Winston-Salem Metro Area, NC Health


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The Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area has a wide variety of health resources available to its residents. This includes local hospitals such as Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, as well as a number of specialty medical facilities. These hospitals offer high quality care and specialize in providing services ranging from surgeries to primary care. In addition, there are several local clinics that provide access to family physicians and various other specialists, ensuring patients receive the best treatment options possible. The area also houses numerous health-focused organizations such as the YMCA and JDRF International, which promote wellness through education and physical activity. All of these resources come together to create a comprehensive network of healthcare for the people living in Winston-Salem.

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.

Physicians per Capita

There are 219 physicians per 100,000 population in Winston-Salem Metro Area. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Winston-Salem Metro Area area is 108.2 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

108.2 / 100

Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Winston-Salem Metro Area area is 88 (100=best). The US average is 55.

88 / 100

Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.

Superfund Index

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Winston-Salem Metro Area area is 92 (100=best). The US average is 87.

92 / 100

The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Winston-Salem Metro Area commutes 23.4 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

Air Quality Index

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Winston-Salem Metro Area area is 60 (100=best). The US average is 58.

60 / 100

This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

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