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 45 community-based specialty and hospital affiliations across the region and nation.
Duke LifePoint Healthcare
In 2011, LifePoint Healthcare, a hospital system of 54 community hospitals across the U.S., joined with Duke and formed Duke LifePoint Healthcare to provide community hospitals with clinical and operational resources and to connect our faculty with a large network of providers and communities. This helps fulfill a major Duke Health priority—improving the alignment of clinical practice and research to enhance participant recruitment and retention and to support clinical research across a range of practice settings and participant demographics.
Duke Network Services oversees a range of specialty affiliation options designed to enhance clinical offerings, 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.