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Inpatient services


Forsyth Medical Center Services Inpatient services

Providing compassionate care
during your hospital stay

The majority of the care provided by Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center allows you to be released the same day, but sometimes an overnight stay in the hospital is necessary. If you need to spend the night at our hospital, our compassionate healthcare professionals will be there to guide your recovery in a comfortable and caring atmosphere.

For more information about our inpatient services, call

336-718-5000

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Our inpatient services consist of an intensive care unit (ICU) for patients who are critically ill, a critical care unit (CCU) for patients needing close monitoring but do not require intensive care and a medical and surgical unit. If you are placed in the ICU or the CCU, a specialist called an intensivist will manage your care.

In most situations, your care will be provided by a hospitalist doctor instead of your family doctor. By working with social workers, case managers, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, dietitians and physical and speech therapists, our hospitalists will ensure that all you needs are met.

What is a hospitalist?

A hospitalist is an internal medicine doctor that specializes in providing medical care when you are hospitalized in our medical or surgical units. They are responsible for coordinating all of your inpatient treatment. Once treatment is complete, they will help you transition back to your primary care physician.

If you do not have a primary care physician, our hospitalists can refer you to one for ongoing care after you have been discharged.

Our hospitalists serve you in a variety of ways, including:

  • Assess and treat your medical condition throughout your stay
  • Coordinate your hospital care
  • Request diagnostic tests such as x-rays, blood tests and other procedures
  • Arrange specialty care like therapy or consultations with other specialists
What is an intensivist?

At Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, intensivists are staffed in our intensive care unit and critical care unit around the clock.

An intensivist is a specialist who provides advanced treatments and monitoring if you are critically ill and are receiving inpatient care in our intensive care and critical care unit. In addition to providing the most comprehensive care available, intensivists also provide you and your family with the peace of mind that a highly trained specialist is continuously monitoring your condition. Once you are discharged from our critical care unit, our hospitalist team will be re-consulted to manage your treatment.

Medical surgical units

This is the most common type of unit in our hospital, and it is where most patients spend the night. Our doctors, nurses and other clinical staff members are trained to provide care if you are recovering from illness, injury, or if you need additional care after a surgery.

Specialty units

We also have specialty medical surgical units that focus on treating specific health conditions ranging from cancer, heart disease, behavioral health and maternity to brain and nervous system conditions.

Intensive care units

Our intensive care units treat patients facing a life-threating illness. Some of our specialized intensive care units include:

  • Cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) - Treats patients after heart surgery.
  • Coronary intensive care unit (CICU) also called a coronary care unit (CCU) - treats patients with life-threatening heart conditions including heart attacks, irregular heartbeats and heart failure.
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) - Treats premature babies
  • Neurosurgical intensive care (NSICU) - Treats patients after neurosurgery or other brain-related conditions.
  • Intermediate Critical Care Units (ICCU) - Provide care for patients who no longer need the high level of care in an intensive care unit, but still require more specialized care before moving to a medical surgical unit or returning home.
Behavioral health inpatient services

Our behavioral health team is comprised of psychiatrists, registered nurses, psychiatric technicians, counselors, recreational therapists and clinical social workers who work together to provide inpatient care.

Our inpatient services treat people with the following conditions:

  • Cognitively impaired with behavioral disturbances
  • Severe mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder
  • Sudden, intense behavioral disturbances
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Substance dependence requiring inpatient detoxification including alcohol and benzodiazapenes
  • Severe withdrawal symptoms that cannot be safely medically-managed in an outpatient setting
  • Suicidal intentions
  • Severe acute anxiety

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