Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC)
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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, one of the nation's preeminent academic medical centers, is an integrated health care system that operates 1,291 acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care beds, outpatient services, and community health and information centers. The Medical Center has 20 subsidiary or affiliate hospitals and conducts 87 satellite clinics throughout the region. It provides a continuum of care that includes primary care centers, outpatient rehabilitation, dialysis centers, home health care, and long-term nursing centers.
Although its primary service area is a 26-county region in northwestern North Carolina and southwest Virginia, the Medical Center in the past year has served patients from all 100 North Carolina counties, 37 additional states and three foreign continents.
The Medical Center's component institutions carry out a joint mission of patient care, education, research and community service. The partnership includes three major members: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospitals Inc., and Wake Forest University Physicians. Medical school governance is by the eight-member Health Affairs Committee of the Wake Forest University Board of Trustees. Hospital governance is by a 24-member Board of Trustees. A combined Medical Center Board of Directors considers matters of mutual concern.
Wake Forest University Physicians, the organization comprising the 486 physicians who are the medical school's board-certified or equivalent medical faculty and also serve as the attending staff of the hospital. WFUP administers members'outpatient clinics that operate about 85 medical and surgical specialty and subspecialty sites.
Last Updated 10-23-01
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center