Caring for the Uninsured and Underinsured
You may not realize that WakeMed is solely self-supporting through patient care revenue, income on investments and support from business and community leaders. The hospital system operates as a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 health system and receives no county or state funding for operations; however, it provides more than 85 percent of Wake County's charity care. WakeMed’s mission is to provide outstanding and compassionate care to all who seek its services, regardless of ability to pay.
Because WakeMed’s operating revenue is used to offset the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured, there is often a limited budget for non-critical projects, programs and services that can enhance patient and family care. Some of these might never be possible without support from our community. Through donations to the WakeMed Foundation, supporters have partnered with us on a wide variety of important projects throughout the system.
You can make a difference today by making a donation through our secure online donation page.