This year WakeMed is celebrating the holidays in a slightly different way. Since the economy has been slow to recover and there are so many in need in our community, we are hosting holiday socials at each location with a charity component to each one. Charity beneficiaries include the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North […]
Dr. Atkinson was recently featured in a documentary series on health care called “Focal Point: Critical Condition.” If you missed it last week, you can catch it here. The series examines the challenges that people and businesses in North Carolina face under the current health care system, and was produced by WRAL-TV.
On Wednesday, December 2 Hi-5 Restaurant will host its annual Memories for Marcus fundraiser. Make a $20 donation or bring in a new unwrapped toy, and you will receive a delicious buffet meal courtesy of Hi-5. Proceeds will benefit WakeMed Children’s through the WakeMed Foundation. Toys will be used to brighten the hospital stay for […]
Recently Raleigh Cardiology Associates celebrated its 30th anniversary in the WakeMed Heart Center Conference Center. To mark this occasion, I interviewed Dr. Mark Leithe, cardiologist with Raleigh Cardiology Associates, for his perspective on cardiovascular care in Wake County and how far it has progressed since 1979. First and foremost, we have seen a precipitous drop […]
This Thanksgiving, many North Carolinians share a special meal and give thanks for the things that bring comfort and joy. At WakeMed, we are also stopping to appreciate the things that bring us comfort and joy, one of which is our dedicated team of volunteers. Without our volunteers, WakeMed could not operate as effectively as […]
WakeMed’s newsletter for parents and kids, Families First is now available in a convenient e-edition. This issues highlights include: The Flu Bug: What you can do to protect your family Is it a Concussion? Learn why it’s so important to take a break after a hit Snack Attack: What one organization is doing to get parents thinking healthy WakeMed’s […]
One good resource is the New York Times’ latest chart – it outlines the major differences between the plans. Still have questions about what is included in various plans and what isn’t? Comment, and we’ll try to find out the answer!
Dr. Joel Schneider, a cardiologist with Wake Heart & Vascular Associates, recently received a pleasant surprise from his patient, Gloria Whitley of Nashville, NC. Whitley presented Dr. Schneider with a sweet potato in the shape of an anatomically correct heart! “When I gave it to Dr. Schneider, his eyes lit up like a Christmas tree,” […]
As a pharmacist, I frequently get questions about medications. But rarely have I received so many questions and overheard so much confusion as I have with the H1N1 vaccine choices. This post will hopefully help you understand the different types of vaccines available. There are three main types of vaccine that all accomplish the […]
We have invited the more than 270 WakeMed employees, physicians and volunteer veterans who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Service. And, we are cordially inviting all Veterans in our community to join us for this event. Our program will include remarks by WakeMed President and CEO Dr. Bill Atkinson, along with former WakeMed […]