Duke Health Timeline

- Children's Health Center opens

The McGovern-Davison Children’s Health Center opens, bringing all of Duke’s pediatric specialties under one roof. The $32.5-million facility is completely paid for through philanthropy.

- Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy established

The $200-million Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy is founded. The Institute represents Duke University's comprehensive response to the broad challenges of the Genomic Revolution.

- Integration of Cancer Affiliations

Integration of Cancer Affiliations between Cancer Center and Health System Initiatives

- Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Duke

Duke is the first hospital to establish a center dedicated exclusively to Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging

- Duke & St. Joseph’s Home Care sold

Duke & St. Joseph’s Home Care sold to Liberty Home Care.

- Just for Us launched

Just for Us launched, part of Lincoln Community Health Centers in partnership with Duke Division of Community Health, Dept. of Community and Family Medicine, and City of Durham Dept. of Social Services. Founded in response to increasing concerns about health care access, cost, and quality, Just for Us is an in-home care program for low-income, frail elderly, and disabled individuals.

- SERCEB established

A $45-million federal grant establishes the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence for Emerging Infections and Biodefense (SERCEB), a consortium of investigators from six regional universities who work to develop vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tests against emerging infections such as SARS, and for defense against organisms that might be used in bioterrorist attacks. SERCEB is led by and centered at Duke.

- Lyon Park Clinic opens

Lyon Park Clinic opens, part of Lincoln Community Health Center in partnership with Duke Division of Community Health, Duke Dept. of Community and Family Medicine, and Duke School of Nursing

- Raleigh Community Hospital becomes Duke Health Raleigh Hospital

Raleigh Community Hospital changes its name to Duke Health Raleigh Hospital. Along with announcing the new name, Duke Health Raleigh Hospital introduces Wake County residents to newly expanded services including a cardiovascular center and cancer center.

- Duke selected to lead Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology

Duke is tapped by the National Institutes of Health to lead the $300-million Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI), a consortium of universities and academic medical centers dedicated to solving major problems in HIV vaccine development and design

- Walltown Neighborhood Clinic opens

Walltown Neighborhood Clinic opens, part of Lincoln Community Health Center, partnership with Duke. The clinic serves the Walltown neighborhood and greater Durham, primarily low-income patients.

- Duke Hospital named a Magent Hospital

After a three-year application and evaluation process, Duke University Hospital is named a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Association, a distinction held by less than 4 percent of U.S. hospitals. Durham Regional achieves Magnet status in 2008; Duke Raleigh follows in 2009.

- Duke Endowment sets new record

The Duke Endowment sets a new record for the largest single gift to the medical center, with $50 million to help build a medical education facility and develop a state-of-the-art pediatric inpatient facility.

- Hock Family Pavilion opens

Duke Hospice's Hock Family Pavilion opens

- Holton Wellness Clinic opens

Holton Wellness Clinic opens, part of Lincoln Community Health Center, partnership with Duke Division of Community Health, Community and Family Medicine