Wake Forest Baptist Providing Emergency Care at Iredell Memorial Hospital
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 21, 2017 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and
Iredell Health System have established a partnership in which Wake Forest
Baptist physicians and other medical professionals are providing emergency care
at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.
Wake Forest Baptist practitioners, who are specially trained in emergency
medicine, work with Iredell Memorial nurses and other staff members in the Emergency
Department of the 247-bed hospital.
Forest Baptist team replaced a previously contracted emergency room group last
month. It is common practice for hospitals to contract outside physician groups
for emergency room staffing.
partnership will enhance the very positive relationship we already have with
Iredell Health and Iredell County EMS,” said Chadwick
Miller, M.D., chair of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist. “We
manage and staff a number of emergency departments at hospitals throughout the
region, and we are excited to partner with Iredell Memorial to provide the best
possible care to adults and children in Iredell and surrounding counties.”
established partnerships between Wake Forest Baptist and Iredell Health have
Wake Forest Baptist physicians working with the medical team at Iredell
Memorial in vascular care, stroke response and oncology and radiation therapy.
Also, a specially equipped ambulance is based at Iredell Memorial for pediatric
patients who need critical transport to Brenner Children’s Hospital on Wake
Forest Baptist’s main campus in Winston-Salem.
partnering with a renowned health care leader like Wake Forest Baptist, we can
increase access in this area to more advanced medical services from one of the
region’s most trusted providers,” said Ed Rush, president and CEO of Iredell
Wake Forest Baptist emergency medicine team at Iredell Memorial is directed by
Bryan Beaver, M.D., who also is medical director for Iredell County EMS.12/21/2017http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2017/Wake_Forest_Baptist_Providing_Emergency_Care_at_Iredell_Memorial_Hospital.htm
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