Welcome to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

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Welcome to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a fully integrated academic medical center located in Winston-Salem, NC. The institution comprises the medical education and research components of Wake Forest School of Medicine; the integrated clinical structure and consumer brand Wake Forest Baptist Health; the commercialization of research discoveries through Wake Forest Innovations, and a network of affiliated community-based hospitals, physician practices, outpatient services and other medical facilities.

Wake Forest Innovations - Wake Forest Innovations establishes and manages new businesses and partnerships, based on innovative products and services arising from the ideas, discoveries and scientific research assets of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Where To Find Us

Medical Center Campus - Wake Forest Baptist is an integrated system that operates 1,004 acute care, rehabilitation and psychiatric care beds, outpatient services, and community health and information centers. The Medical Center Campus is located at Medical Center Boulevard in Winston-Salem, NC.

Davie Medical Center - In 2013, we changed the name of both our Bermuda Run and Mocksville locations to Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center to better reflect the relationship between the two campuses and to acknowledge the long history we have had with the residents of Davie County.

Lexington Medical Center - A not-for-profit facility located in Davidson County, Lexington Medical Center operates 94 acute care beds and serves as a satellite provider of Wake Forest Baptist Health specialty services.

Find out more about our many locations.

Preparing for 2014 Transition to ICD-10

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is actively preparing for institution-wide conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and treatment codes as federally mandated effective October 1, 2014.

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Wake Forest Baptist in the News

Soccer injuries

Professional Soccer Injuries Studied to Determine Level of Severity

If you’re a faithful follower of the World Cup games, have you ever wondered if your favorite player is going overboard with an injury or outright faking one? Daryl Rosenbaum, M.D., a sports medicine physician and researcher at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, asked that same question to determine if injury embellishments occurred to give players a needed rest or because the winning team was trying to run out the clock.
• View the news coverage from The New Yorker and  CBC radio, Canada’s national public broadcaster.
• Read the news release.
• Learn more about Sports Medicine.

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Common Herbal Supplement Can Cause Dangerous Interactions with Prescription Drugs

St. John’s wort, the leading complementary and alternative treatment for depression in the United States, can be dangerous when taken with many commonly prescribed drugs, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Lower Isn't Necessarily Better for People with High Blood Pressure

In a study published in the June 16 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine, a research team led by Carlos J. Rodriguez, M.D., associate professor of public health sciences, found that lowering systolic blood pressure below 120 does not appear to provide additional benefit for patients. Systolic pressure is the top number in a standard blood pressure reading (e.g., 120/80).

 

 

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Brenner Children’s Hospital Again Ranked among Best in Country by U.S. News & World Report

For the second straight year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, among the best children’s hospitals in the country. Brenner Children’s was ranked in two specialties, neonatology (No. 26) and orthopaedics (No. 39).
• Read the news coverage in the Winston-Salem Journal and the Triad Business Journal
• Read the news release
• Find out more about Brenner Children’s Hospital

Fracture Liaison Service

Liaison Program Works To Prevent Fragility Fractures in Older Adults

Last fall, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center became one of the first academic medical centers in the country to establish a formal fracture liaison service program.

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It’s Safe to Go In the Water, Just Don’t Swallow It

There is nothing better on a hot, summer day than a refreshing dip in a community pool, water park, lake or ocean. However, bacteria and parasites can lurk in all kinds of water and put a real damper on summertime fun unless people practice a few, simple safety tips says Christopher Ohl, M.D., professor of infectious diseases.
• View news coverage on LiveScience.com and Toronto Telegraph.
• Read the release.
• Find out more about infectious diseases.

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Lab-Grown Vaginal Organs Implanted in Patients

 A research team led by scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has reported the long-term success of vaginal organs that were engineered in the lab and implanted in four teenage girls. The young women were born with a rare genetic defect in which the vagina and uterus are undeveloped or absent. Scientists said the breakthrough can potentially be applied to other conditions, such as uterine cancer, and that the study illustrates how regenerative medicine strategies can be applied to a variety of tissues and organs.

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