Ridge in the Morganton area; and the UNC Physician Network. For more information, please visit www.unchealth.org

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