Welcome to WakeMed North

Dear Community,

There is something very special and surreal about bringing a new baby into the world – the excitement, the anticipation, the overwhelming joy felt when looking into those amazing eyes. At WakeMed, we are so passionate about being a part of this life-changing process that we decided to expand our family as well. By adding a Family Health & Women’s Hospital to our North campus, we have created a brand new concept dedicated to labor, delivery and postpartum services as well as other specialized services for women. Not only that, we will continue to offer the same superior services for the entire family that we have always offered, including a 24/7 emergency department, imaging services, same-day surgery (ENT, orthopaedics, general surgery & other procedures), outpatient laboratory services and primary and specialty care physician offices.

As a mother of two, I consider North Women’s Hospital to be like a third baby to me. My family and I relocated to Raleigh from the Atlanta area so that I could take on the role of vice president and administrator of this exceptional hospital and campus, and I could not be more proud to introduce it to you.

My personal mission is to help create an exceptional experience for our community’s families and individuals. We want this experience to be personalized to your needs and characterized by unsurpassed quality, guided by our exceptional team of experienced doctors and caregivers.

WakeMed North also offers additional specialist services for women including maternal-fetal medicine, urology, urogynecology, and neonatology. We are backed by the same anesthesiologists, neonatologists and other specialists who work on our main Raleigh Campus. It is reassuring to know that this expertise is shared between campuses and that our hospital is already a well-integrated part of the WakeMed family.

From a clinical perspective, I was thrilled to introduce this new hospital because it is critical for our north Raleigh community to have these services close to home, services that are provided with high quality care in a pristine environment.

From a personal perspective, I am both excited and humbled to be a part of this amazing new facility – new journey – in and for our community. I hope you share my excitement and thank you for the privilege to serve you and your family.

Yours in service,
Sheri De Shazo, MBA, MHA, RN
Vice President & Enterprise Administrator

Personal comfort is a key theme at our 248,800-sq. ft., 61-bed, full-service WakeMed North Family Health & Women's Hospital.  We’ve created a tranquil luxury atmosphere surrounded by features which promote healing while conserving nature’s resources. Glass throughout the facility allowing for maximum daylight and natural elements such as wood, stone, and granite along with a soothing paint palette create a connection to the outdoors. Spacious room accommodations for the family to stay overnight and upgraded bed & bath linens and toiletries offer our patients a spa-quality experience.

Specialty services available at WakeMed North Family Health & Women's Hospital include:


The Women's Hospital also has special features to provide the best possible inpatient care for women with GYN or birth & pregnancy needs.  The Women's Hospital was designed with the unique needs of women in mind features a tranquil environment as well as amenities tailored to our patients' needs.