Forrest Health's medicine services include several medical specialties, the largest being our Hospital Care and Intensive Care Programs.
These services, and the highly-qualified staff and physicians who provide this care, are dedicated to helping primary care physicians and their patients during stays in our hospitals and committed to improving the provision of medical critical care services to Forrest Health's patients.
Just a few of Forrest Health's other medical specialties include:
- Family Practice
- Infections Disease
- Internal Medicine
Hospital Care Services
Hospital Care Services features the expertise of internal medicine physicians – known as hospitalists – who care for most of our non-specialist inpatients, as well as the majority of "short-stay observation" patients.
Hospitalists are Full-time, hospital-based physicians who are available 24 hours a day to ensure that patients are admitted quickly, tests and treatments are ordered promptly, and the patient's regular physician is informed of progress, regardless of how far away they may be. Hospitalists give the patient the benefit of having a doctor readily available at all times, and gives the patient's regular physician a direct link to the patient during his or her time in the hospital.
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a multipurpose unit designed for the intensive treatment of critical needs patients. The unit is staffed by intensivists who are board-certified specialists that are additionally trained and board certified in the subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine.
The specialized training required of each Intensivist makes them more familiar with complications associated with critically-ill patients, providing more accurate and thorough care for each patient, and ultimately resulting in better patient outcomes. The Intensivists are available 24 hours a day to ensure the best possible care for the hospital's most critical patients.