Nationally Ranked as One of America’s “Best Hospitals”
For the 20th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) as one of America’s “Best Hospitals.”
We are nationally ranked in seven specialties: Cancer, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology.
In addition, WFBMC is recognized as high-performing in five categories: Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gynecology and Orthopaedics.
WFBMC is the top ranked hospital in the Triad.
According to U.S. News Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, America’s “Best Hospital” list is a tool to help evaluate hospitals. This is particularly true if you or family members need a complex procedure, have special considerations (such as advanced age or additional complications), or require care for a less-than-routine condition. To be nationally ranked, a hospital must excel across a variety of difficult cases within a given specialty.
“All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send their toughest cases.”
Our Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 41 cancer centers in the nation (and the only one in the Triad and western North Carolina) designated as “comprehensive” by the National Cancer Institute. That means you’ll have access to the latest technology, treatments and research.
Patients throughout the area come here for treatment of simple to complex digestive problems. Special areas of expertise include gastroesophageal reflux disease and gastrointestinal neuromuscular disorders. Our Endoscopic Ultrasound program is one of the largest of its type in the Southeast.
We provide a variety of services such as the Acute Care for the Elderly Unit (ACE), one of only a few programs in the U.S. designed to treat older adults with acute medical problems requiring hospital admission. Our researchers are advancing scientific knowledge of memory impairment as well as ways to improve the health and independence of older adults.
A world leader in research on inherited kidney diseases, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, hypertension and the genetics of kidney disease, WFBMC also is the largest kidney transplant program in the state (and one of the 20 most active kidney and pancreas transplant programs in the nation). In addition, we offer patients 16 conveniently located dialysis facilities throughout the Triad and western Piedmont.
Neurology & Neurosurgery
Patients with brain tumors, movement disorders, stroke and spinal problems receive next-generation diagnostics, technology and treatment at WFBMC. Our services also include one of the nation’s leading epilepsy centers and one of only 34 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis treatment facilities in the U.S.
WFBMC offers patients with allergies and respiratory diseases a full range of services. Our doctors have extensive clinical knowledge gained from research in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung injury, obstructive airway disease, lung cancer and critical care medicine.
Each week, hundreds of patients choose to be treated at the only urology practice in western North Carolina that is part of an academic medical center. Our urologists care for patients with common as well as the most complicated diseases – from prostate and bladder cancer to congenital abnormalities.
Previous U.S. News & World Report Rankings
2012: Cancer, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology
2011: Cancer; Gynecology; Nephrology; Urology
2010: Cancer; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gynecology; Heart & Heart Surgery; Kidney Disorders; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Pulmonology; Urology
2009: Respiratory Disorders; Cancer; Kidney Disease; Urology; Gynecology
2008: Respiratory Disorders; Cancer; Endocrinology; Kidney Disease; Urology
2007: Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat
2006: Ear, Nose & Throat; Urology
2004: Urology; Geriatrics; Cancer; Ear, Nose & Throat
2003: Cancer; Geriatrics; Urology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Heart & Heart Surgery; Orthopaedics
2002: Geriatrics; Ear, Nose & Throat; Urology; Heart & Heart Surgery; Cancer: Orthopaedics
2001: Geriatrics; Heart; Urology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Cancer; Orthopaedics
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