Forest Baptist Receives Reaccreditation from The Joint Commission
N.C. – March 31, 2015 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been awarded reaccreditation by The Joint Commission
(TJC) and continued certification by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
organizations are surveyed by TJC once every three years to ensure they are in
compliance with all standards and guidelines. Last December, eight surveyors
performed an in-depth evaluation of the Medical Center, surveying more than 65
patient care areas and the majority of the Medical Center’s provider-based
clinics over a four-day period.
accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality
that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance
Forest Baptist Names New Chair of Pathology
N.C. – March 31, 2015 – Barry DeYoung, M.D., has been named chair of the
Department of Pathology and executive director of laboratory services at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. DeYoung joined Medical
Center faculty in 2013.
chair, DeYoung will work with Wake Forest Baptist leadership and faculty to
establish for the pathology department a strategy that builds upon its existing
strengths; ensures the integration of research, educational and clinical
missions and alignment with Medical Center priorities; and creates an
entrepreneurial culture that retains and attracts the best clinicians and
scientists and emphasizes innovation and commercialization of breakthrough
executive director of laboratory services, DeYoung will oversee an area that
conducts more than 4 million clinical pathology tests and more than 400,000
outreach and anatomic pathology tests annually.
Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center President Recertified as Fellow
of National Association
N.C. – March 31, 2015 – William B.
James, M.H.A., FACHE, president of Wake Forest Baptist
Health – Lexington Medical Center, has been recertified as a fellow of the
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
The fellow credential signifies advancement beyond board certification in health care management and
is held by only 7,500 healthcare executives. It represents James’ continued
achievement in meeting high standards of professional development and
is a professional society of more than 40,000
health care executives.
Wake Forest Baptist Professor Named Honorary
Member of National Association
N.C. – March 31, 2015 – Gopal Badlani, M.D., professor and
vice chair of clinical affairs in the Department of Urology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is one of six
urologists nationwide to be named a 2015 Honorary Member of the American
Urological Association (AUA).
Badlani received the honor for
“extraordinary service and dedication as AUA secretary and leadership in
enhancing global urologic education and international membership.” He is currently
serving a four-year term as the organization’s secretary.
AUA is dedicated to promoting the
highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research and
the formulation of health care policy.
Wake Forest Baptist
Chosen as International Fellowship Host Site
N.C. – March 31, 2015 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been designated
an AO* International Orthopaedic Trauma Traveling Fellowship Host Center. It is
the only host center in the Southeast and one of eleven in the country.
this designation, Wake Forest Baptist will host orthopaedic trauma surgeons from around the
world for four to 12 weeks, providing them with additional experience and
knowledge regarding orthopaedic trauma treatment. The Medical Center was chosen
because of its high trauma caseload, Level I trauma center designation and proven
commitment to education in orthopaedic trauma, among other qualifications.
is an international organization dedicated to delivering knowledge, experience
and evidence to improve patient care and outcomes in the field of
*AO derives from the
parent organization, AO Foundation, which originated in 1958 as the Swiss study
Forest Baptist Professor Selected for Traveling Fellowship
N.C. – March 31, 2015 – Perry Shen, M.D., professor of
general surgery at Wake Forest Baptist
has been chosen by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to participate in the
Traveling Fellowship to Germany program.
will travel to Germany in 2016 to share clinical and scientific expertise with
local surgeons. He was chosen because he has a major interest and
accomplishment in basic science, clinical and translational
science, and health services research related to surgery, among other
Founded in 1913, ACS is a scientific and educational
association of surgeons aimed at improving the quality of care for surgical patients
by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.