About Community Benefits
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has long provided a variety of community benefits to Winston-Salem, Forsyth County and northwest North Carolina. Improving health in our community, state and nation is part of the mission of the Medical Center, Forsyth County’s largest employer and the only academic medical center in western North Carolina.
Those benefits take many forms—everything from community outreach, education, research, charity care and many other unique efforts to help those in need. In 2012, the Medical Center provided $237.4 million in community benefits, as reported to the state of North Carolina and the federal government.
Our community benefits include:
- Providing millions of dollars in charity care to those who cannot afford health care
- Supporting health and medical education programs to train our future health providers and tomorrow’s leaders
- Contributing to research into the treatments and cures of tomorrow
- Sponsoring health screenings, community service programming, health ministry and dozens of special programs
Click here to read a letter from our executives about our annual Community Benefits report.
Use the links below to see a pie chart showing the 2012 numbers, and to read about programs in Winston-Salem and the region supported by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
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|Community Financial Support|| ||Mother and daughter on the run together for good health|| ||Day of Caring provides health resources for those in need|| ||Empowering and engaging women and girls|| ||Teaching families to live a healthier lifestyle|