A Learning Institution for Patient- and Family-Centered Care
Since the founding of the medical school in 1902 and North Carolina Baptist Hospital in 1923, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has grown into a nationally-recognized academic medical center and health care system, operating as an integrated enterprise of educational and research facilities, hospitals, outpatient clinics, emergency and urgent care centers, diagnostic units, physician practices and a commercialization division to bring innovative technologies to the bedside.
Wake Forest Baptist combines the delivery of superb patient- and family-centered care with a proven record of outstanding achievement and pioneering efforts in education and research. Its enterprises include:
Wake Forest Baptist Health, a regional health care system anchored by the 885-bed tertiary care hospital and campus in Winston-Salem. This campus is home to the adult and pediatric Level I Trauma Center and Burn Center for the northwestern North Carolina region and also includes the 144-bed Brenner Children’s Hospital and 167-bed Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The regional health care system’s network encompasses the Winston-Salem campus and five community hospitals:
- Wake Forest Baptist Health – High Point Medical Center (Guilford County, 351 beds)
- Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Center (Wilkes County, 130 beds)
- Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center (Davidson County, 94 beds)
- Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center (Davie County, 50 beds)
- Alleghany Health, in partnership with Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (Alleghany County, 25 beds)
Wake Forest Baptist also operates three urgent care centers; the emergency departments at more than a dozen community hospitals; maternal-fetal, and neonatal units; freestanding dialysis, imaging and endoscopy facilities; and, with our Wake Forest Health Network community practices, more than 300 primary and specialty clinics.
Wake Forest School of Medicine, one of the nation’s best and most selective medical schools, which offers M.D., physician assistant, nurse anesthesia, residency, fellowship and graduate degree programs. It also is a leading research center in the fields of aging and cognition, addiction, cancer, diabetes, metabolism and obesity, neurosciences, public health sciences and regenerative medicine. The School of Medicine ranks in the top half among its national peers in funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Innovation Quarter Wake Forest Baptist, along with its development partner, Wexford Science + Technology, created the perfect environment for our pioneering education, research and discovery engine: Innovation Quarter.
Located in downtown Winston-Salem, Innovation Quarter comprises approximately 2 million square feet of office, laboratory and educational space - much of it in converted tobacco factories and warehouses - on its 300-plus acres.
Innovation Quarter is home to Wake Forest School of Medicine and its discovery commercialization enterprise, Wake Forest Innovations. In addition to the School of Medicine, four other academic institutions have a presence in Innovation Quarter: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, Forsyth Technical Community College and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.