Duke Network Services supports a wide range of community-based specialty and hospital affiliations by linking them with the renowned expertise of Duke Health through innovative programs that promote evidence-based medicine, improve community health and facilitate access to research.
Transforming health care locally, regionally and nationally
Duke Health is dedicated to strengthening hospitals in the communities we serve. Duke Network Services supports these efforts through a wide range of community-based specialty and hospital affiliations linked to the renowned expertise of Duke Health through innovative programs that promote evidence-based medicine, improve community health and provide access to research. Duke Network Services has more than 25 years of experience in over 40 community-based specialty and hospital affiliations across the region and nation.
Duke LifePoint Healthcare
In 2011, LifePoint Healthcare, a national operator of community hospitals across the U.S., joined with Duke and formed Duke LifePoint Healthcare to provide healthcare organizations with clinical and operational resources and to connect our faculty with a large network of providers and communities. This partnership helps fulfill a major Duke Health priority – working with healthcare organizations to improve clinical quality and patient safety in communities locally, regionally and nationally.
Duke Network Services oversees a range of specialty affiliation options designed to enhance specialty-based clinical services, clinical research participation and educational opportunities in community-based hospitals to keep care local. Affiliation programs are tailored to meet hospitals’ unique needs and goals—and are developed after a collaborative assessment and planning process.