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Visitor Restrictions During Flu Season

The flu & other viral illnesses are currently widespread in the community; and when sick people visit our patients, they put both our staff and our patients at risk for infection. Due to the high number of flu cases in our area, we have implemented widespread visitor restrictions throughout the entire WakeMed hospital system beginning Friday, […]

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WakeMed Mothers’ Milk Bank – Expanding to Meet Critical Needs

Fragile newborns need the best possible nutrition to grow and develop into healthy infants. A mother’s breast milk is best, but many times critically ill and premature babies can’t breastfeed, and their mothers are frequently unable to pump enough milk for them. Dr. Jonathan Seigel is a neonatologist and medical director of WakeMed Mother’s Milk Bank. According to […]

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Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina Joins WakeMed Physician Practices

WakeMed Physician Practices continues to grow its network of providers and specialties, expand practice locations and collaborate with community physicians to improve the health and well-being of the people we serve. WakeMed Physician Practices welcomes the physicians and employees from Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina (BSNC). Beginning August 1, the new practice will be called […]

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WakeMed Medical-Surgical Unit Receives International Award for Exemplary Nursing

Download a printable version of this blog post. WakeMed nursing team 2nd in N.C. and 30th in the World to Receive Honor The medical-surgical nursing unit at WakeMed Raleigh Campus recently received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award®, an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units. WakeMed’s medical-surgical nursing team is the second in […]

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The Importance of Health Screenings for Women

Wellness visits provide healthcare providers the opportunity to counsel women on the recommended screenings, physical examinations and vaccinations based on age and risk factors. Topics of conversation at these visits vary, but vital signs (including height, weight, blood pressure and heart rate) and an appropriate physical examination are usually performed. Ages 13-18 Most pediatricians see […]

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