Mission: See schedule o for continuationwake forest baptist medical center's mission is to improve the health of the region, state and nation by:- serving as the premier health system in the region, with specific centers of excellence recognized as national and international care destinations. - generating and translating knowledge to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. - training tomorrow's leaders in health care and biomedical science.
Programs: See schedule o for complete descriptionnorth carolina baptist hospital is an integral part of wake forest baptist medical center, a preeminent, internationally recognized academic medical center of the highest quality with balanced excellence in patient care, research and education. The following paragraphs are provided to explain the relationship of the filing organization with other organizations which together comprise "wake forest baptist medical center", the name, not of any one corporate entity, but that is used generically to describe a large group of mostly tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) organizations performing various academic medical center activities in northwest north carolina, including patient care (the "clinical enterprise"), medical research and technology transfer (the "innovation enterprise") and medical education (the "academic enterprise"). Because these activities are not all performed by each organization, the narrative that follows will include descriptions of activities that are not performed by the filing organization but by a related (or unrelated but affiliated) organization; they are again provided to illustrate a complete picture of the filing organization's role in this integrated academic medical center's comprehensive activities. Wake forest baptist medical center is northwest north carolina's sole academic medical center, bringing to the region the resources of one of america's top hospitals and innovative research centers and a premier medical school. Wake forest university baptist medical center is a corporation whose members are wake forest university and north carolina baptist hospital. The medical center operates wake forest school of medicine, which has a faculty of 1,226, including physicians and basic scientists. The medical center has 1,004 acute care and rehabilitation beds operative across the system, which encompasses its main campus (885 beds), brenner children's hospital (144 beds, included in main campus total), wake forest baptist health-lexington medical center (94 beds), and wake forest baptist health-davie medical center (25 beds). The medical center primarily serves a 24-county region in northwestern north carolina and southwestern virginia. It draws patients from across the nation for select services. The medical center is the driving force behind the establishment of wake forest innovation quarter, a hub for biomedical and material sciences and information technology created through public-private collaboration and located in downtown winston-salem. More than 25 wake forest school of medicine departments are already located in the innovation quarter, which is also home to more than 50 technology companies, and 3,000 scientists, engineers and other professionals. 1. Clinical services wake forest baptist medical center is nationally recognized for clinical excellence and internationally known for pioneering research and clinical innovation. Its clinical arm, wake forest baptist health, offers expertise in more than 100 areas of medicine, encompassing comprehensive preventive and highly specialized care for all ages. The medical center network includes a newly expanded 148-bed comprehensive cancer center that consolidates inpatient and outpatient services into a single location, community hospitals in neighboring davidson and davie counties, and across its service area of northwest north carolina and southwest virginia, 11 emergency departments, 25 primary care and 114 specialty care clinics, 17 dialysis centers, and freestanding imaging and endoscopy centers. The wake forest baptist health staff includes more than 900 physicians, 2,500 registered nurses, 566 residents, 113 fellows and 2,000 other professional clinicians. Overall in fy 2014, wake forest baptist had 36,363 inpatient admissions and 1,068,441 outpatient encounters (emergency department, downtown health plaza, winston east pediatrics, day hospital, lexington medical center, ambulatory visits). The total patient encounters numbered 1,104,804. 2. Outreachwake forest baptist medical center continues a broad-based effort to reach underserved populations across its service area. The medical center's annual community benefits report reflects this commitment to underserved populations. In fiscal 2014, the medical center spent $273 million to support these areas: - subsidized health costs- community health outreach- charity care- research- education- unreimbursed costs of government programsone anchor of outreach for the medical center is its downtown health plaza, a full-service, outpatient medical clinic that serves many of forsyth county's uninsured and underinsured residents with a state-of-the-art medical home. In addition to clinical care, the downtown health plaza offers community health fairs, diabetes education and a centering pregnancy program that is reducing the incidence of low birthweight babies. Altogether, 63,940 patient visits were recorded at the downtown health plaza between july 2013 and june 2014. The medical center's programs and partnerships reflect innovative efforts to reach underserved populations. They include:- regular community-based health clinics, including: the weekly delivering equal access to care (deac) clinic at the community care center in winston-salem, the monthly triad free health clinic at community mosque in winston-salem and the annual share the health fair in downtown winston-salem. These clinics attract thousands of people to screenings for acute and chronic conditions. - a collaboration with a local medical center and the northwest community care network to develop an emergency department care plan for patients shared between the two medical centers, including potential housing options for the homeless, development of a special shelter for substance abusers and after hours telephone protocols. - providing staff support to a mental health clinic designed to help homeless people stabilize their mental health. The homeless opportunities & treatment (hot) project is run at samaritan ministries, a homeless shelter in winston-salem. - the school of medicine's physician assistant program opened a second campus, appalachian state university in boone, with a goal of increasing the number of pas working in primary care in north carolina's rural appalachian counties. - faithhealthnc, an initiative that connects the caring strengths of congregations, the clinical expertise of providers and a network of community resources to ease those on the journey to health and healing, strengthening communities in the process. 3. Educational mission and accomplishments the constituent organizations of wake forest baptist medical center operate a broad range of educational programs, graduating skilled practitioners. It attracts some of the world's most competitive medical students, residents and fellows, as well as students in clinical pastoral care, nurse anesthesia and other areas. In the past year, wake forest baptist invested more than $77 million in the education of tomorrow's health care and biomedical leaders. That investment supported the training of 469 medical students, 679 physician residents and fellows, 241 graduate students and 150 physician assistants. In addition, the northwest area health education center, part of wake forest school of medicine, offered 1,883 continuing medical education activities that drew 35,248 participants from throughout the region.