For more than 35 years, Duke Regional Hospital has been committed to caring for residents of Durham and the surrounding communities. Our employees devote time, money, and lots of energy to causes throughout this community -- because this is where we live, too.
We’re your friends and your neighbors, and our commitment to caring extends far beyond the hospital walls by giving back and through sponsorships. We also have an active volunteer program.
Community Needs Assessment
Duke Regional Hospital, along with Duke University Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital, is committed to caring for our community. Read about our community involvement in 2012 and goals for 2013 in our Health Needs Assessment.
Duke Regional Hospital is proud to be a part of our community. We give back by partnering with a number of charitable organizations. Here are a few of the organizations we have supported recently.
American Heart Association: During the fall of 2012, our employees raised $5,323 for the American Heart Association's Triangle Heart Walk to prevent and treat heart disease.
United Way of the Greater Triangle: Duke Regional Hospital, along with Duke Medicine, once again participated in the United Way campaign to raise funds for various programs in the community during the fall of 2012.
Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina: In December 2012, Duke Regional collected 582 pounds of food for the North Carolina Food Bank. According to the Food Bank, this allowed them to feed the equivalent of 490 meals.
Salvation Army: In December 2012, Duke Regional Hospital employees once again adopted 175 angels from the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. Boys and girls in the community received their wish gifts thanks to the generous donations.
Duke Regional is proud to sponsor a number of community programs and events, including:
Durham’s Operation Medicine Drop: Duke Regional Hospital was a site for Durham’s Operation Medicine Drop in September 2012 and March 2013.
The goal of Operation Medicine Drop is to protect children from potential drug overdose or drug abuse and ensure empty plastic pill bottles are properly recycled. A total of 10,291 doses were collected in December and 8,897 in March.
Vial of Life: Duke Regional Hospital is a proud sponsor of the Durham County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Vial of Life program. This program ensures that important information is readily available to emergency responders in the event of a medical emergency during which a patient is unable to communicate.
Durham County EMS provides participants with a refrigerator magnet, a medicine bottle labeled Vial of Life, and a form. The form has areas for personal data, past medical history, allergies, advanced directives, current medications, and emergency contact numbers. Find out more about the Vial of Life program, including how to participate in the program, at www.vialoflife.com.