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Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) vice president Kathy Luther describes an effort at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to determine the best approach for housekeeping, or Environmental Services.

Kate B. Reynolds funds FaithHealthNC. A grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem will help Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center expand an innovative faith-based program into 11 North Carolina counties. See more here.

Wilkes County FaithHealthNC Launched. The initiative was launched before a crowd of civic and congregational leaders on December 12. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot reports that the effort is a collaboration between the Wilkes Regional Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, congregations and community groups. The Health Foundation’s Heather Murphy is quoted in article, “We know that there are more than 300 churches in our county. We need to bring these churches together to improve the health of our citizens.”

Health forum discusses partnership between congregations and hospitals

Faith in tough towns helps health, too. Op Ed by Gary Gunderson