Wake Forest Baptist March Awards and Recognitions

March 31, 2015

Wake Forest Baptist Receives Reaccreditation from The Joint Commission

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been awarded reaccreditation by The Joint Commission (TJC) and continued certification by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Health care organizations are surveyed by TJC once every three years to ensure they are in compliance with all standards and guidelines. Last December, eight surveyors performed an in-depth evaluation of the Medical Center, surveying more than 65 patient care areas and the majority of the Medical Center’s provider-based clinics over a four-day period.

TJC accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Wake Forest Baptist Names New Chair of Pathology

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 31, 2015 – Barry DeYoung, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Pathology and executive director of laboratory services at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. DeYoung joined Medical Center faculty in 2013.

As chair, DeYoung will work with Wake Forest Baptist leadership and faculty to establish for the pathology department a strategy that builds upon its existing strengths; ensures the integration of research, educational and clinical missions and alignment with Medical Center priorities; and creates an entrepreneurial culture that retains and attracts the best clinicians and scientists and emphasizes innovation and commercialization of breakthrough biomedical discoveries.

As executive director of laboratory services, DeYoung will oversee an area that conducts more than 4 million clinical pathology tests and more than 400,000 outreach and anatomic pathology tests annually.

Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center President Recertified as Fellow of National Association

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 31, 2015 – William B. James, M.H.A., FACHE, president of Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center, has been recertified as a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

The fellow credential signifies advancement beyond board certification in health care management and is held by only 7,500 healthcare executives. It represents James’ continued achievement in meeting high standards of professional development and excellence.

ACHE is a professional society of more than 40,000 health care executives.

Wake Forest Baptist Professor Named Honorary Member of National Association

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 31, 2015 – Gopal Badlani, M.D., professor and vice chair of clinical affairs in the Department of Urology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is one of six urologists nationwide to be named a 2015 Honorary Member of the American Urological Association (AUA).

Badlani received the honor for “extraordinary service and dedication as AUA secretary and leadership in enhancing global urologic education and international membership.” He is currently serving a four-year term as the organization’s secretary.

AUA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research and the formulation of health care policy.

Wake Forest Baptist Chosen as International Fellowship Host Site

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 31, 2015 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been designated an AO* International Orthopaedic Trauma Traveling Fellowship Host Center. It is the only host center in the Southeast and one of eleven in the country.

With this designation, Wake Forest Baptist will host orthopaedic trauma surgeons from around the world for four to 12 weeks, providing them with additional experience and knowledge regarding orthopaedic trauma treatment. The Medical Center was chosen because of its high trauma caseload, Level I trauma center designation and proven commitment to education in orthopaedic trauma, among other qualifications.

AOTrauma is an international organization dedicated to delivering knowledge, experience and evidence to improve patient care and outcomes in the field of musculoskeletal trauma.

*AO derives from the parent organization, AO Foundation, which originated in 1958 as the Swiss study group, Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen.

Wake Forest Baptist Professor Selected for Traveling Fellowship

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 31, 2015 – Perry Shen, M.D., professor of general surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been chosen by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to participate in the Traveling Fellowship to Germany program.

Shen will travel to Germany in 2016 to share clinical and scientific expertise with local surgeons. He was chosen because he has a major interest and accomplishment in basic science, clinical and translational science, and health services research related to surgery, among other qualifications.

Founded in 1913, ACS is a scientific and educational association of surgeons aimed at improving the quality of care for surgical patients by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.

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