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.

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As the leading provider of healthcare services in Wake County, WakeMed provides unique and impactful programs that meet critical needs.

Programs Supported by the WakeMed Foundation

In 2016-17, the WakeMed Foundation supported:

Community Population Health Program

  • Improving quality of life & health for underserved members of our community
  • 358 high-risk patients assisted & connected to community resources
  • 59% reduction in emergency room visits
  • 78% reduction in hospital admissions
  • Nearly $5 million in costs saved

Specialized Pediatric Programs

  • Pediatric Endocrinology Diabetes Conference – 160 conference participants, including Wake County school nurses, educated on assisting students dealing with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Child Life Specialists – Six child life specialists offer support to the nearly 50,000 Children’s Hospital, Children’s Emergency Department and pediatric surgery patients and families seen each year at WakeMed

Spiritual Care Program

  • Specialized programs for bereavement & spiritual care
  • 70,312 clergy contacts with patients, families & staff

Learn more about WakeMed's Spiritual Care program.

Youth Obesity Prevention Program

  • 375 children at risk of Type II diabetes
  • 68% stabilized or reduced their body mass index (BMI)

Learn more about our diabetes services for children as well as the pediatric weight management services offered at WakeMed.

Pet Therapy Program

  • 4,700 patients visited by volunteer pets & owners

Learn more about Pet Assisted Therapy (PAT) Rehabilitation at WakeMed.