We are pleased to share that WakeMed has become the first hospital in the U.S. to successfully correct esophageal atresia – a rare condition in which a baby is born without part of his or her esophagus – without surgery. Traditionally, this condition is corrected by a difficult surgery, requiring lengthy hospitalization and an extensive […]
Beverly Lamelin, clinical secretary in 2E Medicine at Cary Hospital, deserves a pat on the back for coordinating a hospital-wide clothing closet. Her passion for the project is evident in the following piece, which recently aired on WRAL. Beverly dressed the patient in the video from head to toe in clothes from the closet, and I think her outfit is pretty darn cute!
Several fires in eastern and southeastern North Carolina are producing hazy conditions and smoky odors across the Triangle today, according to www.WRAL.com. As a result, the N.C. Division of Air Quality has issued a Code Orange Health Notice for Ozone for central North Carolina until 9 pm today. People in sensitive groups – young children, […]
WRAL interviewed Dr. Marc Silver with WakeMed Faculty Physicians – Raleigh Cardiology about the new Revo pacemaker that is MRI compatible. This is the first pacemaker that is MRI compatible. Missed it last night, check it out below.
WakeMed has been asked several times this week for comments on the health care reform bill, signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday. Becky Andrews, WakeMed’s vice president of finance, spoke to the News & Observer about the legislation’s new reporting requirements for non-profit hospitals. Dr. Susan Weaver, Senior Vice President for WakeMed Physician Practices […]
WRAL is airing a story this evening that will feature an interview with Dr. Atkinson explaining health care charges. Here is some background on how this story came about. At a recent Raleigh Chamber meeting, WRAL’s new General Manager Steve Hammel asked Dr. Atkinson to help him understand the charges he incurred after having surgery […]
Billie Redmond, WakeMed’s Board Chair and small business owner, recently participated in the 2010 NC Economic Forecast’s special session on health care. After the discussion, moderator David Crabtree asked her to be a guest on his weekly show “On the Record.” The topic: Why is health care reform necessary? If you missed it, watch the show […]