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WakeMed Children’s Emergency Department Welcomes New Medical Director

WakeMed welcomes Dr. Andrew Jakubowicz as the new medical director of WakeMed Children’s Emergency Department. Below, we chatted with Dr. J about this new leadership role and the things he hopes to accomplish. How has being an emergency department physician prepared you for this new leadership role? As an emergency room physician I lead a […]

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Diaper Area MRSA

Community-acquired MRSA infections have been steadily increasing over the past couple of years.  The vast majority of these infections resolve themselves without medical intervention.  Some, however, progress and have to be treated in the hospital. Babies seem to be especially prone to developing serious MRSA infections requiring hospitalization in their diaper areas.  Even just a […]

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MRSA, MRSA Everywhere

Stephen Leinenweber is a pediatric intensivist with WakeMed Children’s Hospital. In the past, we would typically only see Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in patients who had been in the hospital for a long period of time.  Now, we are seeing more and more community acquired infection.  In other words, we are now seeing patients […]

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