New & Noteworthy
Garner Healthplex Grand Opening
All physicians are invited to attend the grand opening events. The healthplex opens to the public on Monday, Aug. 19, at 7 am.
Preview Event & Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6-8:30 pm
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-350-6073
Grand Opening Event
Saturday, Aug. 17, 8:30-11:30 am
Celebrate the grand opening with a free pancake breakfast for the whole family.
Epic implementation is moving along extremely well. Thank you to the many providers who continue to give their time and input into this important project. Click for a broad overview of the project and visit our website regularly for updates.
Skilled Nursing Facilities to Suspend Services
During the next two months, WakeMed will suspend skilled nursing services at the Fuquay-Varina Outpatient & Skilled Nursing Facility and the Zebulon/Wendell Outpatient & Skilled Nursing Facility. This change reflects WakeMed's focus on efficiency and strengthening our core services. Click for details.
WakeMed Named Best in Wake County by U.S. News & World Report
WakeMed was named tops in Wake County in the magazine's 2013-14 Best Hospitals rankings. WakeMed was recognized for having nine "high performing" specialties. See the full list.
Welcome New Residents
WakeMed welcomes nearly 50 residents from UNC, ECU, and Duke who are starting their academic year with us. In addition, we have about 15 medical students from UNC starting their third/fourth years at WakeMed and about five PA students from Campbell starting their second year. Please help our residents and students feel at home while they make significant contributions to patient care through our teaching program here at WakeMed.
Clinical & Regulatory Updates
Geographic Hospitalist Rounding
This summer, our Raleigh Campus hospitalists began geographic rounding on 5A and 5C and will be expanding to additional units in the coming weeks. Geographic rounding assigns hospitalists to a single unit, which supports patient- and family-centered care. We believe this will enhance communication and make it easier for our physician partners who are co-managing patients with our hospitalist team. Click to read the recent Microscope article on the program.
WakeMed to Adopt New Electronic Interpretation Service
Later this month, WakeMed will adopt InDemand Interpreting, a new system that allows patients to communicate remotely – via audio and video – with medical interpreters 24/7 in 180 different languages, including sign language and many other languages we are not able to accommodate today. Stay tuned for more information as we move closer to implementation
Clayton Medical Park Laboratory Services Relocating to Garner
Laboratory services at Clayton Medical Park will be moved to the Garner Healthplex effective Aug. 30. Patients will be seen Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Click to learn more.
Events & Updates
Wednesday, Sept. 25
Raleigh Campus Surgeons' Lounge
Bring your questions and comments and enjoy breakfast with Dr. Bill Atkinson.
Click for the August grand rounds schedule. Please join us!
Cary Hospital Surgeons
Wednesday, Aug. 21
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Cary Hospital Conference Center Rooms A/D
Please join us for a brief Epic demo and to review the physician workflows in development.
Surgical Schedulers Morning Social
Hand Hygiene Compliance Soars! Thank you to all of our providers for helping us achieve exceptional hand hygiene compliance in June. Keep up the good work!
Tuesday, Sept. 10
7:30 to 9 am
Cary Hospital Conference Center
Many of you knew Dr. Dennis Ose, who served as a pathologist at WakeMed for more than 20 years with Raleigh Pathology Laboratory Associates. He was widely known as a dedicated physician and educator. Sadly, he passed away on Wednesday, June 26, after a two-year battle with ALS. He will be forever remembered at WakeMed and our thoughts are with his family, who were so important to him.