Emergency Department

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The Emergency Department at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center that provides excellent emergency healthcare for all types of injuries and illnesses, from life-threatening conditions such as heart attacks or strokes to flu and viral illnesses.

Our expert triage team accesses each patient as they walk in the door, so wait times are 0 minutes for potentially life-threatening conditions such as chest pain, stroke, etc. 

About 1 in 4 patients are sick enough to be admitted to the hospital and more than 50 percent of patients need X-rays, scans, blood work or IV therapy.  

Our team consists of more than 30 board-certified emergency physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, experienced emergency nurses, sexual assault nurse examiners, forensic nurse examiners, social workers, case managers and other specially trained staff.

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Renovated Emergency Department Lobby Now Open

Renovated Emergency Department Lobby Now Open

The lobby of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Adult Emergency Department was reopened today with a more open floor plan, additional seating, new quiet areas, improved family consultation spaces and brighter color schemes.

Last Updated: 08-13-2014
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