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As the leading provider of healthcare services in Wake County, WakeMed provides unique and impactful programs that meet critical needs.

Programs Supported by the WakeMed Foundation

In 2018-19, the WakeMed Foundation supported:

Enhanced Behavioral Health Care

  • Continued expansion of psychologists in our emergency departments ensures timely care
  • 26% decrease in involuntary commitments
  • 44% decrease in length of stay for behavioral health patients
  • 4% decrease in State Mental Hospital referrals
  • $6.3 million in hospital costs avoided

Chasing Zero - Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections

  • Establishment of a dedicated infectious disease Pharmacy resident
  • Daily interdisciplinary rounding program helps minimize risk of infection

Child & Infant Protection Seat Installation Program

  • Nationally accredited training program for 28 WakeMed staff
  • Helps ensure safety of nearly 8,000 babies born annually at WakeMed
  • Community car seat clinics to enhance safety throughout Wake County

Parent Liaison Program for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

  • New role supports families with critically-ill newborns, helping them navigate the hospital and access support services
  • Facilitates enhanced patient and family experience, allows for prompt, effective intervention

EksoGT for Rehabilitation

  • Funded robotic exoskeleton technology, which offers specialized therapy for spinal cord injury, brain injury and stroke patients

OMRON Home Blood Pressure Monitors

  • Acquired 60 home monitors that allow the stoke Team to support patients after discharge to prevent recurrent stroke

Other programs the WakeMed Foundation supports includes WakeMed’s pet therapy, spiritual care and obesity prevention.