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As the largest health system in the state’s largest county, WakeMed plays an active role in making our community the best place to live, work and raise a family. We greatly enhance the economic viability of Wake County through competitive wages for our nearly 12,000 employees and providers and through the goods and services we purchase. As both a community asset and a community leader, WakeMed continues to reinvest in our people, facilities and services to improve access for the entire community.

Who We Are

Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit organization and the leading provider of health services in Wake County. The top priorities for the health system’s diverse and talented leadership team are ensuring patient safety; enhancing the patient and family experience; and delivering high-quality, high-value care that is both affordable and accessible to everyone who calls our community home.


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WakeMed is governed by a volunteer board of directors, consisting of 14 community members with vested interest in the health and well-being of our greater community. Our employed leadership team includes CEO and President Donald Gintzig, three Executive Vice Presidents and Chiefs, seven Senior Vice Presidents, 13 Vice Presidents and four Chief Medical Officers. Learn more about each team member.





Donald R. Gintzig 
President & CEO

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We call our unique culture the Wake Way, and it has been a vital part of who we are and what we do for the past 55 years. We are looking for dedicated, compassionate individuals who share a drive to fulfill our mission, have a passion for putting others first and value living the Wake Way.

Learn more about us and the Wake Way outlined in our mission, vision, values and aspirational goals.

Contact Us

If you have general questions or concerns, please contact us using this convenient online form. You can also call 919-350-8000 and our telephone operators will be happy to direct you to any department within the health system.