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Duke University Plans Cardiac Critical Care Unit Renovation

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Aug 28, 2013

Officials from Duke University Hospital discussed upcoming renovation plans for Duke North at a meeting this month. The Duke University Health System has already opened the doors to its completed Medicine Pavilion. Now, Duke’s 30-year-old hospital will undergo renovations. Improvements will focus on a 16-bed cardiac critical care unit and 11 operating rooms. According to The Herald-Sun, officials expect the renovations to be completed by August 2015. Approximately $48.4 million will be spent on the project.

“The opening of the new operating rooms and the relocation of beds provides a unique opportunity to renovate existing space in Duke North with a minimum of interference with patient care,” stated the application.

Plans for the project include completely renovating nine operating rooms and improving two other operating rooms. Project coordinators also plan to renovate the 16-bed cardiac critical care unit on the seventh floor. No new square footage changes or service changes will result from the renovations, but the patient rooms and operating rooms will have more available space.

“The standard size of operating rooms has increased since Duke University Hospital’s existing rooms were constructed,” the application says, “and the existing rooms are not able to accommodate the increasingly complex equipment that is needed to support surgical services.”


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Duke University is able to plan for these renovations in part due to its wealth of funding sources. Lab suppliers interested in marketing life science solutions and lab products at Duke University life science marketing events may also be interested to learn about
Duke’s latest funding statistics reported by the NIH and NSF. In 2012, Duke University received $355.6 million from the NIH. For a full list of life science departments receiving NIH funding organized by department, number of awards received and total funding awarded, please visit the NIH website. In addition to receiving a great deal of research funding from the NIH, Duke University also received $46 million from the NSF in 2012. The funding was distributed among projects in a number of life science fields.

Given the Duke University’s medical renovation plans and the most recent NIH and NSF funding statistics, lab suppliers may be interested in marketing their life science solutions and lab products at Duke University life science marketing events. If you are a lab supplier interested in networking with researchers, purchasing agents and lab managers at Duke University, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites you to attend our annual Duke BioResearch Product Faire™ Event. Last year, the Duke BioResearch Product Faire™ Event attracted 228 attendees, of which 72 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 35 were lab managers. The visitors came from 21 different research buildings and 41 departments around campus.

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