Wake Forest Baptist April Awards and Recognitions

April 30, 2014

Wake Forest Baptist Achieves New Status as Accredited Chest Pain Center

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).

As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Wake Forest Baptist ensures that patients who arrive at the hospital complaining of chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack receive the treatment necessary during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved.

SCPC is an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.

Research of Wake Forest Baptist Fetal Heart Program Highlighted at National Conference

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – April 30, 2014 – The research of Michael Quartermain, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics and director of pediatric and fetal echocardiography at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was chosen as a highlighted presentation at the American College of Cardiology (ACC)’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. at the end of March.

Quartermain was the lead author of the multi-center study supported by the Society for Thoracic Surgeons. His work is the first of its kind to utilize a national registry to study prenatal detection rates across the United States for congenital heart disease (CHD). The research demonstrated significant variability of prenatal CHD detection rates by type of heart defect and by geographic location.

The ACC aims to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health through education, research, quality care and health policy.

Wake Forest Baptist Vice President Asked To Speak at Peace Conference

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – April 30, 2014 – Gary Gunderson, D.Div., vice president of Faith and Health Ministries at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was asked to speak at the 2014 Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska in late March. He was one of a number of national and international experts on faith and healthcare asked to speak. His book, “Leading Causes of Life: Five Fundamentals to Change the Way You Live Your Life”, which he co-authored with Larry Pray, one of the workshop leaders, was a core resource for establishing this year’s theme.

The Lake Junaluska Peace Conference is an ongoing response to God’s call to peacemaking and reconciliation. Affirming the community of Abrahamic faiths, the Peace Conference seeks to work in partnership with Christians, Jews, Muslims and members of other religious traditions to advance the work of reconciliation and peace.

Wake Forest Baptist Clinic Recognized by National Alliance

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – April 30, 2014 – The Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been approved by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) as a Clinic Ambassador. It is the only one in the Carolinas and one of only 44 in the nation.

The Clinic received this distinction for meeting high standards in clinical care, serving as an educational resource for local support and advocacy groups, and having the ability to both partner with other TS Alliance clinics and participate in clinical trials.

Founded in 1974, the TS Alliance is dedicated to finding a cure for tuberous sclerosis complex, a genetic disorder that causes non-malignant tumors to form in different organs, while improving the lives of those affected by it.

Three Wake Forest Baptist Assistant Professors Receive Brooks Scholarships

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – April 30, 2014 – Matthew C. Miles, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine, section on pulmonary, critical care, allergy and immunologic medicine; Sunghye Kim, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine, section on hospital medicine; and Anna N. Miller, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, have each won a 2014-15 Brooks Scholarship in Academic Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

The scholarships are designed to recognize early-career faculty members who demonstrate exceptional promise in research and teaching and to encourage the development of their scholarly talents.

The Brooks Scholarship program was endowed by Jean Bailey Brooks, M.D., a Wake Forest School of Medicine alumna, and her husband, James Taylor Brooks, M.D.

Wake Forest Baptist Professor Recognized By National Organization

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – April 30, 2014 – Frank “Chip” Celestino, M.D., professor of family and community medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has received the Edithe J. Levit Distinguished Service Award from the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). He was honored at the organization’s centennial meeting on April 4 in Washington, D.C.

Named for a past president, the service award recognizes individuals retiring from the board who have provided unusually valuable service. Celestino’s volunteer history with the NBME spans almost 25 years and his involvement includes membership on numerous test committees and other task forces.

Founded in 1915, the NBME is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the public through its high-quality assessments of healthcare professionals.

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