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Hazel’s “Payday” BBQ Chicken

On WakeMed Raleigh Campus, every other Thursday, the delicious smell of BBQ permeates the first floor.  It’s then that you know Hazel has been busy at work making her (almost) famous BBQ chicken and ribs. I was asked by our Chief Operating Officer Tom Gettinger and Director of Food and Nutrition Services Jessica Marchand to […]

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The Kitchen: A Danger Zone?

The News & Observer recently ran a story about common kitchen blunders and how to avoid injury.  Having seen and treated her fair share of burns, cuts and falls, WakeMed emergency physician Dr. PJ Hamilton shared tips on how to ensure safety remains a key ingredient in the kitchen.  Below are a few takeaways from the story.  Read the full article […]

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FREE Car Seat Safety Checks

This is National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15-21), and many FREE car seat safety checks being offered in our area by Safe Kids Wake County.  Click here to find one near you. Also, be sure to ALWAYS buckle your children into their car seats.  Surprisingly, a study released by Safe Kids Worldwide found: Buckling […]

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A Special Thank You from Hilltop Home

When an April storm damaged Hilltop Home, a private, nonprofit intermediate care facility located near the Raleigh Campus, 19 children with severe/profound developmental disabilities and medical fragility had to be evacuated immediately. WakeMed leadership and employees quickly sprang into action and created a temporary shelter in the Health Park gym. Ranging in age from 5 […]

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Kitchen Makeover: A Blog Series

Daily life can be a juggling act – balancing work, family, kids’ activities and personal commitments can be overwhelming. That’s probably why Americans are eating out more and cooking at home less. According to a 2010 Harris interactive poll of 2,503 adults, 14 percent said they don’t enjoy cooking and seven percent said they don’t […]

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WakeMed Provides Pediatric Services at Central Carolina Hospital

The youngest patients at Central Carolina Hospital (CCH) in Sanford, N.C., now receive 24/7 care by pediatric hospitalists from WakeMed Children’s Hospital.  Launched on September 1, the service supports CCH’s recently designated pediatric unit and is led by WakeMed’s board-certified pediatricians who specialize in caring for hospitalized children and infants. WakeMed’s pediatric hospitalists will also […]

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