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February 7, 2020

WakeMed continues to expand network, enhancing patient access and offerings for children and families

RALEIGH, N.C. (February 4, 2020) – As the community continues to grow, WakeMed Children’s – the leading care provider for children and families – continues to respond to demand with its growing network of pediatric primary care and specialty providers and multi-specialty locations and new services.

Most recently, a multi-specialty practice opened in Clayton – a first for Johnston County – along with a pediatric primary care office. In addition, WakeMed Children’s expanded its specialties to include pediatric pulmonology and behavioral health.

WakeMed Children’s comprehensive services include primary, urgent and emergency care and pediatric specialties alongside WakeMed’s dedicated Children’s Emergency Department, Children’s Hospital and Level IV NICU. Our pediatric specialists and subspecialists serve patients close to their homes, with dedicated specialty practices in Raleigh, Apex and now, Clayton as well as children’s services in Apex, Brier Creek, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, North Raleigh, Raleigh and Wake Forest.

“We are pleased to offer services – from the common to the complex – across the community to better serve our patients and their families,” said Bill Lagarde, MD, executive medical director, WakeMed Children’s Services. “Our goal is to provide unsurpassed quality along with convenient and quick access to our specialists. We support patients where they live, with the services they need the most, by expanding our offerings to match the growing population and enhancing the pediatric care experience for local families.”

WakeMed Children’s sees approximately 140,000 pediatric patients each year, and we understand that kids need special care. Our growing roster of comprehensive specialties, support services and facilities include:

WakeMed Children’s – Physician & Specialist Services

  • Anesthesiology
  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Primary Care
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Urgent Care
  • Urology
  • Weight Management

WakeMed Children’s – Hospital & Emergency Services

Our Children’s Hospital brings together pediatric specialists and specialized services under one roof.

  • 45-bed Children’s Hospital
  • 10 bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • 5 bed Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit
  • 48-bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • 2 Special Care Nurseries (14 beds total)
  • Level III, 8-bed at WakeMed Cary Hospital
  • Level III, 6-bed at WakeMed North Hospital
  • 22-bed Dedicated Children’s Emergency Department
  • Surgical Services
  • Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Pediatric Patient Minor Procedure Room
  • Community Outreach and Health Education
  • Child Life Specialists & Family Navigators
  • 5-Room Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Room

WakeMed Children’s recently opened its first two pediatric urgent care locations in Morrisville and Cary in partnership with PM Pediatrics, a nationally recognized leader in pediatric urgent care. Dedicated solely to the treatment of children and young adults, WakeMed Children’s-PM Pediatrics Urgent Care is open 365 days a year from noon to midnight.

WakeMed Children’s-PM Pediatrics Urgent Care is the newest addition WakeMed’s urgent care offerings, which includes WakeMed Virtual Urgent Care as well as brick-and-mortar locations in Cary, Forestville Crossing, Fuquay Varina, Garner and Raleigh – all providing care for children – and Wake Orthopaedics Urgent Care, dedicated exclusively to acute orthopaedic injuries.


About WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed is a nationally recognized, private, not -for-profit health system founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and familycentered care to all.

The 941-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, including three full-service hospitals, all delivering health and wellness care and innovative services that bring added value to the communities we serve. WakeMed is a leader in heart and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences.

Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, a dedicated Children’s Hospital and Children’s Emergency Department, Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace, Women’s Hospital at WakeMed North, WakeMed Rehabilitation Hospital and Wake County’s only Level I Trauma Center. WakeMed’s team of more
than 9,700 employees, 1,500 volunteers, 1,300 affiliated physicians and 525 employed physicians and providers represent the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health.

For more information, visit www.wakemed.org or follow WakeMed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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