Nationally Ranked as One of America’s “Best Hospitals”
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Choosing a medical center for you or your loved one can be confusing.
However, U.S. News & World Report’s
Best Hospital list is a tool that can help make the decision easier.
For the 22nd consecutive year, U.S.
News & World Report has ranked Wake Forest Baptist Medical
Center as one of America’s “Best Hospitals.” We are:
- Ranked the #2 Best Hospital in the state
- Named the Best Hospital in the Piedmont Region
- Named the Best Hospital in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem metropolitan area
- Nationally ranked in:
- Named as High Performing* in:
*U.S. News describes
High Performing as “hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their
nationally ranked peers and represent valuable regional sources of quality
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Only 144 of the 4,743 hospitals evaluated were ranked in at least one
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:
- Need a complex procedure
- Have special considerations (such as advanced age or additional complications)
- 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.
Nationally Ranked Specialties
U.S. News ranked us as the #1 Best Hospital in North Carolina for Cancer, and #20 in the country. Our
Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 41 cancer centers in the nation (and
the only one in western North Carolina) designated as “comprehensive” by the
National Cancer Institute. That means you’ll have access the latest technology,
treatments and research.
Ear, Nose & Throat
Our ear, nose & throat (ENT)/head & neck surgeons are committed to
providing leading edge, compassionate health care. Patients come to us from a
five-state area and beyond. We specialize in:
Our doctors are world leaders in research on:
Wake Forest Baptist also has 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.
We offer patients a full range of services. Our doctors have extensive knowledge gained from research in these areas and more:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Lung injury
- Obstructive airway disease
- Lung cancer
- Critical care medicine
High Performing Specialties
Cardiology & Heart Surgery
Our Heart and Vascular Center is a national leader in cardiovascular care,
surgery and research. And you know you’ll receive high quality care because
we’ve demonstrated our expertise in several areas:
- Gold-level provider (highest level) for heart attack care – American
College of Cardiology
- 3 stars (highest rating) – Society of Thoracic Surgeons
- Accredited Chest Pain Center since 2004
- Exceed national standard for treating emergency chest pain with balloon
Diabetes & Endocrinology
Our Endocrinology and Metabolism doctors treat:
- Lipoprotein metabolism
- Thyroid disease
- Hypothalamic and pituitary disease
- Adrenal disease
- Calcium regulation abnormalities
- Gonadal dysfunction
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
Patients throughout the area come to Wake Forest Baptist for treatment of
simple to complex problems. Specialty areas are:
Our Endoscopic Ultrasound program is one of the largest of its type in the
We provide a variety of services such as the Acute Care for the Elderly
Unit (ACE). ACE is one of only a few programs in the nation designed to treat
older adults with acute medical problems requiring hospital admission. Our
researchers are advancing scientific knowledge of memory impairment. They are
also researching ways to improve the health and independence of older adults.
Our Obstetrics and Gynecology experts offer services in all areas of
women’s health including reproductive medicine.
Neurology & Neurosurgery
Patients receive next-generation diagnostics, technology and treatment at
Wake Forest Baptist. Conditions we treat include:
Our services include one of the nation’s leading epilepsy centers and one
of only 34 ALS treatment facilities in the U.S.
Our orthopaedic specialists treat all types of conditions, from broken bones to complex
joint replacements. Our goal is to return you to an active life as soon as
possible, with rehabilitation programs that help you improve your activity. Our
sports medicine team treats high-level performers, “weekend warriors” and young
athletes with the same level of personalized care.
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.
We care for patients with common as well as the most complicated diseases.
Previous U.S. News & World Report Rankings
2013: Ranked in 12 Medical Specialties, Wake Forest Baptist is among the Nation’s Best Hospitals According to U.S. News & World Report
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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