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About Us

WakeMed is an 919-bed private, not-for-profit health care system based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Our system is accredited by The Joint Commission, which monitors and evaluates health care organizations according to the established state-of-the-art quality and safety standards. 


Services unique to WakeMed that bring added value to the communities we serve include:

  • North Carolina's first freestanding Children's Emergency Department.  It is a national model and serves thousands of children each year.
  • The WakeMed Heart Center ranks in volume among the top North Carolina hospitals providing cardiac care and is also one of the highest volume heart centers in the United States.
  • Mobile Critical Care Services offering ground and air transport for adults and children.
  • One of 18 mother's milk banks in the United States.
  • Two nationally accredited, award winning Chest Pain Centers.
  • Two nationally accredited, award winning Stroke Centers.

Wake County's only:

  • Level I Trauma Center as designated by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services.
  • Licensed rehabilitation hospital with the most comprehensive physical rehabilitation continuum of care in eastern North Carolina.
  • Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and one of seven Harvard developmental training sites.
  • Neuro intensive care unit and dedicated neurosciences inpatient unit.
  • Children's Hospital featuring an inpatient unit and intensive care unit - staffed around the clock by pediatric intensivists.
  • Children's diabetes programs.
  • Pediatric specialists in surgery, neurology, endocrinology, orthopaedics, neonatology, child development and more.
  • Place to have a baby in Cary - Women's Pavilion & Birthplace - Cary
  • WakeMed North offers the state's first stand alone full-service emergency department, and now has been expanded into Wake County's first Women's Hospital
  • Emergency Services Institute focusing on research, emergency preparedness and response in the event of community emergencies and disaster either natural or man-made.
  • Patient Simulation Center for training health professionals.

Want to know more? See our recent Awards & Accolades.