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WakeMed News Releases

Current Releases 

Title Date
WakeMed to Open its Sixth Emergency Department 01/05/2012 
Helton Family Foundation Pledge Achieves Fundraising Goal to Expand the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 01/19/2012 
Poe Property Gift/Purchase Enables Future Expansion Opportunities for WakeMed Raleigh Campus 01/24/2012 
ENERGIZE! Expands To Fuquay-Varina in Unique Community Partnership 02/17/2012 
WakeMed Helps Make it Safer for Kids in WAke County 02/24/2012 
WakeMed Cary Hospital Named a Center for Excellence in Bariatric Surgery 03/21/2012 
WakeMed Mother’s Milk Bank Needs Donations 04/09/2012 
WakeMed and Duke Forge Pediatrics Partnership 04/20/2012 
WakeMed Dedicates the Raymond L. Champ Centers for Emergency Medicine 05/09/2012 
N.C. House and Senate Leaders Announce WakeMed and UNC Health Care System Agreement 05/22/2012 
WakeMed Opens Diagnostic Center in the New WakeMed Raleigh Medical Park 06/20/2012 
Capital City Surgery Center Opens for Business 07/18/2012 
Kate B. Reynolds Foundation Grant Will Provide Services to Homeless Mentally Ill 08/22/2012 
WakeMed Hosts Second Annual WakeMed Scrub Run 08/30/2012 
WakeMed Offers Advanced Technology to Enhance Care for Critically Ill Patients 09/05/2012 
WakeMed Breaking Ground on Garner Healthplex 09/06/2012 
WakeMed Hosts “Treasure Your Chest” Series in Apex and Cary 10/24/2012 
WakeMed Cary Hospital Recertified as a Primary Stroke Center 10/25/2012 
WakeMed Receives Top Honors for Training & Development 10/26/2012 
WakeMed and Raleigh Orthopaedics Host 5th Annual Spine Camp 11/01/2012 
Legendary Gladys Knight to Perform at the WakeMed Foundation Society of 1961 Appreciation Gala 11/08/2012 
WakeMed Receives Three Recognitions for Providing Quality Cardiac Care 11/13/2012 
WakeMed to Invest in Comprehensive Medical Records Solution 11/14/2012 
WakeMed Welcomes Au Bon Pain 12/13/2012 
Granville Health System Announces Innovative Technology, Enhancing Care for Stroke Patients 12/18/2012 
WakeMed Remediates Medicare Inpatient/Outpatient Billing Errors - Questions & Answers 12/19/2012 
WakeMed Remediates Medicare Inpatient/Outpatient Billing Errors 12/19/2012 
WakeMed Implements Visitation Restrictions to Prevent Spread of Flu 12/28/2012 
WakeMed Names Vice President of Medical Education 01/11/2013 
Medicare Inpatient/Outpatient Billing Errors Statement Clarification 01/17/2013 
WakeMed Names New Vice President of Quality & Patient Safety 01/30/2013 
WakeMed Receives Approval to Add Eight Rehab Beds 01/30/2013 
WakeMed Apex Healthplex Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary 02/01/2013 
WakeMed Lifts Restricted Visitation Due to Flu 02/11/2013 
WakeMed Receives Level I Trauma Center Re-designation 05/15/2013 
WakeMed & Key Physicians to Form Medicare ACO 06/17/2013 
WakeMed Health & Hospitals Recognized by U.S. News & World Report in Nine Different Specialties 07/18/2013 
WakeMed Health & Hospitals Recognized for High Quality Cardiac Care 08/14/2013 
WakeMed Brings Emergency Care to Garner 08/16/2013 
WakeMed Health & Hospitals Named N.C. Family-Friendly Company 08/28/2013 
Central Carolina Hospital Partners with WakeMed Health & Hospitals to Receive 24/7 Pediatric Services 09/05/2013 
Dr. Bill Atkinson to Depart WakeMed Health & Hospitals 09/26/2013 
Cardiac Care Awards from the American Heart/Stroke Association 10/09/2013 
WakeMed Garner Healthplex Hits the Mark in Its First Month 10/09/2013 
WakeMed Provides 24/7 Hospitalist Services at Harnett Health's Two Hospitals 10/11/2013 
WakeMed Names Rear Admiral Donald R. Gintzig Interim President & CEO 10/24/2013 
WakeMed Health & Hospitals Honored for Transparency 12/09/2013 
WakeMed Implements Smartphone System, Improves Patient Experience 12/13/2013 
WakeMed Selected for American College of Cardiology Patient Navigator Program 12/20/2013 
More Partnerships between Doctors and Hospitals Strengthen Coordinated Care for 12/23/2013 
WakeMed Selects Evolent Health 01/16/2014 
WakeMed Heart Center Brings New, Life-Saving Procedure to Protect Patients at Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest 02/11/2014 
WakeMed Health & Hospitals Honored for Quality Care by American Heart Association/American Stroke Association 05/27/2014 
WakeMed Physician Practices Rolls Out Epic, MyChart Patient Portal 06/02/2014 
Dr. Graham Snyder Receives WakeMed’s 2014 Dascomb Award, WakeMed's Highest Teaching Honor 06/26/2014 
Duke, WakeMed Agree to Guidelines to Explore Clinical Collaborations 06/30/2014 
WakeMed Welcomes Sheri De Shazo as Vice President, Administrator WakeMed North Hospital 07/10/2014 
BCBSNC and WakeMed Key Community Care Collaborate to Bring Accountable Care to Patients 07/18/2014 
WakeMed Announces Major Expansion and Renovation of Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace at Raleigh Campus 08/18/2014 

