WakeMed

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WakeMed Health and Hospitals
TypeHealthcare
Founded1961
HeadquartersRaleigh, North Carolina, United States
Number of locations2 hospitals, 8 outpatient facilities
Area servedWake County, North Carolina
Employees8,000 +
Websitehttp://www.wakemed.org/
Footnotes / references
[1]
 
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This article is about the healthcare system based in Raleigh, NC. For the unaffiliated medical school in Winston-Salem, NC, see Wake Forest School of Medicine.
WakeMed Health and Hospitals
TypeHealthcare
Founded1961
HeadquartersRaleigh, North Carolina, United States
Number of locations2 hospitals, 8 outpatient facilities
Area servedWake County, North Carolina
Employees8,000 +
Websitehttp://www.wakemed.org/
Footnotes / references
[1]

WakeMed Health and Hospitals is an 870-bed healthcare system with multiple facilities placed around the metropolitan Raleigh, North Carolina area.[1] WakeMed’s main campus is located on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh, North Carolina. WakeMed serves multiple counties throughout the state and specializes in a variety of services including cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, high-risk pregnancy, children’s care, trauma, physical rehabilitation and critical care transport.

History[edit]

The construction of a publicly financed hospital for Wake County, North Carolina was approved via a voter-authorized bond issue in 1955. Memorial Hospital of Wake County, today known as WakeMed Raleigh Campus, opened in 1961 with 380 beds and 50 doctors. Though originally a public hospital, WakeMed is currently a private, not-for-profit corporation that operates many facilities in and around Wake County.

As of March, 2011, WakeMed is the only provider of the following services in Wake County:[2]

Facilities[edit]

WakeMed Raleigh Campus[edit]

WakeMed's largest campus, based in Raleigh, houses five adult intensive care units, a same-day surgery center, two 24-hour emergency departments, one for adults and another for children, an 84-bed rehabilitation hospital, a Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace, a 36-bed neonatal intensive care nursery, physician practices through WakeMed Faculty Physicians, laboratories and diagnostic services.

WakeMed Cary Hospital[edit]

WakeMed Cary Hospital, located in Cary, North Carolina opened in 1991 as Western Wake Medical Center. It is a 156-bed hospital with 24-hour emergency services, a same-day surgery center, a Women's Pavilion & Birthplace, an intensive care unit, imaging services, and a sleep center specializing in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.

Outpatient facilities[edit]

In addition to its two full service hospitals, WakeMed operates several outpatient facilities that include freestanding emergency departments. The stand alone emergency department locations include:

The system also has multiple outpatient rehab locations in and around Wake County.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WakeMed at a Glance". Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  2. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 2011-03-28. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°47′05″N 78°35′16″W / 35.7847°N 78.5879°W / 35.7847; -78.5879