In addition to treating children at Central Carolina Hospital for a variety of conditions, the WakeMed Children’s hospitalist team will attend at high-risk deliveries and care for healthy newborns and infants in the special care nursery.
Community outreach and primary care are also vital elements of the hospitalist program. We as a team will work closely with community pediatricians to ensure care is well coordinated between local primary care physicians and Central Carolina Hospital.
Doug Doris, CEO Central Carolina Hospital said, “Local doctors are integral partners with the hospitalists, so they know that patients and their families are receiving excellent care.”
The pediatric hospitalists will also provide on-site emergency department consultations at Central Carolina Hospital as well as telephone consultations with community healthcare providers.
“WakeMed is honored to be working alongside the Central Carolina Hospital team to care for infants and children from Lee County and the surrounding area,” commented Mark Piehl, MD, MPH, medical director of WakeMed Children’s Hospital. “Our partnership helps ensure local families will not have to travel far to receive the best care possible, anytime they need it.”
Central Carolina Hospital recently designated a pediatric treatment area and held specialized pediatric training for staff by the WakeMed Children’s team.
About Central Carolina Hospital
Central Carolina Hospital is a 137-bed acute care hospital located at 1135 Carthage Street in Sanford, N.C. Central Carolina Hospital serves the medical and health care needs of Lee County and surrounding counties. Central Carolina Hospital offers a wide range of programs and services including emergency services, outpatient rehabilitation programs, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and maternity services. Central Carolina Hospital also provides cardiology services including cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about the hospital, visit http://www.centralcarolinahosp.com.
About WakeMed Health & Hospitals
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit health care organization based in Raleigh, N.C. The 870-bed system comprises a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, physical rehab, emergency and trauma, orthopedics, neurosciences, home care and numerous wellness and community outreach programs. WakeMed’