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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
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
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.