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Thomas GoughA message from our Senior Vice President &  Administrator at WakeMed Cary Hospital

Dear Community –

It is my pleasure to welcome you to WakeMed Cary Hospital. We are a full service community hospital providing an exceptional health care experience for the citizens of Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina and surrounding communities in southern and western Wake County and beyond.

Within our community, we are fortunate to have many of the most talented primary care physicians, medical specialists and surgeons in all of North Carolina. They have trained at prestigious medical schools all over our vast country and have completed residencies and fellowships at many of our nation’s top medical centers. Yet, they have one thing in common. They have chosen our community as their home and the place that they want to practice medicine.

Whether it is a trip to the Emergency Department at 10 pm at night, a prolonged sickness requiring an inpatient stay, an elective surgery to improve your quality of life or the birth of a new child, you will be greeted by friendly staff, a dedicated team of nurses and extraordinarily talented physicians with one singular goal – improving your health.

As a healthcare consumer, we recognize that you have many places from which to get your care. And trusting an organization with your health and well-being is no small decision. If you have utilized our hospital’s services in the past year, you have no doubt experienced what is special about WakeMed Cary Hospital. A warm feeling of family-centered, personalized care and attention, backed by a staff of 770 physicians that rivals what you would expect to find at America’s best hospitals.

This past year, our accomplishments were recognized by many prominent healthcare authorities. We joined a select number of hospitals in the country to receive a “Magnet Designation” for the quality of our nursing care. We also became one of only 30% of hospitals nationwide to receive the highest grade possible in patient safety from the nationally recognized “Leapfrog” organization. These accolades reflect the dedication and passion that our more 1,000 employees have toward excellence and an unwavering commitment to ensure that you - and your family - receive the very best care possible.

I thank you for visiting our website pages and invite you to please take time to review and learn more about the services we offer. The more you learn about our hospital, the more impressed we think you will be.

And please, know that anytime health care services are needed, your community hospital is right here for you.


Thomas Gough
Senior Vice President & Administrator
WakeMed Cary Hospital

VickiWhitley_cary.jpgA message from our Executive Director of Nursing at WakeMed Cary Hospital

Dear Patients, Families and Friends -

Patients are the reason we are here. That statement is more than just our WakeMed vision in nursing, but the heart of WakeMed nurses. And, it’s what you need to know as a patient or family member of a patient at WakeMed Cary Hospital. Our nurses are compassionate, caring, committed, collaborative, and supportive of each other – like a family. You will find that we care for you just like a member of our family.

As a patient at WakeMed Cary Hospital, you will be cared for by some of our more than 425 trusted registered nurses and nurse technicians who strive for excellence in the art and science of nursing care and caring. We work directly with you and your physician(s) to ensure you receive high quality care in a safe, healing environment.

Our nurses recognize the unique and individualized needs of our patients. We pride ourselves on making your needs the main priority during your stay. We want what's best for you and your family.

If you have a health care need, we hope you choose to experience the exceptional nursing care at WakeMed Cary Hospital.


Vicki Whitley MHA, BSN, RN, CEN
Executive Director of Nursing
WakeMed Cary Hospital