Details for Wake Forest Baptist Health

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ADMINISTERING

COMMUNITY

IMMUNITY

FOR ALL
Compassion and
Care in Action
The physicians, APPs, nurses and
entire team of Wake Forest Baptist
Health are proud to share our
compassion and commitment to
serving all, especially those from
underserved communities and those
at greatest risk from COVID-19.
We acknowledge the history of
health injustice in communities
of color, and we are committed
to listening, collaborating and
partnering to provide accessible care
and education to help individuals
make informed decisions to protect
their health and well-being.

more than 32,000 vaccine doses to frontline workers in our health
system and to our patients age 65 and older—with 20% of the
patients among historically marginalized populations at greatest
risk from infection. As we continue to follow state guidelines for
vaccinating priority groups, we look forward to opening up vaccination
opportunities to everyone.

CARING

for our patients across our health system by providing more than
220,000 COVID-19 tests and helping more than 1,800 hospitalized
COVID-19 patients return home to their loved ones.

PARTNERING

across our community with other health systems, county health
departments, governmental organizations, local businesses, churches
and faith groups—to vaccinate everyone eligible, particularly those
most at risk. We also hold coordinated activities with our Atrium
Health partners in accessing and distributing vaccines to historically
marginalized populations. Thanks to these and other efforts,
Forsyth County ranks among the state’s leaders in the number
of residents vaccinated.

LEADING

or participating in more than 50 active or completed COVID-19
research studies, including a Phase 3 trial evaluating the safety and
effectiveness of the Moderna vaccine. We work specifically to include
traditionally under-represented populations to ensure that all of these
vital research studies include members of our entire community.

REACHING

out through our Division of Faith and Health Ministries and the
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity to involve local churches,
the Hispanic League and other groups to inform the Black and Brown
communities about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. Our
outreach includes vaccinating the homebound who are 65 and older
and their caregivers, with 42% of patients and 33% of caregivers
from historically marginalized populations.

ENSURING

equitable access to the vaccine across our community:
• Helping to staff and organize vaccine events with Forsyth County’s
Federally Qualified Health Centers, with 92% of vaccines going to
these populations.
• Holding weekly vaccine clinics at Wake Forest Baptist’s Downtown
Health Plaza, with 23% of vaccines going to these populations.
• Holding a weekend event in High Point at Providence Place
where more than 40% of those vaccinated were from
under-represented populations.

It’s all part of our commitment to the health of all—every day.

We are committed to the health of all, every day.
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WAKE FOREST BAPTIST HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER BLVD, WINSTON SALEM, NC 27157

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