Welcome to North Carolina Children's Hospital
North Carolina Children's Hospital serves children who are sick or
injured. We are located at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill and provide advanced,
comprehensive care in a family-focused, child-friendly
environment. The Children's Hospital has the physicians, nurses,
staff and facilities to care for seriously ill or injured children who
require complex care.
Our new building opened in March of 2002. In designing and staffing the new hospital, care was taken to make it not only high-tech, but also family-focused and child-friendly. More than 1,000 employees work together to provide care and support for the entire family, not just the individual child.
More than 70,000 children from all 100 North Carolina counties come to N.C. Children's Hospital, resulting in more than 200,000 visits annually for diagnosis and treatment. Excellent physicians, nurses and other staff in every pediatric subspecialty come together to form a multidisciplinary team, capable of dealing with virtually any childhood disease or disorder.
UNC is a nationally recognized leader in cystic fibrosis and other respiratory disorders, hemophilia, sickle cell disease, cancer, heart disease, and trauma, including severe burns. UNC also specializes in treating children with gastrointestinal disorders, infectious diseases, birth defects and problems of growth and development.
- All pediatric and pediatric surgical
subspecialties are represented in our faculty.
- There is only one other hospital in the country
that does more invasive bronchoscopy, a diagnostic procedure to examine
a child's lungs by looking inside the lungs with a special
- More children have surgery at UNC than anywhere else in the state. Further, 30 percent of children's surgeries uses minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy, resulting in smaller incisions, less pain, less discomfort, faster recovery and smaller scars.