Wake Health Services
Front Page News!

Wake Health Services was featured on the front page of the News & Observer.  The story focused on the exciting changes that are happening with the Southeast Raleigh expansion project, and has created a lot of buzz in the community! If you missed it, you can read the online version here. 


Upcoming Events
June 5
Shaw University Child Development Center Family Fun Day--outreach event promoting our pediatrics and dental services. 

Eyeglasses Drive

Donate Your Eyeglasses Here!

Do you have an old pair of prescription eyeglasses you are no longer using? We can use them! We are partnering with the Raleigh Sai Group to host a health fair this fall for individuals experiencing homelessness. Many are in need of prescription eyeglasses and volunteer optometrists will perform eye exams and distribute eyeglasses. Please drop off eyeglasses at any practice site listed in this newsletter. There will be a donation box in each lobby.


Know someone with children who need camp physicals, sports physicals or back to school immunizations?

We have appointments available and are accepting new patients. Just call! 
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
130 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
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Jimmy Goodmon Joins Capital Campaign Cabinet as Co-Chair


Jimmy Goodmon

Wake Health Services' Capital Campaign Cabinet Co-Chair Maria Spaulding is excited to announce that Jimmy Goodmon of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. has been named  co-chair.  


The first Cabinet meeting was held at the AJ Fletcher Foundation in April. Spaulding explained that in the coming weeks, the Cabinet is focused on securing lead gifts before moving into the next phase of the Campaign.


A series of site tours of the new SE Raleigh Health Center are being held with prospective supporters. Community leaders and our own board and cabinet members are getting a first-hand look at the new facility and how it impacts the community.  


"I think it's a hidden jewel in Raleigh--providing incredible services for people who need it," said Holly Bowles Blanton, who recently toured the site. "There is such a huge need.  It's going to be successful because it's tailored toward the patient's lifestyle, with expanded hours and other services."


Left to right: Holly Bowles Blanton, Petra Hager, Elaine Brown, Adam Hartzell, Tara Minter and Maria Spaulding learn about the new 35,000 sq. ft. Health Center that will expand access to primary healthcare and enhanced services.


Nurses Make Measurable Differences

This month, we salute our nurses and the impact they have on our 25,000 patients.
For Rita Fleck, RN, it took a lot of determination and just one more phone call to make sure her patient received the medication she needed. As a nurse at Southern Wake Family Medicine, she went above and beyond to get a patient cholesterol-lowering medication that was denied by an insurance company.  

"I couldn't let an insurance company decide what was in my patient's best interest when we were the ones making an informed decision," says Fleck.  After trying several different medicines and getting an allergic reaction, the patient was anxious and hopeless. "We were her lifeline to getting past an obstacle that she felt she couldn't conquer."


Each May, nurses are recognized for the valuable role they play as part of the healthcare team. Rita's story is just one example of the extra steps all of our nurses take to help patients overcome barriers.  After having worked in private practice, Rita says she was immediately drawn to the mission. "Knowing I have made a measurable difference in the lives of my patients is only surpassed by the enrichment they have brought into mine," she says. 


Penny Washington, CEO

Out in the Community--Citizen Advisory Councils  


Wake Health Services has been busy spreading the word about our Southeast Raleigh expansion project! 


This month, the Community Engagement Division had the opportunity to give a presentation and host a question and answer session at four of the local Citizen Advisory Council meetings in Raleigh- including the Central, South Central, North Central and Southeast groups. The Division has partnered with other lead members of our organization to spread the word about all of the exciting changes and growth. A buzz has been created--and many new faces have reached out to inquire about becoming a champion of Wake Health and investing in the health of Southeast Raleigh. This Spring, you can expect to see us at the South and East Citizen Advisory Council meeting. 


Can you think of other places in the community that we should be sharing this presentation? Email requests and ideas to Jessie Guggenheim, Development & Communication Specialist at jguggenheim@whsi.org 



Our Mission:
Our mission is to deliver quality, compassionate primary healthcare--every patient, every time--in response to the needs of our communities.

We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)  providing primary healthcare to 25,000 medically underserved and uninsured patients in Wake and Franklin counties.