Brenner FAQ

When was Brenner Children's Hospital founded?

Brenner Children's Hospital was founded in 1986. It is the only children's hospital in northwest North Carolina.

Where is Brenner Children's Hospital located?

Brenner Children's Hospital is part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. More specifically: Brenner Children's Hospital is the pediatric arm of North Carolina Baptist Hospital.

How long did it take to build the new children's hospital tower? How much did it cost?

Construction for the $132 million facility took about 18 months. Architects and hospital administration began designing the new tower about two years prior to construction. As a licensed hospital in the state of North Carolina, we had to ask the state for permission to add the additional tower by applying for what is called a Certificate of Need or CON. Once the state approved the CON, construction began.

What types of services are offered in the new facility?

Brenner Children's Hospital is staffed by over 140 full-time pediatric faculty with members representing the following pediatric subspecialties: adolescent medicine, allergy and immunology, behavior and development, cardiology, critical care, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general pediatrics, genetics, hematology and oncology, infectious diseases, neonatal/perinatal medicine, nephrology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, plastic and reconstructive surgery, psychiatry, psychology, pulmonology, radiology and urology. In addition, Brenner Children's Hospital is staffed by physicians representing all pediatric surgical specialties. [Visit our Services & Specialties section.]

How many children do you treat?

More than 4,500 children are admitted to Brenner Children's Hospital each year. In addition, more than 21,000 pediatric subspecialty visits occur annually at the hospital-based outpatient clinics.

Does Brenner Children's Hospital serve children only in Winston-Salem?

Brenner Children's Hospital treats children from western North Carolina, as well as parts of Virginia, South Carolina, and Tennessee.