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1 Duke Periop

On April 18, 2018, for the first time in the history of Duke Health, all members of the perioperative teams from Duke University Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital came together under one roof—that of Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium. The event marked the launch of the new Perioperative System model, a system-wide change to support global perioperative decision-making, guide operations, and maximize resource utilization in the surgical environments across the Duke University Health System.

Throughout the year, perioperative surgical teams participate in an ongoing series of “collaboration labs” or huddles, in an effort to streamline and unify quality of care. Huddles for the Duke Perioperative team serve to unite team members under One Duke Health.

ASSET Program

The Duke Department of Surgery has partnered with schools and programs in the local Durham community to provide career mentorship and educational assistance to financially disadvantaged students. The Academic Success Through Surgical Education and Training (ASSET) program aims to foster high achievement in science through surgical education. The program focuses on empowerment, modeling, and career orientation, while providing anatomy, simulation, and surgical workshops throughout the year for students.

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"What’s Best for Breasts"

This annual breast cancer community symposium includes question and answer panels with the Duke's breast experts, interactive information sessions, risk assessments, and tours of the breast imaging department. Attendees can learn about breast imaging, genetic testing, breast cancer risk assessment, women’s health, diet/nutrition, breast cancer prevention and treatment.

Smile Stand

The Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Center holds an annual Smile Stand event to raise support and celebrate the cleft and craniofacial community. The Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Team is a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the care of children with cleft and craniofacial conditions. Each Smile Stand location serves treats and lemonade and offers family-friendly activities, including face painting and balloon art.

World Voice Day

World Voice Day is an international day of celebration of the human voice. Duke Voice Care Center has led North Carolina's observation of World Voice Day (WVD) since 2007. Each year at World Voice Day the vocal health experts of Duke Voice Care Center help people learn about how the voice works, how people can keep their voices healthy and strong, and what to do if they have a voice problem.