Below is an announcement by Duke University's Chancellor for Health Affairs, A. Eugene Washington.

Renewed focus on health

The decision to update our name stems from widespread deliberations involving many groups within Duke, and signals the health system’s renewed focus on health improvement, announced Duke University’s chancellor for health affairs, A. Eugene Washington, MD, president and chief executive officer of the Duke University Health System.

Duke Health signals our intention to explore more comprehensive approaches to health that extend beyond medical care and into other areas of population health improvement, Washington explained.  Duke Health also represents a more inclusive and synergistic approach to maximizing contributions to health improvement from the diverse array of disciplines and schools that comprise Duke University, as well as from our external partners.