Wake Forest Baptist Unit Receives National Award
N.C. – April 13, 2016 – The cardiovascular intensive care unit at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has
been awarded a three-year Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American
Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
national award recognizes units that improve patient outcomes and align
practices with AACN’s work environment standards. Wake Forest Baptist is one of
only four hospitals in North Carolina that currently have Beacon-designated
AACN is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world with 500,000
acute and critical care nurses and 235 chapters worldwide.
Winston-Salem Foundation Grants Help Fund Two Wake Forest
N.C. – April 13, 2016 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has
received two grants from the Winston-Salem Foundation that will extend funding
for a bilingual Hispanic clinical trial navigator at the Comprehensive Cancer
Center and help assess behavioral health assets in Forsyth County.
grant of $21,036 will fund the navigator position that helps Hispanic cancer
patients overcome health care system barriers. A second grant of $15,750 will
fund the Community Health Asset Mapping Partnership, which seeks to update
Forsyth’s existing listings of behavioral health assets.
in 1919, the Winston-Salem Foundation supports charitable programs in the
greater Forsyth County area. In 2015, the foundation granted $26.6 million to
Wake Forest Baptist Physician Honored with National Award
N.C. – April 13, 2016 – Matthew
Wayne Bullock, D.O., assistant professor of orthopaedic
surgery at Wake
Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center,
has been awarded the Bob Green Memorial Award.
annual award is given to the member of the American Osteopathic Academy of
Orthopedics (AOAO) who achieved the highest combined score in the written and
oral certification examinations for the prior year.
Bob Green Memorial Award was established by the AOAO board
of directors in memory of Robert L. Green, M.D., who served as member and chairman
of the board.
Wake Forest Baptist Physician Assistant Named Trustee
N.C. – April 13, 2016 – Suzanne
Reich, PA-C, associate professor of physician assistant (PA) studies at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center,
has been appointed a trustee of the PA Foundation.
is currently the associate program director with the PA program at the Wake
Forest School of Medicine.
The PA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of
the American Academy of Physician Assistants, works to advance the profession
and positively impact the lives of PAs, PA students, their patients and
Wake Forest Baptist Pharmacist Honored for Performance
N.C. – April 13, 2016 – LeAnne Kennedy, PharmD, pharmacist
at Wake Forest Baptist Medical
Center, has been inducted as an inaugural fellow of the
Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA).
was recognized for her contributions to HOPA, performance in oncology pharmacy
and participation in volunteer services.
supports pharmacy practitioners and promotes advancement in hematology/oncology
pharmacy to optimize the care of individuals affected by cancer.
Wake Forest Baptist Physician Assistant Earns National
N.C. – April 13, 2016 – Erin
Thompson, PA-C, physician assistant at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has received a certificate of added qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Thompson was awarded a CAQ in pediatrics, a distinction earned by
meeting licensure, education, experience requirements and passing an exam in
the specialty. She previously earned a CAQ in emergency medicine, making her
one of only 11 certified PAs nationally to have earned two CAQs.
The NCCPA is the only
certifying organization for PAs in the United States.