Try Duke Regional’s Free Electronic Card Service for Patients

ecardDo you have a friend or loved one currently being cared for at Duke Regional Hospital? Use our free electronic card service to send a thoughtful and encouraging message to brighten their day.

Select a design, enter your message, click send, and a hospital volunteer will personally deliver the card to the patient’s room.

This service is available for inpatients currently staying at Duke Regional. We cannot deliver to outpatients or patients in the emergency room. Cards are delivered Monday through Friday; we are unable to deliver cards on holidays.

Click here to show your support and send a message to a loved one today!

How to Become a Patient’s Advocate

doctor and patientYou can help hospitalized friends or loved ones by being their patient advocate—the person who will help them work with physicians, nurses and hospital staff. To help your loved ones make the best decisions about their care and treatment, here is some advice:

  • Know what condition your loved one is being treated for.
  • Know your loved one’s rights and responsibilities.
  • Know whether or not your loved one has an advance directive and if so, what it specifies.
  • If your loved one is too ill or reluctant to ask questions, make note of his or her concerns and any you may have. Don’t be afraid to speak up.
  • Will your loved one need home care or care at another facility? Speak with a member of their care team to find out your options.

Living with Epilepsy: Life without Limits

Epilepsy PhotoSeizures may be part of your life, but they shouldn’t control it. Duke Medicine invites people with epilepsy, their families and caregivers to join us for a daylong symposium with experts on current issues facing people with epilepsy. Meet fellow patients and learn more about:
• Advocacy
• Medical Marijuana
• IOM Report: Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding

This event will take place Saturday, November 1 from 9 am until 5 pm at the Trent Semans Center. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 am. Snacks and lunch will be provided.

Admission is free. Click here to register online or call 888-ASK-DUKE.