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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a fully integrated academic medical center located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The institution comprises the medical education and research components of Wake Forest School of Medicine, the integrated clinical structure and consumer brand Wake Forest Baptist Health, which includes North Carolina Baptist Hospital and the nationally-ranked Brenner Children’s Hospital, Wake Forest Innovations, which promotes the commercialization of Wake Forest's research discoveries and operates Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, an urban research and technology park, as well a network of affiliated community based hospitals, physician practices, outpatient services and other medical facilities. Wake Forest School of Medicine is ranked among the nation’s best medical schools and is a leading national research center in fields such as regenerative medicine, cancer, neuroscience, aging, addiction and public health sciences. Wake Forest Baptist’s clinical programs have been consistently ranked as among the best in the country by U.S.News & World Report since 1993.
The system, which includes Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center, comprises 1,004 acute care and rehabilitation beds and has been ranked as one of the nation's "Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report since 1993.
Wake Forest Baptist also holds the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission, the nation’s esteemed standards-setting and accrediting body for health care quality.
Wake Forest Baptist has 298 physicians listed in Best Doctors in America®. The institution is in the top third in funding by the National Institutes of Health and fourth in the Southeast in revenues from its licensed intellectual property.