As the second largest employer in Wayne County, Wayne Memorial Hospital is considered to be the major hub for healthcare services in the area. Since our founding in 1896, we have grown from a small, grass-roots organization to a full-service hospital and regional referral center for diagnostic tests, specialty and general surgery, intensive care, cancer care, diabetes care and education, emergency care, physical rehabilitation, and many other types of care. A qualified and dedicated staff of professionals, a vast array of in-service and outreach programs, a full spectrum of advanced, state-of-the-art equipment characterize our exceptional facility, which is is licensed for 316 beds. With more than 124 physicians and dentists on the Medical Staff, Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro offers a full spectrum of specialties (see below).
LEADING THE WAY IN TECHNOLOGY
Tomorrow's healthcare technology is at Wayne Memorial Hospital TODAY! Wayne Memorial Hospital was the first North Carolina hospital east of Interstate 95 to offer Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan technology. Unlike most medical tests such as a CT or MRI scans, a PET scan examines the body's chemistry - not just its structure. This allows physicians to treat cancer and heart disease earlier and more accurately. And for most patients, the earlier the diagnosis, the better the chance for successful treatment.
Wayne Memorial Hospital is one of the few hospitals in North Carolina --and among only 10% of hospitals in the country -- implementing a system of checking bar codes on medication dispensed to patients to further enhance safety measures. Almost every medication from the hospital pharmacy has a label with a supermarket-style bar code that can be matched to patients. The drug is compared to a patient's wristband, which also has a bar code. A hand-held scanner/computer compares the drug to the patient's medical records and indicates if there is any reason that the drug should not be administered.
Wayne Memorial Hospital was one of the first hospitals in Eastern North Carolina to install the new LightSpeed CT scanner from GE Medical Systems. The new scanner, a diagnostic machine that can scan a patient in 30 seconds - compared to previous models that took about 3 minutes. The CT exam creates images analogous to a single slice of bread from a whole loaf. The word "slice" is often used to describe a view of patient anatomy. The new CT scanner is referred to as a "16 slice" and replaced the less sophisticated scanner that was referred to as "single slice."
Specialties include anesthesiology, cardiology, critical care, dermatology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general and vascular surgery, gynecology, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics, oncology, ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthopaedics, otorhinolaryngology, pathology, pediatrics, plastic surgery, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine, radiation oncology, radiology, rheumatology, and urology.
Wayne Memorial is now an affiliate clinical site for training new Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists through the Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia, associated with the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Wayne Memorial also has a long history of partnering with the nursing programs of East Carolina University and Wayne Community College. In addition to its affiliation with nursing programs, Wayne Memorial Hospital is also a teaching site for many other allied health programs such as pharmacy, radiology, pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, phlebotomy, and many others. Wayne Memorial Hospital has education agreements with many universities and colleges, including UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, Winston-Salem University, Elon University, Western Carolina University, Appalachian State University, Slippery Rock University of PA, Mount Olive College, Barton College, Durham Technical Community College, Pitt Community College, Cape Fear Community College, Martin Community College, Nash Community College, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Johnston Community College, Lenoir Community College, James Sprunt Community College, Coastal Carolina Community College and Beaufort Community College.