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Why WakeMed?

At WakeMed, we rely on talented, diverse and passionate team members who are dedicated to our mission and driven to provide exceptional care and caring. In turn, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals in any way that we can. 

Become Part of Our Family 

We believe that your individual experiences make us stronger as a whole. Every member of the WakeMed team is a member of the family — including our contract staff.  

We take pride in our workplace culture and diversity because we recognize that taking care of each other is essential to giving our patients the highest-quality care. 

Our Culture

We gladly go above and beyond to help our patients, their families and each other, providing not only outstanding medical treatment, but also the care and caring that leads to healing. It is a culture that is as unique as it is special and we call it the Wake Way. 

Learn More About Working at WakeMed 


Here are just a few of the reasons we think WakeMed is the best place to work in health care. 

WakeMed Named Top Hospital to Work for in NC 

WakeMed is the best hospital/health system to work for in North Carolina, according to a ranking published by Forbes magazine. The list includes over 1,300 companies nationwide and identifies the best employers in each state – as determined by employee ratings on an independent survey. WakeMed was the top-ranking hospital/health system in the state and ranked 7th overall among the 100 businesses included in the North Carolina list. 

Magnet Designated Health System 

Magnet Recognition

WakeMed is designated as Magnet by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This system-wide designation recognizes our ongoing dedication and innovative efforts to improve outcomes for our patients and services for all who enter our doors. 

Leader in Diversity 

WakeMed has been recognized as a Leader in Diversity by the Triangle Business Journal. WakeMed has received this award four times and was one of eight organizations and 12 individuals to be named to the list for 2021.