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Cary Hospital Turns 20

On December 16th, WakeMed Cary Hospital will celebrate its 20th anniversary.   On that first day of service, ten patients were treated in the Emergency Department and one patient was admitted into the hospital.

Upon opening, Western Wake Medical Center, which is today WakeMed Cary Hospital, featured 80 inpatient beds, eight intensive-care beds, six operating rooms, and ancillary services such as lab and radiology. In the first year, the hospital had 300 physicians on its medical staff, 200 employees and 250 volunteers.

Today, WakeMed Cary Hospital continues to be an asset in Cary and the surrounding western Wake County communities. The hospital now has 156 inpatient beds, nearly 1,200 employees and a medical staff of more than 700 physicians. Within the last year, WakeMed Cary Hospital’s:

  • Emergency Department saw more than 41,600 patients.
  • Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace delivered more than 2,470 babies.
  • Surgical Services performed more than 9,700 procedures.
  • Cardiovascular Care continues to grow in volume and types of procedures performed.
  • Nursing Units continue to provide outstanding care with more than 10,500 patient discharges in fiscal year 2010.

Learn more about WakeMed Cary Hospital by clicking here.