WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is being honored by the N.C. Community College System for its support of Forsyth Technical Community College.
The Distinguished Partners of Excellence Award recognizes a company, business or industry group and its community college partner whose joint efforts have resulted in significant benefits to the professional development of its employees, or individuals pursuing job training/retraining for future employment. Wake Forest Baptist shares in the award with Forsyth Medical Center (FMC) and FTCC, which nominated the partnership.
This partnership is being recognized because of its support of the Bob Greene Hall, the college's classroom and laboratory building for allied health programs. Wake Forest Baptist and FMC have also assisted with faculty and professional development, as well as equipment for the college's health programs. Also, both hospitals have representatives who serve on the advisory boards for the college's health and nursing programs.
According to the nomination form, "the collaboration has opened a dialogue, which led to an increased appreciation and identification of issues and needs of both education and practice."
The State Board of Community Colleges established the award in 2006. The award will be presented on Nov. 16 at the college system’s Day of Recognition Awards Luncheon in Raleigh.
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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.