Our New Medical Education Building at Innovation Quarter

A new Medical Education Building for the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Innovation Quarter has just been announced.

We have launched a $50 million philanthropic capital campaign to fund the transformation of a former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company building into an optimal learning environment.

The building is adjacent to 525@vine, which houses our Physician Assistant Studies, and Division of Public Health Sciences, and near Wake Forest Biotech Place, our modern research facility.

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.

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Wake Forest Baptist in the News

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Six Vidant Health Hospitals Join Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke Network

The Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke Network partners with community hospitals to ensure they have 24-hour access to Wake Forest Baptist’s acute-stroke experts via two-way live video and audio consultation and image-sharing technology. The central purpose is to reduce death and disability caused by strokes.

Fully operational members include Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, and Vidant Edgecombe in Tarboro. Later this year, three more Vidant system hospitals will be integrated into the network.

The Vidant additions bring the number of hospitals in the network to 20.

 

 

Six Vidant Health Hospitals Join Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke Network
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Slow Heart Rate Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Bradycardia – a slower than normal heartbeat – does not increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by Ajay Dharod, M.D., instructor in internal medicine, and a team of researchers. The study is published in the Jan.19 online edition of the Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

Slow Heart Rate Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Disease
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Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients

Pediatric researchers at Wake Forest Baptist have found that obesity as determined by body mass index was a statistically significant predictor of blood clot formation in juveniles. The research is published in the current issue of the journal Hospital Pediatrics.

 Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients
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U.S. Military-funded Research Could Help Wounded Soldiers have Children

With U.S. Department of Defense funding, researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are working to engineer testicle tissue is the lab to help servicemen with pelvic injuries from improvised explosive devices. In the project's early stages, miniature testicular tissue has been created and tested in animals. It can secrete male hormones and has the potential to make sperm, providing function similar to a normal organ.

 

U.S. Military-funded Research Could Help Wounded Soldiers have Children
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Combination of Diet and Exercise Offers Benefits in Patients with a Common Type of Heart Failure

Research by Dalane W. Kitzman, M.D., professor of cardiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has found that diet and exercise can help relieve the main symptoms of a rapidly increasing form of heart failure. The study is published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Combination of Diet and Exercise Offers Benefits in Patients with a Common Type of Heart Failure
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Wake Forest Baptist Performs its First Heart-Kidney Transplant

In the procedure that spanned more than 18 hours, Keith Overcash of Denton received both organs from the same donor. The heart transplant was done first, by Edward Kincaid, M.D., associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery. After that was judged successful, the kidney operation was performed by Jeffrey Rogers, M.D., professor of surgery.

Wake Forest Baptist Performs its First Heart-Kidney Transplant
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