North Carolina Specialty Hospital FAQs

All Your Questions About North Carolina Specialty Hospital Answered

Who Owns North Carolina Specialty Hospital?

NCSH is a private N.C. specialty hospital owned by the physicians who practice here. This unique ownership model allows our physicians to use their expertise to make the best decisions for patient care.

Does North Carolina Specialty Hospital Have a Cafeteria?

Yes, NCSH has a top-notch cafeteria to provide patients with excellent, nutritious meals and snacks.

How Many Beds Does North Carolina Specialty Hospital Have?

NCSH has 18 licensed beds and nine observation beds to serve patients needing specialty surgery and recovery time from either inpatient or outpatient procedures.

Who Is the CEO of North Carolina Specialty Hospital?

Randi Shults, RN, BSN, MHSA, CNOR(e), is the CEO of NCSH. She has degrees in nursing and health service administration. Her experience includes 11 years working in operating rooms and 25 years managing surgical care delivery and hospital administration. Randi has been the CEO since 2004.

Has North Carolina Specialty Hospital received a 5-star rating from CMS?

Yes, North Carolina Specialty Hospital is pleased to have received a five-star rating from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The rating is for patient experience, which means our patients rate us highly on many aspects of the care they received:

  • Communication with doctors and nurses
  • Staff responsiveness
  • Cleanliness and quietness
  • Communication regarding medicines
  • Discharge information
  • Care transition
  • Willingness to recommend the hospital to others

Is There a Low-Cost and High-Quality Hospital Serving Durham, N.C.?

North Carolina Specialty Hospital is located in Durham and serves patients in the surrounding area. NCSH offers high-quality specialty surgical procedures from experienced surgeons. As a specialty hospital, NCSH is able to keep costs low as compared to the alternatives.

Is North Carolina Specialty Hospital Recognized for Joint Care?

NCSH earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal indicates that NCSH is committed to providing safe, high-quality patient care for joint replacement surgery.

Has North Carolina Specialty Hospital Been Recognized with Other Awards?

NCSH has been recognized multiple times by, most recently in 2023, for being in the top 10% of hospitals in the country for major orthopedic surgery. NCSH has also received BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina’s Blue Distinction Center+ designation for knee and hip replacement and spine surgery. These are just a few of the many ways NCSH has been recognized in its field for excellent patient care.

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