North Carolina Baptist Hospital started with a vision and a promise – to be a place of healing and teaching. Along the way, we faced challenges, but our commitment, determination and faith in the power of community kept us focused on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve.
In 1919, a committee within the Baptist State Convention made a promise to identify a location for a medical center in North Carolina. In 1923, they delivered on that promise. When North Carolina Baptist Hospital opened that year, it changed everything for the Winston-Salem community.
Today, the Winston-Salem skyline and our community would be nearly unrecognizable without North Carolina Baptist Hospital (now Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) and the medical facilities known as the “Miracle on Hawthorne Hill.”
Over the last 100 years, the hospital has seen many advances, not only in the number of patients served, but also in buildings, medical care, education and research – all made possible by generous gifts from caring people.