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WakeMed Awarded Safe Sleep Hospital Model of Excellence

We are proud to announce that WakeMed Health & Hospitals was recently awarded the Infant Safe Sleep Hospital Model of Excellence designation by the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation. The program recognizes N.C. hospitals for implementing evidence-based policies and practices that support infant safe sleep. Karen Chilton, MD, medical director of pediatric critical care and […]

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Celebrating Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to pay tribute to all of those who have served and who currently serve in our country’s armed forces. However, did you know?…. Memorial Day gets its roots from a holiday called Decoration Day, which was observed as early as 1868. Years later, in 1968, (thanks to the passing of the Uniform Monday Holiday […]

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Spotlight On: Kalawi Farm

Will and Maria Williams work at Kalawi Farm in North Carolina, a family farm that is owned by Will’s parents. They are also one of several vendors who will be participating in the WakeMed Farmers Market this season. Take a look below as Will shares a little more about their business and their participation in this […]

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Spotlight On: That’s Good Chocolate!

Founder, owner, and chocolatier of That’s Good Chocolate!, Mary Rountree, was inspired to name her business after a common exclamation that everyone would say after trying her chocolate for the first time. And though she’s only recently gotten into the Farmers Market scene, Mary has been making chocolate for more than two decades. History of […]

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WakeMed & Inter-Faith Food Shuttle: Partnering to Make a Difference

WakeMed has had a long-term relationship with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in supporting their mission to promote health and well-being for underserved communities. Since the fall of 2014, we have partnered with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle on the WakeMed Farmers Market to be a resource for local residents who don’t have easy access to healthy, fresh food. Below, we spoke with Elizabeth Weeks, Nutrition Programs Coordinator of […]

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2016 Update: In 2013, on average – every four minutes, someone in the United States died of a stroke, making it the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. National Stroke Awareness Month is […]

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