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About Us

Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is the leading provider of health services in Wake County. With a mission to improve the health and well-being of our community, we are committed to providing outstanding and compassionate care.

It all starts with putting patients and families at the forefront.

Our efforts focus not only on providing exceptional patient care when it is needed, but on the wellness services and community outreach that engage and empower the people we serve to take charge of their health. All delivered by a team of mission-driven physicians, employees, administrators and volunteers – the best minds and biggest hearts – to help ensure the safest, highest quality care for all.

multigenerational family

The largest health system in the state’s largest county, WakeMed plays an active role in making our community the best place to live, work and raise a family. We greatly enhance the economic viability of Wake County through the competitive wages for our nearly 8,500 employees and through the goods and services we purchase. As both a community asset and a community leader, WakeMed continues to reinvest in our people, facilities and services to improve access for the entire community.

Our Services

Our specialty services include:

Heart & Vascular

Women’s Care

Children’s Care

Rehabilitation Care

Emergency & Trauma Care

Brain and Spine Care

  • Home to the county’s only Neuro Intensive Care Unit
  • Full continuum of care for surgical and non-surgical treatments for stroke, aneurysms, blocked carotid arteries, brain and spine tumors and more

Orthopaedic Care

  • A recognized center for joint replacement surgery and spine surgery care quality
  • Medical and surgical solutions for all ages of people suffering from musculoskeletal issues
  • Experienced sports medicine specialists for professional athletes and weekend warriors alike

Surgical Services

WakeMed Physician Practices

  • More than 50 office locations, more than 270 board-certified physicians and 130 advanced practice providers, covering a broad range of outpatient specialties and inpatient services

Community Benefit

WakeMed's value to the community is significant and is measured in numerous ways - by the amount of charity care provided; the unreimbursed costs incurred to care for Medicare and Medicaid patients; and the value of our outreach activities, volunteer services, and program support.  Reporting these efforts and quantifying their impact is critically important.

Today, more than ever before, we are being called upon by many to be more accountable and transparent about what we are doing for our community.  We are pleased to report it publicly so that we clearly demonstrate how WakeMed, as a not-for-profit organization, is fulfilling its mission of community service and meeting its charitable tax-exempt purpose.

Complete Community Benefit Report

Additional Facts About WakeMed:

  • We are a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C.
  • Our 941-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, including three full-service hospitals
  • We have 1,100 highly skilled, highly respected physicians on our medical staffs. Find a Doctor.
  • We are supported by the WakeMed Foundation and more than 1,000 WakeMed Volunteers
  • We are home to Wake Area Health Education Center, and we serve as a residency site for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campbell University and Duke University School of Medicine
  • We are home to the WakeMed Medical Simulation Center, offering multi-disciplinary clinical training & education using human patient simulators
  • Most of all, we are pleased you chose learn more about us and hope you choose us for your health care needs

Want to know more? See our recent Awards & Accolades.