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Growing Skilled Caregivers

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The WakeMed Foundation is committed to investing in the people of WakeMed. Each year, we provide scholarships, grants and special funding for WakeMed employees who wish to learn new skills that directly benefit their departments and the patients they serve.

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  • Total of 300 WakeMed staff received support for higher education, clinical training and medical certifications..
  • Funded specialty training for 50 therapists supporting amputee patients with new prosthetic devices.
  • Offered training for staff to support patients with innovative pain management therapies without the use of opioids.
  • The WakeMed Well-being Program offers a variety of staff wellness and resiliency initiatives designed to support caregivers.
  • Skills Scholarships & Grants provide funding for staff to pursue higher education, clinical training and medical certifications.
  • The Internal Medicine Residency Program fosters the next generation of primary care physicians.
  • The Clinical Research Institute & WakeMed Innovations programs promote employee engagement by involving staff in unique research projects and providing opportunities for staff to transform ideas into real-world solutions to help with patient care.
  • The Health Equity Training Program provides comprehensive diversity, equity and inclusion education for leaders and frontline clinicians.
  • The Megan Champ Morgan Scholarship Fund benefits WakeMed employees and their dependents who plan to pursue post-secondary education in health sciences, education and technology.