Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions currently in effect.

  • 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.

For Employees

March 29: Education Fair

11 am to 3 pm, Conference Dining

WakeMed is committed to employee development and provides educational programming as well as funding to help you earn a degree or specialty certification. Representatives from local colleges and universities will be available to answer questions about degree programs and admission requirements. Come find out about all the opportunities available to you as a WakeMed employee.


Employees, complete your online learning.


Save the Date: Epic Upgrade on April 7

Epic has transitioned from yearly upgrades to regular upgrades throughout the year. WakeMed will be upgrading our Epic environment to the November 2018 version on Sunday, April 7, from 1 to 4 am. Keep an eye out for more information about this important upgrade to be shared soon. New feature! As part of the upgrade, a new Sepsis narrator will be available to all ED and Rounding nurses. The Sepsis narrator will allow clinicians to more efficiently document and review the care of patients with sepsis.

Change Coming to Duo Authentication Options

As part of network security efforts, WakeMed requires all individuals using remote access to use two-factor authentication through Duo. Currently, Duo offers three options for authenticating users: Push, Call Me and Passcode. Effective April 2, WakeMed will eliminate the ‘Call Me’ method of authentication through Duo. Once this change takes effect, all users will need to use the ‘Push’ or ‘Enter a Passcode’ authentication options available through Duo to access the WakeMed network.

WakeWell Rewards Update: Biometric Screenings Underway

Biometric Screenings are underway and continue through Friday, March 29. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Due to system-wide visitation restrictions currently in effect, children are not permitted at the screenings.
  • Screenings take approximately 20 minutes, and include height, weight, waist circumference, blood pressure and a basic lipid panel (cholesterol) with blood glucose.

Cholesterol screening requires fasting for at least eight hours unless prohibited for medical reasons.