ABOUT UNC CHILDREN'S
As a top-tier academic medical center, UNC Children's protects the health of children throughout North Carolina and beyond, no matter how critical or rare their challenges. More than merely treating patients, we uphold a four-tiered mission to "CARE," aligning clinical care, advocacy, research, and education to deliver world-class, patient- and family-centered care—always regardless of a family's ability to pay.
UNC Children's offers complete inpatient and outpatient care at our state-of-the-art clinical home, N.C. Children's Hospital, a part of UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. We also bring leading-edge care closer to home through more than two dozen satellite outpatient clinics located throughout North Carolina and a partnership with New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
- Our world-class physicians and other clinicians represent all pediatric subspecialties and are capable of treating children with virtually any disease or disorder.
- Total beds: 150, including:
- 48-bed Level IV NICU
- 10-bed Level III NICU
- 20-bed PICU
- By the Numbers
Inpatient visits in 2013: 6,743
Outpatient visits in 2013: 73,131
- In 2013, we treated children from all 100 counties in North Carolina and from 45 states across the country.
With every beat of his heart
When 14-year-old Sam presented with a heart arrhythmia never before documented in the medical journals, pediatric electrophysiologist, Dr. Sunita Ferns, found herself facing the most challenging case of her career. More >>
Reelin' for Research angles for a cure
A man's love of family and fishing creates a legacy of hope for pediatric cancer research at UNC Children's through Reelin' for Research fishing tournament. More >>
Video games can help kids lose weight
Parents hear all the time about the risks of too much video gaming–but as Dr. Eliana Perrin reports to Time Warner Cable News, more studies are showing benefits to interactive video games as fitness made fun. (Sssssh! Don't tell the kids.) More >>