Forest Baptist Acknowledged for Stroke Care
N.C. – Oct. 30, 2015 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received the Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus
Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke
The award recognizes the Medical Center’s commitment
to ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment
according to nationally recognized standards.
Get with the Guidelines is
the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based
quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest
Baptist Professor Recognized for Humanitarian Contribution
N.C. – Oct. 30, 2015 – Medge Owen, M.D.,
professor of obstetrical anesthesiology and director of maternal
infant health programs in the Office
of Global Health at Wake Forest Baptist
Medical Center, has received the 2015 Nicholas M. Greene, M.D. Award for
Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution.
award is presented by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and is
the highest honor for humanitarian service in anesthesiology.
Owen, founder of nonprofit humanitarian organization Kybele Inc., is committed
to improvement of global childbirth safety and neonatal outcomes. Through her
work with Kybele, Owens arranges for medical
teams to work alongside doctors and nurses in developing countries to improve
health care standards.
Society Honors Wake Forest Baptist Professor
N.C. – Oct. 30, 2015 – Aarti Sarwal, M.D.,
assistant professor of neurology at Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center, has received the Presidential Citation at
the 13th annual meeting of the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS).
award is based on nomination by the committee chairs and senior leadership of
the NCS. The citation recognizes support, dedication and contributions to the
neurocritical care community and society.
Neurocritical Care Society is a multidisciplinary, international organization
whose mission is to improve outcomes for patients with life-threatening
Forest Baptist Professor Cited for Community Dedication
N.C. – Oct. 30, 2015 – Seth
Hawkins, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and
physician at Catawba Valley Medical Center, has received the first Burke County
Medical Society Community Dedication Award.
The award, presented by the Burke County Medical Society,
recognized Hawkins’ accomplishments as medical director of Burke County EMS and
his efforts to strengthen medical care in the county.