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WakeMed Children’s Hospital Approved for Membership in the National Association of Children’s Hospitals

Dr. Mark Piehl examines a patient in the WakeMed Children's Hospital.

WakeMed Children’s Hospital has been accepted as an associate member of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI).

“Becoming a member of NACHRI is an important step for WakeMed Children’s,” commented Mark Piehl, MD, medical director of WakeMed Children’s Hospital.  “The ability to share information with peers who like us focus exclusively on children’s health care, is invaluable.  Additionally, our advocacy voice is much stronger in a group than it is alone.  We are very excited to be a part of this important national organization.”

WakeMed Children’s joins the foremost 242 children’s hospitals in the nation as a collective voice for health systems devoted to the well-being of children and their families.  Associate members of NACHRI are not-for-profit medical institutions with a pediatric graduate education program affiliated with a medical school, a minimum daily pediatric census of 45, and recognition as a pediatric referral center.

NACHRI provides members with a variety of opportunities to share best practices, benchmark performance, analyze data and collaborate/network with other members.  These collaborative opportunities can provide invaluable support to WakeMed as it continues to enhance and expand children’s services.  NACHRI also devotes significant resources to federal advocacy on issues that matter most to children’s hospitals throughout the United States.