Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Monday, March 30, 2020 | 2:16 pm:
In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
At this time, Wake Forest Baptist Health is following state and national guidelines and is limiting COVID-19 testing in the outpatient setting to only patients ill enough to require admission to the hospital. More COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 How You Can Help
As the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, providers, researchers and staff from across the Wake Forest Baptist Health system are working diligently to provide for you and your family.
Many people have asked how they can best support our system during this challenging time. Given the strain on our resources to address this situation, your support is needed and appreciated.Join the Effort
Wake Forest Baptist Health - Wilkes Medical Center
Wilkes Medical Center has been caring for our community for more than 60 years. Our mission is to promote the health of our region by being an exceptional and compassionate provider of care.
As a part of the Wake Forest Baptist family, Wilkes Medical Center offers the resources of a nationally recognized academic medical center, enabling the facility to provide world-class health care here, close to home.
Wilkes Medical Center opened in 1952 as a 100-bed hospital on 19 acres, donated by Dr. Frederick C. Hubbard. The hospital joined the Wake Forest Baptist Health system on July 1, 2017. Today, we are licensed for 130 beds, including a 10-bed skilled nursing unit on our main campus. Through our offsite facilities, Wilkes Medical Center has expanded our outpatient services to include a Dialysis Center, a state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Center, Diagnostic Imaging Center and Wound Healing Center.
Wilkes Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Learn more about our awards and accreditations.
By the Numbers
Emergency Department Visits
For year ending 6/30/2018
Patient and Family Resources
At Wilkes Medical Center, our number one goal is to provide patients and their loved ones the care they need in a professional, compassionate environment. Whether you are a patient, a patient's loved one or a visitor, here you can find information and resources to help you before and during your visit with us.
Nominate Your Nurse for a DAISY Award
The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.
Learn more about our previous winners and read their stories.