Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). In 1941, the Wake Forest School of Medicine joined with North Carolina Baptist Hospital, creating what today is now known as Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, one of the more progressive academic medicine sites in the country. 

wake forestWake Forest Baptist has 885 licensed beds and is one of the busiest teaching hospitals with 38,600 annual admissions, 104,000 emergency department visits and 837,000 other outpatient visits. More than 1,110 physicians are part of the Wake Forest School of Medicine faculty, and 13,600 people are employed at the facility. Wake Forest received $184.7 million in total research awards last year, making it a prime research hub within the country's Atlantic region. One of the newest components of the hospital is Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise that turns inventions and new technologies at Wake Forest Baptist into new products and services. From 2008 to 2012, the business has created $318 million in licensing revenues.

Quality and safety measures at Wake Forest Baptist are among the best in the nation. U.S. News & World Report rated the hospital second in North Carolina for overall care and ranked it nationally in 12 specialties. Wake Forest Baptist especially excels in cancer and nephrology care, according to U.S. News. This year, Healthgrades also presented the hospital with awards for excellence in cardiac surgery, prostate surgery and vascular surgery. The 2014 "Best Doctors in America" list featured 278 Wake Forest Baptist physicians in 33 specialties.

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