University of Florida MBA student Sherif El-Refai possesses several years of pharmaceutical experience. In addition to his work as a pharmacist, Sherif El-Refai has served as a volunteer at the WakeMed Cary Hospital.
Since its establishment, Raleigh, North Carolina-based WakeMed Health and Hospitals has committed itself to providing high-quality care, regardless of patients’ ability to pay. Towards that end, it employs state-of-the-art technology to deliver effective preventive care. With various locations and centers, WakeMed’s health care system also offers trauma, rehabilitative, pharmaceutical, and other services. Moreover, the system is dedicated to researching new medical technologies and treatments.
Clinical trials are one way WakeMed endeavors to provide the best possible care. To ensure the maintenance of ethical standards during these studies, WakeMed’s Institutional Review Board carefully reviews all research that takes place within its purview. The system is also committed to providing continuing education opportunities to its health care professionals.
Due to the charity care that WakeMed provides to community members who live at poverty levels and lack third-party coverage, the hospital reaps a variety of community benefits; in both Raleigh and Cary, for example, volunteers fulfill critical staff functions. With the continued support and care of volunteers and physicians, Wake Med Hospital hopes to continue providing high quality health care to the community.