Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

WakeMed News Releases

August 7, 2007
WakeMed Welcomes Luisa VanRoekel and Anna Baird-Hensley to Management Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - WakeMed Health & Hospitals is pleased to welcome new Director of Facilities Design and Construction Luisa VanRoekel and Director of Employment Anna Baird Hensley.

VanRoekel will be responsible for the general coordination and execution of the facilities construction, design and development activities for the system. VanRoekel comes to WakeMed from Memorial Health System in Springfield, Illinois, a 500 plus bed, multi-site hospital system where she served as director of facilities design and construction. With 23 years of experience in health care facilities, including design, construction, master planning and wayfinding, her expertise will be extremely valuable as we continue to grow and expand.

WakeMed is also pleased to welcome new Director of Employment, Anna Baird-Hensley. Joining the system on August 20, Baird-Hensley will be responsible for managing recruitment and staffing for all employed positions (except physicians), including approximately 1,500 new hires per year. She will direct the team of managers, recruiters and representatives responsible for sourcing candidates and assisting managers with identifying high quality talent.

Baird-Hensley comes to WakeMed from The Medical College of Georgia, an academic medical center with more than 3,000 employees where she served as director of staffing. With 28 years of experience in human resources, employment and staffing leadership positions, Baird-Hensley will ensure we continue to employ the best minds and biggest hearts in the business as we continue to grow.
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