Independent Measures of Excellence

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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's Gold Seal

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.


Nationally Ranked in 7 Categories by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center nationally in 7 categories:

Additionally, we have been named as high performing in 5 other categories. Learn more about our best hospital ranking. (June 2015)

For the third straight year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Brenner Children's Hospital among the nation's best. (June 2015) 


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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 2014) 


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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is the proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Ethics. (June 2015) 


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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.  

Magnet Recognition Badge

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 Release.  


2013-14 Consumer Choice Badge 

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 nurses.


Joint Commission Gold Seal


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.  


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The 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


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Wake 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 Baptist.



Radiation Oncology ACR Accreditation Seal

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 the field.             


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