Wake Forest Baptist November Awards and Recognitions

November 17, 2014

Wake Forest Baptist Associate Professor Honored by State Alliance

Elizabeth Arnold, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has received the Steve Jordan Award from the North Carolina affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI NC).

Arnold is recognized for being an innovator and advocate for the development of services for people living with mental illness and their families. She was nominated for her development of the Homeless Opportunities and Treatment Project which offers clients access to no-cost mental health services at Samaritan Ministries, a homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Forsyth County. The project is funded by Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.

NAMI NC seeks to promote recovery and optimize the quality of life for those affected by mental illness in North Carolina.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Director Selected for Leadership Forum

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Nov. 14, 2014 – Aarti Sarwal, M.D., medical director of the neurocritical care unit at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been accepted into the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)’s Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum.

Sarwal was selected for her passion for improving patient care, willingness to advocate for her patients and leadership potential. Her goal is to improve clinical providers’ communication with families whose loved one has suffered from a sudden debilitating neurological injury.

AAN is an international association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to promoting quality patient-centered neurologic care and enhancing member career satisfaction.

Wake Forest Baptist Volunteer Faculty Member Honored by State Society

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Nov. 14, 2014 – Robert Ford, M.D., volunteer faculty member of pediatrics at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has received the David T. Tayloe Award for Outstanding Community Service by the North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPeds).

The award is given annually to a pediatrician who has made an exceptional contribution to his/her local community or state. Ford has served and continues to serve on the board of directors and committees of numerous organizations including Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina and Horizons Residential Care Center.

NCPeds is the state affiliate chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. It aims to empower pediatricians to foster the physical, social and emotional well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Three Wake Forest Baptist Faculty and Staff Members Named Top Young Professionals

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Nov. 14, 2014 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s James Long, M.D., assistant professor of hospital medicine, Meggan Goodpasture, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, and Charlie Shaw, Ph.D., commercialization associate, have received the Winston Under 40 Leadership Award from the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.

The inaugural class of recipients is made up of 20 professionals under 40 years of age who excel in their respective fields and actively influence the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. 

The Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce is an organization representing businesses that are committed to increased economic development in the region.

Wake Forest Baptist Receives Echocardiography Accreditation

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Nov. 14, 2014 – The adult echocardiography laboratories at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center and Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club have been granted three-year terms of accreditation in echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

IAC grants accreditation to facilities that provide quality patient care in compliance with national standards after they have undergone thorough reviews of their operational and technical components by a panel of experts.

IAC is dedicated to improving health care through accreditation.

Wake Forest Baptist Building Recognized for Construction and Design

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Nov. 14, 2014 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Center has been recognized by by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Southeast as one of the best construction and design achievements of the past year in the southeast region of the U.S.

Submitted by Lend Lease Construction, the Comprehensive Cancer Center Expansion Project was one of five projects to receive a merit award in the health care category.

ENR Southeast covers heavy, highway, building and industrial construction news in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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