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Wilkes County FaithHealthNC Launched!

        Wilkes County FaithHealthNC Launched. The initiative was launched before a crowd of civic and congregational leaders on December 12. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot reports that the effort is a collaboration between the Wilkes Regional Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, congregations and community groups. The Health Foundation’s Heather Murphy is quoted in article, “We know that […]

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Connecting Nursing Units and Faith Communities

By Ann Charlescraft On Tuesday morning, November 19th, a group of dedicated caregivers and a group of awesome faith community clergy and lay leaders gathered to encourage the healing work of health care providers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  As the national health care crisis continues, health care providers are struggling to keep self […]

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Pioneering NC Faith & Community Efforts

Three Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center officials joined representatives of 48 other health care systems yesterday in Washington, D.C., to explore new ways of improving health and health care in vulnerable communities across the country. The meeting of the Health Systems Learning Group was co-sponsored by the White House and the U.S. Department of Health […]

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Forum Explores Congregation & Hospital Partnerships

At Tuesday night’s educational event, Finding Life, Health and Wholeness in a Tough Southern Town, seven community panelists and two presenters from Wake Forest Baptist Health—Lexington Medical Center in conjunction with the LMC’s Bio-Ethics Committee, spoke to a room of more than 200 people about the possibility of a covenant between community church organizations and […]

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An Interview with Gary Gunderson

Beginning July 1, Wake Forest Baptist Health welcomed Dr. Gary Gunderson as the new Vice President of the Division of Faith and Health Ministries at the Medical Center. Dr. Gunderson will also serve as the Professor of Faith and Health of the Public at the School of Divinity beginning this fall and deliver the Fall […]

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Faith in tough towns helps health, too

Reverend Gary Gunderson Faith is easiest to see in tough times and in tough towns like Memphis and smaller communities such as Reidsville and Martinsville, Va., and Lexington. Faith is what you have to work with when the factories leave, the technology changes, the financial climate shifts so radically that it is hard to recognize […]

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