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Building Healing Environments

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Our patients and their families are at the heart of everything we do at WakeMed.

Since its founding in 1961, WakeMed has been a leader in offering one-of-a-kind services using the latest technology with an outstanding commitment to compassionate care.

Financial Support from Donors

With support from our donors, we've been able to make the following happen:

  • Establishment of the state’s first stand-alone Children’s Emergency Department
  • Renovation and refurbishment of the Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace in Raleigh and Cary
  • Renovation and enhancement of The Health Park at WakeMed Rehab
  • Expansion and renovation of the WakeMed Heart Center
  • Procurement of the Exoskeleton for our Rehab patients
  • Establishment of Wake County’s first Children’s Hospital
  • Expansion of the only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Customization of wellness services through the Health Lives Here Now Mobile Bus

Building Healing Environments

The WakeMed Foundation helped fund the following:


  • Clairity Artificial Intelligence screening tool to assess patients for suicide risk — Program recently expanded to emergency departments and is expected to serve approximately 6,000 patients annually.
  • New trauma and substance abuse programs to support mental health patients
  • Adult and pediatric therapeutic sensory rooms to support calming and reduce the use of restraints for mental health patients


  • Facility opening on October 2022 and funded by both Foundation donors and the City of Raleigh via ARPA Community Health Initiative
  • Coordinated, holistic care for the area’s most vulnerable and underserved residents in collaboration with community partners
  • Physical and mental health services based on successful population health principles and trauma-informed care — to meet diverse, complex needs


  • Comprehensive care coordination and personalized support through nurse navigators — promoting better outcomes and enhanced recovery
  • Program supports more than 500 patients annually undergoing complex cardiovascular interventional procedures