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William Atkinson II, PhD, MPH, MPA, became WakeMed CEO in 2003. He discusses his approach to the position with Rick Smith.
North Carolina was once a leader in mental health, but after years of reforms the state no longer is. Because of this, the historic Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh has stopped accepting patients. Established in 1848, the hospital served up to as many as 3,000 patients at a time with two or three times as many workers. Mental health funding in the state has received major cuts over the years and it is cheaper to send patients to other facilities.
Converting Wake Medical Center into a private, not-for-profit institution was controversial. However, those involved feel that it is the right approach and that the change will benefit the community.