Wake Forest Baptist Health cut the ribbon today on an occupational medicine practice at 2295 14th Street N.E., just off New Walkertown Road.
Services provided at the 3,800-square-foot Wake Forest Baptist Health – Winston East Occupational Medicine include work injury evaluations, DOT physicals, pre-employment physicals, drug screenings and alcohol testing, vaccinations, respirator fit testing, and physical ability testing.
Today’s ribbon cutting included welcoming remarks from Mayor Allen Joines, Council Member Annette Scippio, Chamber President Mark Owens, and Dr. Bill Satterwhite, Wake Forest Baptist’s Chief Wellness Officer.
“We are so pleased to be able to offer these vital services at a new location that is easily accessible for companies and their employees in downtown Winston-Salem, eastern Forsyth County and western Guilford County,” said Bill Satterwhite, M.D., J.D.. “Many employers throughout the Triad have asked for a more convenient location with expanded hours, so we look forward to helping even more companies keep their employees well and working.”
The new office is next to Wake Forest Baptist’s Winston East Pediatrics.
Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist’s Sticht Center on Aging will also use part of the space to make it easier for people to get involved in clinical trials that focus on preventing memory decline and Alzheimer’s in older adults as well as research in improving care for people with memory loss.
The contractor for this project is Landmark Builders, of Winston-Salem.
Wake Forest Baptist Health (www.wakehealth.edu) is a preeminent academic medical center based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest Baptist Health’s two main components are an integrated clinical system – anchored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem – that includes Brenner Children’s Hospital, five community hospitals, more than 300 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,000 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research that includes Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care. Wake Forest Baptist Health’s clinical, research and educational programs are consistently rated among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.