Mission, Vision and Values


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's mission is to improve the health of our region, state and nation by:

  • Generating and translating knowledge to prevent, diagnose and treat disease.
  • Training leaders in health care and biomedical science.
  • Serving as the premier health system in our region, with specific centers of excellence recognized as national and international care destinations.

Wake Forest Baptist Health Personified

Improving lives in North Carolina and the world


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a preeminent, internationally recognized academic medical center of the highest quality with balanced excellence in patient care, research and education.



Demonstrate the highest standards of patient-centered care, education, research and operational effectiveness


Responsive to the physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs of all


Cultivate selfless contribution for the greater good


Demonstrate fairness, honesty, sincerity and accountability


Honor individuality and protect the dignity of all


Foster mutual respect, facilitate professional growth and mentorship, and reward teamwork and collaboration


Promote creativity to enhance discovery and the application of knowledge

Patient and Family Promise

We promise to:

  • Keep you safe.
  • Care for you.
  • Involve you and your family.
  • Respect you and your time.