A Look Back
September 8, 2001, was a historic day for the women and children of North Carolina. A crowd of more than 1,500 gathered at UNC Hospitals that afternoon to celebrate the dedication of the new, freestanding women and children’s hospitals, finally complete after five years of painstaking construction.
The stand-alone Children’s Hospital allowed us to provide North Carolina’s children something they never had before: a facility that brought together complete inpatient and outpatient care for children in one location—a true children’s hospital! The state’s children’s hospital.
N.C. Children’s Hospital Today
As a major referral center for children with complex conditions, N.C. Children’s Hospital physicians work hand-in-hand with community hospitals and pediatricians all across the state, providing specialty care to more than 70,000 children from all 100 counties in North Carolina each year.
Recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals, N.C. Children’s Hospital has 150 inpatient beds and a comprehensive children's outpatient center located in the same building, a first for North Carolina. And because many of our patients have conditions that cause frequent or long-term hospital stays, the Children's Hospital has several specialty areas that offer places to escape and "just be a kid."
Learn more about our state-of-the-art facilities and what makes them specially equipped to serve as a “home away from home” for children and families when they need it most.