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Who’s Coming to Market on June 17?

Access to healthy foods is key to a healthy lifestyle. For many of us, access is not a problem. Where I live, for example, there are two, soon-to-be three, grocery stores within walking distance of my house.  In southeast Raleigh, however, access to healthy foods is not that convenient. That’s why the new WakeMed Farmers Market […]

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Fitch Reaffirms WakeMed’s AA- Bond Rating

WakeMed is pleased to announce that Fitch Ratings has reaffirmed the AA- rating on WakeMed’s $425 million of outstanding bonds issued through the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. This positive bond rating speaks to WakeMed’s solid financial position and reaffirms that WakeMed bonds are high-quality investments. Fitch Ratings noted WakeMed’s dominant inpatient market share in […]

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Safe Sitter Classes this Summer at WakeMed

Safe Sitter is a one-day class offered by WakeMed for children ages 11 to 13 who wish to become babysitters. The class teaches them the necessary skills and techniques needed to be a good childcare provider who is prepared for potential emergencies. WRAL recently came to WakeMed to learn more about Safe Sitter and interviewed pediatric nurse Michelle Davis as well […]

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Safeguarding Your Gluten-Free Diet

Donuts, cupcakes, freshly baked bread, beer, pasta with sauce and creamy ranch dressing – all can be categorized as some of life’s most enjoyable guilty pleasures.  However, someone with Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity would probably disagree.   According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), about one percent of Americans have celiac disease […]

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WakeMed Welcomes New President & CEO, Donald R. Gintzig

This week, the WakeMed Health & Hospitals Board of Directors was pleased to announce the appointment of  Donald R. Gintzig as WakeMed’s new president and CEO. Gintzig, who has been serving in an interim CEO role since October 2013, was selected from a pool of well-qualified candidates following a nationwide search. A retired Rear Admiral in the United […]

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What’s Trending? Group Vasectomies

It’s true that groups of male friends are choosing to undergo this minor procedure on the same day to make their recoveries more enjoyable. Many group vasectomies are planned around big sporting events, like March Madness, the U.S. Open or the World Series.  The reasoning behind these plans is brilliant – a whole day to enjoy watching […]

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