It started with a vision and a promise. There were obstacles. There were setbacks. There were seemingly insurmountable challenges. But there was also commitment, determination, and an unwavering faith in the power of community.

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) and the medical facilities known as the “Miracle on Hawthorne Hill.”

Over the last 100 years, many advances have been made, not only in the number of patients served but with new buildings, and the most modern medical care made possible by the investment of caring people.

At Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, our mission is to
improve health, elevate hope, and advance healing – for all.
Our vision is to make this the first and best choice for care.
We value people helping people,
working together to ensure a future with accessible health care for every person in need.

Help Us Meet Our Mission and Vision
As We Move Into The Next 100 Years

Nurses Now and Then