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Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

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.


2013-2014 USNWR Ranked in 12 Specialties Badge

America's Best Hospitals

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is ranked among the nation's best hospitals for Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat,  Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-2014 Best Hospitals. (July 2013)

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America's Best Children's Hospitals

Brenner Children's Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was ranked as one of the best children's hospitals in the country according to U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

Brenner Children's is ranked in 3 pediatric specialties: neonatologyorthopedics and  urology. Brenner leads North Carolina children's hospitals in the urology category.


WFBMC One of 100 Great Hospitals in America

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)


"A" for Patient Safety

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center earned an “A” in hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that alerts America’s heath industry that big leaps in health care safety, quality and customer value will be recognized and rewarded. (June 2012)

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Best Doctors in America

The  2014 Best Doctors in America database includes 278 physicians from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The list includes physicians in 33 specialties, 46 of these physicians are pediatric specialists at Brenner Children's Hospital. (March 2014))

See who is on the list.

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Magnet Nurse Award

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.


NRC Consumer Choice Award

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.

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Comprehensive Stroke Center

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.

[Read the press release.]

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.

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National Association of Epilepsy Centers

Wake Forest Baptist’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is recognized internationally for the management of epilepsy. With our comprehensive approach to care, we are among the top-rated epilepsy programs in the country and the only program in western North Carolina that meets the Level IV guidelines of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers – the highest level of accreditation a medical center can achieve. Read the announcement.

IFNA logoThe Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program has been awarded full accreditation from the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (IFNA).  [ Read the press release.]

Currently ranked as the #7 program in the country, the nurse anesthesia program 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.

CARF Goldseal logoWake 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. 

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Radiation Oncology ACR Accreditation

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. 


Regenerative Medicine Team Wins Edison Award for Innovation

A research team at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine has won a gold Edison Award for innovations in bioprinting. The Edison Awards™, which recognize and honor innovative new products, services and business leaders, are named after renowned inventor Thomas E. Edison.




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