News Release Archive 

Title Date
WakeMed Foundation Adds Six New Board Members 05/30/2006 
WakeMed Seeks Approval of Air Ambulance, East Healthplex and 36-Bed Observation Unit 06/19/2006 
At Your Service. WakeMed Cary Hospital Now Offers Valet Parking 07/10/2006 
WakeMed Emergency Services Door-to-Doctor Wait Time 135 Minutes Better Than National Average 07/18/2006 
Triangle Hospitals to Become Completely Tobacco-Free in July 2007 06/28/2007 
WakeMed Raleigh Campus Welcomes Mary Ann Wilcox as Vice President of Operations & Chief Nursing Officer 07/10/2007 
WakeMed Celebrates 10 Years of Caring in the Children's Emergency Department 07/12/2007 
UnitedHealthcare and WakeMed Reach Long-term Agreement 07/16/2007 
WakeMed Appoints New Directors Overseeing Facilities Design and Construction and Employment 08/07/2007 
WakeMed Children’s Emergency Department Scores With Interactive Game Donated by Kids ‘N Community Foundation 02/21/2011 
Simple Tips Can Keep Homes Safer for Children 06/16/2011 
WakeMed Physician Practices Continues to Grow Primary Care Network 09/12/2011 
WakeMed Names Chief Compliance Officer 09/16/2011 
Dudley Harrington Joins WakeMed as VP of Revenue Cycle 09/21/2011 
WakeMed Breaks Ground on North Hospital: Expansion & Improvement of Women’s Services Throughout the System 10/05/2011 
WakeMed Rehab Earns Three-Year CARF Reaccreditation 10/21/2011 
Carolina Cardiovascular Surgical Associates Joins Wake Specialty Physicians 11/21/2011 
Legendary Comedian Jay Leno to Perform at WakeMed 50th Anniversary Gala 11/28/2011 
WakeMed Expands Primary Care Access in Apex, Holly Springs, North Raleigh and Knightdale 11/30/2011 
Rule Change Lets WakeMed Pursue Helicopter Service 04/04/2005 
Two WakeMed Employees Celebrate 40 Years of Service 04/26/2005 
Cary Hospital Celebrates Special Care Nursery Reunion 05/24/2005