Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the U.S. and is recognized nationally as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting performance standards. Wake Forest Baptist is fully accredited with no recommendations for compliance improvement. Read our Joint Commission Quality Report.
America's Best Hospitals
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is ranked among the nation's best hospitals for Cancer, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-2013 Best Hospitals, online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals. (July 2012)
America’s Top Doctors
In 2011, Castle Connolly partnered with U.S. News & World Report to develop their annual "Top Doctors" list. 114 physicians from Wake Forest Baptist are named on it in 2012-2013. Of those physicians, 38 are among the top one percent in their specialties. (July 2012)
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"A" for Patient Safety
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center earned an “A” in hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that alerts America’s heath industry that big leaps in health care safety, quality and customer value will be recognized and rewarded. (June 1012)
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Most Connected Hospitals
U.S. News & World report recognizes Wake Forest Baptist as one of the 156 "Most Connected Hospitals" in the country for our use of electronic medical records. (July 2012)
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Best Doctors in America
The 2013 Best Doctors in America® database includes 298 physicians from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a 3.4 percent increase from the previous list.
See who is on the list.
Magnet Nurse Award
Recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice, ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program® provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care that they can expect to receive. Nursing at WFBMC is in the top 2% of Magnet facilities designated in 1999, 2003 and 2009. Read the News Release.
NRC Consumer Choice Award
Since 1999, Wake Forest Baptist has been selected by area residents as their Top Consumer Choice for hospital care. The award is determined by an independent survey from the National Research Corporation based on overall quality, best image and reputation, and best doctors and nurses.
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National Association of Epilepsy Centers
Wake Forest Baptist’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is recognized internationally for the management of epilepsy. With our comprehensive approach to care, we are among the top-rated epilepsy programs in the country and the only program in western North Carolina that meets the Level IV guidelines of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers – the highest level of accreditation a medical center can achieve. Read the announcement.
Radiation Oncology ACR Accreditation
The Radiation Oncology Department has been awarded a three-year accreditation (through 2016) by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the nation's oldest and most widely-accepted radiation oncology accrediting body. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific guidelines and standards developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field.