A letter from our executives

In this, our 90th year serving the medical needs of Forsyth County, the Piedmont Triad region and beyond, we’re once again proud to share our report on the community health benefits provided by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

We were founded on the North Carolina Baptist Convention’s premise of the need to provide care for those who could not afford it on their own. Many of the community health benefits we deliver each year directly tie to that original reason for the creation of what today is the region’s only academic medical center.

We’re especially proud to be on the leading edge of medical knowledge, committed to giving everyone who comes through our doors the very best treatments available. At the same time, we are fortunate to have an incredible team of physicians, scientists and researchers developing the cures and treatments of tomorrow.

As reported to the North Carolina Medical Care Commission, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center invested $237.4 million in programs defined as community benefits for the period of July 1, 2011–June 30, 2012. This total includes charity care for patients but does not include bad debt from charges the hospital is unable to recoup—an amount that totaled an additional $31.3 million.

In several of the categories that make up community benefits—such as education, research and the Downtown Health Plaza—our spending increased significantly over previous levels.

These numbers demonstrate our commitment both to current patients and to the development of treatments and cures for decades to come.

John D. McConnell Thomas E. Sibert

John D. McConnell, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center


Thomas E. Sibert, MD, MBA
President and Chief Operating Officer
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Edward Abraham Edward G. Chadwick

Edward Abraham, MD
Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine


Edward G. Chadwick
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center



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