Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 4:58 pm:

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s inpatient facilities, except in certain situations. Learn more

At this time, Wake Forest Baptist Health is following state and national guidelines and is limiting COVID-19 testing in the outpatient setting to only patients ill enough to require admission to the hospital.

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Pediatric Oncology Patient Story Jarred Smith

Smith Jarred 177pxEight-year-old Jarred Smith was training for cross-country track when he noticed that he was feeling especially tired. When he experienced a recurring fever, his parents, concerned he had a virus, made him an appointment with Dr. Becky Weinshilboum, known among her pediatric patients as Dr. Becky.

Later that night, Dr. Becky called with the news; the diagnosis was leukemia. Jarred was admitted to Brenner Children’s Hospital. Once his type of leukemia was identified, doctors worked with Jarred and his family to determine what treatment options were available.

Fortunately, his type of cancer, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, was caught early and is completely treatable.The Smith family is grateful to the doctors and nurses at Brenner for their “great commitment” and “one-on-one dedication.”