Hospice at the Meadowlands, located in Hillsborough, N.C., provides hospice and palliative care services to patients with chronic problems and terminal illnesses. It offers long-term care and rehabilitative therapies for senior citizens who are suffering from cancer, Parkinson s disease and related disorders. The group is a part of the Duke University Health System, which is a health care network that provides medical care and educational services, as well as discovers advanced ways to treat diseases through biomedical research. The system is a part of Duke University, which was established in 1924. Duke University serves more than 13,000 students, including over 6,000 undergraduate and nearly 7,000 graduate students. The university offers courses in engineering, environment, law, medicine, nursing, art and other science branches. It includes Duke University Hospital, Durham Regional Hospital, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Health Raleigh Hospital and clinical laboratories. Duke University also maintains a network of approximately 450 affiliated physician groups.