Welcome to the Department of Pharmacy at Wake Forest Baptist
Thank you for taking time to
learn about our people and services.
Over 350 administrators, pharmacists, and technicians
provide comprehensive pharmacy services spanning the continuum of care across
multiple patient populations. WFBH has a long history of clinical excellence
and innovation in pharmacy practice.
Today the department provides decentralized clinical services to more
than 37 inpatient services and a variety of ambulatory clinics. Pharmacists and technicians partner to ensure
safe transitions of care during patient admission and discharge and assist
patients in accessing pharmaceutical care.
Multiple technologies are leveraged throughout the
department to improve safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in medication
distribution, hazardous medication compounding, and community pharmacy
services. Several industry partnerships have
been developed which allows the department to create new electronic and robotic
tools to further advance the practice model.
In the ambulatory setting the department provides
traditional and specialty pharmacy services to established patients in clinics,
discharged patients, and employees. The department also has a home infusion
pharmacy which provides home TPN, antibiotic, and chemotherapy services. The department also provides infusion
pharmacy services to six hematology/oncology specialty clinics scattered
throughout the region.
Education is core to the mission of the department. Pharmacists serve as preceptors for 8
pharmacy residency programs and offer experiential training for Doctor of
Pharmacy students from Wingate and Campbell Universities. The department is also a training site for
several local pharmacy technician certification programs. WFBH pharmacists also direct
the pharmacy curricula for the Wake Forest School of Medicine Medical School
and PA programs and provide numerous lectures to students in both programs.
pharmacists are an integral part of many medical center initiatives. One example is WFBH’s highly recognized
antibiotic stewardship program, CAUSE, which has been operational since 2000. The department was also awarded ASHP’s Best
Practice Award in 2014 for its role in the medical center’s initiatives to
improve sepsis care.
Serving our patients, we develop, teach, and
deliver safe and valuable pharmacy services integrated with our health system.
be recognized by our patients, community, and colleagues as the global
leader in Pharmacy Services.