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At WakeMed, quality is our utmost priority, with each hospital and facility in our system working to meet certain goals that will ensure our patients receive the best care possible. Learn more about our commitment to quality here. The memberships, achievements and recognitions held by WakeMed are a direct reflection of this commitment.

WakeMed is a Joint Commission Accredited Healthcare Provider
WakeMed is proud to be Joint Commission accredited healthcare provider. The Joint Commission is a healthcare accrediting agency with strict rules and regulations participating organizations must follow to ensure they are providing the best healthcare in safe facilities following best practices. 

Joint Commission standards dictate security requirements, size of doorways, surgical process and procedures, physician documentation and much, much more.  Comprehensive surveys are conducted every three years. 

Raleigh Campus, Cary Hospital, WakeMed North, Apex Healthplex, Brier Creek Healthplex, Garner Healthplex and all WakeMed outpatient facilities are Joint Commission accredited.


Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
WakeMed Cary Hospital has been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center for Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation signifies WakeMed's ability to consistently deliver the safest, highest-quality care to bariatric surgery patients.

Learn more about the bariatric surgery program at
WakeMed Cary Hospital
.

Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence


Blue Distinction Center for Bariatrics
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) recognized WakeMed Cary Hospital as one of the first health care facilities in the nation to receive a Blue Distinction® Center+ designation in the area of bariatric surgery by the Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction® Centers are nationally designated health care facilities shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective measures, which were developed with input from the medical community, for patient safety and better health outcomes. Learn more.

Learn more about the bariatric surgery program at
WakeMed Cary Hospital
.


WakeMed Recognized for High Quality Cardiac Care
WakeMed Health & Hospitals has been named a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Research shows that Blue Distinction Centers+ demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, with lower rates of complications following certain cardiac procedures and lower rates of healthcare associated infections, compared with their peers. Blue Distinction Centers+ are also 20 percent more cost-efficient for those same procedures.

Blue Cross Distinction


Cardiovascular Specialists Certification
100 percent of Raleigh Campus cath lab staff are now Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists. This Certification is a formal recognition of specialized knowledge, skill and training that enables us to promote quality outcomes for our patients.

cath Lab Certification 2013


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