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Wilson Medical Center is proud to be a part of Wilson County and the surrounding areas. We believe that great communities — like this one — deserve great health care. As a leader in our community, we strive to provide the highest quality care possible — both inside and outside our hospital walls — and are committed to our region’s overall well-being. That’s why our mission is “Making Communities Healthier.”
It is a mission that would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of our physicians, employees, volunteers and board members and the support of people like you — patients and family members, employers, community leaders and others who believe in making our community healthier now and for future generations.
By supporting and partnering with us, we are able to make a significantly positive impact on our community in a number of beneficial ways. The most critical of those is our ability to provide high quality care close to home. Quality and service are the foundation of our approach to care. Inviting the best possible providers into our community and investing in our facilities are key to ensuring that we are meeting our community’s health care needs effectively.
In 2018, we added 11 employed and affiliated providers in obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, radiology, pediatric dentistry, podiatry, ophthalmology, hospital medicine and anesthesiology, and we made more than $13.9 million in capital improvements, including a newly renovated behavioral health unit and improvements to our cardiology services, including new cath labs and equipment.
Additionally, we believe that everyone deserves quality care, regardless of their ability to pay. Last year, we donated more than $9.9 million in health services to those in need.
An important component of quality care is creating places where physicians want to practice and employees want to work — places where their talent is recognized, their satisfaction is valued and where they can use their skills most effectively to treat those who come through our doors for care. Last year, we distributed more than $60.9 million in salaries, wages and benefits for our 908 employees and provided them with more than $200,000 in professional development and tuition assistance so that they can continue to learn and grow in their fields and enhance the level of care available to you.
Supporting local organizations and being a fiscally responsible member of the community are both critical extensions of our mission beyond our hospital walls. Last year, it was our pleasure to support a number of local activities and organizations, including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, United Way of Wilson, Wilson Chamber of Commerce, Barton College, Wilson County Schools and Wilson Education Partnership, and we paid more than $1.3 million in taxes.
We are incredibly thankful that you trust Wilson Medical Center with the health care needs of you and your family. By choosing quality care close to home over a regional facility elsewhere, you are helping us to ensure our community’s access to the best care possible, sustain local employment, enhance economic development and foster the overall well-being of the place we call home.
Thank you for your partnership and support as we continue advancing our mission of Making Communities Healthier. It is our privilege to serve you, and we are so proud to call Wilson County and the surrounding areas home.
Mark Holyoak is the chief executive officer at Wilson Medical Center.