Location Announcement Sparks Eye Institute Campaign
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist has chosen the site for its new Eye Institute. The facility will be located at 635 Vine St. in Winston-Salem’s Innovation Quarter, in the building that formerly housed Inmar Intelligence.
While a site in Innovation Quarter’s planned Phase II development was originally considered for the Eye Institute, the existing four-story 635 Vine St. location will allow for a shorter construction time and a larger footprint.
Most of the building will be dedicated to patient care with additional space designed for research and medical education. The location provides convenient parking with easy access for patients. The facility, as planned, will feature numerous services and areas for adults and children, including:
- Ophthalmology clinic space
- Operating rooms
- Procedure rooms and support spaces
- Diagnostic imaging and laser suites
- Optometry exam areas and optical shop
- Research, education and collaboration spaces
Although significant funding is being provided by Atrium Health as a result of the strategic partnership with Wake Forest Baptist announced in October 2020, remaining funds are being raised through a philanthropic campaign. Several community members have already made substantial commitments.
“The financial support of our community is crucial to make this truly a world-class facility, and we are grateful to everyone who will partner with us to make this project a reality,” said Lisa Marshall, chief philanthropy officer and vice president of philanthropy and alumni relations at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.