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Forsyth Medical Center

Community engagement

Forsyth Medical Center About us Community engagement

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center exists to improve the health of the communities we serve. We do this by providing all the facets of healthcare – the facilities, the technology and the people – to help everyone who comes to us live full and healthy lives.

We also take our mission to the community. This includes hundreds of programs that serve our patients, our neighbors and our community's most vulnerable citizens. We provide charity and community care, which includes our financial commitment to providing unreimbursed health services regardless of one's ability to pay.

Forsyth Medical Center sponsors community health education and support groups; partnerships with other organizations to provide outreach services; community events and screenings. And we participate in medical research and academic health programs.

Our outreach programs are either donated or provided at little cost – a commitment that comes from our heritage as a not-for-profit organization.

Wellness programs

We offer a broad range of programs and services to support individual and workforce wellness, including health risk assessments, Lunch-n-Learns, wellness coaching, preventive screenings and weight management programs. 

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Through partnerships with community organizations, Forsyth Medical Center contributes to wellness and healthcare services, healthcare workforce development, local economic development needs, and special-events support. Examples of our partnerships that support local residents and our communities include:

  • Not-for-profit healthcare groups such as the American Heart Association, March of Dimes, Ronald McDonald House, YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, and more
  • Community free clinics
  • Community social service agencies such as United Way and the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
  • Local chambers of commerce
  • Colleges and universities, including programs that prepare students for careers in healthcare or that improve community health, such as the Winston-Salem State University – Rams Health on Wheels mobile clinic