Wake Forest Baptist gives $10,000 to WRMC for Cardiac Rehab


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By Jule Hubbard 
Wilkes Journal-Patriot Staff

AT PRESENTATION OF $10,000 CHECK from the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center board to Wilkes Regional Medical Center are, left to right, Bill Warden of Wilkesboro and Lee Herring of North Wilkesboro, both members of the Wake Forest Baptist board; Mike Waid, Wake Forest Baptist senior vice president of health system operations and integration; Dr. Bill Scarpa, cardiologist at the Heart Center of WRMC and WRMC CEO Gene Faile.

The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center board has awarded a $10,000 grant to Wilkes Regional Medical Center for cardiac rehabilitation services in Wilkes County.

The Wake Forest Baptist board annually approves grants to non-profit, community-based programs and services in the home communities of its board members to support Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's overall mission and advance its ministries of healing.

Wake Forest Baptist board members recommend projects and entities as recipients for the grants. Each entity recommended to receive one of the grants must then submit an application outlining the need that would be met by the grant and submit this to the foundation.

Bill Warden of Wilkesboro was the Wake Forest Baptist board member who recommended a grant to WRMC help fund cardiac rehab services in Wilkes.
It was noted in a press release that many Wilkes County residents drive to Winston-Salem two to three times each week for cardiac rehab services since they are no longer available in Wilkes.

“We are very appreciative of North Carolina Baptist Hospital Foundation for this gift to bring cardiac rehab services back to Wilkes County,” said WRMC President Gene Faile.

Faile also thanked Warden for identifying the need and making the recommendation “to move forward with the grant to fund this important project.”
Two of 12 grants of $10,000 apiece approved by the Wake Forest Baptist board this year went to efforts in Wilkes.

In addition to the grant for cardiac rehab at WRMC, a $10,000 grant to Wilkes Community College was approved for WCC’s Health Sciences Division to help offset costs that health science students incur for uniforms, stethoscopes, background checks and drug screenings. Wake Forest Baptist board member Lee Herring recommended this grant.

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