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WakeMed Innovations


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Diana Rhyne, 
Executive Director, 
Research & Innovation


Stuart Ginn, 
Medical Director, 


Casey Granack, 



It all starts with an idea.

WakeMed Innovations provides an opportunity for a wide variety of people to transform their ideas into real-world solutions. We're focused on designing new approaches that address the unmet needs of our patients and families, our clinicians, our staff and the community. By demonstrating the integral role that community hospitals play in improving health and wellness through innovation, WakeMed is aiming to discover new ways to transform the delivery of health care. We provide a space for our staff and other interested parties to present and execute forward-facing ways to generate progressive, actionable ideas in the Wake County community. 


Our Projects

WakeMed Innovations is proud to support WakeMed’s Strategic Plan and our Innovation Aspirational goal of achieving transformative improvements in health care and health care delivery. 

3-D printer device 

Small Innovations Making a Huge Impact

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Emily Mengel 

Innovations in Action: Emily Mengel’s Story

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eICU Carts

Renee Hoyle Thacker Headshot 

App Tracks Irreplaceable Lab Specimens

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Mark Piehl, MD Headshot 

Innovation Saves Lives with LifeFlow

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Great ideas come from all over our community.

Engaging researchers, clinicians and staff from across the enterprise and across the globe – because we know how to help you transform your ideas into reality.

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WakeMed Innovators in the News

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Federal Aviation Admin’s Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program

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