For Our Providers

Managed Care Changes
for 2017
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At WakeMed, we are proud to partner with physicians – in our hospitals and facilities, in the community and throughout the region – to provide the very best care for our patients. By fostering strong provider relationships, WakeMed is committed to improving the quality and continuity of care our patients experience both here within our walls and out in the community. We engage our physician and provider partners in decision-making to ensure we collaborate at every level in the best interest of our patients. 

New! 6 am Routine Lab Draws
Beginning January 25


In an effort to improve our patients’ experience, we are shifting the routine morning lab draw time to 6 am. Please note, the 4 am lab draws will still be available when necessary for patient care as determined by the ordering provider.

Beginning January 25, you can choose either 0600 AM labs or 0400 AM labs in Epic. As a reminder, the windows for lab collection, which are unchanged, are as follows:

  • Stat: 15 minutes
  • Timed: + or - 30 minutes
  • Routine: + or - 2 hours

We'd also like to remind all providers to carefully consider if and when your patient requires labs, as part of our commitment to value based care and improving the patient experience.

Questions? Please contact Michael Contarino, MD, Patient and Family Experience Oversight Committee