Volunteers Needed

new green gift shop logo vector filesThe Duke Regional Hospital Auxiliary needs volunteers to staff their gift shop, The Giftique. Do you have four hours to give each week? Volunteers assist customers with purchases, restock merchandise and work the cash register. Training is provided.

The Giftique is located just inside the main entrance of the hospital on the third floor. The shop offers a wide array of gift items including cards, flower arrangements, stuffed animals, baby gifts, jewelry, books, snacks and toiletries.

The hospital Auxiliary helps raise funds to support Duke Regional programs and services through The Giftique, the daily fundraiser operated by the Auxiliary and staffed by volunteers. They also hold fundraising sales throughout the year.

Click here to learn more about The Giftique.

Helping Cancer Patients During Treatment

make upDuke Regional is proud to offer American Cancer Society’s Look Good…Feel Better® program for our patients and the community. Look Good…Feel Better provides support for cancer patients who have experienced hair loss or other physical appearance changes due to chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

Each session features a cosmetology professional who provides tips on styling wigs or head scarves, make up application and methods for dealing with discolored nails and skin changes. Participants learn these skills while bonding with others who are dealing with similar issues.

Look Good…Feel Better is held on the first Monday of every month from 5:30-7:30 pm in the North Conference Room at Duke Regional Hospital. To register, call (919) 470-7168. For a list of upcoming classes, click here.

Walking for the Health of Our Community

Did you know cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of all Americans?

  • Someone dies from cardiovascular disease every 39 seconds.
  • Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.
  • Congenital cardiovascular defects are the most common cause of infant death from birth defects.

Duke Regional Hospital has once again teamed up with the American Heart Association to participate in the Triangle Heart Walk, and has already raised almost $7000 in lifesaving funds for the AHA!

The Triangle Heart Walk will be held this Sunday, September 28 at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Festivities begin at 12:30 pm and the walk begins at 2 pm.

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s annual celebration to promote physical activity and heart healthy living in a fun, family- and dog-friendly environment. Many of our employees will walk in honor of a loved one who’s been affected by heart disease or stroke. Others walk simply to help make a difference in the communities we serve.

To learn more about participating in the Triangle Heart Walk or to donate, visit triangleheartwalk.org.

Duke Regional Offers Comprehensive Heart Services

Whether it’s chest pain, abnormal heart rhythms or advanced coronary artery or valve disease, our staff provides complete heart care services, including diagnostic capability, cardiac catheterization, angioplasty and open-heart surgical procedures. Duke Regional has the technology and expertise to diagnose and treat your heart problem and guide your recovery.

Learn more about one of our cardiologists, Michael Komada, MD.

Duke Weight Loss Surgery Virtual Tour

For many people suffering from obesity, diet and exercise are not enough. Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, has proved to be an effective option.

Duke offers an individually tailored approach to bariatric surgery. Nearly 99 percent of our bariatric surgeries are completed using minimally invasive surgical techniques, meaning they require only small incisions. Smaller incisions can translate to less pain, fewer complications, smaller scars, and a faster recovery time.

Duke’s in-house bariatric team is comprised of six fellowship-trained surgeons, a physician assistant, a clinical psychologist, registered dieticians, an endocrinologist, nurses, and other dedicated support staff.

Our program is designated a Center of Excellence and Center of Distinction by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Optum Health, and Cigna. Only centers that meet strict criteria including high quality care and positive patient outcomes receive this designation.

Take a virtual tour of our clinic:

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Duke Minimally Invasive General Surgery and the Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery is located at 407 Crutchfield Street in Durham. Our clinic provides free parking and is easily accessible.

Our waiting room features bariatric chairs and restrooms to accommodate our patients.

Our waiting room features bariatric chairs and restrooms to accommodate our patients.

Our exam rooms are bright and open. We take pride in ensuring our patients have a comfortable and inviting experience during their visit.

Our exam rooms are bright and open. We take pride in ensuring our patients have a comfortable and inviting experience during their visit.

Seminars are led by a surgeon. Feel free to ask questions during the seminar or at the end. To register for a seminar, click here or watch the online seminar.

Seminars are led by a surgeon. Feel free to ask questions during the seminar or at the end.

To register for a seminar, click here or watch the online seminar.

Preparing for Childbirth: What to bring to the hospital

Pregnant womanIt’s almost here…the day you’ve been waiting for. Whether this is your first child or your fifth, you may be eager, excited or even a little nervous. At Duke Regional, we are committed to providing a memorable experience for you and your loved ones. Wondering what to bring to the hospital? We recommend:

  • comfortable walking shoes or non-skid slippers
  • a robe
  • comfortable clothes to wear home
  • a nursing/support bra
  • three or four receiving blankets
  • an outfit for baby to wear home (we suggest something with legs as they work better with car seats)
  • two to three diapers
  • Your favorite snacks, although the hospital has a cafeteria and 24-hour vending machines

To learn more about The Birth Place at Duke Regional, visit dukeregional.org/childbirth.

Duke MyChart Frequently Asked Questions

Duke MyChart is an online tool that enables you to help manage and receive information about your health. With Duke MyChart, you can:
• Request medical appointments.
• View your health summary from the Duke MyChart electronic medical record.
• View test results.
• Request prescription renewals.
• Access trusted health information resources.
• Communicate electronically and securely with your medical care team.

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Duke MyChart.

How do I sign up?
Patients will be issued a Duke MyChart activation code during their clinic visit. This code will allow you to log in to dukemychart.org and create your own username and password. If you were not issued an activation code, you may contact the clinic or Duke Customer Service at 919-620-4555 or 800-782-6945 8am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday or 8am-4pm Thursday.

When can I see my test results in MyChart?
Your test results are released to your Duke MyChart account after your physician has reviewed them. This is generally within 1-12 days.

Why are certain test results not shared electronically via Duke MyChart?
Your provider is able to determine which types of test results are able to be accessed through Duke MyChart. Further, tests of a very sensitive nature are not released to Duke MyChart.

If I send a message to my doctor or nurse, when can I expect a reply?
Your healthcare team is committed to responding in a timely manner. You will generally receive an answer within 1-3 business days. Please note Duke MyChart should not be used to communicate urgent situations. Please contact your medical center if the situation requires immediate attention or dial 911 if it is an emergency.

I forgot my password. What should I do?
Contact Duke Customer Service at 919-620-4555 or 800-782-6945 8am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday or 8am-4pm Thursday to request a new, secure password. You may also click the “Forgot password” link on the sign-in page to reset your password online.

How is Duke MyChart secure?
We take great care to ensure your health information is kept private and secure. Access to information is controlled through secure activation codes, personal usernames, and passwords. Each person controls their password, and the account cannot be accessed without that password. Duke MyChart also uses the latest technology to automatically encrypt your session. Unlike conventional e-mail, all Duke MyChart messaging is done while you are securely logged on to our website.

Who do I contact if I have further questions?
If you have any questions about Duke MyChart, please call Duke Customer Service at 919-620-4555 or 800-782-6945 8am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday or 8am-4pm Thursday.

Check out more Duke MyChart FAQs here.