Wake Health Services
Wake Health Services eNewsletter 
 August 2014
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Saturday, Sept 13

Tar River Festival, Louisburg. Free health screenings from 10 am-4 pm at the Franklin Community Health Center, 111 S. Church Street, Louisburg.  


Our Locations
Expanded evening hours
We're all about access. We offer expanded hours at all of our locations. Please check the website for a complete listing.
Apex Family Medicine
212 S. Salem Street, Apex 
(919) 362-5201 
Franklin Community Health Services
111 S. Church Street, Louisburg 
(919) 340-2500
New Bern Ridge Pediatrics and Dental Center
2620 New Bern Ave., Raleigh
Pediatrics:(919) 231-3180
Dental: (919) 250-2930
Rock Quarry Road Family Medicine
1001 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh
(919) 833-3111
Southern Wake Family Medicine
13 N. Judd Parkway, NE
Fuquay Varina
(919) 557-1110
South Wilmington Outreach Center, Horizon Healthcare for the Homeless Program
(919) 743-3315

Administrative Offices:
(919) 255-6721
Our Services
  • Primary healthcare, all ages
  • Pediatric care
  • General dentistry for children 
  • Behavioral health counseling
  • Diabetes education
  • Women's health, family planning
  • Assistance with prescriptions
  • Spanish speaking staff



Health Center Week:
Putting Patients First 


ABC-11's Joel Brown participates in a Celebrity Read-a-Thon during Health Center Week
Charles L. Faust, COO; Elaine Brown, Board of Trustees Chair; and Penella Washington, CEO, display the Health Center Week proclamation from the Raleigh City Council


Wake Health Services joined Community Health Centers across the state and nation to celebrate Health Center Week Aug 10-16. It's an annual event to recognize the value and impact of Community Health Centers. "Wake Health Services is dedicated to improving the health status and wellness of our employees, patients, and the communities we serve," said CEO Penella Washington.

In recognition of this annual event, Wake Health Services hosted activities at each site, from showing appreciation for our patients to recognizing our employees. Washington said, "Our employees are vital to providing caring, compassionate, quality health services in Wake and Franklin Counties."

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Wake Health Services Models Efficiency through Central Call Center



Did you know behind every phone call to Wake Health Services is an experienced team of six Call Center agents, managing up to 700 calls a day from six practice sites? These agents are trained to handle everything from making appointments to working with the Electronic Health Records and are able to reach out to each site for urgent healthcare matters.  They are part of the Central Call Center at Wake Health Services, a unique department where all calls come to one central location at Rock Quarry Road Family Medicine.    Read more 

Dr. Jill Wright, left, and student Lilli Solovay, who
donated more than 1,500 books.

12-year-old Leads Book Drive for
Reach Out and Read Program


Meet Lilli Solovay, age 12. She is Wake Health Service's newest and youngest ambassador.


How did she connect with the Community Health Center? Through her love for books. The 7th grader from Ligon Middle School wanted to share her love of books with other children. As part of her Bat Mitzvah, a coming of age Jewish religious ceremony, Lilli had to develop a service project. "It's important for kids to explore their imaginations," she said. "If you learn to love books when you're young, you'll love them as an adult."  Read More

Patient "Feels like Family" at
Community Health Center

Shannon Martin, PA, meets with Southern Wake

Family Medicine patient Willie


Willie is a model patient. He's 82 years old, and his health is important to him since he loves to garden. He grows peaches, plums, and apples on his two acres of land in Fuquay-Varina. Aside from his 10 grandchildren, his Carolina chili peppers are his pride and joy.

Willie is a patient at Southern Wake Family Medicine. He loves everything about his Community Health Center. "When I come in, I feel like family," he says. "I know I'm treated with respect." Read more 


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