Letter from our Chief Executive Officer
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s commitment to community
health continues to grow in both dollars and outreach.
Each year, we report to the state of North Carolina the
value of our “Community Benefits,’’ the services and programs that we offer to
the community at large.
We are pleased to report that for the 2016 fiscal year, we
spent $378.1 million on Community
Benefits, an increase of .5 percent over
the previous year’s contribution of $376.3
Our Community Benefits spending includes our public outreach
efforts and financial support for research, education and community programs.
We invite you to learn about our specific Community Benefits
spending, and the unique programs and people associated with Wake Forest
Baptist through these stories:
- A look at the DEAC
(Delivering Equal Access to Care) Clinic, our student-run, physician-staffed
initiative that has provided free care to hundreds of people since it began in
- A feature on our Epilepsy
Foundation, which for years has provided free medication that prevents or
- A story about the SECU
Family House and how camaraderie and training take place between the relatives
and patients who stay at this low-cost residence and medical students and
nurses who meet with them, to better understand patient-provider relationships.
We are pleased to work with terrific community
partners in many of our outreach programs, and we are privileged to serve
patients and families throughout the region. We look forward to continuing
these innovative and exciting outreach efforts that help improve community
John D. McConnell, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center