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eMinute Update - March 2017

New & Noteworthy

Celebrating 30 Years of Trauma Services
WakeMed Trauma Services turns 30 this year! In this photo from the archives are current Medical Director Osi Udekwu, MD, previous Medical Director Dale Oller, MD, and surgeon Bill Sullivan, MD, who has worked with the program for 27 years. 

Leadership Updates


Chantal Howard, RN Named VP, Nursing, Raleigh Campus
In this newly-established role, Howard will work to assure the overall quality of nursing practice for Raleigh Campus, providing direction for nursing management and staff while supporting clinical performance and service excellence programs. She will be responsible for planning, facilitating and evaluating nursing and patient care services, and will work with leadership and the Medical Staff to advance clinical care available at Raleigh Campus.


Seth Brody, MD, MPH, Cary Hospital CMO
A member of the WakeMed team since 1996, Dr. Brody has served as the WakeMed North executive medical director since 2015. He assumes the role at Cary following a comprehensive recruitment process that involved many members of our leadership team and Medical Staff to ensure that the right candidate was chosen for this important role. Dr. Paul has been serving in the interim role during recruitment and will now return to his duties full-time as senior vice president & chief quality and medical staff officer.


Karen Bash, MD, WakeMed North CMO
Dr. Bash has served as the medical director of the OB Hospitalist team at WakeMed North since 2015. She has nearly 30 years of experience in obstetrics and gynecology and plans to continue caring for patients in addition to her role as CMO. 


Clinical & Regulatory Updates

Interventional Stroke Treatment at WakeMed
WakeMed is pleased to welcome neurosurgeon Dr. Andrey Belayev (Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic), who brings advances in interventional stroke treatment to the WakeMed Heart Center. Performing intra-arterial mechanical thrombectomy procedures, Dr. Belayev uses catheter-based stent retriever technology to capture the clot and pull it out of the artery (large vessel, carotid, etc.), immediately restoring blood flow to the brain. The procedure is used in conjunction with t-PA administration to maximize patient outcomes. This can mean minimizing or completely eliminating long-term side effects of stroke, such as speech, dexterity and mobility issues. Both WakeMed Raleigh Campus and WakeMed Cary Hospital are Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Centers.

Accessing Epic with Your Mobile Device
Effective as of March 15, all providers who use Haiku or Canto (the apps used to access Epic via an iPhone, iPad or Android device) are now required to register their devices with Information Services. If you have not registered yet, you will be unable to access Epic via mobile device. To register your device, please do so using these simple instructions. Questions?  Contact the IS Help Desk at 919-350-8700.

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Organizational Updates

Celebrating Doctors' Day

On Doctors' Day and every day, WakeMed recognizes the incredible contributions physicians make to WakeMed, our patients and our community. This week, we hope you'll see our Doctors' Day TV ad, which we developed as a small token of our appreciation to the thousands of talented physicians with whom we partner - here at WakeMed, in the community and throughout the region.

Society of 1961 Gala
The WakeMed Foundation is incredibly grateful to its donors who help support WakeMed’s mission.  The Society of 1961 Gala will be held on Saturday, April 8 at the Raleigh Convention Center and will feature The Temptations.  For more information, visit

Badge Policy
Physicians are required to wear a WakeMed ID badge while on duty or representing WakeMed. There is a $15 charge to replace a lost badge, but free replacements are offered for name or professional designation changes, departmental changes and unintentional damages.


Saving Even More Lives
As a provider, you are already a lifesaver.  You can save even more lives by registering to be an organ donor.  April is National Donate Life Month. One registered donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation, restore sight to two people through cornea donation and heal the lives of up to 75 people through tissue donation.  Registration takes less than a minute at