The work of Wake Forest Baptist involves and touches the lives of people from various walks of life:
- Patients and families
Read more about some of the personal stories from Wake Forest Baptist:
Melanoma survivor recounts treatment with gratitude
Faced with a frightening diagnosis of melanoma in 2006, Susan Hines turned to Wake Forest Baptist’s Comprehensive Cancer Center for treatment. Now, after successful surgery and follow-up care, she shares her experience.
Wake Forest Baptist’s first employee leaves legacy that still benefits patients
Shortly before North Carolina Baptist Hospital opened in 1923, Miss Olivia Hall served as an assistant to the hospital administrator, Rev. G.T. Lumpkin. Upon the official opening on May 28, 1923, she became the first employee hired.
For the next 42 years, until her retirement in 1965, Hall performed an astonishing variety of duties: She handled patient room assignments, admitted patients, escorted them to their rooms, filed charts, kept financial records, handled billing and collections, prepared the payroll, and served as secretary to the superintendent. She could also be seen daily walking the hospital’s deposits uptown to Wachovia Bank. Even in retirement, Hall came to the hospital nearly every day, greeting former co-workers and patients from the information desk.
Newmans fund scholarship, aim to promote community involvement
W. Harold Newman, M.D. ’56, and his wife Ernestine, helped three of their four children through the School of Medicine, but they wanted to make sure others had that experience as well. The Fayetteville, N.C., couple, who have traveled the world on medical missions as a way of giving back, recently endowed the Newman Family Scholarship with a $100,000 gift to the school. Preference for the award would be given to students who show a desire to volunteer and give back to their community.