Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a nationally recognized academic medical center and health system based in Winston-Salem, NC. The institution comprises Wake Forest School of Medicine, a leading center for medical education and research; Wake Forest Baptist Health, the integrated clinical structure; and Wake Forest Innovations, which promotes the commercialization of research discoveries. Clinical facilities include North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital, and a network of affiliated community hospitals, physician practices, outpatient services and other medical facilities. The Medical Center has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report since 1993. It holds the coveted Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission and has achieved Magnet status, the nation’s highest nursing recognition.
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
329 NC Hwy 801 N, Advance, NC 27006
CategoryHealth Care Services & Hospitals
Outlined in the 2020 Sustainability Strategic Plan are two overarching goals, supported by measurable objectives and tactics, that will propel us forward in our sustainability endeavors at Wake Forest. The following five sections outline the goals and outcomes of the university’s first Sustainability Strategic Plan. These goals were generated collaboratively by stakeholders across campus and garnered the support of the offices responsible for leading the implementation. Though several tactical implementation targets were identified in conjunction with each goal, members of the Wake Forest community were encouraged to develop creative solutions to meeting the goals within their areas of influence.Complementing Wake Forest’s commitment to culinary excellence, the Eat with Purpose campaign is a hallmark of Deacon Dining. This framework promotes fueling one’s body with the macro and micro nutrients it needs to perform– placing an emphasis on an abundance of nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, and plant proteins. We started with great-tasting, high quality foods, moved into Eating with Purpose, and transitioned easily to serving less meat that is of a higher quality. A win-win-win. Our plant-forward dining committee has brought passionate students together to educate their peers on the benefits of a plant-forward diet.