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What are some services offered at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center?

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The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center offers physician experts to patients in more than 100 areas of medicine including cardiology services, food and nutrition service, corporate health services, rehabilitation service and respiratory care services. Other services include plastic and reconstructive surgery, radiology, nephrology and otolaryngology. The Brenner children's hospital offers pediatric cardiology, rehabilitation and surgery.

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The Wake Baptist Medical Center is a level 1 trauma facility and serves the Piedmont region of North Carolina. It also operates AirCare, which offers ground ambulance and a helicopter transport service at the critical care level. The hospital runs a medicine school and an innovation center whose aim is to provide patients with leading-edge technology.

The U.S. News and World Report ranked Wake Baptist medical center among the U.S best hospitals in several areas including cancer; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and GI surgery. Other areas are neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology.

The hospital was established in 1923 as North Carolina Baptist Hospital and rebranded in 2011 to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. It operates clinical services in 24 counties in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia. The Wake Forest School of Medicine started as a medical college in 1902 in the Wake Forest College in North Carolina.

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