Waid is Promoted to Senior Vice President Position
N.C. – Aug. 31, 2015 – Michael T. Waid, M.B.A., has been
promoted to the new position of senior vice president, health system operations
and integration, at Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center.
formerly vice president, clinical operations, assumed his new duties Aug. 1. He
is responsible for the executive oversight of all health system affiliates
owned or managed by Wake Forest Baptist, including the medical centers in
Lexington and Davie County.
joining Wake Forest Baptist in 2007, Waid has provided administrative and
operational leadership across multiple areas, including adult critical care,
emergency services, imaging and intervention, laboratory medicine,
reconstructive surgery and wound care, rehabilitation and pain management and
Wake Forest Baptist Professor Named Chair of NIH Study
N.C. – Aug. 31, 2015 – Lynne
E. Wagenknecht, Dr.PH.,
professor and associate director of the Division of Public Health Sciences at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been named chair of the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) Kidney, Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes Study
Section, Center for Scientific Review.
to the NIH, study section members are selected on the basis of their
demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as
evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in
scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements
and honors. The skill and leadership offered by the chair determines to a
significant extent the effectiveness and efficiency of the review group.
Two Vice Presidents Appointed in Medical Center’s Finance
N.C. – Aug. 31, 2015 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has
appointed Denise Chamberlain, M.A.Ed., and Bradley A. Clark, M.B.A., to newly
established financial leadership positions.
has been named vice president and vice chief financial officer, effective Sept.
8. As Wake Forest Baptist’s second-in-command finance leader, she will be
responsible for financial management and performance and will serve as an
adviser to executive leadership regarding financial operations.
formerly the Medical Center’s associate vice president, treasury and capital,
began serving as vice president, treasury, on Aug. 1. His responsibilities
include managing cash, directing short and long-term investments, leading
capital market activities and interfacing with related external audiences.
brings to Wake Forest Baptist a depth of executive experience in financial
operations across a variety of for-profit and academic health care settings
while Brad brings to his new role extensive knowledge of the Medical Center,
deep capital markets experience, and strong business acumen,” said Chad A.
Eckes, M.B.A., Wake Forest Baptist’s executive vice president and chief
financial officer. “We’re thrilled to be adding these talented executives to
the senior finance leadership team.”
Wake Forest Baptist Associate Professor Named President
of State Association
N.C. – Aug. 31, 2015 –Bret
Nicks, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine
at Wake Forest Baptist Medical
Center, has been named president of the North Carolina College
of Emergency Physicians (NCCEP). He will serve as president through July 2016.
to this post, Nicks has served in many leadership
roles within the NCCEP and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
A chartered chapter of the ACEP, the
NCCEP advocates for the rights of physicians and their
patients, as well as providing continuing medical education resources, news and
Wake Forest Baptist Recognized for Safety by State
Department of Labor
N.C. – Aug. 31, 2015 – Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a 2015 Gold
Safety Achievement Award from the North Carolina Department of Labor.
award recognizes the Medical Center for its safety and health efforts that have
resulted in a rate at least 50 percent below the industry rate of work-related
injuries and illnesses that resulted in days away from work, restricted work
activity and/or job transfer, and aided in the promotion of safer working
conditions in 2014.
state Department of Labor’s safety awards program is designed to stimulate
interest in accident prevention and to promote safety in the workplace by
providing an incentive to employers and employees to maintain safe and
Wake Forest Baptist Recognized Nationally for Organ
N.C. – Aug. 31, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services has identified Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center as
being among the best hospitals in the nation for its organ, eye and tissue
donation and registration efforts between August 2014 and April 2015.
Donation Transplant Council at Wake Forest Baptist worked closely with Carolina
Donor Services, a regional organ-procurement
organization, and Donate Life North Carolina, a statewide group of organizations that promotes eye, organ
and tissue donation, to educate and register new donors.
Wake Forest Baptist Employee Achieves Legal Nurse
Consultant Certified Designation
N.C. – Aug. 31, 2015 – Sloane Silver, legal nurse consultant in
the risk management office at Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center, has
earned the Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) credential.
by the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board, the LNCC program
identifies professionals who have achieved defined levels of knowledge,
experience and education in the medical legal system. Certification is granted
by examination to registered nurses with at least 2,000 hours of current
practice as a legal nurse consultant and a minimum of five years’ licensure as
a registered nurse.
nurse consultants are experienced in preparing medical record chronologies,
assisting attorneys with discovery, educating attorneys on pertinent medical
facts, and identifying issues pertaining to standards of care, causation and
damages in legal cases.