Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a nationally recognized academic medical center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with an integrated enterprise including educational and research facilities, hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers, and other primary and specialty care facilities serving 24 counties in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia. Its divisions are Wake Forest Baptist Health, a regional clinical system with close to 175 locations, 900 physicians and 1,000 acute-care beds; Wake Forest School of Medicine, an established leader in medical education and research; and Wake Forest Innovations, which promotes the commercialization of research discoveries and operates Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, an urban research and business park specializing in biotechnology, materials science and information technology. Wake Forest Baptist’s clinical, research and educational programs are annually ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of the community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all. The 919-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, delivering health and wellness services. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children’s Hospital, Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children’s Emergency Departments, and a Level 1 Trauma Center. WakeMed’s team of more than 8,200 employees, 1,500 volunteers, 1,200 affiliated physicians and the more than 255 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health.
Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina working every day to improve the health of 1.4 million people. It is made up of eight hospitals, 70 physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services. Vidant Health includes: Vidant Medical Group, a reputable and established multispecialty physician group that provides superior care for the health and wellness needs of eastern North Carolina with more than 350 primary and specialty care providers in more than 70 locations; and Vidant Medical Center, which is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Its goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.