Independent Measures of Excellence
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Center has had its designation by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a comprehensive cancer center renewed for five years. The Wake Forest Baptist center is one of just three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in North Carolina and one of 46 in the country. It has held this distinction continuously since 1990.
With five specialties listed among the nation’s finest, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals" rankings for the 24th consecutive year.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been designated a Pancreatic Cancer Center by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF). Wake Forest Baptist is the only institution in North Carolina and one of just 28 in the country to hold the designation, which the NPF established this year to recognize health care facilities devoted to provide the best multidisciplinary, patient-centered treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been recognized by the Sarcoma Alliance as a designated Sarcoma Center. An acknowledgment given to leaders in sarcoma research and treatment, we are one of only two institutions in North Carolina and 52 in the country to hold this designation. The Sarcoma Alliance strives to improve the lives of people affected by sarcoma through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education and support.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit received a national award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for exceptional patient care and a healthy work environment.
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than
15,000 health care organizations and programs in the U.S. and is recognized
nationally as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to
meeting performance standards. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) is
fully accredited with no recommendations for compliance improvement. Read our
Joint Commission Quality Report.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center made Becker’s Hospital
Review’s list of “100 Great Hospitals in America.” The list is a compilation of
what the monthly publication calls “some of the most prominent,
forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation.” (April
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is the
proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Ethics. (June
The 2015 Best Doctors in America database includes 325
physicians from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The list includes
physicians in 37 specialties, 59 of these physicians are pediatric specialists
at Brenner Children's Hospital. (October 2015) See who's on the list.
Recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence, and
innovations in professional nursing practice, ANCC’s Magnet Recognition
Program® provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality
of care that they can expect to receive. Nursing at WFBMC is in the top 2% of
Magnet facilities designated in 1999, 2003, 2009, and 2014. Read the News
Since 1999, Wake Forest Baptist has been selected by area
residents as their Top Consumer Choice for hospital care. The award is
determined by an independent survey from the National Research Corporation
based on overall quality, best image and reputation, and best doctors and
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's stroke program is among
an elite group of 33 hospitals across the nation to be certified as a
Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The "comprehensive" certification recognizes
hospitals that have state-of-the-art infrastructure, stroke neurologists and
neurosurgeons, staff and training to receive and treat patients with the most
complex strokes. Read the press release.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program has been awarded
full accreditation from the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists
(IFNA). Our is the first in the United States, and only the second in
the world, to achieve this level of international accreditation. This accreditation validates that the program demonstrates
excellence, compliance with the educational standards of the IFNA and the
commitment and support of global health and education. Read the press release.
Forest Baptist Medical Center's comprehensive inpatient, brain injury, stroke
specialty and amputation specialty rehabilitation programs have earned
three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation
Facilities (CARF). The certification marks the sixth consecutive time CARF has
granted three-year accreditation to rehabilitation services at Wake Forest
The Radiation Oncology Department has been awarded a
three-year accreditation (through 2016) by the American College of Radiology
(ACR), the nation's oldest and most widely-accepted radiation oncology
accrediting body. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific guidelines
and standards developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by
board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in