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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a medical facility located in Winston Salem, NC. This hospital has been recognized for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ and Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™.

73%

Patient Experience Rating

9% higher than the national average

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2024, 2023, 2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in prostate removal surgery and transurethral resection of the prostate

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2024)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

4 ratings were worse than expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery

3 ratings were better than expected

6 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Defibrillator Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Valve Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Diabetic Emergencies

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Back and Neck Surgery (except Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Prostate Removal Surgery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™

2024, 2023, 2022

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

2024

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

As Expected

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Peripheral Vascular Bypass

In Hospital

As Expected

Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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72%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

7% higher than the national average

73%

Would definitely recommend

9% higher than the national average

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%77%75%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%76%74%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%51%57%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%54%56%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%84%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%48%47%

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%56%55%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%63%66%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr Hilton and her entire staff are some of the most caring medical personnel ever. She takes her time, she listens and she works WITH the patient to develop healthcare.

RA Bailey Apr 11 2024

Review for Dr. Hilton

Love this Doctor. He is a "straight shooter". Isn't going to perform unnecessary procedure. He's one of the Golden Doctors. They don't make them anymore! Knowledgeable and Practical. Has taken care of myself and my husband for years. Outstanding contribution to his Field ??????????

Pam Nance Apr 11 2024

Review for Dr. Dickinson

I have known doctor barrier since I was 3 years of age and he has been the nicest doctor I have ever met he comes in and does his exam and dosen't say well maybe its this or maybe it's that like he gives the right diagnosis for what is going on.

Jewel Patterson Apr 08 2024

Review for Dr. Barrier

I have been to Rheumatologists in CO,FL, and NC and Dr Thapa and his staff are the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of having!

MJD Apr 08 2024

Review for Dr. Thapa

Dr. Hardgrove is treating me for neck, upper back and spine pain. He takes the time to listen, is caring and mindful of not recommending unnecessary treatments. I do recommend him to someone dealing with pain issues.

Apr 06 2024

Review for Dr. Hardgrove

Location

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

S Hawthorne Rd, Winston Salem NC 27157

CallDirections

(336) 716-2011

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center located?

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is located at S Hawthorne Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27157. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Has Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center won any recent awards from Healthgrades?

Yes, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been awarded with America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ and Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ in the past two years.

Is Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center highly rated with patients?

72% patients recommend this hospital. See Healthgrades for detailed clinical ratings by specialty.

Does Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center score well in safety ratings?

Healthgrades tracks outcome ratings for 13 hospital services. View more details here.

How do I get in at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center?

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How does Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center rank in terms of safety and outcomes?

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Contact Us

S Hawthorne Rd

Winston Salem, NC 27157

Directions

(336) 716-2011