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Strategic partnership to join Charlotte, Winston-Salem health systems

The agreement is being reviewed by regulatory agencies.
Credit: Wake Forest Baptist
This rendering is for illustrative purposes only and is one example of what a new ED, OR and ICU Tower could look like.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Still stopping just short of calling it a merger, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Atrium Health pulled the white sheet from over the easel Monday on what the combined health systems will look like once joined.

The respective Winston-Salem and Charlotte-based health systems have been engaged since the spring on ways to pair their respective capabilities to better provide for the more than 7 million patients within their dual footprint. 

A “strategic combination” plan announced today includes a new tower in Winston-Salem to house an updated emergency department, operating rooms and intensive care unit, as well as establishing a new eye institute at nearby Innovation Quarter. 

For more details on the proposed merger, click here to read the full story on the Triad Business Journal's website. 

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